Lisa Buhlig was unanimously approved as Fourth Ward Alderman at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Beardstown City Council. Lisa will serve the remaining two years and three month term of former council member Missy Meyer. Meyer resigned her council seat because she has taken up residence outside…
    If you’re anything like me, you love comic books. However, it’s not always easy to get your hands on the ones you want. First, you’ve got to track down a comic shop; then, you’ve got to figure out which titles you want. Depending on the week, your shop might not get in the issues you’re looking…
    Teresa Joann “Teri” Shinall, 54, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.     Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, at Black Oak Cemetery in rural Beardstown. Colwell Memorial Home in…
Disney+ continues to delight. Whether you’re still reeling from season two of The Mandalorian, waiting on the edge of your seat for the next episode of WandaVision, or just looking forward to the myriad of new projects coming to the streaming giant in the future, there’s no shortage of reasons to…
    Dale Eugene Tomlinson, 76, of Virginia, died Sunday, Feb.14, 2021 at his home.     He was born Nov. 12, 1943, in Williamsfield, the son of Leslie E. and Lila Lavern Tomlinson. He married Bonnie Booth on June 6, 1986, at Faith Baptist Church in Virginia.     He is survived by his wife, Bonnie…
    Arbon Mark Grossman, 63, of Macomb died Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at his home.     He was born June 30, 1957, in Beardstown, the son of Arbon G. and Shirley Phelps Grossman.     He is survived by his mother, Shirley Cronin of Macomb; his aunt, Phyllis Anderson of Beardstown; his sister, Gloria (…
    Crystell Marie Bartlett, 72, of Jacksonville, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at her home.     A memorial visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Private family burial will be held at a later date.  
People have come to expect big things from Nintendo Direct events--the often-lengthy videos that the company has been using to announce new games for the last several years. That expectation is warranted, too, as there are often exciting surprise reveals in each one. However, as the most recent…
Eugene Glen “Huey” Eilers, 79, passed away at Passavant Area Hospital Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at 3:58 p.m. with his loving family by his side. He was born April 14, 1941, in rural Chandlerville to Glen Irving and Hester (Chilton) Eilers.  He married Mary Ann Griffie on July 21, 1962, at Bethel…
Rose Ann Flood, 69, of Beardstown passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at Graham Hospital in Canton. Arrangements are pending at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. 
Oh geez. I really didn’t want to do this... but with a slew of new announcements hitting this week, I feel like I have to. Folks, there’s going to be a Borderlands movie, and I am deeply unexcited about it. Don’t get me wrong--I love Borderlands! The looter-shooter series is an excellent blend of…
Virginia- The Cass County Health Department reported four new cases of Covid-19 Friday.  Three new…
   A Beardstown man entered a guilty plea in Cass County Circuit Court Jan. 21 to charges of…
   A rural Beardstown man has been sentenced to prison in connection with a February 2017 car crash…
   Lisa Buhlig was unanimously approved as Fourth Ward Alderman at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Beardstown City Council. Lisa will serve the remaining two years and three month term of former council member Missy Meyer.


  Beardstown School Board was held last Wednesday night in the high school library. It was uncharacteristically short but had some items of note.   During…
    COVID-19 vaccination has begun for A-C Central teachers, A-C Central Superintendent Tim Page reported at last Wednesday’s meeting of the school board. He…
Star-Gazette headlines from July – December 2020 JULY     2nd: COVID-19 outbreak puts Cass County on the map; nursing home outbreak linked to two deaths; IDPH…
    Potpourri—Ayo Dosunmu is ranked the 5th best player in the country on National Recruiter Andy Katz’s list. Ayo is averaging 21.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 4.8…
    Potpourri—Region 3 test positivity averages for COVID-19 has ranged from a high of 8.3 on Jan. 5 to a new low of 6.1 as of Jan. 13. Here are the averages…
    Potpourri—Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame (1997) manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, dead at age 93.  Lasorda compiled a 1,591-1,431 record (1970 -1996), won…
    Teresa Joann “Teri” Shinall, 54, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.     Cremation rites have been…
    Dale Eugene Tomlinson, 76, of Virginia, died Sunday, Feb.14, 2021 at his home.     He was born Nov. 12, 1943, in Williamsfield, the son of Leslie E. and…
    Arbon Mark Grossman, 63, of Macomb died Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at his home.     He was born June 30, 1957, in Beardstown, the son of Arbon G. and Shirley…