July 23, 2014

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Grass and leaf pickup resumes

By Sandra Haschemeyer
Star-Gazette editor
The city is again picking up grass and leaf bags although the issue of what to do with the yard waste has not yet been resolved. For now the bags are being taken to a full dump site where an area of logs has been cleared to make room for the waste, according to Gary Hamilton, public works director.
The announcement was made at the Beardstown City Council’s committee as a whole meeting Tuesday night.

Cinco de Mayo Little Miss Queen candidates announced

Candidates have been announced for the Cinco de Mayo’s Little Miss Queen and Princesses program. The celebration will be held May 3 and 4 at Art Zeeck Park.
Candidates are Maria Weber, Emily Nava, Danielle Nagaito, Isabel Chaidez, Esmeralda Martinez, Raven Sweeney, Kourtney Logsdon, and Karem Izquierdo.

Schroll participates in Boston Marathon

By Sandra Haschemeyer
Star-Gazette editor
It’s an experience he will likely never forget. Travis Schroll of Beardstown was among the 36,000 runners participating in Monday’s Boston Marathon.
Although he didn’t run as fast as he had wanted, he finished the race in 3 hours and 12 minutes, a few minutes shy of his hoped-for time of 3 hours, 3 minutes.
“It’s a very hard course,” he said of the 26.2 mile race. “I underestimated it.”

Beardstown IGA to close its doors

By Sandra Haschemeyer
Star-Gazette editor
Beardstown IGA will soon close its doors.
“It’s the business climate,” owner Steve Kremer said. “We can’t afford to keep the doors open and pay all the bills.”
Kremer said the exact closing date is”iffy” but expects the store to be closed by the end of the month.

Mayor selects firm for city attorney position

By Sandra Haschemeyer
Star-Gazette editor
Mayor Steve Patterson said Monday he has selected the law firm of Bellatti, Fay, Bellatti and Beard of Jacksonville to fill Beardstown’s city attorney vacancy. The recommendation will be presented to the Beardstown City Council for  approval at its May meeting.