January 11, 2018

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Sidell looks at insurance for tractor pull

Catlin to view final candidates for water/sewer employee

Couple injured
Long-time business owners in Catlin were both injured in a car accident on Saturday near Sullivan

Family Bingo night and chili supper
A family Bingo night and chili supper will be held Jan. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fairmount Fire Station. The event is a fundraiser for the Vance Twp. Library.

Sidell Township makes loan to Road Commissioner to pay off note

Serial story will begin Jan. 18
The Sidell Reporter will again be able to offer their readers, and some of the students at Salt Fork, a serial story. Kali: A Polar Bear’s Tale will begin in next week’s issue and run for eight weeks.

The editor shares more recipes from Christmas dinner in this week’s Recipe Box. This is NOT your traditional Christmas dinner menu. Check it out only in the Sidell Reporter.

See how families kept their children entertained in the recent cold weather while they were home from school. Only in this issue of the Sidell Reporter.

    Myra D. Johnston, 92, of Christopher passed away Sun., Jan. 7, 2018 at Helia Healthcare in Benton.
    She was born on March 27, 1925 in Sunfield, Ill. to Elza and Margaret (Okeefe) Silkwood. She married Jesse Johnston on August 30, 1946 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1981.
    She is survived by her two sons Gary (Patricia) Johnston of Avon, Ind. and Roy (JoAnne) Johnston of Indianola, Ill.; four grandchildren Michelle Lawhorn, Becki Wissel, Brooke Marble, and Matthew Johnston; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
    She was a very loving mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister Viola Furlow and one brother Maurice Eugene Silkwood.
    Her wishes were to be cremated with graveside services at the Sunset Memorial Park in DuQuoin at a later date. Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is handling 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.