June 30, 2022

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June primary did not draw large interest from voters

Food pantry pick up July 5
    The Sidell Baptist Church food pantry will distribute food on Tuesday, July 5 instead of the usual Monday. Any family that wants a food box needs to register at 217-288-9696 and leave name, phone, address and number of adults and children in your household on the answering machine. The boxes will be available for curbside pick up from 3-5 p.m. at the church, 301 N. Gray Street, Sidell. To donate to the pantry, contact Debbie Lyons, 217-493-0172.

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Class of 1970 celebrate their 70th birthday year

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Five Storm on All-Area track squad

Salt Fork FFA honored at State

WILLIAM HENRY LOWE, age 78, of Sidell, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.
    William was born May 14, 1944, in Paris to William F. and Rowena Denmar (Bennett) Lowe. He married Barbara Joan Decker on June 26, 1972; she survives.
    He is also survived by a son, William H. Lowe II (Marguerita) of Kingman, Ariz.; a brother, Bruce Lowe (Debbie) of Chrisman; and a granddaughter, Leah Lowe. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Melissa Kay Lowe.
    William had lived in Sidell for 20 years, having previously lived in Catlin and Chrisman. He worked as a farmer and enjoyed gardening and fishing.
    A graveside funeral will be held on Friday, July 1, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Sidell. For those who wish, memorials in William’s honor may be made to his family. Online messages of sympathy may be left at www.krabelfuneralhome.com.

GRACE ROMACK, 70, passed away at her home in Danville on June 21, 2022.
She was born on March 12, 1952 to Clarence Sr. and Goldie “Marlette” Pyles in Newman.         She was a 1970 graduate of Jamaica High School.
    She had worked at Danville Metal Stamping until she retired.
    She dedicated her life to show love, support and guidance to her grandson/son Andrew Romack. She had always tried to express her love to Jeff and Andrew anyway she could. She appreciated everyone who helped her when in need, or just a friendly ear to listen.
Survivors are son, Jeff Romack; grandson/son Andrew Romack; granddaughter, Makynzie; sister, Marie (Chuck) Maring; several nieces and nephews. Her loving, go-to friends, Dam Drive and Robin Romack.
    Grace was proceeded in death by her husband, Larry Romack; her parents; sister Irene Henry; brothers Clarence “Ed” Pyles, Jr., and William King.
    Graveside rites were held June 28, 2022 at Fairview Cemetery, Sidell with Craig Roller officiating.

PAUL MARING, 76, passed away in his home in Danville on June 19, 2022.
    He was born Nov. 24, 1945 in Sidell to Imogene and Clarence Maring. He is survived by four brothers, Chuck of Sidell, Art of Villa Grove, Kenny of Danville and Bobby of Catlin; and four sisters, Connie Anderson of Virginia, Shirley Whaley of Sidell, Peggy Miller of Villa Grove and Alice Lamb of Rolla, Mo.
    He was preceded in death by 15 siblings.

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