October 23, 2014

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The Baptist Church, sitting as a sentinel at the east entrance of the village of Indianola,
was bathed in autumn splendor this week.

Sidell Reporters available in news boxes at the Sidell Post Office and in front of the Reporter office, as well as inside the Reporter office; Sidell Grocery, Sonny's Cafe in Sidell, Casey's in Fairmount and in a news box in front of the IGA. Pick one up today!

Inside this week's 12 page Sidell Reporter:

Meet the Salt Fork school board candidates: photos and profile

Fairmount passes levy

Former Sidell mayor Janet Nees dies

Parents ask board for 8th Grade trip

Consolidation Letters to the Editor

Suzanne's Woodard's feature story is "Udderly" Ridiculous! You have to pick up a copy of the Reporter and and read it.

Want a flu shot? Sorry, Vermilion County Health Dept. ran out of vaccines and had to cancel their clinics for now.

Deb Miller's column warns "What Goes Around, Comes Around." Yea, your mom was right. It does!

Amanda Rull is making freezer casseroles for a new mom. Read about her tasty and convenient ideas in this week's Recipe Box.

Every seen a really tall guy with a camera at every Salt Fork football game? Well, Smile! You might be on Ed's Camera! You'll enjoy this feature story on a local photographer.

October is Fire Prevention Month. The four area fire departments chiefs wouldn't let us do a calendar but we do have the fire chiefs "posed" in front of a truck. Check out the story of their combined 136 years of expeirience. Then enjoy the first grader Q&A on what a fireman does.

IGHS celebrates 50 Years. Don't know what IGHS stands for? No, it isn't a local high school. You'll just have to read Linda Rosnett's story in this week's issue.

Did you forget to pay your taxes? You can check to see if your name is on the list in this week's Reporter!

Students of the Month for September are pictured this week.

The top three fund raisers in the PTC's FUNd Walk are pictured this week, also.

Have a K-4th grader? Sign them up for Shooting Stars basketball. Read the details in this week's Reporter.

Veteran's names needed for tribute.
   The Sidell Reporter would like to honor our veteran’s in a Veteran’s Day tribute in the Nov. 6 issue. But we need your help in giving us names to be included.
   There is no charge to share your veteran’s name for our list. Just send name, town and state they reside, what wars or years they served. There will also be a Memorial list for deceased Veterans. Please indicate on which list to place your veteran’s name.
   If you would like to include a photo of your veteran and a message of appreciation to them, a 4-inch ad can be purchased for $10 per veteran. Names and ads must be turned in no later than Nov. 3. Mail to Sidell Reporter, P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876 or editor@thesidellreporter.com.

Sidell American Legion Auxiliary asks for you to Give 2 the Troops. Check out the details in this week's Reporter.

Jamaica Class of 1972 is having a get together (sounds a lot like a Class reunion!) Over 40 have signed up to meet Nov. 8 at 5:30 EST at the Beef House. Call Susan Molloy, 309-242-3362 or susanowens611@msn.com to be included. Sounds like a fun time. Why not go?


Storm football wins.
Storm soccer advances to Sectional Championship (making it a round farthest in the program's history! Good luck Saturday!)
Storm volleyball got second in county. Starts Regional's next week.
Golf season has wrapped up with final stories and photos in this week's Reporter


Janet Nees
   Janet D. Nees, 79, of Sidell passed away Oct. 16, 2014 in Geneva, Ill.
   She was born Jan. 19, 1935 in Hume, the daughter of Harold and Veva (Hamilton) Moore. She was united in marriage to William (Bill) Nees Jan. 23, 1954 in Hume. She was a graduate of Young America High School, Class of 1952.
   She is survived by her children Ed (fiance Becky Abbott) of Oakwood and Kathy (Gary) Conn of St. Charles; grandsons Drew, Cole and Clay Conn of St. Charles, Jason Cappello of Westville, Jordan Abbott of Oakwood; grandaughters Stacy Cappello of Phoenix, Ariz., Morgan Eckman of Villa Rica, Ga. and Kaitlyn Eckman of Oakwood and one great granddaughter Alyssa Miller of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-laws Roberta Tomaw of Sidell, Elsie (Paul) Palmer of Effingham and Anna Moore of Hume; brother-in-law Ervin (Robin) Nees of Science Hill, Ky. and many nieces and nephews.
   In addition to her parents, Janet was proceeded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Bill; and her brother Gordon Moore.
   Janet was an avid sports fan. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals, Illini basketball and all things Jamaica Cardinals. She was the President of the Sports Booster Club and enjoyed popping popcorn and watching her children play basketball. Helping others was her greatest gift – she served as the Mayor of Sidell for 24 years.
   Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at the United Methodist Church. Pastor Don Shane officiated. Burial was held at the young America cemetery in Hume.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
   Joines Appleby Funeral Home of Newman was in charge of arrangements.


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




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