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The City of Virden, Illinois is located approximately 25 miles South of the State Capitol of Springfield and is home to residents of both Sangamon and Macoupin County. Virden was first settled in 1829 and surveyed in 1852. It officially became a town on June 21, 1852. The City's first post office began serving the public in 1853.
The City of Virden was originally settled as an area of agriculture and named for John Virden, who owned a local hotel where farmers from the surrounding country would stop to spend the night on their trips from Springfield to Alton as they drove their livestock to market. From 1926 through 1930, America's "Mother Road" -
The City of Virden owes much of its prosperity to mining, at one time being home to three operating mines. The first coal shaft was sunk in 1868 and the great coal beds that underlie much of the surface of Illinois were, and remain, an important factor in the continuing development of Virden.
Of historic significance, the Virden Mine Battle of October 12, 1898 occurred when a train bringing strike breakers was met by striking miners resulting in a battle in which seven miners and five coal company guards were killed and scores wounded. The Virden Mine Battle is still recognized as a landmark event in the history of the labor movement in the United States and October 12th was declared Miner’s Day as a result.
The City of Virden...proud of our past and hopeful of our bright future.
Sat, Feb 1,
At Thayer Methodist Church
Chili Dinner Fund Raiser for Thayer Easter Egg Hunt
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NORTH MAC MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES BOY SCOUT SUNDAY
The North Mac Ministerial Association
will be sponsoring a special Worship and Celebration Service for Boy Scout Sunday on Sunday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m.
The Worship Service will be held at the Virden First United Methodist Church.
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Wed Feb 5
Virden Easter Egg Hunt planning meeting at Fellowhip Hall of Virden Methodist Church
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Miss Virden -
Daughter of Joe & Gayle Langheim
Little Miss Virden -
Daughter of Jason & Melissa Keirs
Little Mr. Virden -
Son of Tony & Kelly Kallenbach
Linda Worlow, representing the VAAC, presenting the 2013 Citizen of the year award to Russ Boehl.
2013 Junior Citizen of the Year
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It’s never too early for Christmas Cheer!
Virden Country Christmas Parade
“CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD”
Friday, December 6th 7:00pm
Santa will be collecting extra toys for children this year and he needs your help!
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for Santa’s elves to collect and add to his sleigh as he appears in the final float
Also new this year: Pet entries!
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rules, and registration forms.
Questions? Call 217-
NORTH MAC MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION
CELEBRATES BOY SCOUT SUNDAY
The North Mac Ministerial Association will be sponsoring a special Worship and Celebration Service for Boy Scout Sunday on Sunday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. The Worship Service will be held at the Virden First United Methodist Church.
An invitation to attend this celebration goes out to anyone who has had a part in the Boy Scout experience: Leaders, both past and present, and Scouts of all ages along with their parents. There will also be a special time set aside to honor and remember all those who have achieved the level of Eagle Scout. Last year, we had one dated back to 1941 and one that had just received their Eagle. What a wonderful time they had together.
After the worship service, there will be a time to have fellowship over a meal and looking through some of the “memory keepsakes” that several of our Scouts have loaned for the day. The meal will be sloppy joes and hot dogs along with other side dishes (more of a camping meal to go along with the them.)
If you plan on attending the dinner, please contact the church office at 217-
Hope to see many scouts in attendance.
Justin Enrietta, IMRF Authorized Agent
101 W. Jackson Street
Virden, IL 62690
Phone: (217) 965-
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