June 21, 2018

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Sidell High School alumni meet for final time

On Sunday, June 10, the 36th and final Sidell High School reunion was held at the Sidell United Methodist Church. It was a small group, but a lot of memories were exchanged.

Open House for County offices
The public is invited to an open house of the Vermilion County Administration Building at 201 N. Vermilion Street, Danville. The open house will be held Friday, June 22 from noon to 2 p.m. Offices in the building recently moved there from the former Courthouse Annex building at 6 North Vermilion.

Public study session for Catlin waste plant
The Catlin Village Board made plans at their meeting, Tuesday, to hold a public study session on the sewer plant upgrades prior to their July 3 meeting.

Carroll to invest in Cds
The Carroll Township Board voted to invest $120,000 in 90-day Cds at the Longview Bank and Trust in Georgetown at a rate of 1.9 percent.

White offers to take police training for Indianola
The lack of police protection was once again a topic of discussion at last week’s Indianola Village Board meeting. Resident Cory White told the board he was interested in taking the necessary classes to fill the position so there would be a policeman in town.

Amanda Rull is giving in to the summer heat and has planned a “don’t turn on the oven” meal. Read it only in this week’s Sidell Reporter!

Jamaica High School Class of 1998 gathers for a reunion. See who all attended. Only in this week’s Sidell Reporter!


    Charles F. “Chuck” Ingram Jr., 60, of Indianola, passed away at 6:44 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2018, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville.
    He was born Nov. 21, 1957, the son of Charles and Ruby (Murray) Ingram. He married Debbie Kincaid on July 5, 1989, in Newport, Ind. She survives. He is also survived by his mother, Ruby (Dennis) Martin of Indianola; his son, Matthew Ingram of Indianola; his daughters, Stacey (Troy) Rodriguez of Bunsenville, Michelle Ingram of Ambia, Ind., and Whitney Ingram of Indianola; his grandchildren, Tyler, Troy, and Chuckie Rodriguez, Desiree, Selena, and Lexi Ingram, Adriana and Ariana Vasquez, Karter Stimac, Kinlee Ingram, and Cooper Ingram; his great-grandchild, Chevy Mae; sisters, Wilma (Bill Reagan) Ingram of Sidell, Lisa (Steve) Cundiff of Indianola, and Darla Ramey of Terre Haute, Ind.; step brother, Donnie Martin of Covington; step sisters, Lori Ray of Tennessee and Beth Ray of Paris; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his father and his brother Raymond.
    Chuck owned and operated a semitruck and drove for Super Value. He loved NASCAR and was proud that he had went to Talladega Raceway for 10 years straight. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and grilling out, as well as worked on cars. Chuck loved his family above all else and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
    A celebration of Chuck’s life was held Wednesday at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown. Pastor Robin Bolden officiated. He was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola.
Memorial donations may be given to his family for final expenses.

    Kenneth Earl “Kenny” Loop, 69, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at his home in Indianapolis.
    He was born March 5, 1949 in Douglas County, the son of Forrest Earl and Marcella Alleen “Sally” (Cox) Loop.
    Kenny’s family moved to Sidell when he was in grade school. After graduating from Jamaica High School in 1967, he served in the Army Reserves. He worked as a delivery man for Sunbeam Bread Co. before his retirement.
    Kenny married Ruth Evelyn Hubbard on August 8 1971. She passed away in Dec. 14, 1985. He later married Generosa Loop in 2011.
    He is survived by a son, Nate, and four stepchildren, Christian, Gellah, Mary Brunette, and Jessiah; a brother, Barry (Peg) of Sidell; and two sisters, Sheree (Rodney) Deffenbaugh of Sidell and Lisa Mackey of Urbana.
    Also preceding him were his parents, son Matthew, daughter Melissa, and two sisters, Lennie Monroe and Cinda Sue Pope.
    Kenny will be cremated and his ashes interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola.
    A Go-Fund Me account, “Fundraiser by John Cook: Support for the Loop Family” has been set up to help the family with final expenses.


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.