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



A variety of Lincoln Land Community
College community education opportunities
are available at LLCC-Jacksonville
and LLCC-Beardstown during the spring


Charles “Ike” Weishaar
will celebrate his 98th
birthday with friends on
Sunday, Jan. 14, at the
VFW, 610 E. 4th St. in
Beardstown from 1 to 3


The Beardstown Elks
Club’s annual Hoop Shoot
has been rescheduled for
Saturday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m.
at the Beardstown Park
District Community Center


John M. Brierton, 67, a
lifelong Cubs and Yankees
fan, died Jan. 6, at 8:51
a.m. at his home in Rushville.
Memorial services will
be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan.