September 29, 2016

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Georgetown-Ridge Farm Buffaloes presents a commemorative game ball to the Salt Fork team Friday night in honor of Salt Fork’s late football captain, Chance Kistler. Salt Fork defeated G-RF on their homecoming night 40-12.

Veterans and active military wanted
    The Sidell Reporter will once again salute veterans with a special tribute issue in the Nov. 10 issue. We want to publish a list of all veterans and active military connected with our readers.
    To have your friends and loved ones included, send their name, rank, branch of service, years served, location served and any other information about their service you would like to include. Photos of them in their military uniforms are also welcome. There is no charge to share this for this special tribute.
    Send the information to, or mail to Sidell Reporter, P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876 or drop it by the office at 116 E. Market Street in Sidell.
    In year’s past we have had only a small response from our readers. We encourage you to please help us include your veterans and active military members in this issue so we can honor all those connected with our area.

Painting to soon begin on tower
    The Fairmount Village Board heard last Wednesday that the water tower repainting project should soon begin.

Fairmount’s options on Sidell-Fairmount road trade-off
    The village has three options on how to respond to .13 mile of highway the state wants them to take over at the south edge of the village.

Vicki Delhaye shares some mouth-watering recipes in this week’s Recipe Box. Be sure to check it out.

If you have electronics that are no longer used, Oct. 8 is recycling day in Vermilion County. You have to prove residency in the county to drop off all those gadgets at the DACC parking lot from 9-11.


    Dawson LaBaw had 12 assists in the soccer game against Schlarman, which set a new Oakwood and Oakwood-Salt Fork Co-op record. O-SF defeated Schlarman 7-1.


    Robert William Neuman, 92, of Westville, Ill. passed away at 10:18 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 21, 2016 at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville, Ill.
    He was born Oct. 27, 1923 in Huntingburg, Ind. to Walter August and Justina Mary Hoffman Neuman. He married Ruth Mae Rhoades on April 29, 1945 in Huntingburg. She survives. Also surviving, a son, William Robert (Nita) Neuman of Fairmount; a daughter, Marilyn (Jim) Pettigrew of Westville; a brother, Charles (Ellen) Neuman of Princeton, Ind.; two sisters, Marjorie Bohnert of Jasper, Ind. and Dorothy Klusmeier of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, Mary Jo (Dale) Gentrup of Westville, David (Alicia) Pettigrew of Naperville, Laura (John) Noback of Chandler, Ind., William “Billy” Neuman and Robert Neuman, both of Fairmount; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Joan Neuman and a brother. James Neuman.
    Robert served in the US Navy during WWII and was a life-long farmer. He served as the Catlin Township Road Commissioner for 20 years and had been president of the Catlin School Board. He was a member of the Catlin Lions Club where he had been awarded Catlin Man of the Year. He was president of the Sugar Grove Detective Association, was a member of the Catlin United Methodist Church, the Catlin American Legion, and the VFW.
    Funeral services were held Sept. 24, 2016 at the Catlin United Methodist Church with Rev.Curtis Flake. Burial was in Oakridge Cemetery, Catlin. Memorials to the Catlin United Methodist Church. Robison Chapel, Catlin handled arrangements. Online condolences

    Marilyn V. Lynch, 82, of Fairmount, passed away at 1:05 am, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
    Marilyn was born April 25, 1934 in Homer to Edward and Mary Frazier White. She married Russell Lynch July 12, 1953. He preceded her in death.
    Survivors include two sons, Kenneth (Jennifer) of Fairmount and Kerry (Brad Hurt) of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; two daughters, Julie (Steve) Price of Cody, Wy. and Joni (Bill) Markel of Homer; nine grandchildren: Angi Luhrsen, Joshua Price, Uriah Price, Lindsey Gates Markel, Jessi Gawthorp, Kaleb Shields, Keith Shields, Abigail Moldovan, and Anna Lynch. Also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Angie McKenzie and JoEllyn White, and several nieces and nephews.
    Marilyn was preceded in death by a son, Keith Lynch, a daughter, Jayne Lynch, her grandson, Brandon Markel and great-granddaughter, Macey Duewer; as well as two brothers, Jack White and Fred White.
    Marilyn was a graduate of Homer High School and attended Illinois Business College. She retired from the University of Illinois Beckman Center after 24 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairmount and loved her family. Marilyn enjoyed helping people; as an example she read books for many years to a visually impaired gentleman in Champaign.
    Memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Robison Chapel in Catlin with Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Internment will follow in the GAR Cemetery at Homer. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Robison Chapel. Memorials to the GAR Cemetery in care of Robison Chapel, PO Box 79, Catlin, IL 61817. Condolences:


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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