April 24, 2014

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CUSD 15 wrestles with deep cuts

By Steve Capps
For the Star-Gazette

Last Monday's budget meeting for the Beardstown school district resembled a press conference in the losing locker room after the Super Bowl. There were a lot of heads down, hands wringing, even a little finger pointing as district officials wrestle with another round of cuts.

 
New public hearing on consolidation to be held on March 10 in Ashland

An additional public meeting has been scheduled in Ashland to discuss the proposed school consolidation. Voters will decide on March 18 whether A-C Central and PORTA will consolidate and create a new school district. The fourth and final public meeting to discuss this important issue will be held at 7 p.m. on March 10. The meeting will be held at the St. Augustine's Catholic Hall in Ashland.

 
Beardstown Main Street donates to Pool Project

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Seventy-six teams of four (304 players), participated and played twelve holes of miniature golf at Beardstown’s pubs and restaurants. The best costume award went to team ‘Putt Putt Pirates’ from Annie’s Sazarac. The players, dressed as pirates, were Wendy McClenning, A.J. Gand, Jessica Lewis and Jordon Snyder.

Beardstown Main Street will donate $2,200 of the $4,400 raised at the Sixth Annual River Rats Golf Classic fundraiser, held on February 22, to the Park District Swimming Pool Project.
Seventy-six teams of four (304 players), participated and played twelve holes of miniature golf at Beardstown’s pubs and restaurants. This is the largest fundraising event for Beardstown Main Street and is held annually on the last Saturday in February.

 
Beardstown man to run in Boston Marathon

By Michael Kloppenburg
For the Star-Gazette
Travis Schroll was a multi-sport athlete in high school. The Beardstown High School graduate was a football, basketball, and baseball player in high school; with baseball being his favorite of the three. But it is something he did not get into until after high school that has him on a path to one of the country’s most prestigious endurance races. He began endurance running as part of a college physical fitness class and he has been running ever since. And now he has run himself into the Boston Marathon.

 
Harold Tyson Progress story correction

In the February 27 Star-Gazette Progress edition, in Harold Tyson’s acknowledgements inside the book, it should have read Harold Fischer and not Bruce Fischer. The Star-Gazette apologizes for this error.

 
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