Virginia Masonic Lodge began a year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary with the installation of the 2017 lodge officers on Jan. 8. Front row from left: Junior Steward Jeff Bennett, Tyler Ron Boris, Senior Deacon Brad Bowman, Marshal Joe Tate... more
    Rudo Mashindi, MD, ABFM was the featured speaker at the regular meeting of the Exchange Club of Beardstown on Jan. 5. Dr. Mashindi, who practices at the Taylor Clinic in Beardstown, came to the U.S. at the age of 19 from Zimbabwe where she had... more
    The editor of the Star-Gazette, Ethan McIntyre, was the featured speaker at the regular meeting of the Exchange Club of Beardstown on Nov. 3. Born in Monmouth and moving to Roseville at the age of 10, Mr. McIntyre was encouraged by a teacher to... more
Beardstown Veteran’s Day ceremonies will be conducted at the Veteran’s Memorial on Wall Street by the National Guard Armory. Ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 and will include musical presentations by the BHS Elite Choir.... more
    On Nov. 4, 5, and 6, The Beardstown Opera House will be presenting the original play, “Duck… Duck… SHOOT!,” written and directed by Beardstown resident, David V. Miller. The play revolves around the annual ritual of the family duck hunt,... more
Secretary of State Jesse White’s Inspector General Jim Burns talks with Beardstown facility staff about the new central issuance process, which better combats fraud and identity theft. The upgrades to the DL/ID move Illinois closer to compliance... more



    The Beardstown Area Special Olympics held an eight-team tournament last Saturday at the BHS Senior Gym.


    Charles “Ike” Weishaar will celebrate his 97th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the VFW Post 1239 at 610 E 4th St. in Beardstown.


This week in Chip's Corner, the Cardinal Caravan is coming to Springfield; BHS will hold an annual Varsity and JV tournament; Penn State University's scandal has cost them over a quarter of a billi


    Miriam Mae Orr, 74, of Rushville, passed away at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at her home.