January 12, 2017

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Sidell to amend liquor ordinance
    The Sidell Village Board, Tuesday night, began proceedings to amend the Class C liquor license to allow local bars to be open for businesses on Sundays.

Sidell Township to amend road budget
    Township attorney Steve Miller was present at the Sidell Township meeting Monday night to answer questions on amending their budget.

Woodlawn to raise rates
    The Woodlawn Cemetery of Indianola board of trustees recently voted to increase lot prices as of July 1, 2017.

Mary Jester’s Hat Shop of Fairmount, circa 1890-1900 pictured this week ONLY in the Sidell Reporter.

Catlin Village Treasurer’s Report is published in this week’s Sidell Reporter.

Salt Fork North Storm Watchers are pictured in this week’s Sidell Reporter. Are one of these young faces one of your children or grandchildren! Pick up a copy of the Reporter at Caseys in Fairmount or Catlin or Subscribe today and never miss an issue! Only $30 in Vermilion County!

Theresa Sudlow is showing off her Italian in this week’s Recipe Box! The editor can’t wait to try her Stromboli!

Marjorie and Eldon Craddock will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Jan. 19!
Send them a card at Autumn Fields, 65 E Airport Rd, Apt # 312, Savoy, IL 61874.


Salt Fork girls are 1-2 for the week.
Salt Fork boys earn conference split


    Tommie Ray (“TR”) McDowell, 84, of Santa Fe, N.M., formerly of Sidell, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2017, at home in Santa Fe.
    TR was born August 10, 1932, in Sidell to Faye and Lucy Marie Bancroft McDowell. He married Carolyn Jean Garwood on March 26, 1956.
    He is survived by two daughters, Jan K. McDowell (Jolene Allen) of Santa Fe, N.M. and Lisa M. (Gregg) Gress, of Cedar Lake, Ind.; granddaughter, Amber R. (Ken) Litko and twin great granddaughters, Nadia and Scarlett Litko, of Valparaiso, Ind. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Harold E. (Donna) Garwood of rural Ridge Farm, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from around the world. TR was preceded in death by his wife on Sept. 1, 2016 and his parents.
TR attended Sidell schools and graduated from Sidell High School and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).   He and Carolyn raised their family in Sidell and later moved to Scottsdale, Ariz.
    TR was a well-respected banker having served as Executive Officer and Chairman of Sidell State Bank, First National Bank of Westville, Tri-County Bank of Minooka and The Sun City Bank (Ariz.). He also served as Director of The First National Bank of Danville; Founders Bank, Worth; and Founders Bank and Legacy Bank of Scottsdale, Ariz. He was active in the Illinois Bankers Association.
    TR lived life to its fullest! He was an accomplished musician, playing piano, accordion and saxophone. He loved to entertain, playing the piano as friends and family gathered around to sing. Travel was a deep passion. He and Carolyn traveled the globe meeting friends along the way. He often remarked that his favorite trips were to China and Russia before they became “westernized.”
    Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations in Santa Fe, N.M. is handling arrangements.
No services will be held. Memorials may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or the charity of your choice.


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