April 17, 2014
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  • Emmitt Haywood “Bub” Mayes

    Emmitt Haywood “Bub” Mayes, 85, of Beardstown, died Sunday, Dec. 22, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.A memorial service was  held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 28,  at the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family met with friends from 4:30-6 p.m., Frida...
  • New Year’s Dance ends in tragedy

    Even in the Old West young girls enjoyed going to dances. On New Year’s Eve of 1862 the presence of a young girl at a dance ended up tragically. But not for the reason you may think. 1862 was wrapping up in the boom camp of Florence located in the Washi...
  • BHS Tigers lose to Brimfield in conference clash

    The BHS Tigers lost a conference clash with  Brimfield last Friday by a 64-49 final. The loss drops the Tigers to 5-4 for the season. The Black and Orange put three players in double figures with Jon Kramer the top gun with 16, Jacob Janssen tossed in 1...
  • HS Wrestlers split tri-meet; defeat SH-Griffin, lose to Pittsfield

    By Don Chipmanchip22@att.net The BHS Wrestling Tigers held their first home meet of the season with a tri-meet against Sacred Heart-Griffin and Pittsfield. The Tigers topped the Cyclones 55-15, but lost a very close match to Pittsfield 45-33 that was just...
  • Fire destroys Main Street Café in Meredosia

    By Michael KloppenburgFor the Star-Gazette A fire early on Christmas morning destroyed the Main Street Café in Meredosia. According to Meredosia firefighter Vernon Dunaway, a passerby noticed smoke coming from the building at about 2:30 a.m. and called e...
  • Cass Communications donates $5,000 to help renovate Nate’s Park

    Cass Communications of Virginia made a $5,000 donation to Chandlerville to help renovate Nate’s Park. The improvements will make the park a focal point for physical activity and social gatherings. All contributions are tax-deductible. Donations should b...
  • West Central Bank donates $5,000 to the pool fund

    West Central Bank employees are pictured with Steve Megginson, Beardstown Park Director, receiving a check. WCB made a $5,000 contribution to the Pool Fund. Pictured left to right is Josh Marr, Linda Scott, Megginson, Kay Miller, Roger Whitlow, and Barb M...
  • Prevention main topic at Chandlerville Board

    By Lynne BeardFor the Star-Gazette Chandlerville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Matt Vaughn asked the board if the fire department could move funds from Petefish, Skiles & Co. Bank to West Central Bank in Ashland. Attorney Jerry Tice replied, “I wo...
  • Beverly Jean Lane

    Beverly Jean Lane, 71, of Springfield, formerly of Chandlerville, passed away at 5:48 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Linter-Hurley Funeral Hom...
  • Mary Patricia Patterson

    Mary Patricia Patterson, 82 of Beardstown and formerly of Jacksonville, died Sunday, Dec.29, 2013 at Heritage Health in Beardstown. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial will be held at 1...
  • David Miller

    David Miller, 63, of Sumava Resorts, Ind. and formerly of Virginia, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 in a work accident.  Visitation, Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 4-8 at Sheets Funeral Home, 604 E. Commercial Ave. in Lowell with Funeral Services Thursday at...
  • Moore celebrates 80th Birthday

    Betty Jean Moore will turn 80 on Dec. 31st. A card shower is planned. Her address is RR #1 Box 66 Frederick, IL 62639....
  • Billy Gene “Bill” Hillyer

    Billy Gene “Bill” Hillyer, 72, of Virginia, and formerly of Chandlerville, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at his residence. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia is in charge of arrangements....
  • Wood A. “Grandpa” Gebhardt Sr.,

    Wood A. “Grandpa” Gebhardt Sr., 89, of Virginia died Friday, Dec. 20,  at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorial services will be held 11 am Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Virginia United Methodist Churc...
  • Hammond: New laws for 2014

    Illinois residents will see more than 200 new laws take effect on January 1, 2014. According to Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) lawmakers approved measures addressing issues such as litter, cell phone usage, state hiring, and public safety. “It...
  • First National Bank of Barry donates $1,000 to help renovate Nate’s Park

    The First National Bank of Barry made a $1,000 donation to Chandlerville to help renovate Nate’s Park and add equipment and trails. Pictured from left: Tim Richard (Mayor of Chandlerville), Brett Keyes, Keri Fox and Sara Richard. The park honors the mem...
  • Bolen says police treatment unfair

    By June ConnerFor the Star-Gazette Ernie Bolen of Beardstown told the Beardstown City Council on Tuesday, December 17, that he believes that the Beardstown Police Department, specifically one officer, has used his position to detain, with the threat to ar...
  • Eilers agrees to more than $40,000 restitution to Chandlerville

    By Michael KloppenburgStar-Gazette reporter Former Chandlerville village clerk Beth Eilers has agreed to a restitution figure negotiated between her attorney, the Cass County State’s Attorney, and the attorney for the Village of Chandlerville. Eilers ha...
  • Explosion demolishes home near Virginia

    by June ConnerEditor@casscomm.com A modular home at 20927 Garner Road was destroyed Friday evening by an explosion thought to have been caused by a propane leak. The unoccupied home was owned by Marcus Whitehead of Bath. When firemen arrived just before 1...
  • Area Girls Basketball Results

    By Don ChipmanChip22@att.net BHS Lady Tigers dropped two games this past week, losing 42-37 to North Fulton, and then were pounded 59-29 by Lewistown. The two losses put the O&B record at 0-7. ...