May 26, 2016

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#1 State

Kimbro leads team with four medals
Nicholson, Witte add three for the win

Read all about the exciting Saturday for Salt Fork Storm!
First place state winners
Regional Winners for boys
Regional Winners for girls

Perry Dable and Kala Weller tell you all about the most exciting Saturday for Salt Fork Sports!

Ringing the final bell
   The Salt Fork School District is saying good-bye to two fourth grade teachers this week, Julie Norman at Salt Fork South and Gerianne Heatherton at Salt Fork North will both clear out their desks for good at the end of this week. And Terri Thomas has added up her last numbers.

No grant for water tower
   At the Fairmount Village Board meeting last Wednesday, village president, Dave Ferber, announced in disappointing news that the village will not be receiving an emergency grant as they had applied for, and hoped to receive, to assist
with major work to the water tower.

See all the students honored at this year's Salt Fork Junior High Honor's Day - only in the Sidell Reporter.


  Willisa “Lissa” Evans, 69, of Indianola passed away at 3:57 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.
   Lissa was born July 9, 1946 in Danville to Willis E. and Ellen Marie Hagerman Kistler. She married Ray Evans January 6, 1978 in Sidell. He survives.
   Also surviving are one son. Joshua Ray Evans of Indianola; one daughter, Rhonda (James) Malloch of Tolono; five step-children; three brothers, Louie (Christy) Kistler of Indianola, Doug (Sherry) Kistler of Fremont, Ind., and Willis (Gala) Kistler Jr. of Jamaica; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, William Douglas Evans; one brother, Larry Corbin; and two sisters, Barbara Thomas and Sally Hollingsworth.
   Lissa loved cooking, being with family and spending time with her husband. She enjoyed sitting on her porch and waving to everyone. She attended the Sidell Assembly United Pentecostal Church.
   Funeral services will be held today (Thurs.) at 1 a.m. at the Sidell Assembly United Pentecostal Church with Pastor Tim Pearman officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Sidell. Visitation 11 to 1 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the church. Memorials may be made to the family. Robison Chapel, Catlin, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences at


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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