April 24, 2014

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  • Russell Rodney Clements

    Russell Rodney Clements, 77, of Toulon,  formerly of Browning and Rushville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28,  at the Toulon Health Care Center.  Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Private condolences and expressions of sympathy ...
  • XVI Fiestas Patrias celebration will occur on the 14th and 15th of September 2013 at Art Zeeck Park

    The Amigos Unidos Committee announces that the XVI Fiestas Patrias celebration will occur on the 14th and 15th of September 2013 at Art Zeeck Park in Beardstown, Illinois.  The celebration is being extended this year to incorporate all the cultural influ...
  • Missing Schuyler County man returns home

    By Bill BeardStar-Gazette The missing Schuyler County man, Oliver Phillip Heaton, 71, returned home Monday morning, unharmed but dehydrated. His brother, Dick Heaton, reported Phil returned to his residence on Old U.S. 67, near Heaton Lane, about three mi...
  • Beardstown man to serve 12 1/2 years in federal prison for methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy

    On August 22, Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Mills sentenced Clay Lewis, 38, of Beardstown, to 151 months (12 years, 7 months) in prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, to be followed by eight years of supervised release. At the time of...
  • BHS student memorial unveiling on 9-11

    By Jody Woltmanjwoltman@casscomm.com As the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks draws near, a special unveiling and ceremony is slated for the Project Tiger Pride (PTP) Beardstown High School Military Service Memorial Dedication. The PTP volunteers spent the ...
  • Area Girls Volleyball Results

    Beardstown’s Lady Tigers started the 2013 season with a 3-set loss to North Fulton, 20-25, 25-17,  25-19, while the Lady Trojans won their season opener in straight sets of  25-14, 25-16 over Pleasant Hill. Porta/A-C went 1-4 in the Macomb Tournament....
  • Triopia stunned in huge upset by Pleasant Hill in 12-8 setback

    By Don ChipmanChip22@att.net Talk about an upset. When was the last time you can remember Pleasant Hill beating Triopia in football? It goes to show that a team has to show up every time you take the field. ...
  • BHS soccer off to fast start with three wins in early going

    By Don Chipman The 2013 BHS Tiger soccer team is off and running with a 3-0 early season start. They bombed Athens in a 9-0 home opener, and last Thursday knocked off Canton (AA) by a 4-0 verdict, and defeated Norman Calvary Christian 6-0 on Monday at the...
  • BHS Tigers win 2013 season opener

    By Don Chipman Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over.” Well new head coach Tyler Buhlig and his BHS Tigers reiterated, “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over,” when they scored twice in the final two-minutes of the fourth quarte...
  • The real McCoy makes Chicago

    Today Chicago, Illinois, is considered the meat packing capital of the United States. But that title was supposed to have gone to another town. ...
  • Put 9/11 Behind Us?

    Has President Obama turned into Jimmy Carter? In May 1977, President Carter naively pronounced America “free of that inordinate fear of communism.” As Stanford professor of foreign policy and fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Institute of Inter...
  • Out thunk by an old geezer

    Greetings from the Ridge. I was maybe 10 years old and a group of us had saddled up our horses for pleasant ride one Sunday afternoon. The heat was as oppressive as what’s landed on top of the Midwest the last couple of weeks and none of us had thought ...
  • Wade descendants gather for fish fry

    The descendants of Raymond and Ellen Wade gathered on the river bank at Florence in front of the family home place for a  fish fry on Sunday, September 1. ...
  • Launer's Celebrate 60 Years

    Ernest Launer and Shirley Parker were united in marriage in the chapel at Ft. Bliss, Texas, on September 8, 1953. After Ernest's service in the Army at Ft. Bliss and England, they returned home to farm in the Little Indian area in Cass County, later mov...
  • Kenton Bottens turning 100 years old on September 12

    Kenton Bottens will celebrate his 100th birthday on September 12th. Kenton was born September 12, 1913. He married Lizzie Bell Garmon on May 9, 1943.  She died July 7, 1997. Together they had two children, one daughter Janet Kay Cox, and one son Kenneth ...
  • Larry Merriman

    Larry Merriman, 63, of Virginia, died Saturday, August 31, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia with burial and military honors at Walnut Ridge Cemete...
  • Wendell Worley Jones

    Wendell Worley Jones, age 89, of New Castle, passed away Monday, Sept. 2,  at IU Ball Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7,  at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with the Reverend Gene Bennett officiating. Burial wi...