Virginia Masonic Lodge Master Steve Clark presented a $275 contribution for the Virginia Summer Daze program to Tiffany Grimsley. Summer Daze provides a variety of activities for younger children. (Leigh Morris photo)   To view more, please log in... more
    Ann Chelette was installed as President of the Exchange Club of Beardstown during the Club’s annual Awards and Installation Banquet meeting on June 16. District Director Joel Koch of Quincy was the installing officer. Others installed were:... more
The Illinois Association FFA held the 88th State Convention and A-C Central FFA attended all three days. Kylee Fields was given her State Degree for Diversified Livestock Entrepreneurship. Eric Savage was also given his State Degree for Beef... more
Kent Paisley, center, President of the Late Knight Cruisers Car Club, presents scholarship checks in the amount of $1,000 each to Dylan Moon, left, of Rushville and Caleb Forman, right, of Industry at the Annual Fathers’ Day Car Show in Rushville.... more
    Today the land is covered by fields of corn, but more than 900 years ago it was the site of the largest known settlement of Mississippian people in the Illinois River Valley.    As Jeremy J. Wilson, PhD, explained, this was no ordinary... more
    On June 4, the Beardstown Main Street held its first annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ event at the Beardstown Elk’s Club in conjunction with an Illinois River Duck Drop at Mile 88. Blues music was performed by Sally Weishaeier and Don Berbaumb.... more

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    A board member of Crimestoppers of Morgan & Scott County was recently honored as ‘Board Member of the Year’ by the Illinois State Crimestoppers at their 2016 Training Conference held recent

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    Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thomas of rural Perry observed their 60th wedding anniversary on May 19.

Sports

This week in Chip's Corner, the Illini start to bear fruit from satelite camps; Wilson Contreras was called up from Triple-A Iowa; Rio's acting governor declares a state of financial disaster; and

Obituaries

    Nicky J. Cassady, 74, of Rushville, passed away at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, at her home.