State Treasurer Michael Frerichs made a stop in Beardstown Monday to promote programs offered through the treasurer's office.  For more information, see the article in this week's Star-Gazette print or online editions.
Chandlerville Lodge #724 A.F. & A.M. recently donated funds to three Chandlerville organizations. On behalf of the lodge, Worshipful Master Albert Hoesman made presentations to the Chandlerville Cemetery Committee, the Chandlerville Improvement... more
Shelf-Help programming –– Beardstown Library Director Trisha Scott,  and  Adult Services Librarian Ethan McIntyre share a laugh as they record the first “episode” of their “Shelf Improvement” podcast series.  The podcasts will offer listeners... more
Digging it –– The entire congregation of the First Christian Church took part in groundbreaking ceremonies for Beardstown Christian Academy’s new classroom wing. The new wing will house seven new classrooms and a youth center. Construction for the... more
BANG! –– Clouds of smoke erupt at the moment of detonation as explosives bring down the first section of the old Illinois Route 104 Bridge across the Illinois River at Meredosia. As soon as the dust and smoke had cleared, trackhoes equipped with... more
Hardware collector -Beardstown’s Dakota Bolen recently traveled to Reno, NV to participate in the National Karate Championship tournament.  One of more than 2,200 competitors, Bolen came home with hardware.  Competing in the 15 year old Novice Class... more

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Donald L. Crosier, 88, of Rushville, passed away at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.