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A contest of getting the most Cheetos to stick to the shaving cream on their faces resulted in a lot of fun with Jared Eakle winning with 35! From left, Jared Eakle, Allie Yerem, Brandon Hoag, Keagan Hunter, Nick Kotcher and Grayson Hughes
Two pages fill this week's Reporter with all the student photos recognized in the first Evening of Excellence awards for Salt Fork High School.
Sidell increases water rates
The Sidell Village Board approved an increase in water rates effective July 1, 2016. The increase raises the minimum rate for up to 3,000 gallons of water from $30 to $40
Sidell Township to soon add two miles of roadway
Road Commissioner Joe Eakle said the jurisdictional transfer for the 2.1 mile of county road south of the village of Sidell to the county line is almost finalized.
Free lunch for senior citizens at Sonny’s
South-west Vermilion County seniors are invited to “Celebrate Spring” and enjoy a free luncheon at the Sidell-CRIS Senior Meal Site located at Sonny’s Café in Sidell May 23. Call Sonny’s Cafe at 288-9351 by noon, May 19 to reserve your seat.
National Police Week – a salute to the police department personnel in Sidell, Fairmount, Indianola and Catlin – only in this week's Sidell Reporter.
Deb Miller is fixing fresh picked rhubarb!
Richard Lamb is flag pole sitting and marathon dancing in this week's "Our Fascinating Past."
ELSTON— Michael and Holly (McDowell) Elston of Georgetown are the parents of a daughter, Annie Lynn, born April 9, 2016 at 1:32 a.m. at Carle Clinic in Urbana. The baby weighed 8.2 ozs. and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by her big sister, Hallie Jo, 2.
Maternal grandparents are Brad and Chris McDowell of Sidell.
Paternal grandparents are Dave Elston of Oakwood and Tammy Elston of Catlin
Lady Storm claim county title in track
Boys finish second
Girls Softball head into Regionals next week. Record improves to 24-3 with two games left.
Boys Baseball head into Regionals next week. Record improves to 16-14
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.