December 1, 2022

A sampling of headlines in this week’s Sidell Reporter. To read the stories that go with this, plus many more articles in this week’s issue, subscribe today to read the Reporter in print and/or online. For details click here.

Carroll hears from group opposed to wind turbines

Christmas parades
    The Fairmount Event Committee is hosting “Home for Christmas” on Dec. 10 in the Village of Fairmount. A parade will start at 9:15 on the north end of Main Street and work its way south. At 9:30 a Christmas Bazaar will be hosted by the Faith Church at 107 E. Vance. At 10 a.m. pictures with Santa will be held at the Fairmount Fire Station. And from 11 to 1 a ham and bean lunch will be served at the Faith Church, served by the Event Committee for a free-will donation. On Dec. 17 the public can vote for their favorite decorated house from 6-8 p.m. at the Fire Station. Sign your house up at Casey’s.
    The annual Lighted Christmas parade in Sidell will be held Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. Santa will visit with kids at the fire station afterwards.

Marcia Mohr Rahn hired as assessor after resigning

Fairmount Beginnings: 2000s

Share your memories for the annual Christmas issue
    As every year, the Reporter invites readers to help fill the pages of the special Christmas issue with your memories and photos of Christmases past. Most of us can recall a Christmas event or special gift that has forever been etched in our memories. We invite our readers to share those stories with us.
    Also, if you have a Christmas story idea – a collection of Santas, a special tree, a display of nativities, or a tradition in your family, we welcome ideas to also help us fill the pages. (Don’t feel you are a good enough “writer” to submit a story? Provide us with the facts and we will put it all together for you! You can even call and tell your story to us over the phone.) And we love to share those old Christmas photos. Call or text the editor: 217-474-9365 or by Dec. 8!

Family ties is at the heart of Hanson’s hobbies

Salt Fork School News

Salt Fork chorus to be special guest at the Fischer’s Theatre “Bringing Home Christmas”

Salt Fork FFA: Choosing to serve veterans

Salt Fork FFA places 8th Overall in tough Land Use contest

Salt Fork Sports News

Ladies win big against Uni High

Taylor named All-State 1st Team

Boys start season off strong with win over Arcola

Season ends for Jr. High girls

OSF wrestlers open with close match

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