Mayor Steve 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.     Honorees were Reagan Masters - elementary, Rebecca Ring-... more
Beardstown Elks #1007 donated $150 to the Shop with a Cop Program. Jack Hamilton and Jerry Warden of the bingo committee presented the check to patrolman Tony Patterson.   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.
    Friends and family gathered in the town square Saturday night for a candlelight vigil for two young boys that the community lost this past year. Candles were provided for anyone who wanted one.    Mayor Steve Patterson took the stage to welcome... more
Several cars were involved in an accident on the Arenzville Road late Wednesday afternoon. All vehicles sustained damage. Please pick up the December 25 edition of the Star-Gazette for details.
    On Friday, Dec. 12, a little girl all dressed in her finest Christmas clothes opened her front door with bright, expectant eyes to the sight every child dreams about. She looked up into the smiling face of Santa Claus!    Some of you will recall... more
    The ELKS Lodge #1007 of Beardstown has donated money from its BINGO account to school districts where their members reside. Virginia, Triopia, Beardstown, and Rushville received donations. Three of those districts chose to use their donation... more

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Sports

This week in Chip's Corner, Robinson West is vindicated; Jim Harbaugh is offered the biggest contract in football to coach Michigan; and Ray Rice scores a buzzer beater for the Illini to beat out M

Obituaries

    Harold K. “Kenny” Ruppel, 83, of Greenview, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born Aug.