Igniting a rally – Jaelyn Simpson starts the 6th inning rally with a stinging single and came around to score on Lakin Hobrock’s RBI double. The local all-stars rallied from a three-run deficit in the bottom of the sixth for a stirring 14-13 victory... more
Generous contribution – At a recent open house, members of Beardstown’s Weight Watchers  organization donated and distributed 310 pounds of food to Beardstown’s three blessing boxes.  The group as a whole has lost a total of 2,882 pounds since the... more
On the level – Teresa Little checks the level of a hand rail post installed by Workcamp NE volunteers at a home in Evergreen Acres. (Photo by Brian DeLoche.)
Safety first – Workcamp NE volunteers are required to take necessary precautions against exposure lead paint contamination by wearing protective clothing and the use of masks to prevent inhalation of lead-based paint particles. (Photo by Brian... more
In-sync –– Volunteers from Workcamp NE appear to be engaged in synchronized painting as they apply a primer coat to a home located in the 1000 block of Jefferson Street in Beardstown.  Workcamp NE volunteers made home repairs and improvements on... more
Bridging the generations –– Following a brief ceremony conducted in 95 degree heat, the new Route 104  bridge across the Illinois River at Meredosia officially opened Tuesday afternoon.  Among the first to walk the length of the new $75  million... more



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The Virginia Fire Department has announced a new partnership with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, which will allow the installation of free smoke alarms throughout the community.


My two oldest children are gone to church camp this week. As my wife and I dropped them off this past weekend, we were both flooded with wonderful and profound memories.


Three Beardstown Lady Tigers softball players were selected to the Illinois Softball Coaches Association Class 2A all-state honor squad.


Pastor Robert Schall, 79, of Beardstown and Tucson, AZ, passed away on Friday, June 15, after complications from a dog attack.