The Exchange Club of Beardstown made the progressive step of formally joining the Beardstown Chamber of Commerce. At their regular Dec. 15 meeting they held a ribbon cutting ceremony in recognition of this decision. While the Exchange Club is... more
Virginia Masonic Lodge began a year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary with the installation of the 2017 lodge officers on Jan. 8. Front row from left: Junior Steward Jeff Bennett, Tyler Ron Boris, Senior Deacon Brad Bowman, Marshal Joe Tate... more
    Rudo Mashindi, MD, ABFM was the featured speaker at the regular meeting of the Exchange Club of Beardstown on Jan. 5. Dr. Mashindi, who practices at the Taylor Clinic in Beardstown, came to the U.S. at the age of 19 from Zimbabwe where she had... more
    The editor of the Star-Gazette, Ethan McIntyre, was the featured speaker at the regular meeting of the Exchange Club of Beardstown on Nov. 3. Born in Monmouth and moving to Roseville at the age of 10, Mr. McIntyre was encouraged by a teacher to... more
Beardstown Veteran’s Day ceremonies will be conducted at the Veteran’s Memorial on Wall Street by the National Guard Armory. Ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 and will include musical presentations by the BHS Elite Choir.... more
    On Nov. 4, 5, and 6, The Beardstown Opera House will be presenting the original play, “Duck… Duck… SHOOT!,” written and directed by Beardstown resident, David V. Miller. The play revolves around the annual ritual of the family duck hunt,... more



    The premise of the movie involves a group of astronauts on a mission to Mars.


    Charles “Ike” Weishaar will celebrate his 97th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the VFW Post 1239 at 610 E 4th St. in Beardstown.


This week in Chip's Corner, Carl Edwards leaves NASCAR racing; Jim Furyk is appointed US Captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup; the Chicago Cubs visit the White House; three Cubs reach arbitration agreeme


    Nicholas Wayne Smith, 20, of Dixon, passed away Monday, Jan. 16.
    Services for Nicholas Wayne Smith will be announced by the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.