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Faces of '15: Serving is her purpose

May 15, 2015 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
The Sidell native graduated from Jamaica High School with plenty of opportunities, but she never really considered going anywhere other than the University of Illinois, despite it not having her preferred program of study. "The U of I is home," Cross said. More

Vermilion residents fed up with state's patchwork job

Apr 20, 2015 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
The Illinois Department of Transportation is offering the county $5.2 million to take the 9.27 miles of two-lane highway that not only connect Sidell and Fairmount, but also pass by Jamaica High School, the south campus of the newly consolidated Salt ... More

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

Greg Huchel

Mar 4, 2015 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Greg was a graduate of Jamaica High School and graduated with a degree in mechanical technology from Danville Area Community College. He retired from Viscofan (formerly Teepak) as the CADD supervisor in the Plant Engineering Department, where he had ... More

Rory Smith

Feb 25, 2015 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
She spent her early years in Phoenix, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Las Vegas and Sidell. She attended Jamaica High School where she was a cheerleader. She graduated from ... She attended Danville Area Community College, she transferred to Mesa ... 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

Chastain & Co. solve Salt Fork

Dec 24, 2014 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Leroy's Brady Fritcher glides in for a shot over Salt Fork defenders at Jamaica High School Tuesday December 23, 2014. SIDELL — The scouting report on the LeRoy High School boys' basketball team needs revising. Conventional wisdom is that to ... 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

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