February 19, 2015

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The new machine shed at the home of Rodney and Britta Maddox was nearly destroyed by a blaze suspected to be electrical in rural Allerton on Friday.

Old farm photos needed
The annual agriculture issue will be published March 18. The Reporter invites anyone with old farm photos to share them for a photo page. You can email them to editor@thesidellreporter.com or bring them by the office to be scanned while you wait so you don’t have to leave them overnight. If you have an ag-related story idea the Editor is in search of more content for this issue.


Part-time police officer added to Village of Indianola’s roster
   Indianola Police Chief Tom Kirby introduced his new part-time officer, Allan Mackiewicz, to the board members last Wednesday.

17-Alarm Fire
   A fire in a machine shed in rural Allerton Friday night brought 17 fire departments and at least 67 volunteer firefighters together to extinguish the blaze. There were no injuries but most of the 200x40 foot machine shed was destroyed.

Key to the City
   The Village of Allerton has a new keyholder to the village. Daisy Richardson, 96, was presented an honorary key on Saturday as the town’s oldest resident.

Students plan The Wild, Wild, Wildest West
   A school musical to be performed by Jamaica and Catlin students March 13 and 14.

Kindergarten pre-registration and tea for 2015-2016
   Kindergarten Pre-Registration will be March 18 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. and March 19 from 4 - 5:30 p.m..Children entering Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year must be five years old before Sept. 1, 2015.
   A Kindergarten Tea will be held on April 24 at 1 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to meet teachers and visit the Kindergarten classrooms and parents will meet with teachers, school secretary, nurse, and principal. Refreshments will be served at the Kindergarten Tea
  To help in the planning for materials, please contact the school, 288-9394, to let them know if you plan to attend.

  Cindy Brown will warm you up on the side in this week's recipe column. Have you ever made Spaetzle, well now you can find out how easy it is! Only in this week's Reporter.


Salt Fork Boys basketball loses to Chrisman,55-41 and to Bismarck 60-54. Enter regionals Monday with the first game against Chrisman at Chrisman, 6 p.m.

Salt Fork Girls Basketball ends season with a first round loss in sectionals to Cisnna Park, 47-36. The defeated Schlarman 53-54 for the Regional Championship title.



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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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