Over 100 veterans, surviving spouses, Boy Scouts, and community members joined together on Saturday, Nov. 7 to honor and remember the veterans of the Virginia area at St. Luke’s Hall.  The event was sponsored by the Christian Women’s Fellowship... more
Amigos Unidos Committee leader Julio Flores recently announced his retirement. See the Editorial page for details on his retirement and the committee’s farewell letter. (Submitted photo)   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital... more
    On Oct. 31, JBS USA Pork took ownership of the Beardstown Pork Processing facility. JBS USA is the largest animal protein company in the world and the second-largest food company in the world. They are a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb... more
Chandlerville, Oakford, Tallula, and Kilbourne Fire Departments, Petersburg Rural Fire Department, Menard Rescue, MECCA, and Cass and Menard Sheriff’s Departments responded to a structure fire at the Milstead farm on the Oakford Blacktop at... more
    There was two vehicle, one fatality crash on U.S. 67 about three-quarters of a mile south of Beardstown on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 3:28 p.m.    The driver of a 2000 Nissan Altima was traveling north on U.S. 67 and left the roadway, driving on the... more
The Beardstown Public Works Department received help setting up flags in the park from student athletes that are part of Beardstown High School’s Zero Hour program. (Photo by Allie Dawson)   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital... more



    Mayor Sudbrink and the Virginia City Council recognized the Virginia School District’s Students of the Month for October with the presentation of a Certificate of Achievement.


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    Doris Jane Lovekamp, 89, of Arenzville, died Saturday, Nov. 21 at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.