What began as the monthly Virginia Elementary School PBIS (positive behavioral interventions and support) assembly on Oct. 26 turned into a surprise announcement that teacher Stacy McQueen is the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) 2018... more
    With the support of local businessmen, 43 eager Virginia High School students were able to experience this year’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur.    Todd Behrends of Virginia’s Country Financial office made it possible for all of the school’s... more
    Triopia will hold its Homecoming celebration on Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m., with coronation at 7 p.m. The dance will conclude at 9:30 p.m., with a bonfire to follow. The Homecoming court is as follows:    Pictured front row, left to right: Jaelyn... more
    Beardstown Shudo Kan Karate & Fitness held a ribbon cutting on Monday, Aug. 28.    The fitness studio opened its doors one year ago, and offers all-ages cardio kickboxing courses as well as traditional karate of the shito-ryu style.    ... more
    With H.W. Devlin’s long planned move up the road to Matanzas Beach underway, his resignation as a city alderman was announced at Monday evening’s City Council session.    Mayor Reg Brunk announced that he is appointing Jason French to serve out... more
    The Tri-County Thunder 12u girls softball team came away with a fourth place trophy in the ASA/USA national tournament played in Eau Claire, WI. Pool PlayGame 1    TCT was one of only a few teams to get in a game in pool play as weather was wet... more

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Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders of the Illinois Bicentennial Commis-sion officially kicked off the state’s yearlong 200th birthday celebration at Navy Pier in Chicago last Sunday.

Lifestyle

    R. C. and Ann Yates celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary at their home on Oct. 8.

Sports

Potpourri—Cubs sign left-hander Dario Alarez agree on a one-year deal. The 28-year old Dominican was 2-0 With a 2,76 ERA in 20 relief

Obituaries

Joann Hovendon, 74, of Beardstown, died Monday, Dec. 4, at Heritage Health in Beardstown. Arrange-ments are pending at Col-well Memorial Home in Beardstown.