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November 26, 2020

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How to Cook a Turkey
  You won’t want to miss this issue of the Reporter. 48 first graders give their recipes for How to Cook a Turkey! Pick up a copy at Casey’s in Fairmount and Catlin, or at the Sidell Grocery, Sidell Reporter office, or news boxes outside the Sidell post office and Sidell Reporter office.

Many opportunities for interested candidates

Salt Fork to remain in remote learning til Dec. 3
    Remote learning eliminates need for snow days

Christmas memories and photos wanted for annual issue
    The Sidell Reporter welcomes our readers to share their favorite Christmas memories, or photos of Christmases past for our annual Christmas issue. Please send them to or mail to P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL, or drop them off at the office, 116 E. Market Street, Sidell no later than Dec. 10.

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Fairmount approves bonuses

In Memory Christmas Tree

Mockbee named Vermilion County Associate Judge

Sidell Library receives grant

Catlin’s Christmas parade of lights this Sunday


    MAX ERIC “MICK” TAYLOR, 69, of Danville passed away Thur., Nov. 19, 2020 at OSF
Sacred Heart Medical Center of Covid pneumonia.
    A memorial service will be held this Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. with visitation from 3:00 until time of memorial service at the Tilton Community Center at 612 W 5th Street.
    Max was born March 11, 1951, the son of Everett and Julia (Bertelli) Taylor.
He married Tracey Maire at the Vermilion County Courthouse on Aug. 31, 2007. She survives.
    He was previously married to Lorri Taylor to which they had one daughter, Rebecca.
He is also survived by a son, Christopher (Rhonda) of Miami, Okla.
    Max is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Kenneth, Lester “Bill” and Evan; and his sisters, Lois, Esther and Pat.
    Max was employed at Auto Zone for 21 years. He retired as a police officer in May 2009 after 30 years of service. He worked several departments including Westville, Georgetown, Ridge Farm and lastly, Indianola.
    In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Alzheimer’s Association honoring his mother, Julia, and Tracey’s mother, Betty.
    It is requested that face masks be worn and to practice social distancing.Online condolences:

    DONALD WEIL, 92, of Georgetown passed away on Nov. 20, 2020 at OSF in Danville.
Don was born Dec. 19, 1927 in Detroit Wayne County, Mich., the son of Ralph and Bernice (Tuchewicz) Weil. Don married Betty Lou Jenkins on Aug. 28, 1958 in Michigan. She preceded him in death.
    Surviving are his children, Nancy (Bob) Michael, Janet Weil and Gary (Kay) Boggess, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandsons and 14 great-granddaughters; one brother, James (Dorothy) Weil, a special friend Audrey Allison. Don also had a special relationship with each and every one of his nieces and nephews.
    Don was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, one son, Don II; one brother, Ralph; and a grandson, Jeffrey Michael.
    Don enjoyed being busy in his sewing machine and sweeper shop. He liked to line dance and going on trips. He loved to ride his Harley anytime he could and anywhere he was able.
Don was a founding member of the Georgetown Sportsmen’s Club.He served his country during WWII and was a proud veteran. Most of all, Don loved his family and spending time with all the people he loved.
    Because of Covid-19 the family will have a private celebration on Monday, Nov. 30. He will be laid to rest at the Danville National Cemetery with his wife. A visitation will be held this Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, Nov. 28 and 29, from 3-7 both days at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown.
    Ten people will be allowed in at a time with social distancing and masks requested. Place memories on his tribute wall at

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