August 25, 2016

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Free ready to get to work at Salt Fork North

School adds water coolers, tests continue on water
Principal hired

Fairmount approves purchases











Have you been following the Salt Fork Alumni that Perry Dable has been reporting on each week this summer? He has brought the Reporter readers up to date on our former Salt Fork athletes who have continued their sports careers at the collegiate level. This week read about Max Stutsman who is having a ball at Illinois College! Dable plans to continue with the updates of the Storm alumni throughout the coming months – only in the Sidell Reporter!

The editor is looking for news and asks her readers to let her know what is happening in your area. Read her editorial in this week's Sidell Reporter!

Airman Beau Biggerstaff was home visiting family before he leave for a two year stay in Germany. Read about his visit in this week's social news in the Sidell Reporter!

Clifford and Connie Puzey celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary!


  Mary Puzey, 91, lifelong Jamaica and Fairmount area resident and farm wife, passed away peacefully at 2:32 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20, 2016 at her home.
   Mary was born March 25, 1925 in Jamaica, Illinois to George B. & Rosa Alice Hart Darr. She married Lloyd W. Puzey Nov. 27, 1944 in Watsonville, Calif. Lloyd passed away Nov. 3, 1991. 
   Mary was a devoted mother to two sons, Harold W. (Janet) Puzey of Fairmount and Alan L. (Susan) Puzey of Fairmount; four daughters, Annette Zeigler of Fairmount, Carol J. (David) Harden of Fairmount, Elaine M. (Pat) O’Shaughnessy of Danville, and Lisa J. (Tim) Bueter of Danville; also surviving are two brothers, Dane (Mary Lou) Darr of Fairmount and David (Evelyn) Darr of Fairmount; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 
   Mary was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Tom Zeigler; two brothers and their wives, Charles (Mary Elizabeth) Darr and Paul (Margaret) Darr; and one sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie (Ralph) Diel.
Mary was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westville and a member of the Rosary & Altar Society, she helped with funeral dinners and was active in the church’s Labor Day festivities. She belonged to the Jamaica School PTA and was a mom to all who entered her home. She especially enjoyed hosting the traditional Sunday dinner for the family.
   Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westville. Father Robert Hoffman officiated. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery west of Fairmount. Memorials to the Lloyd & Mary Puzey Scholarship Fund at DACC Foundation, in care of Robison Chapel, Box 79, Catlin, Illinois 61817. Online condolences at



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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.




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