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Kay McNeese of Sidell plants the village’s flower pots on the brick street Wednesday with red geraniums and spikes.
Memorial Day Services
Sunday, May 26 – Noon at War Veteran’s Memorial
In case of rain, meet at Sidell Baptist Church
Monday, May 27 – 10 a.m. at War Memorial
Monday, May 27 – 11 a.m. at War Memorial
Indianola looks for new police chief
Indianola Village Board met in special session Tuesday night and approved to seek a new chief of police.
New board starts serving Fairmount village
It is all about friendship: friends forever
Mary Frances Conner Reese and Elizabeth Ann Landsdown Stevens met only for a few minutes in passing while on their high school senior trip in Washington DC in 1963.
Lions gear up for 55th BBQ
The Sidell Lions Club will hold their 55th Lions Club event on June 15, serving their well-known open pit chicken BBQ along with pork, hot dogs and hamburgers and the trimmings.
Duck Dynasty stars come to benefit Danville
Cellular One donates nearly $100,000 to local groups
Reminisce with me: School’s Out
Master Gardener: Versatile Ornamental Grasses
Randall Scott Thomas (Tonka), 40, of Sidell passed away at his home on Monday, May 20, 2013.
Randall was born on January 4, 1973 in Danville, a son of Ricky and Barbara Kistler Thomas. He married Ami Wilson on November 10, 2012 in Sidell. She survives.
Also surviving are children Austin & Alli Lutz, a brother Ricky (Dana) Thomas, Jr. of Sidell, sister Angela Hamilton of Indianola, in laws Jeff & Debbie Wilson, and extended family . He was preceded in death by his mother Barbara and a sister Calista Thomas.
Randall was a truck driver, he enjoyed listening to music and playing the drums. He loved his family dearly and loved spending time with them.
Many were inspired by his positive attitude during his fight with cancer. He stayed employed and despite suffering from cancer, always thought of others first.
Funeral services were held this morning (Thursday) at the Sidell United Pentecostal Church in Sidell. Pastor Tim Pearman officiated. Burial was at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola.
Joines-Appleby Funeral Home of Newman is in charge of arrangements.
Storm baseball wins Regional Championship
Kimbro, Nicholson medal at state meet;
Boys team qualify for six events
Storm softball loses regional title to Fisher
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