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Neighbors complain of trash, noise from residence
Fairmount residents joined in force at last week’s village board meeting with complaints of the village and especially one particular residence in their neighborhood.
Water bill changes take affect in June
The Fairmount Village Board, last Wednesday, made final approval to the water bill ordinance. The new ordinance changes the due dates for water bills to be paid on the first day of all odd numbered months.
Volunteers prepare ball park
With over 60 kids signed up for summer ball, the Fairmount Ball Association and volunteers have been working steadily on the Vance Township ball park.
Supt. Cox asks community for support
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Water project tabled at SFS
After new questions were brought up at the Salt Fork Board of Education meeting April 20, the board tabled making a decision on the water project at the South Campus.
Indianola clean up days
A village-wide clean up will be held April 28, 29 and 30. Pick-up is available for residents who are 55 or older. Call 284-3282 or 474-3051.
Golf cart inspections due in Sidell this Saturday
Golf cart inspection for owners in the Village of Sidell will be April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the town hall.
Amanda Rull throws together a hodge lodge of recipes for this week’s Recipe Column. Sloppy Cheesesteaks look DELICIOUS! Don’t miss it! Only in this week’s Sidell Reporter.
Don’t miss chapter 4 of Jim the Wonder Dog in this week’s Sidell Reporter! Eight sponsors have made it possible for us to give each of the Salt Fork students in grades 3, 4 and 5 a copy of the Reporter each week so they can read the true life story of this famous dog.
Daron D. Yeazel, 47, of Fairmount, passed away at 4:30 pm on Mon., April 17, 2017 at his home.
Daron was born May 6, 1969, in Danville to Ruth Marie Yeazel. He married Christina Nicole McGinness on Sept. 6, 2008 in Danville. She survives as well as his mother Ruth (Francisco) Ramirez, three daughters, Katarina Yeazel, Faith Yeazel, Angelica Yeazel; one brother, Marcus (Roxanne) Yeazel; one sister, Michelle (Bill) Vance; two nieces, Jackaylee Yeazel and Shayla Vance.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Hope Yeazel, and one brother, Michael.
Daron was service manager of the Walmart Automotive Department in Danville. He enjoyed fishing, hosting catfish tournaments, mushroom hunting, most of all the art of “making a deal.”
Funeral services were held April 23 at Robison Chapel in Catlin with Steve Lamb officiating. Private burial was at the GAR Cemetery in Homer. Memorials are to the Yeazel Family in care of Robison Chapel. On-line condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.
Sue Hanson was born July 10, 1926 in Murray, Kentucky. She passed away Dec. 20, 2016. She was 90 years old.
A memorial service will be held May 13, 11 a.m. at the Roscoe United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. There will be a luncheon at the church following the service. Memorials to the Roscoe United Methodist Church or Harlem/Roscoe Fire Department.
She married Wallace Hanson on Sept. 26, 1948 in Murray, Kentucky. He survives. She is also survived by one son, Mark (Karen) Hanson, Richmond, Texas; two grandchildren, Matthew (Lori) Hanson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Caroline Hanson of Richman, Texas; one great grandson, Luke Hanson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews as well.
She was preceded in death by a son, Greg Hanson who passed away July 10, 1973; a brother, Burl Cunningham and a sister, Chris Hopkins.
She and her husband Wally lived in Sidell in the ‘60s where she taught the third grade for three years. Wally was a coach, teacher and principal during their time in Sidell.
Cards may be sent to Wally at 4054 Albright Lane, Wesley Willows Senior Center, Rockford, Ill. 61103-1576.
Charles E. “Chuck” Harrold, 76, of Fairmount, passed away at 9 p.m. Wed., April 19, 2017 at his home.
Chuck was born Feb. 20, 1941 in Taylorville to William D. and Mary M. Ethridge Harrold. He married Elizabeth Jones on Feb. 22, 2002 in Danville. She survives as well as two sons, William C. “Bill” Harrold of New Jersey, and Christopher A. (Kyong S.) Harrold of Colorado Springs, Col.; two stepsons, Charles Dirk of Urbana and Brian (Chris) Drollinger of Georgetown; one daughter, Cathy (Thomas) Rick of Farmer City; two stepdaughters, Marilyn Drollinger Homan of Indianola, and Pamela (John) Drollinger Thomas of Fairmount; six grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; as well as nine great-great grandchildren.
Chuck served in the Army and was involved in the construction trade, as well as sheet metal. He enjoyed antique car shows and was a member of the Kaiser Frazier Car Club.
Funeral services were held April 24 at Robison Chapel in Catlin. Curtis Flake officiated. Burial with military honors followed in the Greenview Cemetery in Fairmount. Memorials to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.
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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.