April 24, 2014

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  • 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...
  • Virginia Schools aim to boost math skills

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette An innovative program designed to boost student math skills may be launched as early as January in the Virginia Elementary School. ...
  • Photos from Orange Pride Night

    Missed Free Throw Costly–In the annual free throw contest between the BHS?boys and the girls basketball teams the O?&?B boys came out on top 3-to-2. The miss forced the girls to do 20 push-ups. The series is now tied at 1-1 as the girls were the vic...
  • 13 BHS Tigers named to the Prairieland All-Conference football team

    By Don Chipmanchip22@att.net The Beardstown Tigers, under the first year head coach Tyler Buhlig’s guidance, had a total of 13 players selected on the Prairieland Blue All-Conference Teams.Unanimous Selection Alex Myles (Sr.) was the only BHS Tiger to b...
  • BHS Tiger football gives out special awards

    By Don ChipmanChip22@att.net The BHS football squad held its Special Awards Night recently and awarded several players with awards. ...
  • West End playground transformed

    Editor: On behalf of the Beardstown School District, I want to thank the Gard Elementary School PTO, Project Tiger Pride, City TIF District and everyone who took part in, and supported in some way, the Gard Elementary School playground equipment installat...
  • Beardstown Police

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  • Real Estate Transactions

    The following real estate transaction were recorded at the Cass County Courhouse: ...
  • Divorces

    Finagnon Hyppolie Zannou and Alice Hangnon-Zannou. Kevin Ruppel and Tabitha L. Ruppel. Kenneth Wayne Shelby and Stephanie Marie Shelby. Kimberly Jo Fields and Robert Henry Fields....
  • Veterans service honored

    Military veterans, their wives and widows packed St. Luke’s Parish Hall in Virginia for the Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Saturday. Combat veteran Army Sergeant First Class (retired) Tim Krause addressed the gathering, providing a stirring tribute to...
  • Virginia Council hears of police hat trick

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette Monday evening’s wintery weather could not dampen a healthy dose of good news at Monday evening’s Virginia City Council session. ...
  • Cass County Food Pantry Capital Fundraiser set

    By June ConnerFor the Star-Gazette "An Evening of the Arts" is the theme for this year's Capital Fundraiser for the Cass County Food Pantry, to be held Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Roundhouse Event Center, 905 Bay Street in Beardstown. ...
  • Nighttime Christmas Parade kicks off Christmas season in Beardstown

    West Central Bank, Cass Communications, Jennings Beardstown and First National Bank along with E. H. Taylor Clinic, The Cass County Star-Gazette, Heritage Health, The Round House Center, Eylers Auto and L. B. Sports Productions, proudly present the Fifth ...
  • Virginia Masons to host blood drive

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette Members of the Virginia Masonic Lodge are asking area residents to help prevent blood shortages by donating blood this Saturday, Nov. 16. ...
  • Work begins on Veterans’ Memorial

    Volunteers from VFW Post 1239 Men's Auxiliary and local concrete contractors began construction on the new Veterans' Memorial located near the intersection of IL Rt. 125 and the Wall Street extension. ...
  • George Wayne Fetch

    George Wayne Fetch, 85, of Quincy,  formerly of Rushville,  passed away at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8,  at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy.   The Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to the Culbertson Hospital Foundation.  Private...