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School bells ring the start of classes
Salt Fork South Elementary teacher Erin Pangburn begins the first day of school with instructions to her kindergarten students before they begin to unload their bookbags. Pangburn had the students’ names on their desk when they entered the classroom so they could easily find a place to sit.
Catch all the info on the upcoming fall sports preview this week. Interviews with all the coaches, rosters, schedules and a story on the return of one athlete following a rough several months since last football season.
To sell or fix? Fairmount looks at water
The Fairmount Village Board has hired an engineer to start looking at what can be done with the water tower that is located on the east side of the village.
Potawatomi Festival moves to Georgetown
Bank merger complete
Changes in Lions Club fish fry to add interest
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