November 2017


November 2, 2017

The Sidell Journal print shop presses and various equipment have "left the building” for the first time since 1933.
Sidell Historical Society is working on next move
    A prime collection of remaining items from the Sidell Historical Society will eventually be displayed at the Sidell Library, as well as a few other spots around town. Watch the Reporter for an update of the items going on display again.

Veterans to be honored
    Both Salt Fork South and Salt Fork North Campuses will be hosting a public Veteran’s Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 10.
    Salt Fork South Campus will have their program at 1:30 in the gym. Matt Filiscky will be the guest speaker.
    Salt Fork North will hold their program in the high school gym. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Chairs will be set on the floor for all veterans and guests.

Christmas is coming
Did you have your photo sitting on Santa’s lap? We would like to spotlight those photos in this year’s Christmas issue. Please call 288-9365 or email editor@thesidellreporter.com.

Defending champs dispatch Storm in 1A opener in football state action

Cindy Brown is kneeding up some great bread recipes only in this issue of the Sidell Reporter.

Obits

    Cherie Lee (Smith) Astell, 74, of West Lebanon, Ind. went to be with the Lord at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Cherie was born in Homer on Aug. 19, 1943. She was the daughter of Alfred and   Juanita (Knight) Smith. She grew up in Fairmount, attending schools there. She was a 1961 graduate of Danville High School.
    She married Richard L. Astell on July 12, 1997. He survives. They have resided in West Lebanon the past 20 years.
    Cherie was a longtime member of the Southside Church of the Nazarene in Tilton, recently attending the West Lebanon Christian Church. She was retired but had worked as a dental receptionist for Dr. Chantos and Dr. Cooney and also for Tee-Pak, all in Danville.
    Surviving with her husband are children, Candy Shaw Kloet (Jeff), Lisa Shaw Carey (Brian) and Mark Samson (Helen); two step-children; two brothers, one sister; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
    Cherie had many friends during her lifetime as she was loved by everyone.
    Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport, Ind. served the family. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Lebanon Christian Church Building Fund.

    Willie Mae Key, 77, formerly of Veedersburg and Allerton, passed away 6:40 p.m. Friday Oct. 27, 2017 at Newman Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Newman, Illinois.
    Memorial service will be 11 a.m. EST Saturday Nov. 11, 2017 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg Ind. Burial will follow service at Rockfield Cemetery near Veedersburg.
    Mrs. Key was born March 30, 1940 in Celina, Tenn., the daughter of Clifford and Bessie B. (Stanford) Hurd. She married her husband of 57 years T.J. Key April 12, 1956 in Glasgow, Ky.; he has preceded her in death.
    She is also preceded in death by her parents, and four sisters, Dean Eakle, Gwen Owens, Maxine Cross and Linda Faye Franklin.
    Surviviors include a daughter, Peggy Jo Key of Sidell; a son, Michael (Kimberly) Key of Spirit Lake Iowa; a brother, Guye (Karen) Hurd of Mellott Ind.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Willie was a people person, very outgoing, and was always busy doing a project. She loved her family and spoiling her children and grandchildren.
    Memorial contributions may be given to the Vermilion County Animal Shelter 14775 Catlin/Tilton Road Danville IL 61834. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com


November 9, 2017

The Sidell Reporter salutes area veterans in a four page special section.

Veterans to be honored
Both Salt Fork South and Salt Fork North Campuses will be hosting a public Veteran’s Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 10.
Salt Fork South Campus will have their program at 1:30 in the gym. Matt Filiscky will be the guest speaker.
Salt Fork North will hold their program in the high school gym. The program will begin at 9 a.m.
Chairs will be set on the floor for all veterans and guests.

Christmas is coming
Did you have your photo taken while sitting on Santa’s lap when you were a child? We would like to spotlight those photos in this year’s Christmas issue. Please call 288-9365 or email editor@thesidellreporter.com. If you bring your photo by, we will scan it and send it back home with you so you don’t have to worry of it not getting back to you.
We would also like to continue our tradition of sharing your fondest Christmas memories with our readers in our holiday issue. You can write up your story and send it to us, or call and share it over the phone. We ask that you turn your stories in by early December so we have time to get this special issue out to everyone before Dec. 25.

