Elinor Eden

Elinor Eden of Springfield passed away peacefully on January 13, 2016, surrounded by family and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.Elinor was born January 20, 1925, in Springfield, to George and Bessie (Stevenson) King.Elinor was a graduate of the Memorial School of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse in Surgery, the Emergency Room and as […]

Riverton board approves equipment purchases to save on rental costs

In an attempt to save money, the Riverton Village Board approved the purchase of equipment to prevent rental costs at Tuesday’s regular meeting.Equipment on the list included a used light tower with balloon lights, $3800, used six-inch pump, $2700 (federal surplus) pending mechanic’s review and repairs/replacement of conduits and a control panel and a sewer pump totaling $35,105.  All were […]

Thomas Schafer

Thomas A. Schafer, 51, of Nashville, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.He was born May 11, 1964, in Springfield, to Vernon L. and Mary M. Kienzler Schafer, and they preceded him in death.He is survived by his four children: Sarah Schafer of Springfield, Ashley Schafer of Columbia, Tenn., Ariana Schafer and Tony Schafer of Shelbyville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; brothers and […]

Thomas Chidster

Thomas Wayne Chidster, 90, passed away Jan. 16, 2016, at his home.He was born in Kennett, Mo., June 4, 1925, to Thomas J. and Rhoda (Cook) Chidster. He married Marjorie Tate in 1951, in Piggott, Ark., by the Rev. Charles Johnstone.Thomas retired from Scherer Freight Lines in 1975. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Riverton Lavely […]

Barbara Farmer

Barbara A. Farmer, 76, of Springfield and formerly of Ashland, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at St. John’s Hospital.She was born April 10, 1939, in Springfield, the daughter of Pirdie Boner and Ethel Wadlow. She married Raymond H. “Bud” Farmer Oct. 30, 1964, in Ashland, and he preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1987.She is survived by her two daughters, […]

School district expenses down, but revenue proration, delayed payments still problematic

The Williamsville School District is spending less money than it was a year ago at this time, but the revenue side is still causing problems.Superintendent Dave Root informed the school board at Monday’s regular meetings that the district has spent almost $378,000 less since the start of the fiscal year in July compared to a year ago (4.1 percent less), […]

Gary Dilley

The Rev. Gary Dale Dilley, 75, of Sherman, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at his home.He was born Aug. 11, 1940, to Dale R. and Flora H. Balzraina Dilley.He is survived by two brothers, Robert L. and James D. (Cindy L. Day) Dilley, both of Springfield, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents; one […]

Quinn Higginbotham named WHS December Student of the Month

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Quinn Higginbotham has been selected as the December Student of the Month.  Quinn was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular participation and personal traits.  He will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of […]

Hawks win county consolation title

Anthony Frank pumped in 21 points, and the Riverton Hawks boys basketball team won the Sangamon County Tournament consolation championship Friday night with a 58-41 win over New Berlin.Frank, who also corralled 11 rebounds and was 8-for-8 from the field and made all five of his foul shots, scored 10 of his points in the third period, where the Hawks […]

Late surge falls short for Bullets in county final

The Pleasant Plains Cardinals boys basketball team sent coach Cliff Cameron out a winner in his final Sangamon County Tournament Saturday, taking the lead for good with an 8-0 run to start the second half and holding on for a 47-43 triumph over the Williamsville Bullets at Cass Gym.Cameron, in his 18th year at Plains, won his 10th county title, […]