April 24, 2014

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  • Area Youth Basketball Results

    By Jason Brockschmidt It was the Green Grizzlies using an 8-2 scoring difference in the third quarter to knock off the Blue Blazers 22-16 in the opening game of last week’s action of the All-Pro Division of the Beardstown Youth Basketball League. Both t...
  • BHS Tiger Jon Kramer signs with Illinois Central College to play baseball in 2014

    By Don ChipmanSports Editor Jon Kramer, a senior at BHS, has signed to play baseball at Illinois Central College in the Class of 2014. Head Coach Brett Kelley said of the eight-man group,”We think we have landed the guys who are going to help us reach ...
  • Possible budget reductions for Beardstown schools

    By June ConnerFor the Star-Gazette The outlook for the Beardstown District 15 Board of Education's Education Fund has school officials ready to do some planning and discuss possible budget reductions for the 2014-15 school year. ...
  • Council approves purchase of two new vehicles for police department

    By June ConnerFor the Star-Gazette The Beardstown City Council approved the purchase of two new Fords for the Police Department at the request of Chief Roy Hurst. The vote came to six to two with Katie Vitale, Mary Davis, Tom Penwarden, Leslie Harris, Rob...
  • Cargill to pay $2.2 million to settle federal discrimination charges

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette In response to federal allegations of employment practices discrimination, Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. has agreed to pay $2.2 million into a settlement fund to benefit 2,959 people who were rejected for employment betw...
  • Guilty plea in Depot burglary

    By Michael KloppenburgFor the Star-Gazette The man accused of burglarizing the Depot Restaurant in Virginia pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony count of burglary in that case. Gregory Hagen of Ashland also entered guilty to pleas to two other felony ch...
  • Community support needed to receive grant for new pool

    The quest for a new public swimming pool for the Beardstown community, received encouraging news. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director, Marc Miller announced $25 million will be available for Park and Recreation projects through Il...
  • Save A Lot chosen Co-Business of the Month

    Congratulations to Save A Lot and their staff for being chosen January 2014 Co-Business of the Month. Save A Lot is a full supply grocery store located at 412 East 4th Street in Beardstown. Save A Lot has an excellent produce section with a large selecti...
  • Virginia Masonic Lodge sponsoring blood drive

    By Leigh MorrisFor the Star-Gazette Members of the Virginia Masonic Lodge are asking area residents to help prevent blood shortages by donating blood this Saturday, Feb. 1. ...
  • Area Girls Basketball Resuults

    The Lady Tigers dropped a pair of contests this past week, losing to Knoxville in a one-sided 77-31 loss, and then last Saturday dropped an xx to xx decision to Elmwood at the Tiger Den. ...
  • BHS Tigers extend win streak to six straight games

    By Don Chipmanchip22@att.net The BHS Tigers played twice this past week, knocking off PORTA 56-47, on the road, and topping Elmwood 49-29 here at the Tiger Den Saturday. ...
  • Sixth Annual River Rats Golf Classic to be held February 22

    First National Bank, A. Gaudio and Sons, and Beardstown Main Street, announce the Sixth Annual River Rats Golf Classic to be held February 22, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Other sponsors include The Kitchen & Floor Shoppe, VFW 1239 Ladies Auxiliary and T...
  • Beardstown family shows National Champion hog

    At the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, William DeSollar showed the National Champion Middleweight Cross market hog, culminating a family interest for many years. ...
  • Police and Court News

    Beardstown Police Report: ...
  • Marriage Licenses

    Zachary A. McVay, Oakford and Hanna E. King, Oakford. Reynaldo Gracia Vega, Beardstown and Melissa Dawn Agans, Beardstown. Gregory Thomas Hagen, Jr, Ashland and Kayla Lynn Small, Chandlerville. Stuart E. Hutchison, Chandlerville and Shelby Lynn Weishaar, ...
  • Polar Vortex makes return appearance

    Get a head start on summer heat – During the last big snow storm, the sign at E & M Electric is shown offering window air conditioners starting at $146 photo by David Miller...
  • A-C board faces concern over off-campus courses

    By Michael KloppenburgFor the Star-Gazette Questions over off-campus courses continued from last month in the A-C Central board’s January meeting last week. This month, teacher Dena Leinberger questioned whether money spent on courses at the Captial Are...
  • Beardstown man charged with sex crime

    By June ConnerFor the Star-Gazette A 42-year-old Beardstown man is in the Schuyler County Jail under $200,000 bond after an arrest by Beardstown City Police.                  William Nash of Beardstown has been charged with aggravated crimina...
  • Man pleads guilty in sexual assault case

    By Michael KloppenburgFor the Star-Gazette A Mt. Olive man pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted predatory criminal sexual assault of a child on Friday. Nolan Smith, age 73, entered the guilty pleas in Cass County Circuit Court. The pleas were part of...
  • Debra Webster arrested following clemency hearing

    By Michael KloppenburgFor the Star-Gazette Debra Webster, daughter of convicted murderer Shirley Skinner, was arrested following a clemency hearing for Skinner on Jan. 15. The arrest is the result of a lawsuit for her family’s unpaid legal bills. In ad...