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

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    Comments on past columns: I had a recent column about items that I knew how to cook, and I forgot to tell about my love of the mushrooms that I used to gather in our hills each spring.



    This year’s Virginia Bar-B-Que parade marshals are Brent and Stacie O’Daniell. The O’Daniells have been part of the growing community since 2012, when Mr.


    Wendell and Jeanette Harbin of Beardstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 20. They were married on May 20, 1967 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arenzville.


This week in Chip's Corner, the Illini are going all out for a "Big;" Joey Logano is penalized after his victory in Richmond; the Illini makes an offer to 6'7" Ignas Brazdekis; the Illini staff has


    Robert J. “Bob” Edwards, 87, of Rushville, formerly of Beardstown, passed away at 1:17 a.m., Thursday, May 11, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.