April 9, 2015

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Committee to recommend County take Sidell highway
   Twenty-two residents from the Sidell-Fairmount area packed the board room of the Vermilion County Transportation Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon. After several people spoke – all in support of Vermilion County taking jurisdiction of the Sidell-Fairmount Highway–
   Committee Chair Todd Johnson told the room he believed there was a palatable solution.
   The Transportation Committee will make a recommendation to the full County Board Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex. Johnson recommended that the public needs to be in attendance at that meeting to show the County their support of the project.

Two men are shot south of Fairmount
   The Vermilion County Sheriff’s office reports an incident in the early morning of April 10 near Fairmount is being handled as a road rage incident.
   Call the Vermilion County Sheriff's Office Investigations, 217-442-4080 with any information.

SF hires AD, Dean
   The Salt Fork Board of Education, Monday, employed Joe Hageman as the South Campus Athletic Director and Dean of students. Four teachers were employed as Curriculum Division Heads.

Law to allow ATV-UTVs run village streets fails
Vehicles can no longer be derelict
   The Sidell Village board failed to pass an ATV-UTV ordinance at their meeting Monday night. An nuisance ordinance was approved stating any vehicle in the village limits must include current tags, licenses, insurance and be operable.

  This is National Library Week and Suzanne Woodard has gathered all the information you would ever need to know about the Sidell, Fairmount and Catlin Libraries and the many services they provide. Read about her interview with all three librarians only in this week's Sidell Reporter.

Planting season has started in the area. Be sure to be extra cautious sharing the roadways with farm implements. Remember you can see them easier than they may be able to see you!

The Illinois State Treasurer has released $2 billion in unclaimed property. See the full page ad listing Vermilion County residents that may be on the list to receive money. The Sidell Reporter was the only newspaper in Vermilion County awarded the bid to publish this list. But everyone can read it at www.publicnoticeillinois.com or by clicking the blue public notice link at the right side of this page. All legal notices published in all Illinois newspapers can be found at this link.

Tom Emery shares some interesting facts about the "other people" in the box at Ford Theatre with President Lincoln that fateful day 150 years ago April 14 when he was assassinated. Read all about them in this special presentation only in this week's Sidell Reporter.

Theresa Sudlow really gives her mom's cooking a hard time in this week's recipe column. The Lenten special probably won't be added to many of your favorite recipes! But read her column to see if "Mom" redeems herself! Only in this week's Sidell Reporter.


Lady Storm continues to do well in track and field.
Salt Fork softball went 2-1 for the week with Lexi Smith highlighting the week with an out of the park home run to help the Storm defeat Mahomet 8-3.
Baseball always continues to dominate with the Storm winning 3 of 4 games for the week.


  Betty L. England, 90, of Georgetown, and former resident of Sidell and Gardenview Manor in Danville, passed away 4:20 p.m., April 8, 2015 at Presence USMC, Danville. She was born March 22, 1925 in Georgetown, daughter of Joseph and Melissa (Wilson) Barnvofsky.
   Betty married the love of her life, Louie T. England on February 1, 1946 in Danville and he preceded her in death on June 17, 2001. She is survived by her son, Terry (Janice) England of Indianapolis, IN; daughter, Beverly (Terry) Reed of Sidell; grandchildren, Shelly (Dave) Alpers, Russell (Brenda) England, Richard (Marcy) England, Michelle (Chad) McGraw, Karen Reed, Tina (Jack) Divan, and Terry (Bobbi) Reed II; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jordan Alpers, Tessa Garrett, Jake England, Dakota, Evan, and Tyler England, Dalton and Dillon McGraw, Paul Reed, Jarrett Divan, Maranda and Russell Reed; and one great-great-grandchild, Wrangler England. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, and one infant daughter, Sandra Kay.
   Betty worked as a nursing assistant for many years. She retired from Steel Grip as a seamstress in 1985. She was a past member of the Vermilion Fishing Club and loved to spend time on the water fishing. She enjoyed watching birds, crossword puzzles and camping. Her favorite team was the Chicago Cubs. She had a true talent and love for music and played a variety of instruments including piano, organ, accordion and guitars.
   A Celebration of Betty’s life was held April 13 at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown. Pastor Mike Murrell officiated. She was laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery. Memorials donations can be made in Betty’s name to Vermilion County Animal Shelter. Please join her family in sharing memories on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.


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



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