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



On Dec. 3, 2018, Illinois will be
celebrating its 200th birthday. In the
months leading up to that date, the
Prairie Skies Public Library District


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


Potpourri—Illini recruit Ayo Dosunmu (5-Stars)
went off for 42 points, 9 assists, and 6 rebounds against
Chicago King. Ayo has been hampered by a severely


Charles “Chuck” E.
Knuth, 89, of Frederick,
died Wednesday, Feb. 7,
at Heritage Health in Mt.
Memorial graveside services
were held at 11 a.m.