April 20, 2017

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Quarry is closed to recreation

Carroll Township to seek ownership of cemeteries

Single car accident claims one life, injures second

Girls walk away from car crash

    Volunteers are needed to help weed eat Michael, Weaver, Lebanon and Stunkard cemeteries in Carroll Township for this season. Jim Willis is able to mow the cemeteries, but it is very difficult for him to keep up on the weed eating.The cemeteries need weed eated about every other week. There are about 150 graves in each to trim around, plus the front fence lines that are not sprayed.
    You can help at all the cemeteries or pick your favorite – a few times, or on a regular basis. Any help will be greatly appreciated. To volunteer, please call 284-3480. Leave a message, if no answer. There are no funds to care for these cemeteries and volunteer help is the only way to keep them up.

Begin Work Zones
Oakwood bridge
    The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that traffic has been reduced to one lane with temporary signals on the bridge over the Salt Fork River, 2.25 miles south of Oakwood.The work is expected to be completed by May 25.
Bowman Avenue Bridge   
    Bridge repair work began April 17 on eastbound I-74, just west of the Bowman Avenue.Eastbound I-74 has been reduced to one lane with barrier wall used to control traffic during the project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of November.




Richard Lamb begins a new series in this week’s Reporter, “Some baseball oddballs and oddities.” Part 1: “I Don’t Belong Here.” You won’t want to miss this fun observation by Richard that you can find ONLY in the Sidell Reporter.

Amanda Rull shares Easter Dinner in this week’s recipe box. You won’t want to miss these recipes - especially the Light and Crunchy Salad! MmmmmMmmm!



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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