March 15, 2018

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This week the Sidell Reporter gives their annual salute to Agriculture.  
  Story features include Doug and Michelle Carder’s goats, Ty Trisler’s remarkable story of how an accident that could have crushed his plans of being a farmer, didn’t. There is also a commentary from local farmer Curt Elmore and advertisers show their support for their ag customers and the community.

Voters have few choices on Tuesday
Next Tuesday is the General Primary Election with only a few contested races for voters to decide.

Voters asked for sales tax
One of the biggest questions on the ballot come next Tuesday is whether voters will approve a one-cent sales tax to support schools.

Carroll asking voters to support cemetery tax
Carroll Township voters will decide on a cemetery tax proposition next Tuesday.

Two more blocks of the brick street slated for coverage
The Sidell Village Board approved a street maintenance project, Tuesday, which includes overlaying two more blocks of the brick street with asphalt.

Sidell Twp. to buy loader
The Sidell Township Board approved transferring $150,000 from the town fund to the road fund at their meeting Monday night.

25 students from Salt Fork School district are pictured in this week’s Sidell Reporter. Is one of them your child or grandchild?

Deb Miller is fed up with dark dreary days without sunshine and is cooking up spring! Check out her recipes only in this week’s Sidell Reporter.

Pick up a copy of this week’s Reporter at newsstands located at the Sidell Reporter, Sidell Post Office, inside the Sidell Grocery and Sonny’s Cafe and at both Casey’s General Stores in Fairmount and Catlin.

    Earl F. Donley, 80, of Cissna Park passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.
    Earl was born Aug. 5, 1937 in Danville, the son of Elmer and Louise Burroughs Donley. He married Mary Lee Messman on Jan. 26, 1958 in Broadlands and she survives in Cissna Park.
    Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Louise Donley of Oakwood; two brothers and one sister, Bob (Kay) Donley of Danville, Betty (Earl) Plotner of Platte City, Mo, and Gene Donley of Westville; one daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Zollar Donley of Hoopeston; three grandchildren, Dylan, Carly, and Michael Donley; and one great-granddaughter, Harper Donley.
    He was preceded in death by his father and two sons, Mark and David.
    Earl was owner and operator of Earl Donley Trucking and farmed for over 50 years. He enjoyed trapshooting, his Camaro, eating at truck stops, and riding his motorcycle. Earl loved teasing people and having fun.
    Services were held March 13 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park. Deacon Pat Skelly officiated. Burial was at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
    Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove, the Cancer Society or the Gideons International.


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.