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200 attend formal hearing on proposed mine

Dec 17, 2014 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
SIDELL — About 200 people poured into the Jamaica High School gymnasium Wednesday night to tell state officials why Sunrise Coal should, or shouldn't, be allowed to develop an underground mine in southwest Vermilion County. A panel of Illinois ... More

Environmental Almanac: Voice your opinion on proposed mine

Dec 14, 2014 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Jamaica High School, 7087 North 600 East Road, Sidell, 61876. For more information, including a link to the IDNR permit application available via Stand up to Coal, visit standuptocoal.org. Rob Kanter ... More

Formal hearing on coal mine permit set

Dec 9, 2014 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Terre Haute, Ind.-based Sunrise applied to the state more than two years ago for an underground-mining permit to pull coal from beneath thousands of acres in western Vermilion County, north of Sidell and southeast of Homer. During the state's lengthy ... More

Jamaica board OKs school budget

Sep 25, 2014 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
SIDELL — Jamaica school officials approved a $4.41 million spending plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year that includes a projected deficit of about $227,260. Jamaica Superintendent Phil Harrison said the budget includes some reduced personnel costs and ... More

Jamaica, Catlin voters get their say on consolidation

Oct 31, 2014 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Starting in August, sixth- through eighth-graders would attend the south campus (Jamaica High School), and ninth- through twelfth-graders would attend the north campus (Catlin High School). Both communities would retain their elementary schools, which ... More

Bradley Guthrie

Jul 17, 2014 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
SIDELL – The Lord called Bradley Michael Guthrie home at 8:37 a.m. Monday (July 14, 2014). He was met by his loving grandparents, and is now resting in ... Brad graduated from Jamaica High School, was an outstanding football player and was proud of ... More

PBL freshman football team to play in Salt Fork Jamboree

Aug 12, 2014 • Paxton Record
The Paxton Record embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. we reserve the right to remove any ... More

Beth Harper

May 15, 2014 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Attending the Fairmount school system, Beth graduated from Jamaica High School in Sidell. As a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service, Beth enjoyed a successful career, rising to the rank of postmaster. During her tenure, she was affiliated with post ... More

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