September 21, 2017

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National Farm Safety Week. Pick up a copy of this week’s Reporter and read messages by area advertisers on keeping everyone safe this fall.

Carroll puts hold on cemeteries
Carroll Township held a special meeting to discuss the cemeteries.

Fire cause undetermined
The Illinois State Fire Marshal has closed the case on a house fire earlier this summer that claimed the lives of two well-known Indianola residents, Harold “Hoot” and June Craig.

Sentence handed down in accident that killed Baker
Cameron Shull, 26, was sentenced Friday to five years in the Department of Corrections by the Edgar County Court. The sentence came after a vehicle accident June 18, 2016, in which Shull was the driver, resulted in the death of Bethany Baker.

Catlin continues water talks
Mayor Schmink reported at the Catlin Village Board meeting, Tuesday, that he felt the meeting with Georgetown went well and that engineers from each village are working on estimates for running water lines from their village to Catlin and Westville.

Reporters to raise to $1
The Sidell Reporters sold at newsstands will increase to $1 per issue starting September 28. You can beat the increase by subscribing for $30 a year in county or $35 out of county.

Indianola to host Halloween party for all
The Village of Indianola will host a Halloween party for area residents from 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 28.

Teresa Sudlow is preparing snacks for those football get togethers in this week’s Recipe Box. See it only in the Sidell Reporter.


    Steven Arnold Murray, 59, of Danville, passed into eternity on Sept. 7, 2017 at Presence Medial Center. Steve was born to Floyd and Pauline (Burke) Murray, both preceding him in death. Also, preceding him in death was his brother, Jerry Murray; a cousin, Raymond Ingram; and sister-in-law, Penny (Pribble) Forrest.
    He leaves behind his wife, Teresa, along with his step-daughter, April (Mike) Vish; mother-in-law, Donna Bryant, step-mother, Juanita Murray; sister, Donna (Roy) Kindred; and other family members including grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, brother and sister-in-laws.
    Please join the family in a Celebration of Life, an actual Tribute to his memory, which will be held in his honor at 2 p.m., Sept. 24 at the Indianola Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Downing officiating.
    Steve’s early years
    Steve was raised in the farming community of Indianola by his father and step-mother, Floyd and Juanita. As a young boy Steve attended the Indianola Methodist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir.
    In his early 20s he operated the local gas station where he was accompanied by his loyal companion, a large white dog, named “Dog.”
    When he left Indianola and moved to Danville, he continued to have roots in Indianola, working for the Stine (Bill) Family Farm for 28 years.
    He was employed by McLane Midwest for 24 years and was a loyal employee and co-worker to those he left behind. Upon his death, McLane’s flew their flag at half mast as a tribute to his dedicated service.


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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