April 23, 2014
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  • BHS Fallen Soldiers Memorial dedicated

    At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, the Beardstown High School Fallen Soldiers Memorial was officially dedicated. An assembly including several eulogies, Invocation by Pastor Scott Egbers, music performed by Brian DeLoche and the BHS Elite Choir was fol...
  • Casey’s helps Cass County Food Pantry

    When Michael Rahn, manager of the local Casey’s, asked how they could help the Cass County Food Pantry, he meant it. He made a suggestion to Linda Scott, Food Pantry board member, that maybe a group of people would be willing to “pump gas for tips” ...
  • Loans and land topics at city council meeting

    By Steve CappsFor the Star-Gazette At their Sept. 3 meeting, the Beardstown City Council approved a new liquor license for the Riverview Restaurant and made a revolving loan to the Mile 88 Pub to build a new kitchen. They also heard from a local businessm...
  • Virginia poised to hike some water rates 23%

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette Dripping faucets may become a little more costly as a result of action taken by the Virginia City Council to hike water rates by 23 percent for usage beyond the monthly minimum of $33 for the first 2,000 gallons. ...
  • Program helps residents get connected

    Letter to the Editor Now is a great opportunity to get high-speed Internet, and help your schools. Just as our students head back to class, you could qualify for a big discount on high-speed Internet—and help your local school district win 15 computers....
  • Treaty leads to untold wealth

    By Dakota LivesayThis Week in  the Old West We’ve all heard stories of how someone buys a painting at a garage sale for a few dollars, only to discover that it’s actually extremely valuable. A similar thing happened back in 1848. In February 1848, fo...
  • World War II marines stay in shape

    Dear Editor: Memorial Day reminded me of two very special United States marines; John Moon, 96, of Macomb, and George Buck, 97, of Beardstown. They were both involved in the invasion of Iwo Jima, an 8-square mile island strategically located near Japan. T...
  • Thanking service memorial donors

    Dear Editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of Beardstown Community Unit School District #l5. As many in the community are already aware, the Beardstown. VFW and Project Tiger Pride have cooperatively installed and dedicated a BHS Military Service Me...
  • An Empire Should Act Like an Empire

    The United States is the richest, militarily strongest, and most culturally diverse empire in world history. Unfortunately, many historians, most politicians, and a vast sector of the citizenry are in denial, create euphemisms such as “democratic republ...
  • Enlightened citizens America only hope

    Greetings from the Ridge. Husband Herb has entered one of his cocoon stages. Whenever the events of the world become too overwhelming, he sticks his head firmly in the sand and refuses to come out until things settle down, and of course they never do. I t...
  • Unexpected storm was needed

    That was some unexpected storm we got, but a most welcome 1 1/4” of  rain. I had been watering the young fruit trees so that helped. We have to pay for our water and when I’m watering two big gardens and berries it takes some of the profit from marke...
  • BHS Soccer takes 5th at Four Corners Tournament

    By Don Chipmanchip2@att.net The BHS Soccer team split four games at the Four Corners Williamsville Soccer Tournament and captured fifth place with a win over Riverton in game four by a 5-0 final. The previous tourney games were reported last week. ...
  • Trojans fall to Carrollton by 34-8 final

    By Don ChipmanChip2@att.net For the first time in a long time the Triopia Trojans suffered two consecutive losses in the WIVC. Last Friday they traveled to Carrollton to take on the No. 6th Class 1A state ranked Hawks and came away on the short end of a 3...
  • Area Girls Volleyball Results

    The Lady Tigers are participating in the Lady Sun Classic and dropped their first four games of the tourney to Illini West in straight sets 11-25, 26-28; lost to South Fulton 20-25, 22-25; dropped a match to the host Lady Suns 8-25, 21-25; then lost to We...
  • BHS Tigers wallop South Fulton Rebels 45-12

    By Don Chipmanchip2@att.net Alex Myles had a night that most running backs dream of as he scored five touchdowns and rushed for 228 yards on 13-of-19 yards in Beardstown’s 45-12 romp past South Fulton last Friday night at Nick Carter Field. Tiger QB Gus...
  • Police News

    The Beardstown police report: ...
  • Property Transfers

    The following real estate transactions were recorded at the Cass County Courthouse: ...
  • Marriage Licenses

    Benjamin T. Cox of Decatur and Gretchen F. Reynolds of Decatur. Joshua Wayne Olmstead of Ashland and Candise Lynn Spurgeon of Ashland. Gary C. Nordsiek of Arenzville and Sherri L. Little of Arenzville....
  • Dorothy Jackson

    Dorothy Jackson, 85, longtime resident of Beardstown, passed away on Sept.  6,  at the Snyder Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville. A graveside service was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Beardstown City Cemetery. There will be no formal ...
  • R. Douglas Duckwiler

    R. Douglas Duckwiler, 52, of Rushville, formerly of Havana, passed away at 10:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A memorial service will be held at a later date.   Wood Funeral Home in Rushville is assisting the family....