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Work finally begins!
Spring rains finally stopped long enough for farmers to make it to the fields for the first time this week. However, scattered showers are now forecasted through Tuesday. Pictured Melinda Fourez, left, works the ground ahead of her husband, Steve, as he plants near Jamaica High School.
Jamaica says it’s time to talk consolidation
Jamaica Board of Ed agreed Tuesday night that it was time to talk consolidation if they want to keep local schools alive as long as they can.
Sidell buys police car; to build town hall at Gray and Market
Indianola Village starts to slowly rebound financially
The 42nd alumni banquet for Indianola High School will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Indianola Methodist Church. Social hour starts at 4 p.m. with dinner at 4:45 p.m.
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Catherine and Uwe Goodall-Heising of West Lebanon, NH are the parents of a daughter, Norah Annik Lee, born May 7, 2013.
Grandparents are Charles and Nancy Goodall of Sidell and Hans-Joachim and Karin Heising of Cottbus, Germany.
Judith A. Lomax, 74, of Westville passed away suddenly at noon on Mon., May 13, 2013 in the emergency room at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.
She was born April 18, 1939 in Broadlands to Oscar A. & Marie A. Bixler Parliament. Judith married Ted Burke in 1957, and later in 1969 she married Ronald Lomax. Survivors include one son, Larry Burke of Westville; one brother, Michael (Deborah) Parliament of Danville; seven grandchildren, Ashley Burke Spain, Thaddeus Andracki, Evan Burke, Alex Burke, Travis Burke, Kia Burke, and Elizabeth LeDoux; two great-grandchildren, Aidan Burke and Devin Spain; two former daughters-in-law, M. Lisa Burke and Carol A. Burke; and her dear friend, Jean Hoskins.
Judith worked at General Electric for several years and later for Walgreen’s Accounting. She enjoyed yard work, reading, bowling, collecting Fenton glassware and Hummel figurines, as well as teddy bears. She was an avid Cardinal fan and enjoyed her GE retiree luncheons.
Funeral services 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Robison Chapel in Catlin with Rev. Kent Pitcher to officiate. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery west of Sidell. Visitation was Wednesday at Robison Chapel in Catlin. Memorials to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Fund. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.
Storm wins share of VVC Championship
Salt Fork softball ends regular season with 3 wins
Six Storm girls head to state meet; boys win conference
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