The three members of the Beardstown Shudo Kan Karate & Fitness placed at the state tournament held in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg.    Jordan Schlueter of Beardstown won a second place medal in sparring; with Shawn VonDrehle placing... more
    A veteran educator who began his teaching career in Beardstown will take the helm of Virginia School District on July 1.    On Monday evening, Gary DePatis, 54, was named superintendent by the Virginia Board of Education. He comes to Virginia... more
    Mayor Steve Patterson signed a proclamation designating April as Exchange Child Abuse Prevention Month in the City of Beardstown during the meeting of the Beardstown Exchange Club on April 6.    President Ann Chelette urged all members to wear... more
    Beardstown will have its first woman mayor when Leslie Harris is sworn in as the city’s new head on May 2.    “I was very humbled and very honored and excited,” Harris said after winning the April 4 mayoral election. “It’s a new journey into my... more
Virginia Junior and Senior High School scholars are the beneficiaries of a $500 donation from the Virginia Masonic Lodge. The donation will be used by the Virginia Scholastic Bowl Team to bolster the program and to help students in need purchase... more
    On Sunday, March 5, an anonymous tip was received that unnamed parties were dumping Asian Carp into the Illinois River at the Meredosia boat ramp. This was confirmed upon investigation. It was also noted that the DNR had been contacted and were... more

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Virginia Volunteer Fire Department, with mutual aid units from Beardstown and Arenzville, fight an early morning blaze that destroyed a hay barn Tuesday at the Glenn Sweatman farm located west of V

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Lifestyle

    Norma Jean Schlueter will celebrate her 95th birthday on Wednesday, April 5.

Sports

    The Beardstown Lady Tigers Soccer Team battled the Lady Bombers of Macomb to a 0-0 tie last Thursday.

Obituaries

    Christopher Wayne “Chris” Thompson, 43, of Peoria Heights, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 8:37 a.m. Monday, April 10, at OSF Hospice Home in Peoria.