BHS selected to participate in 2013-2014 Operation Teen Safe Driving Program
Beardstown High School applied and was selected by the Illinois Department of Transportation and partners to participate in the 2013-2014 Operation Teen Safe Driving (OTSD) program. The statewide safety initiative is designed for teens to educate their peers about driving responsibly in an effort to decrease the number of fatalities and injuries involving teenagers in Illinois. The high schools statewide selected to participate in this innovative program utilize Ford Motor Company Fund’s nationally recognized Ford Driving Skills for Life program. The selected high schools are equally distributed in seven regions across the state.
Absentee voting in General Primary Election to begin
Michael C. Kirchner, Cass County Clerk, announces that any qualified voter desiring to vote an absentee ballot for the General Primary Election to be held March 18, 2014 may make application to vote, starting February 6, 2014 if:
An open letter to the citizens of Ashland and Chandlerville regarding proposed consolidation
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.