April 24, 2014

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  • Dannie W. Eifert

    Dannie W. Eifert, 66, of Godfrey, formerly of Rushville and Beardstown, passed away at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 28,  at Barnes Jewish Health Center in St. Louis. Service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4,  at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushvill...
  • 2014 ‘We call it Home’ Wall calendar contest underway

    The Cass County Star-Gazette has begun accepting photograph entries for our 2014 ‘We call it home.” ...
  • Beardstown Newspapers, Inc. Publisher Position

    Beardstown Newspapers, Inc. (www.beardstownnewspapers.com) is seeking a publisher for Cass County Star-Gazette and Star-Extra. The weekly general circulation newspaper covers Cass County, Illinois and the Star-Extra is a mailed shopper with expanded marke...
  • Quitters never win

    As kids, we’ve all been told, “winners never quit, and quitters never win.” This week’s story is about three men who quit on the brink of victory, and, unfortunately, paid a great price for it. ...
  • Cass Count Sheriff Reports

    The Cass County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports: ...
  • Beardstown Police Reports

    The Beardstown Police Department issued the following citations and reports: ...
  • Property Transfers

    The following real estate transactions were recorded at the Cass County Courthouse the third week in August 2013 ...
  • Marriage Licenses

    Dustin Anthony Jacoby, Springfield and Kahla Nichole  Tracy, Springfield....
  • Divorces

    David Alan Dirks and Misty Marie Dirks....
  • Fairs to celebrate 45th wedding anniversary

    Bob and Delores Fair will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, August 31. They were united in marriage at the United Methodist Church in Palmyra, Mo. on August 31, 1968. Bob is Cass County Sheriff and Dee works at the Virginia High and Grade School...
  • Harvest time - a race against the clock

    Well, the heat is back and I’m for not working out in it. I never could stand a lot of heat, so I’ll do inside chores. I did go check out the fruit trees on Sunday. Daughter-in-law and I picked a peck of peaches off of two young trees. They are big an...
  • ‘Raise A Reader’ program needs funds

    Editor: Help us “Raise A Reader.” Alpha Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International is an honor society of women educators who reside in Morgan, Scott and Cass Counties. We began working on our “Raise a Reader” literacy project over eighteen ye...
  • Dr. Fisher’s dream fulfilled

    Editor: Wow is all I can say! What a fantastic week. I was in great need for a “pick me up,” and this week, I got it. I am, of course, talking about the three great performances of “Oz” at the Beardstown Opera House and the approval from the TIF c...
  • Obama Used the Middle Class

    In planning for Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, the president’s planners conceived a strategy to attract middle class voters without adopting any policy proposals to improve the lot of approximately 51 percent of Americans. Oh, during an early Augus...
  • Two faces in the mirror

    Greetings from the Ridge. At first I thought it was arthritis. Then I suspected it was my left hip wearing down or perhaps a dash of rheumatism creeping up my spine. Whatever the cause, after decades upon decades of being young, I woke up one day and foun...
  • Business incubator program helping new business owners

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette What started as open discussion about developing the Beardstown business base two years ago is now a reality. The Beardstown Boost Small Business Incubator project has nurtured, advised and recently saw two small busine...
  • Consolidation Could Cut A-C Tax Rate By 25%

    By Bill BeardStar-Gazette The Committee of 10 concluded during their Monday, August 22, meeting that consolidation with the PORTA School District could lower property tax rates for A-C Central School District residents by approximately 25%. The tax rate f...
  • Project Tiger Pride BHS War Memorial nearing completion

    By Jody Woltman Jwoltman@casscomm.com Work is progressing on the BHS War Memorial as the dedication date draws near. The irrigation system has been installed, shrubbery, plants and flowers have been planted and the sod has been laid. Many people have jo...
  • Broseph E. Lee to perform at Beardstown Fall Fun Festival

    The Central/Southern Illinois group Broseph E. Lee has grown to become a band that brings a party every night they play. From simple, acoustic roots in local bars to plugged-in rock shows that have created a regional buzz, this group of musicians have no ...
  • Myers & Myers co-business of the month

    Congratulations to Myers & Myers CPA’s for being Co-Business of the Month for August. Myers & Myers CPA’s are located at 900 East 15th Street in Beardstown and you can reach them at 217-323-5166. ...