Puzey named Citizen of Year
John Puzey, named Catlin Lion Club’s Citizen of the Year, was recognized at a banquet Nov. 2.

Catlin asked to look at dog ordinance
Aaron Richardson addressed the Catlin Village Board Tuesday night regarding a change that needs made in the dog ordinance and lease laws in the village.

Drama Club to present “Interruptions”
The Salt Fork Drama Club will present “Interruptions,” a comedy by Burton Bumgarner, on Nov. 17 and 18 at the North Campus Elementary gym.

Cary named Veteran of the Year
The Catlin Lions Club named World War II Veteran, Jack Cary, as their Veteran of the Year for 2017.

Changes at Davis-Busby Post 776 Catlin American Legion

Legion Auxiliaries serve vital role in their communities

Woodard promoted to VA Healthcare Inspections

Cindy Brown tempts your tastebuds with Cinnamon rolls and Donut Holes in this week’s Recipe Box - only in the Sidell Reporter.

Inside this week’s Reporter – 2017 Salt Fork School District #512 Statement of Affairs.

Catlin Legion toy drive
Catlin American Legion members are collecting Toys for Tots. Bring a new toy (value $5 or more) on Wednesday nights.

Rex and Elaine Davis and Craig and Reyna Davis enjoy a “day trip” to Havana, Cuba. Read all about it only in this week’s Sidell Reporter. Pick up your copy at the Sidell Reporter office (inside or outside), Sidell Post Office, Sidell Grocery Story, Sonny’s Cafe, Casey’s in Fairmount or Casey’s in Catlin. Better yet, subscribe and never miss and issue!

Was your child one of the 27 students pictured in this week’s Sidell Reporter? You don’t know? You better pick up a copy today and see!

Obituaries

    Rebecca “Becky” (Goodhue) Hazelbaker of Fairmount went to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 2017 in Fithian, surrounded by her loved ones.
    A visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 at Noon at the Muncie Baptist Church in Muncie with a memorial to follow at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to join to celebrate Becky’s life.
    Becky was born Feb. 5, 1951 in Danville to Herbert L Goodhue and Eileen G Littlell Goodhue.
    Becky graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1969. She married John Hazelbaker in 1971. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a huge Chicago Cubs fans.
    Becky is survived by her daughters, Kristi Hazelbaker and Kelly Hazelbaker and a son Joshua Hazelbaker; grandchildren Zachary Hall, Miranda Hall, Brady Jolley, Nicholas Hazelbaker and Bryson Hazelbaker and great-grandchildren Jakcin Shepherd and Kennedy Dixon; a sister, Susan (Kenny) Johnson; and her best friend Tammy Hazelbaker.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Eileen Goodie.


November 16, 2017

The Reporter is asking for Christmas stories for annual issue
    Did you have your photo taken while sitting on Santa’s lap when you were a child? We would like to spotlight those photos in this year’s Christmas issue. Please call 288-9365 or email editor@thesidellreporter.com. If you bring your photo by, we will scan it and send it back home with you so you don’t have to worry of it not getting back to you.
    We would also like to continue our tradition of sharing your fondest Christmas memories with our readers in our holiday issue. You can write up your story and send it to us, or call and share it over the phone. We ask that you turn your stories in by early December so we have time to get this special issue out to everyone before Dec. 25.

This week meet the Salt Fork boys and girls out for the winter basketball programs at the high school. Also meet and read about the new co-op sport with Oakwood High School - only in this week’s Sidell Reporter.

Sidell Twp. steps up to keep recycling
The Sidell Township Board voted Monday night to give $800 to the village of Sidell to keep their recycling program going.

Indianola to host Cookies with Santa
Indianola village made plans to host a “Cookies with Santa” party for local children Dec. 10.

Veterans presented quilts in honor of their service
Both Sidell and Catlin Legions hosted Veteran’s Day meals

Cindy Brown is tossing out the salt in this week’s Recipe Box! Read all about it only in this week’s Sidell Reporter!

