Stuffed animals to be given given away


    Christmas stuffed animals will be distributed to children in the community of Beardstown from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 23 by the  office of Beardstown Mayor Leslie A.

Memorial warns of scam attempts


    SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Health System last Thursday warned the public about an attempted scam involving phone calls that appear to originate from the system’s main phone number.

Bluffs hires new police chief


   Bob Smith has been chosen as incoming police chief for the village of Bluffs. He will assume duties on Jan. 1, replacing current Chief Dorman Deeder who is retiring Dec. 31.