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January 23, 2019

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Sidell Water bills being mailed Friday

Catlin seeks grant to improve Butler Branch Park with one mile walking path, upgrades

Sport club is right on target for Salt Fork

Carroll Twp. to

INB Open for business

Carroll Twp. to improve garage

Sidell Legion needs you or faces disbandment
The Sidell American Legion Post #530 received notification from the American Legion State Headquarters that it probably is time to consider disbanding the post for lack of sufficient membership. At the previous time the Post has 12 members. Fifteen paid members are needed to continue. If you’d like to join, the local members would like to keep their legion active!

Teresa Sudlow shares old and new favorites in this week’s Recipe Column.

Boys split pair to start county tourney

Lady Storm roll to pair of county wins

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    JACK WHITE, 77, of Sidell, passed away at 11:50 a.m. (Indiana Time) Thurs., Jan. 16, 2020 at The Waters of Covington, Ind.
He was born on July 23, 1942, in McMillan, Mich., the son of William Henry and Marie Carrick White. He married Deborah Lee Patterson on June 15, 1971 in Danville. She survives.
    Other survivors include two sons, Scott White of Sidell and Cory White of Indianola; two daughters, Sheila (Bruce) Smith of Catlin and Dawn Marie (Bill Wassaman) White of Wasilla, Alaska; one sister, Patsy (James) Willis of Indianola; four grandchildren, Kayleigh White, Tanner Smith, Bailee Smith and Kinsley White; and one great-grandchild, Devan Devore. Jack was a lifelong friend of one brother-in-law, Jack Knoblett who also survives. Jack considered his many in-laws to be his brothers and sisters, as well. He has many nieces and nephews and one special niece whom he lovingly called, “Aunt Ri.”
    He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Sonny Boy, Gerald, David and Arthur; and three sisters, Wanda Hefling, Colleen Knoblett, and baby Elizabeth Ann.
    Jack was a veteran of the US Army. He worked at General Motors for 15 years, as well as Solo Cup and Craig’s Dairy Farm in Indianola for 16 years and retired from Solo Cup factory.
    Jack was quite the outdoorsman and even though the Cubs, fishing, and hunting for mushrooms were his favorite hobbies, his family is what he cherished most.
    Funeral services were Jan. 21 at Robison Chapel. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola with military honors by Catlin American Legion. Memorials may be made to the family.

    BEVERLY JEAN HOBBS, 90, of Danville passed away on Mon., Jan. 13, 2020. She was born in Danville on April 18, 1929 the daughter of Dale and Alice Strader.
    She is survived by her children, Connie Miller, Gloria Jean (Chip) Browning, Diana Burress, James Mickey (Pris) Hobbs of Sidell, Robin (Tabatha) Hobbs; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
    She is preceded in death by her husband, James Hobbs; her parents; brothers, Dale, Kenneth and Ronald; granddaughter, Heather Burbank; and great-grandson, Ezekiel Larson.
    She loved decorating and her hobby was gardening. Beverly retired from The Fashion, where she was the window dresser as well as head sales lady, requested by many of the customers for her fashion sense. Bev continued to be a fashion plate to the end. Always beautifully dressed.
    Beverly was also an excellent cook and her love language was gifting. She always brought a new love gift upon her arrival to visit. She loved her cats and dogs and her winter pastime was feeding the birds and watching old westerns on TV.
    A celebration of Beverly’s life was held Jan. 18 at Sunset Funeral Home in Danville. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park.

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