April 24, 2014

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  • Girls Area Volleyball Results

    The Lady Tigers lost to Prairieland foe Havana in straight sets 25-12, 25-15. They were led Lexi Kramer with four service points and Madison Cowell with four kills. They dropped another tilt to Elmwood-Brimfield in three sets 21-25, 25-20, 25-19. The O&am...
  • Triopia Trojans break out of slump; bury Routt 50-0 in WIVC contest

    By Don Chipmanchip22@att.net After dropping their first two games of the 2013 season, Rich Thompson’s gang put the hurt on Routt with a 50-0 beatdown of the Rockets at Don Kemp Field last Thursday. Senior running back Dean Arendt led the Big Blue attac...
  • Elmwood-Brimfield overwhelms BHS?Tigers in a 56-14 rout

    By Don Chipmanchip22@att.net Five plays played a major part in the 56-14 smackdown of the Tigers. Three blown calls and three bad snaps from center directly led to four of the Trojans touchdowns.   E-B’s Layne Wyatt scored six touchdowns for the Class ...
  • Hembrough celebrates 80th Birthday

    Come celebrate Bob Hembrough’s 80th Birthday Party!! It will be held at the Beardstown VFW on Saturday, Sept. 28th between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. Please “no gifts,” just your presence!...
  • Dorothy L. Hollenback

    Dorothy L. Hollenback, 97, of East Moline, formerly of Rushville,, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Hope Creek Nursing Center in East Moline. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements....
  • Robert H. “Bob” Talbert

    Robert H. “Bob” Talbert, 86, of Rushville, passed away at 11:05 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16,  at his home surrounded by family. Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19,  at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steeleville, Missouri, with Pastor Casey Reed ...
  • Preparing for fall

    I wonder if you are enjoying this cool weather as much as I am. I know it slows down the growing season and we don’t have market next week (20th) because of Rushville Smiles Day. I’m thinking about setting up at a friend’s business if its okay with ...
  • Blizzard of 1914 crippled Cass County

    Mild weather marked the winter of 1913-1914 – mild until a three-day blizzard swept across Central Illinois. By the time it ended, roads throughout the area were covered by 4-to-6 feet of snow. Some drifts were reported to be as high as 14 feet. ...
  • With humble apologies

    I have an obligation to set the record straight and make an open apology to the surviving family members of Billy Lee Cook who was killed in action in Viet Nam. I, alone, assume responsibility for any shortcomings of our ceremony on Sept 11th. ...
  • America offers opportunity to the earnest

    I borrow this from a Wisconsin colleague, Byron McNutt, who believes people make the difference in America, which still offers the greatest opportunity for all. It is interesting to note that today’s high school and college graduates may have, or may ch...
  • People need human contact

    Greetings from the Ridge. I first thought I was hearing things as I walked back from the post office and passed our town’s only ATM machine. A somewhat disheveled lady wearing a jogging outfit stood there talking to the machine. Mind you, this is Coonri...
  • Proposed ordinance could make juvenile criminal misdemeanors a city ordinance violation

    By Steve CappsFor the Star-Gazette Beardstown Mayor Steve Patterson wants to keep minor offenses committed in the city off the criminal records of the offenders while generating additional revenue for the town.  Patterson proposed a new ordinance which r...
  • Jeffrey P. “Jeff” Sheppard

    Jeffrey P. “Jeff” Sheppard, 53, of Virginia, died at 9 am, Monday, September 9, 2013 in Virginia. Visitation: 2-5 pm, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 12 pm, Monday, September 16, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Pas...
  • Fall Fun Festival scarecrow contest

    The Beardstown Fall Fun Festival will hold their 2nd annual scarecrow contest this year. The only change from last year’s event is that ALL scarecrows must be a minimum of five (5) feet tall. Scarecrows may be brought to the Fall Festival committee area...
  • Candlelight Vigil honoring O’Neil siblings held Sunday night

    By Julie BergschneiderFor the Star-Gazette The Arenzville community gathered Sunday night at a candlelight vigil  at Triopia High School to celebrate the lives of Peyton, 17, and Zoe O’Neil, 15. The two youths were killed in a car accident August 17. ...
  • Waterfield’s celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    The family of Charles and Betty Waterfield of Chandlerville, would like to invite you to celebrate 50 years of marriage with the Waterfields and their family Sunday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. under the pavilion at New Salem Park. Burgers, sides, cake and refr...
  • Harrison and Long to wed

    Tom and Brenda Harrison of Virginia, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allie Kay Harrison, to Todd Andrew Long. He is the son of Harry and Anna Ruth Long of Virginia. The future bride graduated from Virginia High School in 2007 an...
  • XVI ANNUAL FIESTAS PATRICIAS CELEBRATION

    The Amigos Unidos Committee announces that the XVI Fiestas Patrias celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, at Art Zeeck Park in Beardstown. The celebration is being extended this year to incorporate all the cultural influences loca...
  • A-C/PORTA Consolidation on March 18 Ballot

    By Bill BeardStar-Gazette Editor The Committee of 10 voted unanimously at their Wednesday, Sept. 4, meeting to put the decision to consolidate the A-C Central and PORTA school districts before the voters on the March 18, 2014 primary ballot. The committee...
  • ‘Welcome to Beardstown’ signs installed

    Beardstown City employee Tyler Starkey installs one of over 70 new “Welcome to Beardstown” flag banners on Tuesday. The Beardstown Main Street project has been in the works for several months. The City of Beardstown donated time and A.C. Jones donated...