Virginia Junior and Senior High School scholars are the beneficiaries of a $500 donation from the Virginia Masonic Lodge. The donation will be used by the Virginia Scholastic Bowl Team to bolster the program and to help students in need purchase... more
    On Sunday, March 5, an anonymous tip was received that unnamed parties were dumping Asian Carp into the Illinois River at the Meredosia boat ramp. This was confirmed upon investigation. It was also noted that the DNR had been contacted and were... more
    New signs are now greeting motorists entering the City of Virginia on Illinois Routes 125 and 78 as a result of an initiative undertaken by the Volunteer Virginia Beautification Committee.    These signs were financed through the committee’s... more
    The Beardstown Police Department’s efforts to obtain a new police dog have succeeded.    The Department obtained a new, trained police dog last week. The dog - a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd named Endor - made his first public appearance at the... more
    On Jan. 25, Secretary of State Jesse White presented Tim Clark with a letter signed by White commemorating 40 years of service with the Secretary of State’s office in Springfield.    The letter read: “On behalf of the people of Illinois, your... more
President-Elect Kim Hance introduced Tim Harris, Beardstown City Councilman, to the members of the Exchange Club of Beardstown at their regular meeting on Feb. 2. Mr. Harris spoke about the procedures for tearing down abandoned property. Though the... more



    Walter William Jurgens will celebrate his 90th birthday on April 7. He is the son of William Edward and Emma Clara Jurgens.


This week in Chip's Corner, Chip reviews the 2017 Illini Recruiting Class; Grace Baalman continues to impress; Missouri lands the nation's no.


    Hilda M. (Huppers) Clement, 94, of Virginia, passed away Tuesday, March 21, at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia surrounded by her family.