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  • Skinner guilty—all five counts

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      Skinner guilty—all five counts (originally published 5-13-10)   by Marla Blair Star-Gazette editor   Justice for Steven was the mantra for almost 18 months as the family and friends of Steven Paul Watkins waited for the investigation, the arr...
  • AmeriCorps Week highlights volunteers and programs

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    AmeriCorps Week highlights volunteers and programs (originally published 5-13-10)   AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers Aaron Tebrinke and Janice Jamison are taking part in AmeriCorps Week (May 8-15), a national effort to engage more Americans in serving the...
  • Skinner Murder trial underway in Adams County

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      Skinner Murder trial underway in Adams County (originally published 5-06-10)   By Marla Blair Star-Gazette editor   On Monday a jury of ten women and two men began their task of listening to evidence in the murder trial of Shirley Skinner. She ...
  • Watkins’ inquest jury makes decision

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      Watkins’ inquest jury makes decision (originally published 12-22-09)   By Marla Blair Star-Gazette Editor An inquest into the death of Chandlerville resident Steven Paul Watkins was held at 9 a.m., Jan. 20, in the Beardstown Courtroom. After th...
  • Walmart Supercenter opens for business

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      Walmart Supercenter opens for business (originally published 3-19-09)   The much-awaited Beardstown Walmart Supercenter opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 18, with local and company officials present for the event. At a walk...
  • New Walmart store is on its way to opening day

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      New Walmart store is on its way to opening day (originally published 3-05-09)   The new Walmart supercenter on US Highway 125, east of Beardstown, has been under construction since last June. The 98,000 square-foot store will replace a much smaller...
  • Open-mic celebrates first anniversary

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    Open-mic celebrates first anniversary (originally published 2-05-09)   By Aaron Tebrinke, Star-Gazette correspondent Its nearly 7 p.m. on Monday Jan. 12, at Dr. Ugs  on the square in Virginia, and a figure is taking multiple trips—darting in and...
  • Unmapped water supply line break 12-15-08

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    Star-Gazette photo by Aaron Tebrinke (originally published 12-15-08) Contractors installing new 8-inch water supply lines accidently broke an old, unmapped line last Thursday and created a situation for the residents of Beardstown. The town’s water s...
  • Illinois governor indicted on multiple counts, taken into custody by FBI

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      Illinois governor indicted on multiple counts, taken into custody by FBI (originally published 12-11-08)   Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested at their homes early Tuesday morning by FBI?agents and taken to FB...
  • La Familia bakery sells more than pastries

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      La Familia bakery sells more than pastries (originally published 12-04-08)   By Yasmin Perez, For the Star-Gazette La Familia is the name of the new bakery and restaurant at 204 Washington, Beardstown. Owner Augustin Urquiza and his wife, Susana,...
  • Investigation ongoing in Ashland shooting

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      Investigation ongoing in Ashland shooting (originally published 12-04-08)   The death of a Chandlerville man continues to be under investigation, while authorities question witnesses and gather information. Steven P. Watkins died at an Ashland res...
  • Ashland incident ends in fatal shooting

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      Ashland incident ends in fatal shooting (originally published 11-27-2008) By Marla Blair Star-Gazette Editor The silence of a small town was broken Tuesday night when a man was fatally shot in the village of Ashland. Local residents reported emerg...