February 16, 2017

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Huff resigns from Sidell PD
Callahan, Wimmer hired as officers

Salt Fork 1st in WYSE

A Salt Fork teacher enjoys her time ON stage as well as IN FRONT of the stage. Read about it only in this week’s Sidell Reporter.

In this week’s issue of the Sidell Reporter – Salt Fork students win Lincoln Card contest at County Museum (photos included); students recognized at Principal’s breakfast (photos included) and Salt Fork Students placed FIRST place in the 10-school WYSE competition at DACC with three students placing medals (photos included). Check out these stories only in this week’s Sidell Reporter!

Two letters to the editor give accolades to two local residents.

Debbie Miller reminisces about childhood foods worth the memories – only in this week’s Sidell Reporter!


Katelyn Starwalt weds Dustin Snack


Salt Fork boys head into Regionals next week. Last regular season game Friday at the high school against Westville. Come support the seniors in their last home game.


    Frank Lamb, 75, of Sidell, passed away comfortably with his wife, Char (Brewer) at his side on Mon., Feb. 6. He was born in 1941, the first child of Ralph and Florence (Thomas) Lamb.
    Frank married Char (Brewer) in 1963 and together they shared 54 years of marriage. Frank was the proud father of Jim (April Boyer) Lamb of Carterville and Marsha (Richard) Fletcher of Kalamazoo, Mich. He was the even prouder grandfather of three grandchildren – Emily Fletcher, Phillip Fletcher and Ali Lamb. He was quick to talk about their accomplishments and did so with a sparkle of pride in his eyes.
    Fishing, mushroom hunting and cheering for the Chicago Cubs were his favorite hobbies. His achievements as a tournament fisherman earned him the nickname “Big Bass” from a great friend. Frank will be missed by many including his fishing “sons,” John and Bic who fondly named him “Pops,” and his best fishing buddy, Tim Frazier.
    Frank retired as Head Custodian from Salt Fork CUSD in 2004. He took pride in maintaining the facilities and felt everyone there was a part of his family as well.
    Frank is survived by his wife, Char, his children, grandchildren, his sister Judy (Gerald) Arnett, his brother Wayne Lamb, his Aunt Margaret Artman, many cousins and nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Donna (Vernon) Fultz and his brother Dale (Bea) Lamb.
    Per his wishes, cremation has occurred and no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org, 1-800-227-2345.
Cards can be sent to Char at 306 W. Plaza Dr., Carterville, Ill. 62918


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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