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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.

School board addresses a number of issues PDF Print E-mail

By David V. Miller
For the Star-Gazette
The Beardstown Board of Education addressed a number of items at its June 25 meeting, ranging in topics from piercings to salaries.
On the subject of body piercings, other than studs, no facial piercings beyond the ears will be allowed next school year.
In other student-related matters, open campus lunch will be offered for all students maintaining a C average or better with no disciplinary issues. This will be started on a trial basis with its continuance dependent upon the results.
In administrative and athletic director reports, the school district has received a $400 vocational grant for the next school year. Migrant Summer School programs are half finished and going smoothly.


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