April 23, 2014
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  • BHS Tigers shoot down Rockets by a 54-32 final in Prairieland Conference win

    By Don ChipmanSports Editor     The Beardstown Tigers ripped their archrival Rushville/Industry 54-32 last Friday night at the Tiger Den. BHS vs. Rushville The O&B dominated the Purple and Gold from the very get-go in the 54-32 beatdown this past ...
  • Lady Tigers get smoked by Farmington 71-39

    Don ChipmanChip22@att.net Beardstown lost big time to Farmington by a 71-39 final last week, but came back to defeat Pay-son-Seymour 45-23. ...
  • Cass County Sheriff department report

    For the Record - Police Log
    Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies Make Arrests ...
  • Beardstown Police report

    For the Record - Police Log
    Beardstown Police Report the following ...
  • Property Transfers

    For the Record - Real Estate Transfers
    The following real estate transactions were recorded at the Cass County Courthouse: ...
  • Marriages

    For the Record - Marriages
    Mateo Juan Alonzo, Beardstown and Donna R. Santiago, Beardstown....
  • Brian L. Clarke

    For the Record - Obituaries
    Brian L. Clarke, 53, of Rushville, formerly of Beardstown, passed away at 7:35 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at his home. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14,  at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with the Reverend Rob Kirkham officiating. Visitat...
  • James Brian “Ozzy” Osmer

    For the Record - Obituaries
    James Brian Osmer “Ozzy,” 51, of Beardstown, died Saturday, Jan. 11, at his residence. A graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, at St. Alexius Catholic Cemetery in Beardstown. Family met friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the S...
  • Melvin E. Knous

    For the Record - Obituaries
    Melvin E. Knous, 78, of Beardstown, died Friday, Jan. 10, in rural Bluffs, at his son’s residence. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at Sager Funeral Home with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery. Family met friends from 12:30 p.m. u...
  • Barbara Jean Runkle

    For the Record - Obituaries
    Barbara Jean Runkle, 69, of Littleton, passed away at 5:36 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Private condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.wort...
  • Lula Marie Guy

    For the Record - Obituaries
    Lula Marie Guy, 97, formerly of Beardstown died Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Countryview Care Center of Macomb. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Beardstown City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Condolences may be sent to t...
  • Virginia School Board addresses new school issues

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette Though winter continues to hold Cass County in its icy grip, Virginia’s new school construction project is moving into the home stretch in anticipation welcoming students and teachers for classes in a little more than...
  • Jack Fearneyhough named Kiwanis of the year

    Jack Fearneyhough has been named Kiwanis of the year for 2013. Jack is pictured with 2013 Kiwanis president Brian Kenney (on left). The entire Kiwanis club thanks Jack for a tremendous year of service....
  • Beardstown Council commends personnel

    By June ConnerEditor@casscomm.com The Beardstown City Council meeting was brief on January 7 with discussion on the great job of city personnel, both street crews and police, during heavy snow, wind and severe cold. ...
  • Ashland village board explores possible community center

    By Michael KloppenburgStar-Gazette reporter The Ashland village board discussed building a community center for the village at their monthly meeting last week. The board discussed as a possible asset in revitalizing Ashland, particularly the downtown. Tom...
  • Local Knights of Columbus Chapter presents funds to Cass County Human Resources

    The local Knights of Columbus held its annual appreciation supper for Cass County Human Resources January 8. Annually, proceeds from the Beardstown area K of C Tootsie Roll Drive are directed back to the local agency. This year, Grand Knight Roger Newenha...
  • Virginia City Council gets the scoop on dirt

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette Cynics often contend reporters are only interested in finding dirt, and on Monday evening this reporter hit the jackpot at the Virginia City Council session. Bill Leischner was handing out the dirt while telling the cou...
  • Harold H. Spencer, Sr.,

    For the Record - Obituaries
    Harold H. Spencer, Sr., 93, of Astoria, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 11:47 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13 at Summum Christian Church with Pastor Ken Peterson and Pastor Gary Sheets officiating....
  • Gene C. Gould

    For the Record - Obituaries
    Gene C. Gould, 89 of Beardstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 8,  at Culbertson Hospital in Rushville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Ceme...
  • First National Bank of Beardstown donates to pool fund

    President Scott Musch of The First National Bank of Beardstown presents a check for $5,000 to Steve Megginson, Director of Parks & Recreation for the Beardstown Park District. The proceeds will be used toward the ongoing fundraising campaign for the s...