When the #1 recruit whom you spent over 14-months recruiting, and who continued to say that he loved Illinois, and that the Illini were his top choice, suddenly in a three week period decides that he would commit to St. Louis University. That’s... more
Many years ago I first heard a recording of Woody Guthrie’s “1913 Massacre.” At the time, I intended to research the song, but other things got in the way. Recently, I again heard the song and vowed to learn about the story behind Guthrie’s words... more
Today, on Chip's Corner; Baseball and softball have been added to the 2020 Olympics as well as Karate, skateboard, surfing and sport climbing to the list. Jason Day leads the PGA Tour in money won for 2017 with $7,562,028 and tops the World Ranking... more
One of the best moves made by Head Coach John Groce since becoming the head coach at Illinois wasn’t in recruiting a player, but adding Adam Fletcher to his staff as the strength and conditioning coach. “Having a strength and conditioning coach that... more
    First Christian Church, 117 West Washington, Mt. Sterling will hosting the gospel trio Lineage of David on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. This trio that consists of David and Lisa Folenius and Dave Doolittle make their home in Oklahoma. They... more
The Beardstown Police Department would like to thank the Elks Monday Bingo for their donation of $250 for The Drug Dog Fund. From left to right is; Jerry Warden, Jack Hamilton, JD Grafford, Mayor Steve Patterson, Donald Boice, Police Chief Shane... more



    Recently, as I pulled into my driveway, I was looking at the shrubs in my front yard, and a sudden realization of just how overgrown they had become dawned on me.


    Fifty-two descendants of the late Harold E. and Helen Farmer met at the Site M campground for a meal and get-together at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.


    Veteran PORTA/A-C Central coach Carrie Jo Donnan, who should know, feels her 2016 squad has turned the corner, coming off a solid 18-17 season a year ago.


    Shirley Jean Trenter, 88, of Virginia, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 17, at her home.