April 20, 2014
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  • Road and Bridge meeting rescheduled for Jan. 9

    Tim Icenogle, Cass County Highway Engineer, announces that the Road and Bridge Committee meeting that was scheduled for Monday, January 6, was cancelled; due to the weather, and has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 4 p.m ...
  • Danenberger is CassComm 2013 Employee of the Year

    Bud Danenberger has been announced CASSCOMM's 2013 Employee of the Year. Bud works for the telephone side of CASSCOMM and his job consists of phone repairs and installs along with DSL installs and repairs. Additionally, Bud takes care of telephone mainten...
  • Blizzard produces a quiet journey

    By David MillerFor the Star-Gazette As temperatures slowly rise this week, all of us will have vivid memories of the storm that came through Beardstown this first week in January of 2014. With wind chills expected as low as minus 50 or more before it's ov...
  • Death Attributed to Hypothermia

    By June ConnerEditor@casscomm.com The death of a man living near Chandlerville was attributed to hypothermia after a search team found his body near a creek bed half way between Chandlerville and Virginia. ...
  • BHS Boys and Girls Basketball Cancelled due to the weather

    Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Josh Sorrells reported that due to cancelling school on January 7, all Beardstown High School basketball games (girls with Bushnell and boys at Brown County) have been cancelled. No games have been rescheduled at ...
  • Youth Basketball Results

    by Jason Brockschmidt All-Pro Division In last week’s action of the All-Pro Division of the Beardstown Youth Basketball League, it was the Green Grizzlies out running a flu-depleted Blue Blazers squad, who had to pick up two players on game day, by a 1...
  • Elks Hoop Shoot

    The National Elks Hoop Shoot free-throw contest will be hosted locally by the Beardstown Elks Club 1007 on Saturday, January 12 at 2 p.m. at the BHS High Gym. The Elks Hoop Shoot is free to boys and girls who will be between the ages of 8-13 on April 1, 2...
  • Illini West captures 32nd Annual Lady Tiger Classic

    By Don Chipmanchip22@att.net Upsets were the rule rather than the exception at the 2013 Lady Tiger Classic. It began when South Fulton (#5) upset previously unbeaten Havana (#1) 48-44 in the semifinals, and continued when Illini West (#3) defeated Canton ...
  • Police Reports

    Cass County Sheriff’s Dept. arrested the following: ...
  • U.S. ruled over by an emperor in 1860’s and 70s

    You probably didn't know it, but back in the 1860's and 70s, the United States of America was ruled over by an emperor.  That's right, an Emperor. But then most of the citizens' back then didn't know it either. On January 8, 1880, Emperor Norton, Emperor...
  • BHS Tigers go 1-2 at the Carrollton Tourney; defeat North Fulton at home

    Don Chipmanchip22@att.net The Beardstown Tigers lost two games and won one in the Annual Carrollton Holiday Tourney. They lost 56-51 to Piasa, drubbed Brussels 68-53, before being bombed by Calhoun 72-48. In a home contest this past Friday, they defeated ...
  • Linda J. Lisenbee Malone Root

    Linda J. Lisenbee Malone Root, 70, of Beardstown, went to rest in God’s house on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Heritage Health in Beardstown. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8,  at Sager Funeral Home in Beard-stown with burial in Bear...
  • Rosmary Suffern

    Rosmary Suffern, 85, of rural Virginia, died Thursday, Jan. 2,  at her residence. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. There was no visitatio...
  • Marjorie A. Fulks

    Marjorie A. Fulks, 83, of Littleton, passed away at 1:02 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the home of her daughter. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 6, at Worthington Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Pichaske officiating.  Interment followe...
  • Becky Peterson

    Becky Peterson, 73, of Virginia passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 5,  at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, January 10 at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia with burial at Beardstown City C...
  • Marcella A. Taylor

    Marcella A. Taylor, 85, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Seasons Hospice House in Rochester. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, at Worthington Funeral Home with Pastor Michael ...
  • Carol Jean Tuecke Beck

    Carol Jean Tuecke Beck, 58, of Collinsville, died at 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25,  at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3,  at Staab Funeral Home, with additional visitation 10-11 am, Saturday, Jan. 4, at Staa...
  • Fight led to stabbing at wedding reception

    By Michael KloppenburgStar-Gazette reporter An altercation during a wedding reception at a private club near Bluff Springs led to the stabbing of the groom according to testimony at a preliminary hearing into the case in Cass County Court. Shane A. Ward, ...
  • Beardstown Police

    The Beardstown Police Department reports the following: ...
  • Mary Lea Vieira

    Mary Lea Vieira, 76 of Beardstown, passed away, peacefully, on Thursday, Dec. 26 at her home. Private family services will be held. Memorials have been suggested to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or Elks Children’s Care. Sager Funeral Home in Beardst...