There are 95 kids pictured in this week’s issue of the Sidell Reporter. Is one of them your child or grandchild? Pick up a copy of the Reporter at a news stand and see who made this week’s Reporter. Single copy sales available at Sidell Reporter Office (inside and outside), Sidell Post Office news box, Sidell Grocery inside, Sonny’s Cafe inside, Casey’s General Store in Fairmount and Catln.

Deaths

    Sheldon L. Smith, 85, of Westville passed away at 5:01 p.m. Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, at his home.
    He was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Sidell Township to Ralph and Ida Bryant Smith. He married Anita Madden Sept. 16, 1955. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2015.
Anita survives, as well as a daughter, Melanie (Chris) Crawford; three brothers, Ralph (Elizabeth) Smith Jr., Tommy (Helen) Smith, and William (Karen) Smith; one sister, Ruth (James) Thomas; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by three brothers, James, John and Bobby; and one sister, Margerie Ballard.
He attended Star Grade School and graduated from Allerton High School. He drove a truck for Jones John Deere Implements from 1954-1970, and later joined Material Service Corp of Fairmount, where he retired as an Operating Engineer after 36 years. He served on the Westville Police Department for 12 years two years as chief.
He was a member of the Westville Grade School Board, Westville Sanitary District Board, Westville Village Board, and Westville JC’s. Sheldon was also a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.
    He enjoyed his family and friends, flower and vegetable gardening, his fish pond, and vacationing, eating out and his Schnauzers.
    Funeral was Nov. 15 at Robison Chapel in Catlin. Rev. David Robberts-Mosser officiated. Burial was in the Fairfield Cemetery north of Newman. Memorials to Trinity United Church of Christ. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.

    Donnetta Mosier, 79, of Indianola, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Wed., Nov. 8,
2017, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Danville.
    She was born July 27, 1938, in Clinton, Ind., the daughter of Ray and Thelma (Curry) Wallace.
    Surviving are one daughter, Betty (Rick) Mosier-Johnson of Tilton; three sons, Bob (Lisa Boen) Mosier and Randy Mosier, both of Indianola, and Roger Mosier of Horace; three sisters, Norma of Bloomington, Ind., Sharon Vorek of Clinton, Ind., and Deeann Bennett of West Baden, Ind.; her grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister, a nephew, and one granddaughter.
    Donnetta was from Centenary, Ind., and graduated from Clinton High School in 1956. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service after working for more than 30 years.
    A celebration of Donnetta’s life was held Nov. 14, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown, with Pastor James Blue officiating. She was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.
    Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.


November 23, 2017

It’s here! 80 kindergarten students share their recipes for cooking your Thanksgiving turkey! You won’t want to miss this issue of the Sidell Reporter. Pick one up at the Reporter office, Sidell Grocery, Sonny’s Cafe or Casey’s in Fairmount or Catlin. Even Doggett has this recipe: "Go to the store and buy one for 100 dollars. Go home and add bacon, eggs, and an apple to it. Cook it for 12 hours. Then eat it."

Salt Fork to seek facility sales tax
The Salt Fork Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution at the Nov. 16 board meeting to seek a one percent sales tax.

School Library gets updates
The Salt Fork Spotlight at the Board of Education meeting last week shone on High School Librarian Keri Wright and the improvements in the high school library.

Have you an old Christmas photo you can share?
Did you have your photo taken while sitting on Santa’s lap when you were a child? Do you have a photo of you around the tree on Christmas morning? The Sidell Reporter wants to share old photos in our Christmas issue.
Bring your photos by the office and we will scan them and you can take them back home with you. Or, you can email them to us. (Please scan them at 300 resolution before emailing for best quality printing).

What is your best Christmas memory?
As every year for more than 25 years, the Sidell Reporter invites our readers to share their fondest Christmas memories for our holiday issue. This tradition has made our Christmas issue very unique and a favorite among our readers. But we need your help! To keep the tradition going! Please drop us a note, or call us on the phone and tell us about that one Christmas event that will always be special to you! Call 288-9365 or email editor@thesidellreporter.com.

