Exchange Club meeting
The editor of the Star-Gazette, Ethan McIntyre, was the featured speaker at the regular meeting of the Exchange Club of Beardstown on Nov. 3. Born in Monmouth and moving to Roseville at the age of 10, Mr. McIntyre was encouraged by a teacher to develop a career in writing after seeing his work on the school paper. After studying English at Carl Sandburg College, Mr. McIntyre came to Beardstown in 2014 and was employed as an Editorial Assistant at the Star-Gazette. He is now in charge of the editorial department and determines what goes into the paper, as well as helping to maintain the paper’s website. He explained the paper’s deadlines and advertising goals. Mr. McIntyre is currently focusing on finding new ideas for future special sections of the newspaper.