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Illini West boys, QHS girls win titles at Beardstown

April 22, 2017 by Herald-Whig

Herald-WhigBEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- The Illini West boys and Quincy High School girls track teams both took home first place in the Rob Garcia Invitational Saturday afternoon. The Illini West boys scored 178 points. QHS came in third with 97 points. Illini West's ...

Meatpacker video game in Iowa challenges you to slaughter hogs for 8 hours straight

April 20, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comMiller hails from a city of about 5,700 in west-central Illinois, Beardstown, where the major employer for decades has been a meatpacking plant, now under the JBS Pork brand. .... Today, some of his fellow high school graduates now work there. Why ...

Area notebook: Williamsville baseball star, hitting .696, out with knee injury

April 18, 2017 by The State Journal-Register

The State Journal-RegisterAfter receiving bad news about one of its top contributors, the Williamsville High School baseball team went out and grabbed an emotional victory. Down 3-1 with runners on first and third and two out in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, the ...

Raymond L. Gibble

April 17, 2017 by

29, 1925, in Beardstown, the son of Samuel Bowman and Blanche S. (Dietsch) Gibble. Ray's story weaves back and forth between the Illinois, Mississippi, and Rock rivers. Beardstown, lost a promising citizen when Ray graduated from its high school. Named ...

Hawks get past Routt

April 15, 2017 by Jacksonville Journal Courier

Jacksonville Journal CourierBEARDSTOWN — One of the crazier plays of the 2017 high school baseball season — so far — helped Carrollton erase a 4-1 deficit en route to a 7-4 win over Routt in the third-place game of the Beardstown Tournament Saturday afternoon. Carrollton, shut ...

Free storm spotter classes ending soon

April 8, 2017 by WAND

There are only two chances left to attend a free storm spotter class here in central Illinois this season. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Lincoln will be traveling to Beardstown (Cass County) on Tuesday, April 11, from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at the ...

Bill Myers Headed for Beardstown

April 6, 2017 by Effingham's News Leader

Effingham Junior High School Principal Bill Myers is headed for an administrative position in Beardstown. Myers, who had earlier announced his resignation at EJHS as of June 30, will become junior high and high school principal at Beardstown. He will ...


April 2, 2017 by Jacksonville Journal Courier

Jacksonville Journal CourierThe engagement of Heather Lynn Bradford and Chuck Cropp, both of Jacksonville, is being announced. The future bride is the daughter of Morris and Rhonda Dobrovolny of Beardstown. She graduated from Beardstown High School in 2007 and from Ashford ...

Dickhut -- Frazee

March 20, 2017 by Herald-Whig

Herald-WhigThe prospective bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Beardstown High School and graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2007 with a degree in psychology. In 2013, he graduated from Concordia Seminary St. Louis with a master of divinity.

Beardstown takes 4th place in state team wrestling debut

February 25, 2017 by The State Journal-Register

BLOOMINGTON -- Beardstown High School took fourth place in the Tigers' first appearance in the Class 1A Dual Team State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. The Tigers, who finished 26-10 and were ranked 19th in Illinois ...

Principal leaving for superintendent post

February 16, 2017 by Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Jacksonville Journal-CourierRiddle is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and started his career in education as an administrator at the Rochester School District. He said that with a son in high school in Beardstown who is involved in sports, he will be ...

Beardstown principal Scott Riddle resigns

February 8, 2017 by Beardstownnewspapers

Beardstown High School Principal Scott Riddle will be leaving his position at the end of the school year, his resignation having been recognized at the Jan. 18 meeting of the School Board. Riddle has served in education for 26 as a teacher, coach, and ...

1A regional wrestling: Auburn, Beardstown claim titles

February 4, 2017 by The State Journal-Register

ARGENTA — Auburn High School produced three individual champions and won its second straight regional title, beating Monticello 202-176 at the Class 1A Argenta-Oreana Regional wrestling tournament on Saturday. Senior Peyton Hudspeth (195 ...

Beardstown science teacher receiver of Jan. Teacher of the Month award

February 1, 2017 by Beardstownnewspapers

BeardstownnewspapersCharles West, a science teacher at Beardstown High School, was recently nominated by the student body for January's Teacher of the Month. The nomination was accepted by the BHS Student Council. Mr. West graduated Illinois College with a B. A. in ...

Exchange Club gives Young Citizenship awards

February 1, 2017 by Beardstownnewspapers

BeardstownnewspapersThe Young Citizenship Award went to eighth grader Uriel Flores, son of Efren Flores and Maria Cortez. Uriel has been involved with the student council during his middle school career. At home he has helped take care of his sisters when his mother was sick.

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