There are 25 Salt Fork Students pictured in this week’s Sidell Reporter. Is one of them yours?

Sidell to continue recycling
The Sidell Village Board, last Wednesday night, unanimously approved to continue the recycling program for 2018.

Handicap parking installed in Carroll
Two spaces for handicapped parking are now available for use at the Carroll Township building in Indianola.

Resident asks board to stay on task
Fairmount citizen Junior Bennett was present to thank the board for addressing his concerns a few months ago with residents who had less than favorable properties in town.

Cindy Brown shares some heart-healthy snacks that sound delicious! Only in this week’s Recipe Box in the Sidell Reporter.

Deaths

Charles F. Allen, 96, of Georgetown, went to be with his Lord Nov. 13, 2017, at VA Illiana Health Care, Danville.
    He was born in Indianola April 22, 1921, to Homer O. and Collista J. Allen.
He married Marilyn Grace Humrichous October 27, 1946, until her passing Sept. 28, 2004.
    He is survived by his daughter, Paula (Stan )Boelman, who have been on the mission field for many years in England. He also is survived by two grandsons, Jonathan and Timothy; and one sister, Helen, of Ariz. He also has several living nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lucille; and a son, Norman.
    Charles graduated from Indianola High School and served in World War II in the Army Air Corps for over three years as a B-17 bomber waist gunner. He received an honorable discharge as a Technical Sergeant. He also was an American POW in Germany for 15 months and was forced to march 90 days and walk 600 miles.
    Charles graduated from Pillsbury Bible College in Owatonna, Minn., with a BA degree with majors in Bible and Pastorology and a minor in general education. He pastored churches in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, and was in Christian education in Arizona and was also interested in missions. He taught Bible at Midwest Bible College in Danville, was a life member of National American Ex-Prisoners of Wars organization, life member of VFW and a member of American Legion Dornblaser Post 203, Georgetown.
    As hobbies, he liked to play basketball, softball, tennis, ping pong and fishing.
    He summarizes his life under the theme: “A prisoner of war is liberated twice.” In April of 1945, he found himself in a POW camp in Germany. Tired, dirty, starving and ready to give up, he cried out to God in desperation, “God get me out of this mess and I’ll do anything for you.” At this time, he was not a Christian. On May 4, 1945, he was liberated by British forces. Six years after his discharge from the Air Corps, he came to realize that he was a sinner and that he needed to be saved. In his own words, he said, “In simple faith, I admitted that I was a sinner, that Jesus Christ died on the cross, that He was buried and rose again the third day for my sake. This was the most significant event in my life. After all these years, I have peace and joy that only Jesus can give. I was liberated from the Germans and I was liberated from my sin. Jesus has set me free. He can do the same for you.”
    A celebration of Charles’ life was held Nov. 20, at Bethel Baptist Church, 501 S. Main St., Georgetown. Pastor Mike Roberts officiated. He was laid to rest in Danville National Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Dornblaser Post 203.


November 30, 2017

We are still needing your old photos of kids sitting on Santa’s lap for our Christmas issue. Please send to us by Dec. 11. If you scan them into your computer, please use 300 resolution when possible. Or drop by the office and we will scan it for you.

We also welcome your favorite Christmas memories to be included in our special issue.

In this week’s issue:

Catlin Board hears more dog concerns
For the second time this month the Catlin Village board heard complaints on dog owners.

Jack and Madeline Cary celebrate their 71st Anniversary on Dec. 7.

The Sidell School bell was moved to its new home at the Sidell Village Hall.

Salt Fork Students have a variety of Christmas Concerts scheduled. Get the list in this week’s Reporter.

Cindy Brown is taking care of leftovers in this week’s Recipe Box – only in the Sidell Reporter.

Sidell Grade School First Graders, circa 1961. Do you recognize these young faces in “Snapshots of bygone days” only in this week’s Sidell Reporter. Pick up a copy at the Sidell Reporter office, Sidell Grocery, Sonny’s Cafe or Casey’s General Stores in Fairmount and Catlin.

Perry Dable and Theresa Plotner report on the Salt Fork boys and girls basketball teams in this week’s Reporter

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