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



    “You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on You, because he remains in You” (Isaiah 26:3).



This week in Chip's Corner, the Illini are looking into the junior college ranks; Mike Small has made the O&B a golf powerhouse; Cliff Cameron is named Jacksonville High head basketball coach;


    Elizabeth C. Thomas, 83, of rural Virginia, died Saturday, June 25, at the Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.