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November 7, 2019

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The Sidell Reporter salutes our veterans in a special 8-page section in this week’s Reporters with stories on four area veterans.

Salt Fork to hold Veterans Day programs
    The Salt Fork School District will again hold Veterans Day programs for the student body and the public on Friday, Nov. 8 with the following schedule.
    North Campus in Catlin in high school gym, 9 a.m.
(Veterans are asked to sit in the floor seats together).
Guest speaker will be Rich Darby with Operation Honor Guard.
    South Campus at Sidell 1:30 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Matt Filicsky.

Thanksgiving lunch
    Salt Fork School Dist. will once again offer their annual Thanksgiving lunch for senior citizens. The lunch will be held Nov. 21 at the South Campus and at the North Campus in the high school. It will be at 1 p.m. in both places.
    The menu includes roasted turkey, hot roll, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned green beans, stuffing, fresh fruit, pumpkin pie and a drink
    Please call the high school to sign up for the Catlin lunch at 427-5331 and the south campus for that location at 288-9306.

Catlin releases cost to residents for sewer project

Sewer project work could begin soon

Catlin to study a RR overpass

Vance Township gets paperwork filed for Comptroller

Check out the recipes Amy Thomas is cooking up in the Recipe Box this week.

Salt Fork’s Annual Statement of Affairs for 2019 is published in this week’s Sidell Reporter.

Behind the name on a street sign looks at Sidell’s shortest street this week – Miller Street.


Storm season ended by Camp Point

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    ONNICA LOUISE MOSBY, 15 months old, passed away on Oct. 27, 2019 at home.
    Onnica was born on July 3, 2018 in Lafayette, Ind., the daughter of Casandra Mosby and Brandon Guthrie.
    Onnica is survived by her parents, Casandra Mosby and Brandon Guthrie both of Danville; two brothers, Kai Mosby of Danville and Oliver Watkins of Darlington, Ind.; one sister; Oaklyn Watkins of Darlington, Ind.; maternal grandparents; Matthew Mosby of Lafayette, Ind. and Misty (Buck) Ladigo of Martinsville, Ind.; paternal grandparents, Brett and Missy Guthrie of Fairmount and Stacey and Dan Anderson of Oakwood; maternal great-grandparents, Chuck and Trudy Wyant of Thorntown, Ind. and Martha Hale of Lexington, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents, Mike and Darlene Guthrie of Sidell and Diane and Steve Miller of Linden, Ind.; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
    Onnica is preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, James Hale.
    A Celebration of Life was held at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville with Robbie Ketcherside officiating.
    Please join Onnica’s family in sharing memories on her tribute wall at

    REV. DR. JERRY L. SHORT, 82, of Catlin went to his final reward at 4:10 a.m. on Thurs., Oct. 31, 2019 at the Carle Foundation Hospital.
    A life spent in loving service to the Lord, Jerry was born Jan. 31, 1937 in the parsonage at Patricksburg, Ind. to Ermel and Icey Hayes Short. He married Sharon Jones on June 26, 1959. She survives.
    Also surviving is one son, Jerry L. (Kristy Jimson) Short Jr; one daughter, Alisa Kay (Terry) Prosser; two grandchildren, Maxwell Prosser and Ryan (Michelle) Prosser, Kristy’s children, Alexus Jimson, Ethan Jimson and Phoenix Jimson; and one brother-in-law, James R. Padgett.     He was preceded in death by a sister and one sister-in-law.
    He was a graduate of the Olivet Nazarene College and received his Doctorate in 1996. He     pastored over 50 years, serving churches in Indiana and Michigan and served 20 years at the Danville First Church of the Nazarene.
    He was active in the Rotary Club for over 30 years and was involved with CRIS Senior Services. He enjoyed reading, golfing, and cars.
    Funeral services were at the Danville First Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Dave Anderson officiated. Entombment was in the Spring Hill Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the Reverend Dr. Jerry L. Short Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Olivet Nazarene College.
    Robison Chapel, Catlin is handling the arrangements. Condolences at

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