Beardstown High School Principal Scott Riddle and other volunteers help distribute food Saturday at the Central Illinois Foodbank’s mobile pantry which was in Beardstown.   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.
    The Beardstown Senior High School honored the football, dance and cheerleading squads at their Annual Fall Banquet held last Wednesday at the Elks Club.    The BHS football team was introduced by Head Coach Tyler Buhlig, and he talked about each... more
    Selections for the Prairieland, WIVC, and Sangamon All-Conference Teams have been released for football, volleyball, cross country, and golf by the head coaches of the fall sports.    Soccer is not recognized as a conference sport for our area.... more
A fire occurred at 7:20 p.m. Nov. 6 at 151 S. Stowe in Virginia. The fire occurred inside a rental trailer owned by Greg Reiterman. The Virginia Fire Department responded and was at the scene for approximately an hour and a half. Donnie Reynold,... more
    Marcia Cox, owner of Clear Creek Mercantile in Virginia, is excited about seeing the movie “Interstellar” which recently opened.  She will be looking for one of the props - a corn husk doll that she created.    Ritchie Kremer, the property... more
    The Christian Women’s Fellowship hosted its annual Veterans’ Breakfast Saturday morning at St. Luke’s Hall in Virginia.  There were over 150 participants at the event.    The tables were filled with local veterans, friends, and family.  The hall... more



The Chandlerville Road is blocked off due to a fire on Clear Lake Road. Beardstown and Arenzville firefighters are on the scene.

More details as they become available.


    Lowell Barrett of rural Chandlerville will celebrate his 95 birthday Tuesday, Nov. 25.
    Lowell lives in his own home with the help of some wonderful caregivers.


Tuesday 11-18-14:
MS Boys Basketball vs. Virginia 6:00pm - 7th WON & 8th WON
MS Girls Basketball @ Bluffs (8th GRADE GAME ONLY) 6:15pm –WON
Wednesday 11-19-14:


    Michael L Smith, 68, of Kennett Square, Pa., loving father and grandfather passed on Sunday Nov. 9.