Friday, March 20, 2020

The 2020 BH Stomp has been Postponed

The Old Settlers' have held the Stomp and Skamparoo here in Bishop Hill for 24 years under all sorts of conditions - sunny skies, pouring rain, even snow showers! This year though, the coronavirus has called a halt to the footrace.

The Old Settlers extend our sincere wishes to all for continued good health and safe passage in navigating society during the months ahead. As the protocol in dealing with the spread of coronavirus changes, we will modify the way we conduct our business. For now, our monthly meetings have been suspended. The Bishop Hill Stomp has been postponed until all threat of illness has passed. Those who have already applied will receive reimbursement by mail or refunded online.

We look forward to gathering again later this season with a renewed interest in celebrating that which matters most: our friends, our families, and our extraordinary community.

Should you have questions about scheduled events or rentals, please use the contact form to email us. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The 2020 Bishop Hill Stomp Is Coming Soon!

The Bishop Hill Old Settlers' Association 
invites you to the 
25th Annual 
Swedish Stomp & Skamparoo
Saturday, April 25, 2020
This 5k walk/run through scenic Bishop Hill is perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Tots, six and under can join in the fun at the Skamparoo following the 5k race. Post-race refreshments will be served in the 1861 Bishop Hill Colony School and the proceeds will help in its restoration and maintenance. To download and print a race application, click HERE.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Farewell to Lauretta Nordstrom, June 21, 1941 ~ January 29, 2020

It’s been said that the two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last. So it is with great sadness that we say farewell to Lauretta Nordstrom, who passed away January 29, 2020. She was a devoted lifetime member and past Secretary of the BHOSA. Her positive outlook and warm smile will be missed by all who knew her. Lauretta spent many years in service to the Bishop Hill community, her neighbors, and her friends. Such dedication inspires others to do the same. In this way her contributions will continue forever.
We wish to share our sympathy and prayers with her husband, Bob, and their son Larry, and daughter, Sue, and their families.
A funeral will be held at Rux Funeral Home in Galva at 10 am on Tuesday, February 4th and a memorial service at the Colony School will follow.
Read the obituary and information here: https://www.ruxfuneralhome.com/obituary/Lauretta-Nordstrom

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Old Settlers' Association is looking for fresh faces & new ideas as we move ahead in 2020

Are you interested in sharing a bit of your time and talent to aid Bishop Hill’s oldest organization in advancing our history and culture? The Old Settlers’ Association is seeking someone to fill the position of Secretary on our Executive Board. Experience is helpful but a willingness to help us maintain and promote our resources for future generations is even more important. On-the-job training gladly provided! Fresh ideas and new faces are always welcome at our monthly meetings held the first Wednesday of the month.

You need not be an Old Settler to apply. Please email, call or text President Randy Anderson at 309-883-9209 or r.j.anderson61419@gmail.com. Your help is needed!