April 19, 2014
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  • BHS Tigers extend win streak to six straight games

    By Don Chipmanchip22@att.net The BHS Tigers played twice this past week, knocking off PORTA 56-47, on the road, and topping Elmwood 49-29 here at the Tiger Den Saturday. ...
  • Sixth Annual River Rats Golf Classic to be held February 22

    First National Bank, A. Gaudio and Sons, and Beardstown Main Street, announce the Sixth Annual River Rats Golf Classic to be held February 22, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Other sponsors include The Kitchen & Floor Shoppe, VFW 1239 Ladies Auxiliary and T...
  • Beardstown family shows National Champion hog

    At the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, William DeSollar showed the National Champion Middleweight Cross market hog, culminating a family interest for many years. ...
  • Police and Court News

    Beardstown Police Report: ...
  • Marriage Licenses

    Zachary A. McVay, Oakford and Hanna E. King, Oakford. Reynaldo Gracia Vega, Beardstown and Melissa Dawn Agans, Beardstown. Gregory Thomas Hagen, Jr, Ashland and Kayla Lynn Small, Chandlerville. Stuart E. Hutchison, Chandlerville and Shelby Lynn Weishaar, ...
  • Polar Vortex makes return appearance

    Get a head start on summer heat – During the last big snow storm, the sign at E & M Electric is shown offering window air conditioners starting at $146 photo by David Miller...
  • A-C board faces concern over off-campus courses

    By Michael KloppenburgFor the Star-Gazette Questions over off-campus courses continued from last month in the A-C Central board’s January meeting last week. This month, teacher Dena Leinberger questioned whether money spent on courses at the Captial Are...
  • Beardstown man charged with sex crime

    By June ConnerFor the Star-Gazette A 42-year-old Beardstown man is in the Schuyler County Jail under $200,000 bond after an arrest by Beardstown City Police.                  William Nash of Beardstown has been charged with aggravated crimina...
  • Man pleads guilty in sexual assault case

    By Michael KloppenburgFor the Star-Gazette A Mt. Olive man pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted predatory criminal sexual assault of a child on Friday. Nolan Smith, age 73, entered the guilty pleas in Cass County Circuit Court. The pleas were part of...
  • Debra Webster arrested following clemency hearing

    By Michael KloppenburgFor the Star-Gazette Debra Webster, daughter of convicted murderer Shirley Skinner, was arrested following a clemency hearing for Skinner on Jan. 15. The arrest is the result of a lawsuit for her family’s unpaid legal bills. In ad...
  • Staake found guilty of second degree murder

    By Sandra HaschemeyerFor the Star-Gazette A Beardstown man was found guilty of second degree murder last Thursday in the stabbing death of a carnival worker in July 2013. A Schuyler County jury returned the verdict against Jared Staake, 22, who was charge...
  • BHS Tigers grab a pair of conference wins this past week

    By Don Chipmanchip22@att.net The BHS Tigers picked up wins this past week over South Fulton 60-37, and smacked BP-City by a 71-42 verdict in a pair of Prairieland Conference contests. Gus Vermillion netted a season-high 23 points against the Rebels, while...
  • Area Girls Basketball Results

    The BHS Lady Tigers lost 64-51 to Brussels in the Consolation Championship of the Lady Spartan Classic last Saturday. They lost a low scoring 39-20 affair with Pittsfield at the Tiger Den this past Monday. Triopia lost to West?Central 46-29 this past week...
  • Two died broke in spite of gold discovery

    On January 24, 1848, James Marshall and John Sutter discovered gold at a sawmill construction site they owned near Sacramento, California. Interestingly, even though these two men discovered the gold, they died broke. John Sutter and James Marshall were p...
  • Police and Court

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  • Alberta S. Moore

    Alberta S. Moore, 90, of Rushville, passed away at 10:48 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18,  at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pat Clements officiating.  I...
  • James C. Hatcher

    James C. Hatcher, 64, of Industry, formerly of Chicago, passed away at 10:58     a.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at his residence. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, I...
  • Fritz and Howell to wed

    Jeff and Janet Fritz of Beardstown, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Fritz to Tanner Howell, son of Dave and Mary Jo Howell, also of Beardstown. Amanda is a school psychology intern with Four Rivers Special Education Distric...
  • BHS to host ‘Glory Days’ Alumni Tournament to start Jan. 19

    By Don ChipmanChip22@att.net Josh Sorrells, Athletic Director at BHS, announced that the Beardstown Lady Tigers will be hosting a “Glory Days” Alumni Tournament on Saturday, January 19 at Beardstown High School. ...
  • Area Youth Basketball Results

    By Jason Brockschmidt In last week’s action of the All-Pro Division of the Beardstown Youth Basketball League, it was the Yellow Pacers blitzing the Green Grizzlies, who had to pick up two players on game day due to illness, by an 18 to 2 score. The Pa...