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Breaking ground for Sidell Village Hall
A ground breaking ceremony was held Saturday at the site of the new Sidell Town Hall on Chicago Street. It will be built on the site of the former Sidell School. Pictured from left, Terry Bates, Project Manager, Board Trustees Jerry Brown and Gary Snoke, Mayor Don Okuley, Trustees Ron Brown, Peggy Myler and Julie Sergent and Village Clerk Janet Brown.
Catlin approves petition to reorganize in 6-1 vote
The Catlin School Board met April 10 and approved the Petition for Reorganization and approved the Resolution Authorizing Filing of the Petition. Both votes passed 6-1 with Seth Smoot not approving the proposals.
Salute to our Sidell and Vance libraries for National Library Week
Saults named Deputy Mayor
Indianola Mayor Tom Gooch appointed trustee Diana Saults as Deputy Mayor at the village board meeting last Wednesday. Gooch said that Saults would step in to conduct meetings and take over mayor duties in the event of his absence.
Hodge joins Hall of Fame
Chris Hodge has received the highest honor bestowed upon a high school football coach. He was inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Sidell Twp. seeks flag
The Sidell Township trustees voted Monday night to pursue creation of a township flag.
Reminisce with Me: A Day to Clean by Margaret Artman
Audubon to show monarch documentary
To raise awareness of the rapidly declining monarch butterfly population, Kirby and his wife, Cindy, also a fine art photographer, made a 22-minute documentary, “Plight of the Monarch.” The film will be shown at 7 p.m. April 24 as part of the regular meeting of the Middlefork Audubon Society at the Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville. The event is free and open to the public.
Easter Sunday–Sign Team Presentation, 10 a.m.
Easter breakfast 8:30 a.m.; Church service 9:30 a.m.
Community Good Friday service–7 p.m. at Sidell UM.
Easter Sunrise Cantata– “Glorious Day,” 7:30 a.m., breakfast following; Church Service 10 a.m.; no Sunday School.
Easter Sunday service–8:15 a.m. Cantata 9:30 a.m.
Good Friday Play- 7 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service–7:30 a.m. Community breakfast–8:45-9:45 a.m.
Fairmount New Hope
Maundy Thursday–Candlelight Communion 7 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service–7 a.m.; breakfast follows. Church–9:30 a.m.
Easter Sunday–8:15 a.m.
Maundy Thursday–7 p.m.
Easter Sunrise–7 a.m., breakfast following.
Easter Sunrise Service–7 a.m.; breakfast following.
Broadlands Immanuel Lutheran
Easter Service–7:30 a.m.; breakfast following.
Easter breakfast–9:30 a.m.
Catlin Church of Christ
Good Friday–7 p.m.
Easter Sunday–8:30 and 10 a.m., Musical “The Story.”
Storm baseball enjoys 5 victory week
Lady Storm softball remains undefeated
Track team places at Indoor State meet
Creola Ruth Kuyrkendall, 87, of Indianola, passed away at 12:54 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.
She was born on April 27, 1926, the daughter of Volen and Bracie (Arnett) Netherton in Tompkinsville, Ky. On Feb. 28, 1946, Creola was united in marriage to Harry Kuyrkendall in Georgetown until his passing on Feb. 4, 2000.
She will be missed by her daughter, Beverly (John) Spesard of Chrisman; her grandchildren, Jim (Casey) Spesard of Chrisman and Joe (Cassidy) Spesard of Ridge Farm; her step grandson, Steve (Vicky) Spesard of Pittsboro, Ind.; her great-grandchildren, Sydney, Addison, Hayden and Harper Spesard; her step great-grandchildren, Haley, Ashley and Clint Spesard; her brother, Lloyd (Betty) Netherton of Atlanta, Ga.; and her sisters, Thelma Schabowski of Westville and Ina (Don) Olds of Plant City, Fla.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her brother-in-law, George Schabowski; and her niece, Julie Netherton.
Creola enjoyed being a farm wife and making a home for her family. She was a member of the Liberty Church and attended Indianola United Methodist Church. She was a Cubs fan as well as an Illini basketball fan. She also enjoyed playing bingo, singing hymns and attending all the activities at Gardenview Manor, where she resided the last few years. She enjoyed being with her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A celebration of Creola’s life was Wednesday at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown, with George Desmond and David Almy officiating. Visitation was Tuesday at the funeral home. She was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola.
Memorial donations may be given in her name to Indianola United Methodist Church. Share memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Ellen Patricia (Maring) Bowlin, 77, of El Dorado, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Wichita, Kansas. A memorial service will not be held as this time.
Ellen was born on Feb. 26, 1937 in Sidell, the daughter of Clarence and Edna (Brown) Maring. She attended Sidell Schools. She was a dietician at Riverside General Hospital in California for 27 years. Ellen enjoyed gardening and needle work, as well as many other crafts.
She is survived by her sons, John (Patricia) Bowlin, Ron (Teri) Bowlin all of El Dorado, Kansas; daughter, Mary Ellen (Steve) Brunkhorst of Riverside, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; brothers, Chuck (Marie) Maring of Sidell, Arthur (Bonnie) Maring of Mahomet, Kenny and Paul Maring of Danville, Chester (Marilyn) of Osceolo, Bobby Dean (Connie) Maring of Catlin; sisters, her twin Helen (Harry) Wilson of Paxton, Rosalie Carter of Manteno, Mable (Jim) Herbert, Shirley Whaley of Sidell, Connie (Sven) Anderson of Moneta, Va., Judy (Stanley) Reed of Mason City, Peggy (Walley) Miller of Allerton, and Alice Faye (David) Lamb of Rolla, Mo.,
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Cynthia Bowlin; two sisters, Millie Maring and Mary Spires; and six brothers, William, Raymond “Pete,” Delano, Frank, Jack and Ralph Maring.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Carlson Funeral Home, 200 South Star, El Dorado, KS 67042 to help defray funeral costs.
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