July 22, 2014

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  • Local activist holds marina rally

    Local activist holds marina rally By Aaron Tebrinke Star-Gazette Duty, responsibility, and the pursuit of happiness— every one of us choose to defend something for a principled reason, or decide to exclusively chase the possibility of bliss. Christy...
  • Project Tiger Pride a success

    (originally published 4-26-12) by June Conner Star-Gazette editor It doesn’t take long when you talk to Jack Fearneyhough to know why Project Tiger Pride was such a success.  His positive thinking, endless energy, and his love for Beardstown sticks o...
  • Fire claims the lives of two family members

      Fire claims the lives of two family members (originally published 4-19-12)   By June Conner Star-Gazette editor   A father and daughter were killed in a fire early Sunday morning at their trailer just off Route 67 at Black Oak Road south of Bea...
  • ‘Share the Spirit’ gives shoes to Beardstown students

      ‘Share the Spirit’ gives shoes to Beardstown students (originally published 4-12-2012)   By Aaron Tebrinke Star-Gazette staff   On Wednesday, April 4 Share the Spirit Foundation held a shoe drive for 62 needy children that attend Gard Eleme...
  • New city clean up rules

      New city clean up rules (originally published Thursday, April 12, 2012) By June Conner Star-Gazette Editor Changes in the spring city wide clean up in Beardstown will result in limits of two truck loads per household according to Public Works Dire...
  • Local activists plan rally at marina this weekend

    Local activists plan rally at marina this weekend (originally published 4-5-12)   By Aaron Tebrinke Star-Gazette staff In response to the cutting down of another tree in the Beardstown Marina on Thursday March 12 and the ongoing struggle to clean t...
  • Another disappointment for Watkins family

      Another disappointment for Watkins family (originally published 4-5-12) Jennifer Watkins continues to ignore court visitation order   By Michael Kloppenburg Star-Gazette reporter   In another major disappointment for the Cass County relatives ...
  • Trees around the levee will fall

      Trees around the levee will fall (originally published 3-15-12)   By Aaron Tebrinke Star-Gazette staffer   As the Beardstown levee story continues, a history of the area waterways, in short, follows: The Muscooten Bay is full of silt from the ...
  • It’s a no-win situation. Period.

      It’s a no-win situation. Period.   Beardstown mayor, residents, officials react to initial tree clearing at marina (originally published 2-09-12)   Jody Woltman Star-Gazette publisher Aaron Tebrinke, staffer   It’s been a known fact f...
  • Virginia moves forward with school expansion project

      Virginia moves forward with school expansion project (originally published 3-08-12)   Jody Woltman Star-Gazette publisher   The Virginia School Board is wasting no time on the school expansion project discussed at the February 27 school board m...
  • Visitation schedule set in Watkins case

      Visitation schedule set in Watkins case (originally published 3-8-12)   By: Michael Kloppenburg Star-Gazette reporter   Dale and Penny Watkins have a visitation schedule for their four-year old granddaughter Sidney, whom they have been unable t...
  • Public transit helps local residents

      Public transit helps local residents (originally published 01/05/12) By Jody Woltman Star-Gazette publisher Photo caption: IVRT Board president Tim Ward (L), Board member David Parrish, Cass County Board Charirman (R), and IRVT Director Elton T...
  • Cause of death ruled homicide in death of Beardstown businessman

      Cause of death ruled homicide in death of Beardstown businessman (originally published 12-30-10)     By Jody Woltman Publisher, Star-Gazette   During the December 23rd coroner’s inquest led by Cass County Coroner Wyatt Sager, a jury of six...
  • Beardstown School District superintendent responds to reports

      ‘I don’t know why us and nobody else’ Beardstown School District superintendent responds to reports (originally published 12-30-10)   By Jody Woltman Publisher Star-Gazette   Reggie Clinton, Beardstown School District 15 superintendent ...
  • Thanksgiving morning tragedy Beardstown man found dead

    Thanksgiving morning tragedy Beardstown man found dead  (originally published 12-2-10)   By Kim Watson For the Star-Gazette   Family and friends lined the sidewalk of Sager Funeral home in Beardstown Monday night waiting to say their goodbyes t...
  • Conclusion of Watkins visitation hearing

      Conclusion of Watkins visitation hearing (originally published 10-07-10)   Aaron Tebrinke For the Star-Gazette   The hearing for grandparents visitation rights for Sidney Watkins concluded on September 29, 2010.  This was a rare trial in the B...
  • Skinner’s plea results in 15 extra years

      Skinner’s plea results in 15 extra years (originally published 7-8-10)   75- year-old Shirley Skinner got more than she asked for. The Ashland grandmother, convicted of murdering her granddaughter’s estranged husband Steven Watkins, requested a...
  • Initial damage assessment

      Initial damage assessment (originally published 7-1-10)   By Aaron Tebrinke For The Star-Gazette The following is the initial damage assessment of the straight-line wind event which occurred in the Beardstown area June 22. The information was com...
  • High winds, heavy rain cover the area

      High winds, heavy rain cover the area (originally published 6-24-10)   by Marla Blair Star-Gazette editor   Beardstown seemed to be in the line of fire on Monday night/Tuesday morning when the wind took down trees, peeled roofs from buildings a...
  • Down for the count

    Down for the count (originally published 5-27-10)   Susan Young/for the Star-Gazette Trenter’s Hardware Store, on the west side of the Virginia square, took a tumble at 8:30 Saturday night, the result of sitting for years with a leaking roof. The ...