April 16, 2014
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  • Ruch seeks Democratic nomination for Cass County Clerk position

    Beardstown City Clerk Brian “Petie” Ruch today announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Cass County Clerk. Ruch said he has been encouraged by residents throughout the county to bring his management experience and work ethic to bear in th...
  • Beardstown Savings, s.b. presents $5,000 check to park pool fund

    Steve Meggison, Beardstown Park Director, accepts a $5,000 check from Travis Schroll, President and CEO of Beardstown Savings, s.b. Travis stated, “Beardstown Savings, s.b. is pleased that we can support the community by making this donation to the pool...
  • Brown County deputy not liable in fatal Beardstown crash

    By Michael KloppenburgFor the Star-Gazette A jury sided with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and Deputy John Zimmerman in a lawsuit over their involvement in a high-speed chase that ended in a fatal crash in Beardstown on Jan. 22, 2012. The crash ...
  • Celebrity Christmas Wreath Auction to be held Saturday, December 7

    West Central Bank, Beardstown Main Street, the First National Bank and the Round House Center will sponsor the annual Celebrity Christmas Wreath Auction fundraising event at the First United Methodist Church parlor on Saturday, December 7, beginning at 4 ...
  • Chandlerville Board addresses Burgoo loss

    By Lynne BeardFor the Star-Gazette Eldon Leinberger informed the board in October that the Chandlerville branch of Petefish, Skiles, & Co. Bank will officially close at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2013. The bank is extending an offer to give the building t...
  • Cass County Historical and Geneaological Society to close the office for the winter

    The Cass County Historical and Geneaological Society will close the office for the winter. The last day the society’s office will be open is November 30. The society still has the Cass County 175th History and families book available if you are looking ...
  • Area Girls Basketball Results

    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 nearby Triopia last Thursday i...
  • Property Transfers

    The following real estate Transactions were recorded at the Cass County Courthouse: ...
  • Marriage Licenses

    Mohamed Haidara, Beardstown and Alabuta Cande, Beardstown....
  • Beardstown Police report

    Police and CourtBeardstown Police: ...
  • Allen C. Sours

    Allen C. Sours, 61, of Browning,  passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. A public visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Worthington Funeral Home. Masonic services was conducted at the conc...
  • Donald E. Rogers

    Donald “Bud” E. Rogers, 79, passed away in Bellingham, Washington on Sept. 30. A memorial service and reception was held on Friday, Oct. 11 in the Chapel at Greenacres in Ferndale, WA. To share your thoughts and memories of Donald, please visit www.f...
  • Thomas G. Brooker

    Thomas Gerald Brooker, 66, Mulliken, Mich., passed away unexpectedly of an aneurism on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. A lifelong journalist, he served many roles in newspapers across the country including field reporter, editor and publisher. He served as publi...
  • Elizabeth Alvina Brannan Kupfer

    Elizabeth Alvina Brannan Kupfer died Sept. 8, in Littleton, Colorado.  She was born Dec. 19, 1922 in Beardstown.  Services will be held in Beardstown, Nov. 30, at 10. a.m. at St. Alexis Catholic Church.  There will be a Celebration of her life followin...
  • Anna Carolyn Fischer

    Anna Carolyn Fischer, 85, of Beardstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 20,  at Heritage Health in Beardstown. Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, November 23,  at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown. Following a luncheon at the chu...
  • Triopia Junior-Senior High School honors veterans

    On Monday, November 11, Triopia High School honored local and area veterans during an assembly held in the high school gymnasium. This marks the sixth year the students, staff, and faculty have joined together with community members, family and friends to...
  • Chandlerville Improvement Council holds Public forum

    By Lynne BeardFor the Star-Gazette A public forum was held at the community building on Nov. 12 to discuss carnival expenses and parade route changes at the Chandlerville Improvement Council meeting. Several local residents, representatives of Conner Amu...
  • ‘Simply Vintage’ opens in Chandlerville

    By Lynne BeardFor the Star-Gazette A warm, cozy room with the scent of vanilla in the air, colorful wreaths, candles, sconces, gingerbread potpourri, antique furniture and beautiful hand made jewelry. This was my first impression of “Simply Vintage.” ...
  • Beardstown Dog owners see higher fines…residents see fewer dogs

    By June ConnerFor the Star-Gazette The increase in fines imposed last spring by the Beardstown City Council is thought to have dog owners more eager to obey the ordinance. Alderman Katie Vitale who sits on the County's Animal Control Board proposed the st...
  • Nominating petition forms for combined PORTA/A-C Central District are now available

    Nomination petition forms for the March 18, 2014 school board election for the combined PORTA/A-C Central District are now available. Forms may be picked up in the superintendents’ offices of the PORTA and A-C Central School Districts, the Menard and Ca...