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The Sidell Reporter salutes local fire and rescue volunteers
in this issue of the Sidell Reporter
Nate, 9 and Colton, 5, sons of Scott and Amanda Turner of Indianola, may not be old enough to be fire cadets, but they are learning the importance of volunteering as they help wash fire trucks at Carroll Township Fire Department.
Sidell-Fairmount road deal is off
The Sidell-Fairmount road deal is off. The exchange of road jurisdictions between the state and the county; between the county and Sidell township; and between the county and the villages of Sidell and Allerton, has all been taken off the table.
But Vermilion County Chairman Mike Maron is still working on a plan to get the Sidell to Fairmount highway rebuilt. It just won’t involve local villages and township jurisdictions.
The Village of Allerton, Tuesday reduced the lein on a piece of property to $1500 and accepted an offer in that amount form Cheri Bonds. Bonds had just purchased the property which borders hers, through the Vermilion County Tax Deed Sale.
Catlin Board revisits tabled items
Ambulance, fire barrels, grass clipping ordinance and semi parking discussed
Sidell residents urged to attend meeting on public aggregation
Residents of Sidell are urged to attend a public meeting at the Sidell Village Hall on Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. to hear about an issue they will be voting on in the Nov. 8 election.
Also in this issue is list of unpaid taxes for Carroll, Vance, Jamaica, Catlin and Sidell Townships
Salt Fork South FUNd Walk exceeds goal
Students raise $11,100 with 100 percent of proceeds staying at the school.
Tech tips for parents
Unit 512 to sponsor on-line safety tips
Are you a concerned parent or grandparent that isn’t sure if you know how to monitor your child’s social media activity? Cyber-crimes are just one of the issues that Salt Fork School District will address in a special program for the public Nov. 2 at 6:30.
Please RSVP with number of adults attending to email@example.com so the school can plan for numbers. But if you don’t RSVP and are able to come, please do so.
Veterans, active military wanted
The Sidell Reporter will once again salute veterans with a special tribute issue in the Nov. 10 issue. We want to publish a list of all veterans and active military connected with our readers.
To have your friends and loved ones included, send their name, rank, branch of service, years served, location served and any other information about their service you would like to include. Photos of them in their military uniforms are also welcome. There is no charge to share this for this special tribute.
Send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Sidell Reporter, P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876 or drop it by the office at 116 E. Market Street in Sidell.
In year’s past we have had only a small response from our readers. We encourage you to please help us include your veterans and active military members in this issue so we can honor all those connected with our area.
Lions Fall Fest
The Sidell Lions Club will host their first Fall Festival and Fish Fry Oct. 29 on the street in downtown Sidell. The event will take place from 4-7 p.m. The kids will want to come by in their Halloween costumes and enjoy the trunk or treat, Fish Fry, Zach Dable Band and more.
Community wiener roast
The Village of Fairmount is hosting a community wiener roast at the fire station this Saturday from 3-6 p.m Food and drinks provided.
Recycling donations needed
It is that time again! The recycle fund is running low and in order to keep the service in Sidell, it is dependent upon donations from the village residents, as well as the surrounding area residents who use the bin.Send your donations to City Hall, P.O. Box 407, Sidell, IL 61876,
Marilyn Kay (Pribble) Stonebraker died Sept. 13, 2016, in Fairmount. Marilyn was at home with her devoted friend and constant companion, Winston, when she succumbed to a long illness. Winston earned his name because she said his pugnacious demeanor and severely sincere countenance reminded her of Winston Churchill.
Marilyn was born Nov. 24, 1940, to Mary (Buhoveckey) and Glenn Pribble in Georgetown. Her parents preceded her in death.
Marilyn is survived by her brother, Vernon (Maureen) Pribble of Auckland, New Zealand, and her sister, Winifred “Cookie” Cook of Springfield, Va. Two brothers, Robert E. Pribble and Ronald J. Pribble, preceded her in death.
Marilyn was the loving mother of five children: Doug Pryle, Denise Lynn Pryle, Teresa Pryle Lovett, Jefferey Pryle, and Christine Pryle Anderson Felix. Denise passed away May 24, 2014. Marilyn is held in loving memory by her granddaughter, Angela Pryle (Shane Wilson) and great-grandsons, Brennen and Rylan. Marilyn spoke recently of fond memories of how, years ago, she and Brennen would watch “Sponge Bob Squarepants” before he left for school in the morning, and how much she looked forward to Rylan’s recent visits when he watered her plants.
Marilyn enjoyed going to school and was an excellent student, resuming her studies and earning an Associate Degree after her children were grown. She was a creative artist and a skilled writer. As a teenager, she won an essay writing contest. Her essay on the subject of freedom was read over Radio Free Europe.
Marilyn liked to go fishing and was a loyal Cubs fan. She made sure her garden was planted in the spring, raising vegetables as well as flowers. She was always happy when friends brought her vegetables from their gardens, too. She decorated her yard to complement the season, with bunnies in the springtime and scarecrows and pumpkins in the fall.
Marilyn enjoyed nothing more than making a delicious Thanksgiving dinner for all her children, grandchildren and friends. For a number of years, she reserved a banquet room at the fire station to accommodate all the guests.
Hard work and the trials of life on the earthly plane were hallmarks of Marilyn’s life. She met all with her core values of honesty and integrity. Affable and friendly, she even made a new friend, Jackie, during a recent short stay in a nursing home. The compassion and friendly energy of her home caregiver, Darla, made such a joyful difference in her life. So many times she would rebound from a physical setback to the amazement of all of us with her familiar declaration, “I’m sturdy.” Marilyn was diminutive in stature barely reaching the five foot mark on the measuring tape. So, this remark seemed curious until we understood that she truly was very sturdy...in spirit.
Graveside services will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Georgetown Cemetery on Saturday, October 22, 2016, Reverend James Blue presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
Just before she died, Marilyn confided a special wish. She wanted to have a star named for her daughter, Denise. She also wanted a star named for herself. So, if on a clear night, you look up and see two stars with a peculiar luminescence, maybe you will think of Marilyn and Denise and recall the time their light shone here when they were with us.
||Salt Fork Opoly now on sale
Just in time for Christmas gifts, Salt Fork’s very own customized monopoly game, Salt Fork Opoly, is now on sale and features many local businesses.
The board game was sponsored by the Salt Fork OPT with proceeds to be used toward the high school’s Evening of Excellence Honors Day programs each spring and Homecoming Week.
The game is now on sale for $25 each. All proceeds from the sales will go directly to the school programs. With 250 game boards available, $6250 can be raised.
Salt Fork Opoly can be purchased at the Salt Fork High School, the Catlin Bank, Floral and Flair and Sidell Grocery. They are also offered at the home football games.
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.