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Indianola to invest in CDs to earn more
The Indianola Village Board, Jan. 10, voted to invest money from two of its accounts in Certificates of Deposits (CDs)
Family Bingo night and chili supper
A family bingo night and chili supper will be held Saturday from 5-7 p.m. The event will be held at the Fairmount Fire Station to support Vance Township Library.
Carroll receives two Cadle grants
At the Carroll Township meeting Monday, the board learned two John P. Cadle Foundation grants had been received.
Food giveaway Saturday, Jan. 20
Eastern Illinois Foodbank will distribute a truckload of food to hungry area families at the Ridge Farm Fire Station, 16 W. Woodyard on Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. All Vermilion County residents who meet income eligibility criteria are welcome. To be eligible, a household must have an income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level, or approximately $3,746 per month for a family of four. Other area Foodmobile distributions can be found by visiting the Foodbank’s website at www.eifoodbank.org and clicking “find help.” Maximum monthly income per eligible household: monthly income – one, $1,859; two, $2,504; three, $3,148; four, $3,793; five, $4,437; six, $5,081; seven, $5,726; eight, $6,370.
Salt Fork girls and boys both win first two rounds in County Tournament.
Finals will be played Friday for the girls and Saturday for the boys at the Danville Civic Center. Good luck Salt Fork!
The Sidell Reporter begins their 8-week serial story, Kali: A Polar Bear’s Tale. All students in the 4th and 5th Grades will receive a copy of the Reporter each of the 8 weeks thanks to local sponsors.
Ray H. Hewitt, 93, of Catlin passed away at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2018) at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville.
He was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Georgetown, to Melvin and Mignonettie Brazelton Hewitt. Ray married Rachael F. Britch on Nov. 16, 1947, in Catlin.
His loving wife of 70 years, Rachael, survives, as well as two sons, Mark (Jerri Ann) Hewitt and David (Becky) Hewitt; one daughter, Susan Hewitt; one daughter-in-law, Linda Hewitt; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Steven and Michael; two brothers, Wayne and Dale; and one sister, Louise Collier.
Ray had been a furniture repairman in the Operations & Maintenance Department of the U of I. He enjoyed camping, traveling and woodworking. He had been a former Boy Scout scoutmaster. Ray and Rachael traveled to all the lower 48 states. He was also an Army veteran and a Purple Heart recipient.
Burial was at Oakridge Cemetery, Catlin. Pastor Scott McCurdy officiating. Catlin American Legion performed military honors. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Foundation in Ray’s memory. Robison Chapel in Catlin is handling service details. Online condolences may be offered at www.robisonchapel.com.
Joe Cheuvront, 83, of Covington, Ind., passed away at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2018, at the Danville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
He was born Johnnie Joseph Cheuvront on June 3, 1934, in Fairmount, to Edward and Fae Leona George Cheuvront.
Joe served in the Army and was a longtime truck driver.
Survivors include his companion and mother of three of his children, Sharon Shumaker; four sons, Mike (Renee) Cheuvront, Mark Cheuvront, Chuck (Michelle) Cheuvront, Scott (Mary) Cheuvront; two daughters, Diana (Mark) Powell, April (Loren) Bennett; a brother, Eddie Cheuvront; a sister, Irene Vincent; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Chance, and a sister, Juanita.
Graveside rites were held at the National Cemetery in Danville. Catlin American Legion provided military honors. Robison Chapel in Catlin handled service details. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.