April 24, 2014

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  • An open letter from JRW to the citizens of Beardstown

    As the Little League season draws to a close, local residents who came and supported the Illinois teams at the State Championship Series in Beardstown will always remember the excitement, great facilities and fan favorites. One such memory will likely be ...
  • Dirt Dogs have outstanding season with great many accomplishments

    By Don ChipmanSports Editor The Central Illinois Dirt Dogs 13U competitive baseball team, centrally located in Springfield, completed their baseball season with a 545-14 overall record. The team played in 12 tournaments during the season which included fi...
  • Iva Peters

    Iva Peters, 99 of Macomb, formerly of Rushville and Camden Township, passed away at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, at Wesley Village Health Care in Macomb. The Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....
  • Robert Lee Roudebush

    Robert Lee Roudebush, 90, of Rushville, passed away at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at his residence. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements....
  • Robert Ritchey Teel

    Robert Ritchey Teel, 86, of Rushville, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements....
  • Frank J. McCollough

    Our father, Frank J. McCollough, also known to us as Dad, and to others as simply Joe, age 87 passed away quietly on the morning of Aug. 25 at 12:48 a.m. at the Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau, Wisc. Please join us at the Wausau Country Club on Sunday, ...
  • James Edward Elledge

    James Edward Elledge, 81, of Beardstown and formerly of Springfield, died Thursday, Aug. 22, at Heritage Health in Beardstown. Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 24,  from 3-5 p.m., with memorial service at 5 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church in Be...
  • Fred E. Donovan

    Fred E. Donovan, 86, of Phoenix, AZ passed peacefully July 18, 2013. A visitation was held on Monday, July 22nd at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, Phoenix, AZ.  Funeral Services were held at 10am on Tuesday, July 23rd at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in...
  • Rita Marie Clayton

    Rita Marie Clayton, 79, of Camden, IL passed away at 11:02 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at St. Rose Catholic Church with Monsignor...
  • Virginia Elizabeth Lovett

    Virginia Elizabeth Lovett age 85 of Mt. Sterling, and formerly of Jacksonville and Beardstown, Illinois passed away at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Heritage Health, Therapy and Senior Care in Mt. Sterling. Cremation rites will be accorded and the...
  • Beardstown and Triopia football teams in full practice mode

    BHS Linebackers––Four of BHS linebackers are down on their knuckles as they are prepare for opening day game on Aug. 30. Big Blue Football––Triopia Trojans run a play as they prepare for their opener against Pleasant Hill on Aug. 30....
  • 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: ...
  • marriages

    Randy A. McCombs, Jr  Astoria and Tara M.  Horwedel, Astoria....
  • Divorces

    Juanita Gujosa and Alejandro Gujosa. Lewis Paul McCully and Cynthia McCully....
  • Chandlerville Board concerned about Burgoo and fire debris

    By Lynne Beard The Chandlerville Village Board held a special meeting on July 31 regarding clean up of the Pool Hall property located on Main Street. Owner Evelyn Bugbee and Jeff Throm were in attendance. The board informed the couple it would not be resp...
  • Virginia School Board takes on baseball, budget and new staff

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette Every Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals contest produces divergent views and so it was at Monday evening’s Virginia School Board session. Student Council members will travel to Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Sept. 27. W...
  • Opera House clears hurdle for new roof

    By Steve CappsFor the Star-Gazette The Beardstown Opera House cleared a big hurdle standing between them and a sorely needed new roof this week.  The nonprofit group that represents the city’s only building on the National Register of Historic Sites ha...
  • Jennings, Inc. proving bigger is better New facilities are state of art

    Roger Jennings began his career in the auto industry business in 1946, when the Palmyra store opened. In 1989 he added the Hillsboro store, and in 1999 he opened his third store, Jennings, Inc. of Beardstown. Jennings also has a used car lot in Springfiel...
  • More CRWD meters damaged

    By Michael KloppenburgFor the Star-Gazette Two more Cass Rural Water District water meters have been damaged by mowing in the past month. This is in addition to one damaged the month before. The CRWD board is planning to spray herbicide around the meters ...