May 18, 2017

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Help needed to place veteran’s flags
    Volunteers are needed to help place U.S. flags on the veteran’s graves at Woodlawn Cemetery near Indianola and Fairview Cemetery west of Sidell for Memorial Day.If you can help with Fairview, meet at the Sidell Veteran’s board at 9:30 this Saturday morning, May 20, or out at the cemetery soon after.
    If you can help with Woodlawn, meet at the Cemetery at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.Even three or four extra people can help cut the time down to get all the flags on. Please help honor our veteran’s by seeing that flags are placed.

Carroll proceeds to acquire cemeteries
    Carroll Township Supervisor Jackie Baird presented information about townships owning cemeteries at the monthly meeting held May 15.

    Baccalaureate will be held for the Salt Fork Class of 2017 on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Catlin. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Meet the Salt Fork graduates
The Salt Fork High School Class of 2017 graduates will be featured in next week’s Sidell Reporter.
All 67 graduates will be pictured, along with a profile of their activities.

Aqua seeks to raise water rates
At the May 10 Indianola village board meeting, Village President Tom Gooch informed the board that Aqua Illinois recently filed for a rate increase for water service in Champaign and Vermilion Counties with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).

Roof plan approved for $1.4 million
In a special called meeting last Thursday, the Salt Fork Board of Ed approved a $1.4 million plan to replace the roof on the South Campus building.

An Evening of Excellence - two pages of photos taken from Salt Fork High School’s honors awards - only in this week’s Sidell Reporter!


    Ray Martin “Marty” Struck, 71, of Sidell passed away on Monday (May 15, 2017) at home.
    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Broadlands, with Pastor John Sharp officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Broadlands. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Freese Funeral Home, Sidney, is assisting with arrangements.
    Mr. Struck was born on April 20, 1946, at Tuscola, a son to Raymond Henry and Enola Sy Struck. He was also raised by his stepmother, Marabelle Dixon.
    He married Sharon J. Mitchell on July 2, 1977, at Broadlands; she survives.
    Also surviving are two children, Elizabeth Anne “Betsy” (Dave) Lancaster of Philo and Corey Ray Mitchell (Laura) Struck of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Trent Thompson, Kallie Lancaster and Henry Struck; and a sister, Louise Fellmann of Savoy.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother and a brother, Melvin A. Struck.
    Marty farmed in the Broadlands and Sidell area.
    He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Broadlands.
    He graduated from ABL in 1965 where he was active in the FFA. He enjoyed playing cards.
    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Carle Hospice or Immanuel Lutheran Church, Broadlands.


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.

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