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Virginia City Council considers city plan PDF Print E-mail

By Michael Kloppenburg
Star-Gazette reporter
The first reading for the adoption of a comprehensive city plan was held at the Virginia City Council meeting on Monday. The plan is intended to help business development in the city’s Tax Increment Financing District.
However, there was also discussion of also allowing business development on Main and Beardstown Streets. Treaurer Kevin Velten, speaking as a citizen rather than in his official capacity, said he would be against such development on Beardstown Street. He said he would be worried that businesses might reduce the value of nearby residential properties.

 
2014 Cass County Fair royalty chosen PDF Print E-mail

The queen contest was held Tuesday at the Cass County Fair.
The 2014 Miss Cass County is Audrey Brauer of Oakford and the 2014 4-H Queen is Carlee Critchelow of Chandlerville.
Thursday’s fair events will include a beef breeding show at 10:30 a.m., a steer show at 1 p.m., livestock judging workshop at 3 p.m., and kids’ games at 7 p.m.
A market swine show will kick off activities on Friday at 8 a.m. The DeWayne Sweatman Super Showmanship Shootout will be held at 3 p.m. with the Cass County talent contest at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s events will feature the awards presentation at 9:30 a.m., and the antique tractor pull at 1 p.m.

 
Firemen in training PDF Print E-mail

Ashland and Chandlerville volunteer fire departments trained in Morgan County July 2 at a rural home on Grey Road. (Photos by Robert Daniel)

 
Winners selected in Ashland Days contests PDF Print E-mail

Ashland's youngest residents strutted their stuff for the various contests Thursday night during Ashland Days festivities.
The baby contest winners were Megan Bright for cutest hair, Kolton Buker for shyest, Anniston Thornley for grooviest, Emaline Ratliff for most outgoing, and Caenyn Belden was the youngest citizen.

 
Pool project fundraiser now up to $70,000 PDF Print E-mail

The fundraising campaign for a new pool has thus far raised over $70,000, according to Steve Megginson, park district director.
Megginson said the community has been very supportive of the pool project. He added that Cargill will provide matching funds up to $115,000.

 
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