September 20, 2018

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Practice safety for a safe harvest
National Farm Safety Week Sept. 16-22

Catlin prohibits yard waste blown to streets
The new ordinance change would include yard waste being blown into the streets.

Free Hazardous Waste Collection
A free household hazardous waste collection will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 29, at Danville Area Community College, 2000 East Main Street, Danville.

Catlin High alumni banquet
The Catlin High School Alumni Banquet will be held Oct. 13 at the Possum Trot Supper Club. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner being at 6 p.m.cTo order tickets call, Jeanie McGee Church at 217-427-2370. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Carroll Twp. board gets cemetery reports
At Carroll Township’s monthly meeting held Sept. 17, Cemetery Clerk Linda Rosnett reported that the company hired to survey Michael Cemetery worked at the cemetery on Sept. 12.

Farm girl-turned-attorney found a way to love her roots
As a child, Amy (Miller) Cornell was allergic to most things on the family farm. Grass, trees, animal dander, grain dust – they all made her miserable.

Cindy Brown introduces spaghetti squash in this week’s Recipe Box.

Salt Fork football remains undefeated after taming the Tigers 41-14

Salt Fork third graders give tips on safe farming.

Obituaries/Memorial Services

Memorial date changed
Henry Ford—A memorial service for Henry Ford has been changed to Oct. 6 at the Sidell Methodist Church, at noon. Meet with the family from 11 to noon. Lunch will follow. Henry, 53, died July 12, 2018 at Chandler, Ariz.

Albert L. Riggle, 87, of Sidell died at 3:34 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15, 2018 at his home in Sidell after battling lung and stomach cancer the past two years.
    He retired from the VA medical center in Danville after 35 years of employment as supervisor of ambulatory care. The past 20 years, he was the Sidell Township Supervisor. He attended the First Baptist Church in Sidell where he received the Lord as his personal savior.
    He was born May 25, 1931 in Chrisman, a son of Lingle and Iva Tolbert Riggle. He married Sharon Hillary on Sept. 26, 1969. She survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Laura (Jeff) Edwards, Tilton, Kerri (Chris) Morgan, Mooresville, Ind; one son, Jeffrey (Sheila) Riggle, Louisville, Ky.; four granddaughters, Melanie Davenport, Westville, Jillian Jones, Mooresville, Ind., Gabrielle Aders, Nineveh, Ind., and Hillary Morgan, Mooresville, Ind.; one great-granddaughter, Annjelus Johnson, Westville.; one sister, Donna (Jack) Deck, Crawfordsville, Ind.
    Preceding him in death were two sisters, Ruby Marriage, formerly of Georgetown, Susan Gillespie, formerly of Westville; five brothers, Lingle, Jr. formerly of Georgetown, Arthur and Warren, both formerly of Westville, Charles, formerly of Georgetown and Frank, formerly of Gainsville, Fla.
    Albert enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1950-1954. He enjoyed sharing stories with family and friends about his service to his country. He was presently serving as Commander for Sidell American Legion Post #530.
    Albert will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. He enjoyed storytelling and each Christmas blessed his family with a heart warming story with a moral to live by.
    He loved boating at Table Rock Lake in Missouri. He was an avid Cub and Chicago Bear fan. He also enjoyed collecting Pepsi memorabilia and was very adamant about Pepsi being his favorite cola.
    Funeral services were held Sept. 20, at the Sidell First Baptist church with Pastor Craig Roller and Pastor Chuck Powell officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Sidell.
    Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Sidell or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
    Joines Funeral Home, Newman, is handling arrangements.

Lance Craig Hubbard, 27, of Tilton passed away on Sun., Sept. 9, 2018.
    “With tear-ful eyes, we watched you suffer and slowly fade away. Though our hearts were breaking, we could not make you stay.”
    Lance was born Sept. 3, 1991, in Danville to Tim and Penny Hubbard. They survive. He is also survived by two sons, Braydon Marrow and Noah Stefaniak; beloved friend and mother of his second child, Kaitlyn Stefaniak; Kaitlyn’s daughter who Lance loved like his own, Adalynn Grace Stefaniak; dear friend, Kelsey Ogle; his father’s fiancé, Lori Ellingsworth; “Pa and Granny,” Roy and Dorothy Willis; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jesse and Eva Hubbard Sr.
    Lance was competitive from a young age. He grew up racing go-karts, playing hockey, and riding skateboards. He was also an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
    Lance was a 2010 graduate of Jamaica High School and a key player for the Salt Fork Storm football team. Lance was named All-Vermilion County First Team Offense (2009, 2010) and Vermilion Valley Conference First Team Offense (2009, 2010). He also played an integral role in helping Salt Fork finish among the State’s Final Four in the 2008 Class 1A Semifinals. Lance was crowned Homecoming King his senior year and will always be notorious for his dance moves.
    Lance enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a “momma’s boy” who had his dad’s bold, intimidating stature, a hero to his two ornery, handsome boys, and a stranger to very few. Most importantly, Lance was loving and loyal to the ones that meant the most to him. He faced life head-on and never backed down from any challenge. He lived life to the fullest and will be remembered most for his big heart, tough-guy persona, and goofy attitude.
Lance was taken all too soon, but his memory will continue to live on through those who love him most.
    Funeral services were held Sept. 14, at Pape Funeral Home in Danville.
    Memorials may be made to The Hubbard Family Fund: to help support and better the futures of Lance’s two sons.
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