Teen Reach participants Emily Flores and Joanna Mora present new children's books received from a Libri Foundation grant. Teen Reach participants helped the library choose which new books were received. Thanks to a generous donation the Libri... more
The Beardstown Park District Theatre Class will present “Tweet,” A Musical for the Birds on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at The Beardstown Grand Opera House. Pictured are cast members. Front, from left: LanLan Lin, KiKi Lin,... more
    A-C Central has lost an icon. The end of the band trip to the Caribbean last week marked the final duty for now-former band director Kim Webster. The 33-year veteran of A-C Central’s music department has hung up her baton to pursue the next... more
Recent rains have created high water levels on the Illinois River and at the Beardstown Marina. A sign at the marina warns boaters that the gate will be closed at sundown until further notice. Photo by David V. Miller   To view more, please log in... more
    The Virginia community members provided a day of sun and fun in the Jennie Marr Dunaway Memorial Park on Saturday morning. The festivities included inflatable slides and a bouncy house as well as an inflatable Twister game. There was also a dunk... more
ATV (all terrain vehicle) enthusiasts by the hundreds brought their machines and their good-will for Saturday’s Sixth Annual ATV Fun Run “Run for the Veterans” held south of Beardstown Saturday afternoon. Unofficial estimates indicate more than 1,... more



    A-C students may soon be getting new laptop computers for their studies.


    Richard and Mary Jo (Beard) Scheer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house on June 13 from 4-7 p.m., at the Roundhouse in Beardstown.


This week in Chip's Corner, Chip talks about the US Open; Urban Meyer schools an inconsiderate parker; Kris Wilkens stops by U of I; and Jordan Speith might be the best golf player around.


    Ollie T. Kirk, 76, of Jacksonville, formerly of Chandlerville, passed away at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia at 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, June 21.