Cass County (Ill.) Star-Gazette - JBS has donated $115,000 to the Beardstown School District. During the Beardstown Board of Education meeting held Dec. 17, Superintendent Ron Gilbert said some of the funds will go to a new digital scoreboard at the sports field. This will include all outdoor sports held there, not just football. It will also be applied to the acquisition of a new digital marquee for the school among other things. JBS asked only that its name be prominently displayed on all materials that the monies purchased. (Subscription required to read full story)
JBS donation boosts hope for happier holiday meals
Cass County (Ill.) Star Gazette - Kelly Cagle was nearly at her wits end when she stood in the walk-in cooler at the Cass County Food pantry taking stock of the meat supply there-in. “We literally had about 10 chickens in our freezer and I was wondering ‘What should we do?’” (Subscription required to read full story)
Jacksonville (Ill.) Journal-Courier - BEARDSTOWN — Beardstown city officials and JBS USA will be accepting proposals for community-improvement projects after the pork-based company announced a $2.5 million grant to the city through a Hometown Strong Initiative.
JBS announces $2.5 million investment in Beardstown’s future
Beardstown Newspapers - At a time when many communities are struggling to find ways to replace revenue lost as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Beardstown’s community leaders will be faced with an entirely different situation. A team of community leaders, working with JBS leadership, will have to decide how best to spend $2.5 million in Beardstown. (Subscription required to read full story.)