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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.

 
Beardstown IGA to close

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.

 
Virginia students participate in Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl

The  Virginia Masonic Lodge No. 544 honored the Virginia High School students who participated in this year’s Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl at a lunch held on April 12,. Lodge representative Steve Clark praised the students “who represented the school and the Virginia community with distinction and pride.” The lodge sponsored the team. Attending the lunch were (from left) teacher Elizabeth Ingram, Brett Turner, Alicia Day, Austin Andrews, Abby Morton, Grant Werner, Abby Clark, Jimmy Stock and Assistant Principal Aaron Llewelyan. Not present were Kasey Harris, Alison Coats, Joshua Damotte, Amber Bencher, Stephanie Dambacher, Jacob Werner, Nathan Travelstead and Brendan O’Daniell. (Leigh Morris/For the Star-Gazette)

 
A-C band gets superior rating

Congratulations goes out to the members of the A-C Central Concert band for receiving a Division I – Superior rating at IHSA contest on Friday evening 4/11.  Members of the band traveled to Petersburg to perform for a panel of judges, The A-C Central Band received a superior rating from all 3 judges. Selections performed were Rough Riders by Karl L King, Black is the Color…. arr. by Robert W. Smith and Trail of Tears by James Barnes. The band is under the direction of Kim Webster.

 
A-C band gets superior rating

Congratulations goes out to the members of the A-C Central Concert band for receiving a Division I – Superior rating at IHSA contest on Friday evening 4/11.  Members of the band traveled to Petersburg to perform for a panel of judges, The A-C Central Band received a superior rating from all 3 judges. Selections performed were Rough Riders by Karl L King, Black is the Color…. arr. by Robert W. Smith and Trail of Tears by James Barnes. The band is under the direction of Kim Webster.

 
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