July 19, 2018

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Salt Fork Schools Registration

South Elementary & Junior High
Wed., Aug. 8, 1-7 pm
Thurs., Aug. 9, 10-2 pm

North Elementary
Wed., Aug. 8, 1-7 pm

High School
Wed., Aug. 8, 1-7 pm
Thurs., Aug. 9, 10-2 pm

Indianola gets closer to emergency siren
The possibility of the Village of Indianola having a working storm siren is one step closer.

Carroll looks for Michael Cemetery to be surveyed this month

Catlin Village to give property to Land Bank
The Catlin Village board signed a resolution Tuesday night giving surplus property of 406 Allison Street to the Vermilion County Land Bank.

Teresa Sudlow is thinking easy to make sides as you are running in the door in this week’s Recipe Box only in the Sidell Reporter.

    Henry Clarkson Ford of Chandler, Ariz., and formerly of Sidell, died suddenly Thursday, July 12, 2018 at his place of employment.
    Henry was born Nov. 5, 1964 to George and Sara Beth (Robinson) Ford of Sidell. He married Jandi Arnantrout in July 1992.
    He is survived by his children, Emily and Joseph, both of Chandler, Ariz.; his brothers Gary of Holt, Mich., Keith (Teresa) of Tolono and Robert of Sidell. He was preceded in death by his father, George.
    Henry graduated from Jamaica High School, Class of 1983 and attended Lincoln Tech Collge in Indianapolis. He was employed in maintenance at Albertsons Distribution Center.
Henry was cremated and a memorial service may be held in Sidell at a later date.

    Jerry Elmore, 87, of Catlin, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, at his home.
    He was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Anderson, Ind., the son of James and Ruby (Fishero) Elmore.
    He was united in marriage to Joyce Vanhuss on Dec. 11, 1949, until her passing in 2011.
    He will be dearly missed by his son, David (Tammy) Elmore; daughter, Charlene (Steve) Cornett; grandchildren, Randy Tinder, Rick Wagner, Myretta Fitzsimmons, Ryan (Kyla) Elmore; step-granddaughters, Amanda Overmeyer, Jodi Davis, Stephanie Bailey, Tricia Cornett; great-grandchildren, Miranda, Jenae and Alisa Tinder, Ricky Wagner, Summer Wagner, Andru and Joey Aguirre and Adalynn Elmore.
    Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; son, Denny Elmore; daughter, Debbie Sheets; and brother James Elmore.
    Jerry enjoyed playing golf with his son, woodworking and model trains.
    A celebration of Jerry’s life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion, Danville. A visitation was held Wednesday with entombment at Sunset Memorial Park Swan Court.
    Share memories, photos and videos on Jerry’s tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

    Billie G. Birge, 69, of Catlin, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at 6:24 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018 at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.
    Funeral services are tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. at Robison Chapel in Catlin. Rev. Matt Filicsky will officiate. Catlin American Legion will provide military honors. Visitation is from 1-7 p.m. tonight.
    He was born Oct. 18, 1948 in Danville to Billie R. and Ada Flo Jackson Birge. He married Suzanne Lovejoy Dec. 21, 1969 at the Catlin Church of Christ.
    Suzie survives, as well as two sons, Mathew James Birge and Martin Gene (Jenny) Birge; five grandchildren; Tiffani, Anthony, Tori, Olivia and Amelia; two great-grandchildren, Melia and Kai; a sister, Bertie (Warren) Ford.
    Billie was preceded in death by a brother, James Birge and two sisters, Linda J. Cook and Mayme Asmonda.
    He served in the Army during the Vietnam War, and retired after 30 years with Illinois Bell Telephone. Billie loved watching his kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events, and especially enjoyed playing golf with his buddies at Blue Needles Golf Course. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
    Memorials may be made to the Bobette Steely Hegeler Cancer Center in care of Robison Chapel at Post Office Box 79, Catlin, Il 61817.
    On-line condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.


For Sale

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.