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July 1, 2020

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Salt Fork uncertain what start of school will look like after viewing ISBE guidelines

Sidell hires Wills as Chief of Police

Vermilion up 18 cases in past week

Vance, Catlin open libraries to patrons

Storm athletes, coaching doing what they can

Boyer named Academic All-Conference

Snapshots of bygone days shares two photos from the 1989 Fairmount 4th of July celebration. Pick up a copy to see who the lucky people are that are getting a photo reprint in this issue, including the lucky person to kiss a pig!

Introducing a new free-lance writer who will be a contributor for the Reporter. Brett McMahon’s column, “As I See It” will be included on this week’s editorial page.

Cindy Brown shares a banana bread recipe this week that we’ve all been missing out on for years! Don’t miss it!

Vance Summer reading program begins

10-Year 4-H members recognized

Catlin city wide rummages planned for August 8


    ROBERT “BOB” LYNN PIRIE, age 83, resident of Catlin, Ill., born Jan. 10, 1937 in
Rolfe, Iowa, passed away May 16, 2020, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., with his wife and children at his side.
    Surviving are his wife Bette Rae Dodson Pirie of Catlin; daughter Brenda (Chris) Hawkins of Manassas, Va., son Brent Pirie of Orlando, Fla.; and daughter-in-law Bonnie Pirie of Catlin and his beloved nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Mable Lynn Pirie; his son Brian Pirie; and his grandson Michael Pirie.
    Bob was married to his high school sweetheart, Bette Rae, for over 64 years. He grew up on a farm in Iowa and worked as a farmer before moving to Illinois. He then worked with Bunge agricultural business and retired after 33 years.
    Bob’s commitment to Christ and Christian service allowed him to serve in various leadership roles at churches for over 62 years. Faith in God and devotion to family were always at the forefront of everything Bob did.
    Bob will continue to be the foundation stone, who led us by example in building the character values and qualities which we cherish and live to share. He pointed the way for each of us to seek and accept Christ in a personal relationship as our Savior. This gives us the hope and faith that our family chain will be re-linked one day again in heaven.
A Celebration of life was held on June 28 at The Assembly, 428 N. Walnut Danville.

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