April 24, 2014

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  • Economic development news tops Virginia Council session

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette From a “Buy Local” campaign to a countywide jobs fair, on Monday evening the Virginia City Council learned about the economic development initiatives and opportunities that are on tap for the coming months. ...
  • Vacant building bid decision on hold

    By Steve CappsFor the Star-Gazette A Beardstown building, vacant for the last three years, has become a bona fide hot property in the past few weeks. The city acquired the Wall Street property through a tax sale last year.  They already held a lien again...
  • Improvement fund growing for Nate’s Park

    By Bill BeardFor the Star-Gazette The fund raising effort for improvements at Nate’s Park in Chandlerville is making excellent headway. The project, managed by a committee led by Village President Tim Richard, has raised $20,500 of their $50,000 goal in...
  • Local pastor aids in relief for tornado-ravaged towns

    By Michael KloppenburgStar-Gazette reporter Disaster relief volunteers flocked to storm-ravaged towns following the devastating rash of tornadoes on Sunday, Nov. 17. Among the organization marshalling resources for the effort was the Southern Baptist Reli...
  • Missed opportunity for fame

    It’s the dream of photographers to take dramatic pictures of an important event…with the potential of winning a Pulitzer Prize. In the Old West, there was no such prize, however. If there had been, one photographer had the opportunity to win it. But h...
  • Police Log week of Dec. 12, 2013

    Beardstown Police report Warrant: Cass and Schuyler County arrest warrants were received for Matthew J. Mason for failure to pay or appear. The Cass County failure to appear was on charges of disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mason ...
  • Property Transfers Dec. 12, 2013

    The following real estate transfers were recorded at the Cass County Courthouse: ...
  • Phyllis Smith

    Phyllis J. Smith, 85 of Beardstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in her home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6,  at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown. Burial was in Beardstown City Cemetery. The family met with friends two...
  • Tuckers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Larry and MaryLee Tucker of Beardstown, observed their 50th wedding anniversary on December 7. They were married December 7, 1963 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beardstown by the Rev. Edward M. Lang. Their attendants were their good friends, Bill a...
  • Beardstown Youth Basketball League

    By Jason Brockschmidt Play opened with a bang in the All-Pro Division on Wednesday as the Blue Blazers and the Green Grizzlies went to an overtime shootout to decide the first game of the season. Denzel McWilliams made the only overtime free throw and ha...
  • Area Girls Basketball Results

    Beardstown’s Lady Tigers dropped a pair of games recently one to B/P-City, Thursday night to the highly regarded Havana Lady Ducks 61-21. This Monday they were routed by South Fulton 63-27. Triopia downed archrival Jacksonville Routt 52-37. Mackenzie Mi...
  • BHS Tigers capture Prairieland TOC Championship

    By Don ChipmanChip22@att.net The BHS Tigers put the finishing touches on the Prairieland TOC by knocking off Farmington last Saturday in a blowout with the final verdict standing at 59-41. The O&?B?finished the tournament with a 4-1 record, losing onl...
  • Alex Myles named HM in Class 2A

    The hard-running senior back of the BHS Tigers recently was named to the Illinois Football Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-State list in Class 2A. Myles rushed for 1,028 yards on 112 carries for just over nine yards per   carry. Myles rushed f...
  • A-C Middle School Student Council collects food items for Cass County Food Pantry

    The A-C Central Middle School Student Council participated in a "Trick-or Treat So People Can Eat" Food drive on October 30 in Ashland and October 31 in Chandlerville. The middle school students were able to collect 568 food items that were donated to the...
  • Christmas in Virginia

    Christmas in Virginia is tonight Dec. 6, 2013. The lighted Santa Parade will be one of the highlights of Christmas in Virginia. This year’s theme will be “Christmas Vacation.” FFA will cook brats and pork chops in front of IGA, 4-9 p.m. A pie contes...
  • Shelly Wessel announces bid as Democrat candidate for Cass County Clerk

    Shelly Wessel announced her bid for nomination as the Democratic candidate for Cass County Clerk and Recorder. Shelly has been employed in the Cass County Clerk's office for the past 12 years and is currently the Chief Deputy Clerk. As Chief Deputy she ov...
  • Toys donated to Santa's Workshop

    By David V. MillerFor the Star-Gazette It was two thirty p.m. on November 27 when the little convoy pulled out of the VIT High School parking lot in Table Grove. Loaded down with 75 hand-made, wooden semi trucks, they made their one hour pilgrimage to a r...
  • BHS Tigers off to solid early season start at 3-1

    By Don ChipmanSports Editor The Tigers are off and running by winning their first two encounters in the Prairieland TOC by winning over Havana 50-33 in their season opener, and downed Bushnell/Prairie City 61-51 in their second outing. In a surprise loss,...
  • BHS Lady Tigers off to a rough early start at 0-3

    By Don ChipmanChip22@att.net The BHS Lady Tigers got off to a slow start for the 2013-14 seasons when they dropped a 57-28 decision to Rushville-Industry.  Aileana Rawlins, with 14 points, was the only Lady Tiger in double digits. The Lady Tigers took on...
  • Police and Court week of Dec. 5, 2013

    Beardstown Police: ...