Janet F. Armstead

Janet F. Armstead, 80, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Home after a brief battle with cancer. Janet was born June 10, 1936 in Springfield, the daughter of Emaline F. Casey. She married Thomas Armstead in 1954 and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, John Thomas Armstead.She is […]

Anna M. Hart

Anna Margaret Hart, 94, of Springfield, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Heritage Healthcare.She was born July 16, 1922, in Springfield, the daughter of John Thomas and Anna M. (Ushman) Lee. She married Thomas Hart in 1944. He preceded her in death in 1970.Surviving include one daughter, Georgiann (Robert) Melton of New Berlin; two sons, Tom (Dorothy) Hart and Mark […]

What’s the Score?

Thoughts for all to ponder while I wonder why it looked like the Illini did not prepare for the West Virginia press last week…• I did not expect the Illini to beat the Mountaineers on Thanksgiving Day, but they acted like they had never seen a press before. While I spent most of the game playing pinochle or Scattergories at the […]

Sewer rate increase proposed in Williamsville

Noting that the sewer fund is  “not in good shape,” trustee Matt Bunger proposed an increase on sewer bills in Williamsville, at the village board meeting Monday. The increase will be in increments and will appear on the monthly bills. They will be put into ordinance form to be voted on at the next meeting.Bunger said the sewer fund faces a […]

Edward J. Kraus

Edward Joseph Kraus, 81, of Chatham passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born August 24, 1935, in Chicago, the son of Edward J. and Dorothy Lucille Kaberna Kraus. He married Judith Claire O Connell in 1963. Ed served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked over 30 years as a sales manager at Brown-Forman, a […]

Megan S. Mautino

Megan S. Mautino, 29, of Mechanicsburg died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, after a brief illness.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, at Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in Spring Valley. Pastor Betty Delgado will officiate. Megan was born March 17, 1987, in Spring Valley, to Richard Mautino and Vickie Lamb.Megan worked in […]

Wrestlers open with dual meet split

The Riverton/Williamsville wrestling squad opened its varsity campaign last Wednesday night with a dual meet split, beating host Southeast 49-27 but falling to Lanphier 45-30.In the win over the Spartans, Bill Spaniol (126), Hunter Ritter (182) and Seth McAlexander (285) earned forfeit wins.J.D. Raycraft (113) blitzed his opponent, being up 5-0 before a pin at the 58-second mark.Dayton Whitehurst (120) […]

Dollie A. Bazar

Dollie A. Bazar, 72 of Divernon passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center.She was born February 21, 1944 in Springfield, the daughter of R. LaRue and Bessie Eynon Redeford, Sr. She married Bill Bazar in 1967.Surviving are her husband, Bill; one daughter, Lori (Jim) Theilken; one son, Brandon (Kristy) Bazar; three grandchildren; brother, Bud Redeford; and sister, […]

Mathew K. Hadsell

Mathew K. Hadsell, 39, of Mechanicsburg, died Saturday, November 19, 2016 at his home. He was born April 15, 1977 in Springfield, to Kirk Hadsell and Patricia L. Sommers. Survivors include his fiancé Erica Conrad of Mechanicsburg; daughter, Paisley Hadsell; father, Kirk Hadsell of Cambridge, Md.; mother, Patty (Billy) Sommers of Glenarm; sister, Cary (Scott) Cheffy of Chatham; brother Grant Hadsell of […]

Sarah A. Chapin

Sarah Ann Chapin, a long-time Rochester resident, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016, in Clearwater, Florida.Sarah was born in Springfield, April 5, 1934, the daughter of Roy and Mayme Woollen. She married Daniel C. Chapin in 1953 and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Dennis D. Chapin, Sr.Sarah graduated from Rochester High […]