I have agonized over writing this letter regarding the proposed consolidation with PORTA. First, let me state that I am not against consolidation when it becomes absolutely necessary and it is to the advantage of our children. Having made that statement, let me tell you now that it is not absolutely necessary at this time and I see no advantage to the A-C students in this proposed consolidation.
A new organization of parents, students, teachers and taxpayers has been formed to work in support of school consolidation. The group will organize support and conduct an education campaign to educate voters about the benefits of A-C Central and PORTA school districts consolidating to create a new school district.
by June Conner For The Star-Gazette There were only voices of support of the Beardstown Police Department and Chief Roy Hurst at the Beardstown City Council meeting and the preceeding "Committee as a Whole". Friends and family spoke out in support of having two officers on duty during the day, leaving the Chief for administration. Mayor Steve Patterson said that the suggestion was going back to the way the shifts used to be, saving the overtime that had been scheduled.
Beardstown Main Street held it’s Shining Star Awards at a dinner held Saturday at the Elks Club. Categories and winners were selected from a committee of one representative from each of the four Main Street committees, which include Organization, Design, Promotions and Economic Restructuring.
Submitted photo Pictured is the cast of the musical, “The Big Bad Musical,” which will be presented this weekend, Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at the Beardstown Grand Opera House. Productions are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.