April 28, 2016

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The twins, top to bottom, Gwen and Tori Bush, Madison and Mackenzie Kirby, Jordan and Jared Eakle,
Will and Sam Georges, Josh and Jenny Kimbro.
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Lowell Mobley holds a baby chick during the Junior High Petting zoo.

75th Year for Sidell Lions
   Lionism came to the Sidell community in 1941 during the midst of World War II. On Saturday, May 7 the Lions Club will celebrate their 75th year of service with a special dinner for current and past members.

Water continues to top Fairmount agenda
   The Village of Fairmount heard at their April 20 meeting they are still waiting on the response for an emergency grant that may help them with major repairs to their water tower.

Doubles fill School Halls
A look at five sets of twins attending Salt Fork High School.

Any idea how fast the winner of the very first Indy 500 drove? Read all about that and soap box derbies in this week's Series of Historical Tidbits by Richard Lamb.

Teresa Sudlow is feeding her large family with some favorite casseroles this week. Check them out in the Recipe Box only in the Sidell Reporter.

The Junior High Ag Exploratory students recently hosted a petting zoo. Check out some of the photos of the kids enjoying the kids! Only in this week's Sidell Reporter.


  Sara E. Briggs, 88, of Indianola passed away at 2:11 a.m. Tues., April 19, 2016 at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.
   She was born May 17, 1927 in Danville, a daughter of William C. and Esther (Humble) McDaniels. She married Robert K. Briggs, who preceded her in death in April 2010.
   She is survived by five children, Danny Sinclair, Terry Briggs, Sandra Fawley, Cathy Sinclair and Pam New; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister, Edward McDaniels Georgia Parmley.
   She was also preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers and her two dogs, Max and Oakley.
   Not a more romantic love story could have been told depicting the life of Robert and Sara. They have lived and have now died for each other. We miss them immensely. Knowing they are happy together again eases the grief.
   Services are yet to be announced.


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