Friday, April 13, 2018

Stomp returns to Bishop Hill on April 28th

race day preparations are already being made 
It's time to STOMP!
This timed 5 K Run/walk is in its 23rd year and keeps growing!
Join us for this event on
held rain or shine... but so much better when it shines
Reserve your spot today by clicking the ad in the column to the right
or click here to download an application to mail.
Don't miss the fun!  

Monday, February 19, 2018

In Memory of BHOSA President, Cinda Anderson

It is with great sadness that we share the obituary of
Cinda Anderson, President of the BHOSA
as reported in the Galva News 

Bishop Hill – Cinda S. Anderson, 67, of rural Bishop Hill, died at 1:28 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 22 at the Old Colony School in Bishop Hill. Rev. Linda Winkelman will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 21 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Burial will be in Bishop Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Bishop Hill Old Settlers' Association or the American Cancer Society.

She was born March 24, 1950 in Silver Creek, NY, the daughter of Donald and Grace (Zodle) Hilliker. She married Robert Anderson on July 15, 1973 in Sheridan, NY. He survives as well as a son, Jeffrey Jones of Bloomington, IL, two daughters, Joy (Matthew) Amundsen of Frisco, TX and Tracy (Austin) McNamara of Bloomington, IL, a grandson, Clint Amundsen, a sister, Charmane (Stan) Cross of Austin, TX, a brother, Bradley (Theresa) Hilliker of Chesterfield, VA and three brothers-in-law, Ronald (Gail) Anderson of Myrtle Beach, SC, Roger (Judy) Anderson of Galva and Randy (Sue) Anderson of Cambridge, IL and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Terri Jo in infancy.

Cinda had graduated from Silver Creek Central School and had attended Alfred University. She had worked at the State Bank of Toulon, Kewanee branch and for Country Companies in Bloomington, IL. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and the Bishop Hill Old Settler’s Association of which she had been president for a number of years. She was also a member of the Henry County Museum and the Henry County Historical Society, both of which she had served as treasurer. She enjoyed antiquing and serving as a volunteer for many of the Bishop Hill events through out the year.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rent the Colony School for your 2018 event!

Looking for just the right location for your party?

A new ramp has been added to the front entrance of the Bishop Hill Colony School. This feature makes the Schoolhouse an even more attractive venue for any social event and is available to the general public for rent year round - winter, summer, spring or fall.
The rustic charm of this faithfully restored schoolhouse - complete with its bell and blackboards - is the kind of setting that would make any occasion most memorable. Its spacious, modern kitchen makes hosting any catered affair carefree. To reserve a spot for your next soirée, use the contact form at the right or call 309-927-3833 for information.