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Area students visit the nation's capitol PDF Print E-mail

Students from Virginia, Triopia and Meredosia traveled June 15  to Washington D.C. They are: Abby Clark, EJ Clark, Kristan Shaffer, Gage Tullis, Jamie Jokisch, Jacob Carson, Kyler Bailey, Jared Atwood, Damian Coats, Hunter Bader, Emily Campbell, Shelby Campbell, Ali Morton, Dusty Staake, Brooklyn Knapp, JR Coats, Jeff Bennett, Jason Martin, Monica Campbell, Colton Woolridge, Nick Werries, Haley Milby, Peyton Rush, Bailey Bogue, Regan Corder, Hailey Werries, Steve Clark and Lisa Clark.
They toured the White House, National Archives, FDR and Martin Luther King Memorial, the World War II Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Air Force Memorial, 9/11 Memorial, National Cathedral, and Holocaust Museum.
Also, the Smithsonians: American History, Natural History, and Air and Space.
They took a tour of Arlington Cemetery and attended the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb the of Unknown Soldier, as well as a tour of the US Naval Academy.

 
Gary’s Collision Center July Co-Business of the Month PDF Print E-mail

Gary’s Collision Center and their staff have been chosen July Co-Business of the Month. A family-owned business, Gary and Gerry Blum offer 43 years of experience in autobody repair on cars and trucks. They are located at 3588 Arenzville Rd., Beardstown. They can be reached at 997-5581, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pictured are, front row, Gerry Blum, Seth Mefford, Gary Blum; back row, Dalton Davis, Steve Mayes, Mike Cave, Bill Davis. (Submitted photo)

 
ILRHA, Western Horse Show pay tribute to Arenzville man PDF Print E-mail

By Sandra Haschemeyer
Star-Gazette Editor
He has been described as the “consummate cowboy.”
The late Wilbur “Webb” Parlier of Arenzville was recognized Sunday during the Western Horse Show held at the Coliseum on the state fairgrounds.
Parlier, 76, who died May 26, has been associated with the Illinois State Fair Western Horse Show for almost 50 years, serving as manager of the show for 37 years.
“He was a true cowboy at heart,” said Joel Werling, president of the Illinois Reining Horse Association (ILRHA). “He enjoyed teaching kids... and he had a passion for rodeos.
“He just made riders feel at ease,” Werling added, particularly novice riders.

 
Forecast for hot cars and cool music PDF Print E-mail

The forecast is for hot cars, cool music and even cooler prizes.
The 6th annual Cruise Night On The Square will be presented Saturday, July 19, from 6-9 p.m. at the Beardstown City Square.  Cruise Night will feature cars and motorcycles available for viewing around the square in downtown Beardstown.

 
CRWD extends reduced hookup fee PDF Print E-mail
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By Michael Kloppenburg
Star-Gazette reporter
The Cass Rural Water District Board voted to extend a reduced water service hookup fee of $1,250 until the end of the year during its July 8 meeting.
The reduced fee was introduced earlier this year to encourage potential customers on CRWD’s water line extension project in Sangamon Valley Township. The fee would normally be $2,500. The board will revisit the reduced fee at the end of the year and discuss the possibility of making it permanent.

 
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