Swingbilly RFD performs to a full house

By Susan Carson
Virginia Happenings
Swingbilly RFD, fronted by George Wulf, rolled into Dr. Ugs Drugstore Café on Saturday evening and put on a rousing show filled with great rockabilly sounds which was thoroughly enjoyed by the appreciative full house. George, the son-in-law of Don and Trish Bell, lives in Rockford, and plays in several bands in the Chicago area. His new band which includes his son, Zac, took time to travel to Virginia to play and judging by the reaction of the crowd when the young fiddle player set those strings on fire during "Orange Blossom Special," they'd be welcomed back anytime.


What Do You Think?

Un-American or Good business
It has been brought to light lately that more than 47 corporations and businesses have left the U.S. since 2004 to “evade” the extremely high 35% corporate tax rates.
Is this good business or is it un-American? I suppose it is which side of fence you’re on.
If you’re a corporation you feel you are obligated to return the most “bang for your buck” regarding profits.

Prairie Skies Library District thank you

The Prairie Skies Library District, children of the 2014 “PAWS TO READ” summer reading program and their parents would like to thank the following businesses for their support.


Wanting to get in touch with brothers

My name is Donnie E. Wubker and I am wanting to get in touch with my brothers. They are Rusty John Wubker and family and John Wubker and family and Jessie Carl Garmon and family.


Broadway comes to Beardstown

Broadway came to Beardstown with the BHS/HPF presentation of ”Grease.” What amazing performances from the magnificent cast. Great performances only occur after hours and hours of hard “work” on the drama, the songs and the choreography. The performances were skillfully guided by Allison Wilson, Shaver Tillitt and Cathy Megginson.
The performances couldn’t have occurred without many “behind the scene workers,” including but not limited to Sue and Steve Wilson, the cast parents, the chorus boosters and the HPF members. A big “Thank You” also goes to Cargill for their great financial support.


Where did you come from?

By Roy Roberts
Trivia Too
Where did you come from? ---I was born in 1922. My Mother didn’t hesitate at all to answer my question, “Where did you get me?” I asked.  “I got you from the gypsies,” she nonchalantly answered as she went on with her work.
When I was a child, adults were very careful about what they discussed in front of their children. Today it is much different.


Beardstown Police

The Beardstown Police Report the following:


Ten Canada geese but only one Monarch butterfly observed

By Kay Brown
Kate’s Garden Gate
I looked out the front room window this morning (Monday), and there were 10 Canada Geese standing along the bank of the pond. I haven’t seen more than two to four at a time all summer. Could this be a sign of an early fall?
I had talked to my youngest son about not spraying the milkweed because of the Monarch butterflies. I had seen one of the caterpillars on a milkweed out by the mailbox, but couldn’t find any more in the pasture where most of the milkweed plants are.


Cass Co. Health Dept. Co-Business of Month

Cass County Health Department and staff has been chosen August Co-Business of the month. The Cass County Health Department opened its doors in 1981 and for 33 years has been committed to the philosophy that each individual human being has the basic right to expect and secure prevention information and public health services that are necessary to promote and sustain ones physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.


GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will make campaign stop in Virginia

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will be at The Depot in Virginia Friday at 9:30 a.m. for a meet and greet session with area residents. The public is invited.
Rauner faces incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, who is running for re-election to a second full term in office, in the Nov. 4 election.
Rauner is the chairman of R8 Capital Partners, and former chairman of the private equity firm GTCR, based in Chicago.



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