Marie Archer

Marie Archer, 95, of Springfield, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Auburn Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born January 5, 1922 in Caneyville, Kentucky, the daughter of Becham and Valor Goff Fentress. She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Archer. Surviving are her sons, David L. Archer of Chatham and Richard E. Archer of Herrin; two grandchildren; two […]

Anthony Tranquilli

Anthony R. “Tony” Tranquilli, 79, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  He was born December 4, 1937 in Springfield, to Eugene and Bernice Theodor Tranquilli.  He married Iris Brewer August 2, 1969 and she survives.Also surviving are one daughter, Angela Tranquilli of Riverton; one son, Kevin Tranquilli of Riverton; two grandchildren; one aunt, Barbara Heckman; sister-in-law, Christina Brewer; three […]

School improvement plans discussed at board meeting

The Riverton School Board met June 12 and spent some time early in the meeting going over each school’s respective continuous school improvement plans, which included goals and specific steps to be taken.  That was one main topic of discussion at the slightly over two-hour meeting.(Rest of story available in E-edition. Must be a subscriber to get both the E-Edition and […]

Ednamae Bruce

Ednamae Bruce, 84, of Springfield, formerly of Virden, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born February 12, 1933 in Niantic to Edward and Elizabeth Elder Riley. She married Beverly “Scotty” Bruce on June 9, 1956. She was preceded in death by her husband (October 12, 2015); daughter, Nancy Bruce; daughter-in-law, Patty Bruce; brothers, William and Arthur […]

Larry V. Royer

Larry V. Royer, 61, of Virden, passed away Friday June 9, 2017 at his home.Larry was born June 30, 1955 in Springfield, the son of Vernon and Shirley (Dameron) Royer. He married Carla J. Grider in 1998. Surviving is his wife, Carla J. Royer; daughters, Stacey N. (Michael) Hart of Waggoner; Michelle L. (Derrick) Streibig of Girard; Micaela R. Royer and […]

Kathryn R. Raffa

Kathryn “Katie” Rose Raffa, 33, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at her residence. Katie was born August 17, 1983 in Springfield, the daughter of Mark S. and Annette Rose Nuxoll Raffa.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, John Raffa, D.C. and maternal grandfather, Arthur Nuxoll. She is survived by her mother, Annette Raffa of Springfield; her […]

Riverton board hires three new HS coaches

The Riverton School Board approved three new high school head coaches at Monday’s regular meeting: Joe Stevens for football, Brent McKinney for baseball and Pat Spencer for wrestling.They replaced, respectively, John Hambelton (voted out 4-3 at the May meeting), Bo Gum (who has resigned and will teach, and possibly coach, at his alma mater, Pleasant Plains) and Shane Brandl (who […]

Margaret Broderick

Margaret “Peg” Broderick, 89, of Springfield, died Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital.Peg was born October 19, 1928 in Springfield, the daughter of William A. and Daisy Moffat Schafer. She married Edgar A. Broderick in 1947 and he preceded her in death.She is survived by her sons, William (Carla) of Loami and John of Springfield; two grandchildren; and […]

Carol Jean Fraase

Carol Jean Fraase, caterer extraordinaire, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 after a short illness.  She was born May 31, 1947 the daughter of Henry and Frieda (Hinrichs-Jurgens) Fraase in Springfield and grew up on the family farm west of Springfield. Carol married Horatio Davis in 1983. He preceded her in death in 1996. Carol  graduated from Pleasant Plains High School […]

Laurine Schroeder

Laurine M. Schroeder, nee Frierdich, 94, died June 9, 2017. She was born on December 10, 1922, in Columbia.  She married Joseph Schroeder June 4, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was also preceded in death by one son.She is survived by seven children, including Earl of Springfield, Gail (Roger) Smith of Dawson and Sara (Todd) Burgener of […]