December 7, 2017

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What to give the editor for Christmas
    Want to know what you can get the Editor for Christmas? She would love more than anything to receive your favorite Christmas memory.
    The Sidell Reporter’s Christmas issue will be going into production on Thursday, Dec. 14. To date, the editor only has two Christmas stories to share with her readers.
    She is asking one final plea to include your Christmas memory in the annual issue. For about 27 years sharing reader’s Christmas memories has made this issue unique and a favorite among the readers. Your memory may be brief – or long – any length is fine. Surely many of you have one special memory of Christmas that you haven’t shared yet.
    Please write or call (you can just tell it to the editor over the phone if you don’t like to write).
    A few more photos of children sitting on Santa’s lap are also welcome for this issue.
Please hurry. Deadline is Dec. 14.
    Email:; Mail: P.O. Box 475,Sidell, IL 61876; Call: 217-288-9365; Text: 217-474-9365; Stop by: 116 East Market Street, Sidell.

Sidell-Fairmount road on track for 2018 work
    The Sidell-Fairmount highway construction plans are underway with work expected to begin next summer.

Sidell Village Mayor Terry Bates raises the State of Illinois Bicentennial Flag in front of the Village Hall on Chicago Street. The state will celebrate its 200th birthday next December.

Vermilion County gets 2017 Tentative Multiplier
    Vermilion County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Constance Beard, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Facelift enhances entrance to Woodlawn
    If you haven’t visited Woodlawn cemetery northwest of Indianola in awhile, you might want to take a drive out there to check it out. Improvement projects along the main drive have greatly enhanced the entrance into the cemetery.

There are 32 children pictured in this week’s Sidell Reporter. Is one of them your child or grandchild? You can pick up a copy of this week’s paper at the Sidell Reporter office (inside or in the box out front) or at the Sidell Post Office, Sidell Grocery Store, Sonny’s Cafe in Sidell or the Casey’s General Stores in Fairmount and Catlin. Or, better yet subscribe and never miss a single issue!

The editor has seen a lot from her window on the world of Sidell. Read some of those sights in this week’s Editor’s Desk only in this week’s Sidell Reporter.

Amanda Rull is cooking up comfort food in this week’s Recipe Box. You won’t want to miss these delicious recipes - only in the Sidell Reporter.


Salt Fork Ladies add to wins to this week’s W column.
Salt Fork boys win VVC opener
Oakwood-Salt Fork Wrestlers off to a 6-0 start!


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.


December Deadlines
for Reporter’s
news, ads

Dec. 7 & 14 issues – Regular deadlines
of noon on Mondays.
Dec. 21 issue (also Christmas issue) –
Noon on Thurs., Dec. 14
(a full week ahead)
Dec. 28 issue –
Noon on Friday, Dec. 22 (Depending on legal ads,
it is possible there will
not be an issue printed
on Dec. 28)



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