What do the SuperBowl, a TV network stockmarket challenge, and astock market crash have incommon?Not a lot actually, unlessof course you’re amember of The BeardstownLadies Investment Club.The local investmentclub that gained nationalnotoriety in the... more
The Exchange Club of Beardstown honored two local students at its regular meeting Jan. 18. Beth Warden, daughter of Jeffrey and Lisa Warden, was named as January Youth of the Month. The Young Citizenship award was presented to middle school student... more
Lets look it up -- Gonzalo Roman (center) uses his laptop computer to look up farm-related art examples that Beathany Ann Neathery (left) and Evra Mpetshi can try to duplicate as the BHS AG students collaborated with the kindergarten students on a... more
Let’s draw this -- Leslie Naomi Sanchez and Emile Guilavogui use a smart phone to find an image to draw as Ag students from the Beardstown High School helped Gard School kindergarten students with an Ag-related art project.  Photo by Brian DeLoche... more
Fourth grade student Jack Parlier was named Student of the Month at the Virginia Elementary School PBIS (positive behavioral interventions and support) assembly on Jan. 26. He was recognized for demonstrating “caring.” Jack, who is the son of Brad... more
A project that’s been on the drawing board for the last two years will soon become a reality when the Billy’s Furniture opens its doors in the coming weeks.“We’re really excited about doing business here,” said store owner Billy McCurley.  “We... more



Chevi Ingalls, assistant
principal at Beardstown
Middle-High School,
introduced students receiving
the Exchange
Club’s Young Citizenship
Award and the Youth of


Robert and Pauline
Koch of Tallula will celebrate
their 60th wedding
They were married on
Feb. 9, 1958, at the Bethlehem
Lutheran Church in


There are three major cases presently in process in the courts that could involve
NCAA rules violations whose scope is wide enough to alter the sport of college


Rosemarie Ann Gossage,
58, of Browning,
passed away at 4:42 p.m.,
Monday, Feb. 19, at Passavant
Area Hospital in
Graveside services will