Infrastructure may not be flashy, but when it deteriorates, problems arise.    Virginia City Council members will take up an infrastructure issue at their May 9 session. They will vote on a Water Committee proposal to replace the city’s out-of-... more
    “If books are not good company, where will I find it?” - Mark Twain    Not only would Twain find good company in the Virginia School District’s library, but he would be pleased to meet the young people who share his view.    The new Virginia... more
    The Cass County Food Pantry has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Jacob Turner of Cass County. The donation will help the organization purchase food... more
The Beardstown Houston Memorial Library was the recipient of a grant from the Center for Multicultural Children’s Studies. As part of the grant, the library hosted a Dia de los Ninos day on Tuesday, April 12 that was attended by over 50 children and... more
    Virginia FFA competed in the Section 12 Agricultural Mechanics CDE on Tuesday, April 12 at Illinois Central College in East Peoria. Students competed in one of five areas: Surveying, Carpentry, Welding, Electricity, and Small Engines.    Baily... more
    More than 350 FFA members and FFA advisors from 74 Illinois counties attended the 2016 Illinois Farm Bureau® & Affiliates Youth Conference, April 4-5 at the Embassy Suites, East Peoria. Pictured (left to right) are: Kade Hill, IL FFA State... more

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Lifestyle

    The descendants of Clay and Nellie Brown Coil met on Easter Sunday, March 27, for a potluck dinner at the Bethel Community Church of the Nazarene fellowship hall, located south of Bluff Springs

Sports

This week in Chip's Corner, Fox and the Big Ten are closing in on a huge media rights agreement; Hardy Nickerson, Jr.

Obituaries

    Michelle Lanae Stamps, 45, of Vermont, passed away 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at her residence.