Monday evening’s Virginia City Council session was a time for fond farewells and warm welcomes.    After 14 years in city government, Steve Sudbrink presided over his final meeting as Virginia’s mayor. It also was the final meeting for Alderman... more
Virginia School Superintendent Brent O’Daniell has received the Virginia Community Builder award from Virginia Masonic Lodge No. 544. The annual award is given to an individual who has made important, positive contributions to the community.... more
    The Beardstown City Council met on May 2 at 6 p.m.    The initial meeting was Steve Patterson’s last Council meeting as mayor. An ordinance approving a 10-year franchise agreement between the City of Beardstown and Cass Cable TV, Inc. was... more
    Science was front and center for Virginia Junior and Senior High School students on April 21.    Science teacher Ashley McCabe was delighted with the wide variety of this year’s Annual Science Fair science entries that ranged from fish... more
     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



    So far this year I have professed my reverie of dandelions, shrugged off creeping Charlie, and now it has come time to confess my favorite ‘weed’ - the common blue violet (Viola soraria).


    Mr. and Mrs. Monte Dickhut wish to announce the marriage of Anna Dickhut of Camp Point to Joshua Frazee of Shobonier.


This week in Chip's Corner, Chip takes a look at the impressive record of the Hardin-Calhoun Warriors; the Illini search for a "big;" Jimmy Johnson wins at Dover; the Cubs get back to friendly conf


    Ellis Edward “Ed” Vanderpool, 84, of Arenzville, passed away Wednesday morning, June 14, at the Passavant Hospital Transitional Care Unit in Jacksonville.