Bullets rout Pittsfield, Kunz earns 100th win

The visiting Williamsville Bullets football team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night with a 55-30 win over Pittsfield in Sangamo Conference action.The win, which evened the Bullets’ mark at 3-3, was the 100th of coach Aaron Kunz’s coaching career at WHS.“Thank you to all of you that have been a part of the wins,” said Kunz. “I am lucky […]

Verna Kincaid

Verna M. Kincaid, 76, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at St. John’s Hospice.She was born May 6, 1939, in Springfield, to Shirley and Nellie Landers Wood. She married Earl “Rich” Kincaid on May 28, 1960, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2010.Survivors include three sons: Michael R. (Candice) Kincaid of Springfield, Steven E. Kincaid of […]

Dale Garst

Dale L. Garst, 86, of Springfield, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center.Dale was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Nilwood, the son of Virgil and Edna Stewart Garst Hemphill. He married Shirley R. McKinzie, and they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in February of 2015.Dale retired from Pillsbury Mills after 42 years of service and was a member […]

What’s the Score?

Thoughts for all to ponder while I wonder if the next play call in the Illini win over Nebraska would have been different than the previous four…4 I realize that Illini interim coach Bill Cubit is a lot smarter than I am, but I am surprised that the Cornhuskers did not do a better job defending the Illini in the […]

Pearl Fields

Pearl Elizabeth Fields, 86, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at home with family.Pearl was born in Bolivia January 30, 1929 to Alvie and Sylvia Fishburn, one of nine sisters, one brother, four half-brothers and one half-sister. Pearl was married to Raymond Crain of Roby and later in life to Gene Fields of Dawson.She retired from John W. […]

Sherman board approves Municipal Park change orders

By Byron PainterEditorThe Sherman Village Board approved a pair of change orders for the Municipal Park at Tuesday’s regular meeting.The board was also updated on the progress of the park and possible plans to include heating and cooling the concession stands and other buildings.The two change orders, presented by Village Architect Tim Smith, related to a change in the doors […]

Donald C. Alborg

Donald “Donnie” C. Alborg, of Springfield, passed away June 9, 2015.He was born February 8, 1952.He is survived by two sisters, Ann Keys of Rochester and Salli Chernis of Sherman.Graveside services were held  Saturday, October 3 in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Richard Rusciolelli

Richard W. Rusciolelli, 83, passed away September 29, 2015 in Apple Valley, Calif.He was born in Riverton to Dominic and Lena Rusciolelli Feb. 25, 1932 and graduated from Riverton High School in 1950.He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-55.He married JoAnn Becker Dec. 26, 1954 at St. James Catholic Church in Riverton; she preceded him in death March […]

Trudy Ayappa

Trudy L. Ayappa, 61, of Sherman, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center.She was born March 15, 1954, to Robert and Mary Gumm Grant. She married Paul Ayappa on Feb. 14, 1987, in Springfield and he survives.Trudy is also survived by her children: Katra (husband, Karl) Knoernschild of Oswego, Zach Ayappa of Springfield and Katie Ayappa of […]

Amy O’Dell

Amy “Susie” O’Dell, 82, died Thursday, October 1, 2015, at St. John’s Hospital.She was born October 20, 1932, in Springfield, to Edgar L. and Isabell Esther Gagnon Kelley.Susie was a past member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and the DAV. She retired from Ameren (CIPS), where she worked in the mailroom.She is survived by two daughters, Theresa (Stephen) Singer […]