In Kay Blakeman’s introduction of the speaker at the regular meeting of the Exchange Club of Beardstown she compared the subject of Lisa Buhlig’s address, “Servants Heart Ministry,” to the Exchange Club’s National Day of Service. Mrs. Buhlig, a... more
    Lincoln Land Community College-Beardstown welcomed area business representatives to the Chamber Business After Hours held at the 109 White Pine Lane location Aug. 6.    “I’m so pleased with the number of Chamber members who attended,” said... more
    The Illinois River is 1,118 miles long and Beardstown sits on mile 88 of the river.    Seeing barge traffic on the Illinois River is not an unusual sight when the river is below flood stage. In fact in 2010, 16,928 barges traveled the Illinois... more
A house at 431 East Illini in Virginia burned to the ground Wednesday evening, Aug. 12. The house had reportedly been empty for approximately three years and had no functioning utilities. The Star-Gazette orginally ran the wrong photo, and we... more
You may have had to do a double take to make sure your eyes weren’t deceiving you if recently you saw a pink barge at Logsdon’s being loaded with grain. Big Hope, owned by the Ceres Barge Line of St. Louis, has been painted pink to bring awareness... more

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News

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

Lifestyle

    Sue Kindred of Beardstown will celebrate her 79th birthday Monday, Sept. 7.
    She ran the Star Cafe for 38 years, retiring in 2010.

Sports

This week in Chip's Corner, Illinois honors Lou Henson by naming the floor Lou Henson Court; High School sports participation increases for 26th consecutive year; Xavier Sneed sets up Illini offici

Obituaries

    Steven Leroy “George Jones” Weishaar, 73, of Oak Tree Villa, died Saturday, August 22, 2015, at his home of natural causes.