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December 12, 2019

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Outsourcing ordinance enforcement an option for Sidell

Sidell citizens share their concerns

Catlin employees get wage increase

Sidell parade
    The Sidell Parade of Lights will be this Sunday, Dec. 15 starting at 6 p.m. Come by the village hall afterwards for sandwiches, hot chocolate and a visit with Santa.

Christmas issue Dec. 19
    The Sidell Reporter will publish the annual Christmas issue next week, Dec. 19. It will be full of the First Graders letters to Santa, the Second Graders will have some of their Christmas drawings published and the Fourth Graders will share “What Christmas Means to Me.”
    The Reporter staff and some readers will also share Christmas memories and greetings. Be sure to pick up a copy.
    There will not be a Reporter published on Dec. 26. Deadline for the Jan. 2 issue will be Monday, Dec. 30 at noon for all ads and news.


Lady Storm 5-1 after winning pair

Buzzer-beater lifts Storm boys past Sages
Boys now 2-1

Recipes from Middleton, Penn. will have your tastebuds active in this week’s Recipe Box.

U.S. Flag flown in honor of Editor Maddox

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    Merlin Roth, age 87, of Quincy and formerly of Sidell, died Sat., Dec. 7, 2019, 6:10 p.m. in Blessing Hospital. 
  He was born July 9, 1932 in Attica, Ind., the son of Carl Leonard and Clara Alvesta Myers Roth. He married Mary Vick on Aug. 25, 1957 in Arcola. Rev. Mary Vick Roth preceded him in death in 2008. She was the English teacher at Jamaica High School from 1968-1976.
    Merlin was a graduate of Clay City High School, Clay City, Ind., and received his bachelors degree from Greenville College, Greenville followed by his Masters Degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame. He taught at Newman High School, ABL High School and Fountain County High School. He had a passion for the Rocky Mountains, wolves, singing and golf. He was a dedicated and hard working man who was detail oriented especially when painting interiors and exteriors. He was also a fantastic bread maker, much to the benefit of his family and friends.
    Survivors include his three children, Marti (Tom) Deighan of Bloomington, Marilyn Kuper of St. Ann, Mo., and Mark (Peiyu) Roth of Monterey, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
    He also was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, two sisters, and a son-in-law, Tom Deighan.
    Services were Dec. 11 at Melrose Chapel, with Rev. Sidney Crowcroft and Rev. Nancy Wilson officiating.
    Graveside services were Dec. 12 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.Memorials to Melrose Chapel, Quincy Humane Society or Greenville College.Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements.


For Sale

FOR SALE— Star Spangled Recipes cookbook — 545 recipes and 37 pages honoring local veterans are included. $17.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Veteran’s War Memorial. Mail c/o Sidell Reporter, P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Proceeds from the book support the upkeep of Sidell Veteran’s War Memorial Board.

FOR SALE—GREAT FOR JAMAICA ALUMNI—“A Look Back At 39 Years of Cardinal Pride.” 40 pages covering Jamaica sports from 1955-1995. Lots of pictures, stats and memories from fans and athletes. $12.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Reporter. Mail to P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Click here to order.
   “The 50th Anniversary of Jamaica High School – 1955-2006” commemorative issue. 32 pages with over 100 photos depicting the first 50 years of Jamaica High School. Includes a list of all graduates and teachers. $12.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Reporter. Mail to P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Click here to order.