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December 13, 2018

Below is just a selection of headlines from this week's issue.

Salt Fork student investigated for gun photo
    The Salt Fork School District took action when a high school student posted pictures of a handgun on social media this week.

Carroll Township approves levy
    Carroll Township adopted its Annual Tax Levies for 2018-2019 at its monthly meeting held Monday evening.

Indianola family safe, but loses all in house fire
    A house fire on Monday destroyed the home of Tom Owens and Mary Hamm of 350 North Road, southeast of Indianola, displacing them and their five children.

Sidell stands on setback
    The Sidell Village Board, Tuesday, backed the zoning board’s current rules that a building cannot be built against the alleyway, but has to fall within the guidelines of the setbacks in the zoning rules.

Salt Fork boys defeat Chrisman and Georgetown-Ridge Farm this week, 54-46 and 42-33, respectively.

Salt Fork girls defeat Westville and Armstrong, 40-27 and 46-14, respectively.

Teresa Sudlow is making Jesus Cakes in this week’s Recipe Box – only in the Sidell Reporter.

Joe and Lois Eakle to celebrate their 60th Wedding anniversary.

    Nora Richter, 55, of Fairmount, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.
    Nora was born on March 6, 1963 in Danville, the daughter of Charles E. and Bonnie L. Thomas Mills. She married Bryson Richter. He survives of Danville.
    Also surviving are two daughters, Rachel and Melinda; two brothers, William F. Spencer of Fairmount and Vernon (Kathy) Spencer Jr. of West Lebanon, Ind. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Beverly Ann Harper and Brenda Sue Schmit.
    Nora enjoyed visiting friends and family. She also enjoyed fishing, coloring books and loved life.
    She will be cremated and there will be no services held at this time. Robison Chapel in Catlin is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences at

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2018 Project Success

Project Success of Vermilion County, Inc. is currently accepting donations to help Vermilion County children in extreme need.  These children are not serviced under any other holiday program in the county.

Please call Abby Boen or Kimberly David at (217) 446-3200 or email / if you have questions or if you would like to select a child or item(s) from the list.  This will help prevent duplications. Click here to view wish list.




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.