The Exchange Club honored Beardstown city employees with an Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, April 23, at the Public Works Building. Guests at the luncheon included the mayor, city aldermen, city clerk, city hall personnel, policemen, firemen... more
    Mayor Sudbrink and the Virginia City Council recognized the Virginia School District’s Students of the Month for February and March with the presentation of a Certificate of Achievement.    Honorees for February were: Melody Perkins - Elementary... more
Members of the Triopia High School prom court include: back row,left to right: Paul Nienhiser, Matt Burrus, Stefan Cogswell, Austin Holt, Sam Parker, Matt McGalsson, Austin Smith, Levi Job, Kole Covington, Bryce Pyatt; front row, left to right:... more
    When you have been out of high school 50 years like Mike Massie, an attorney in Knox County, you begin to think about how it was at your graduation and how times have changed and what you can do to help the young folks facing a career choice. At... more
    The state of Illinois and its citizens paused April 15 to honor the legacy of Abraham Lincoln exactly 150 years after he was struck down by an assassin.    More than 600 people gathered in Lincoln’s hometown for a memorial service that included... more
Abby and Stephen Colwell hosted an open house and ribbon cutting at their newly remodeled funeral home over the weekend. Colwell Memorial Home is located in the former Community of Christ Church at 515 State Street in Beardstown. Pictured, left to... more

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News

According to KHQA, Beardstown High School entered a brief period of "soft lockdown" on Wednesday.

Lifestyle

    Charles “Chuck” and Judy Dillard of 1137 S. East St. observed their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 4.

Sports

This week in Chip's Corner, Joey Bunk receives an offer from the Illini; a legendary Bears player passes away at 70; the Illini are ranked 17th in the college basketball program; Dee Brown is named

Obituaries

    John Thomas Worthington, 69, of Rushville, passed away at 9:07 a.m., Monday, April 27, at his residence.
    Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.