Beardstown http://tspr.org en Rededication of Lincoln Courtroom and Museum http://tspr.org/post/rededication-lincoln-courtroom-and-museum <p>Some new touches have been added to the<a href="http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/sites/beards.htm" target="_blank"> Old Lincoln Courtroom and Museum</a> in Beardstown. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:38:47 +0000 Rich Egger 38046 at http://tspr.org Rededication of Lincoln Courtroom and Museum City and Union Continue to Disagree on New Position http://tspr.org/post/city-and-union-continue-disagree-new-position <p>A proposed administrative position in the Beardstown Police Department remains in limbo.<br /><br />The item was not on the last city council agenda. The city&#39;s Fire, Police and Ambulance Committee will try to find a resolution.<br /><br />The city council and police union agree on the need for a second shift supervisor. The parties disagree on the standing of the position.<br /><br />The city considers the position administrative and, hence, non-union. The police union wants the position covered under its contract with the city.<br /> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:12:14 +0000 James Lenz 17259 at http://tspr.org City and Union Continue to Disagree on New Position Beardstown Police Position is in Limbo http://tspr.org/post/beardstown-police-position-limbo <p>Beardstown and its police union agree the department needs a second-shift supervisor. However, they disagree on the standing of the position. The union wants to see the position covered under its union contract with the city.<br /><br />Mayor Bob Walters disagrees.<br /><br />He says, &ldquo;If it&#39;s filled, that person would not be allowed to patrol like a regular patrolman. I personally feel that it&#39;s a management position and not a union position.&rdquo;<br /> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:37:22 +0000 James Lenz 16605 at http://tspr.org Beardstown Police Position is in Limbo Rentals of Senior Center Will Cease http://tspr.org/post/rentals-senior-center-will-cease <p>Beardstown will no longer&nbsp; rent out the Golden Age building for special events.<br /><br />The city has charged a $50 rental fee for the building&#39;s use. City Clerk Brian Ruch said the low fee has made it very popular for parties and special events.<br /><br />He said, &ldquo;Over the last few years it&#39;s being rented out quite often. The extra traffic is (creating) wear and tear on the building.&rdquo;<br /><br />Events that have already been booked will be allowed.<br /><br />Ruch said the building was built in the late 1990s but is showing signs of advanced age.<br /> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:48:25 +0000 James Lenz 14007 at http://tspr.org Rentals of Senior Center Will Cease