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A large group of volunteers were at Bob and Freda Varner’s farm south of Catlin Tuesday picking up scattered debris throughout the fields. The house and all the buildings on their farm where completely destroyed when a tornado struck Nov. 17
Debris cleanup across the area continues
A week after an F-2 tornado travelled 18 miles across the southern part of Vermilion County, people are clearing acres and acres of debris and making plans to rebuild. See pics of the damage here.
Fairmount adds to fire personnel
Christmas issue nears
It pains me to say this, but Christmas is just around the corner! As tradition goes, the Sidell Reporter would like to include your personal Christmas stories again.
We are also looking for someone’s home to share through photos of their holiday decorating.
Stories of a favorite Christmas, or any remembrace that has special meaning is welcome. Photos, especially of Christmas from days gone by are always wanted. Please submit stories by Dec. 12.
Not a writer? Just jot down the facts – or call – and the editor will write it for you. 217-288-9365
P.O. Box 475
Sidell, IL 61876
Jamaica board introduces Commitee of 10
Jamaica Unit 12 introduced the five members of their Committee of Ten at the opening of the regular board meeting Nov. 21. Besides board members Jeff Carder and Ron Taylor, Jamaica staff Dawn Eakle and Jeff Ford and citizen Brian Lane were also present in the audience to be introduced.
Valuation changes due to storm damage
Township assessors would like to remind property owners with storm damage that their real estate assessments need to be adjusted to account for valuation changes. Assessors have a form to make these adjustments. If your property was damaged you should contact your township assessor as soon as possible to ensure these changes are made.
Catlin Township- Mary Jo McCloud 217-427-9805;
Carroll-Elwood Townships- Ken Hubbard 217-284-3271;
Jamaica-Vance Townships- Marsha Mohr 217-288-9466;
Sidell Township- Shelly Patton 217-288-9439.
You may also contact the Vermilion County Supervisor of Assessments, 217-554-1940.
Mayor clarifies comment
How to cook a turkey Kindergarten-style
Crop, Stock and Ledger:
Ode to Thanksgiving
Board getting things done
Leaders need to be wise
From the Heart by Suzanne Woodard: Thanksgiving anticipation
Recorder vies for circuit court judge position
Girls 2 wins, two loss
Boys 1 win
Memorial wrestling tourney to honor Tadd Metzger
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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“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