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March 14, 2019

Below is just a selection of headlines from this week's issue.

Hageman named head football coach
    Salt Fork CUSD #512 announced this week that Joe Hageman has been hired as its next head football coach.

Time to clean it up, Sidell
    The Sidell Village board is ready for the community to get cleaned up now that spring is arriving next week.

Sidell Fire to host Chicken noodles and gun raffle

Time to remove grave decroations
    Woodlawn Cemetery will be removing grave decorations on March 30. If you want to keep any thing you must remove it by then. Call Linda Rosnett, 284-3480 for further info.

Amy Thomas shares some recipes perfect for fixing when visitors come. Check them out only in this week’s Sidell Reporter.

The annual ag issue shares stories of today and the past. Reminisce with the grandson of Floyd and Belva Fausett and their farm, enjoy vintage photos and an explanation of those weather stations you see doting the rural area. Curt Elmore gives a look at the upcoming farming season, an Allerton business has new owners and the third graders give their views on what a farmer is - all in this week’s issue.

    Dorothy G. Huddleson, 88, of Effingham, formerly of Sidell, passed away March 5, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
    Dorothy was born Nov. 18, 1930 in Abingdon, Va., the daughter of Walter Irven and Valeria Josephine (Dishner) Minnick. She married Lyle Gene Huddleson and he preceded her in death in 1996.
    For many years, Dorothy cared for others as a registered nurse. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing.
    Dorothy is survived by her children, Otis Huddleson of Evansville, Ind., Cheri (Jay) Kyle of Tenn., Margaret Huddleson of Lexington, SC, Lyle Gene Huddleson II of Indianapolis and Kevin (Steffi) of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Courtney Tegeler, Lindy Vaught, Casey Burkett, Cheyenne Kyle and Mitchell Kyle, as well as eight great-great-grandchildren.
    Private family services will be held at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorial donations may be made to The Carter Center at

Robin Reese Nees, 72, of Science Hill, Ky. died Sunday, March 10, 2019.
    She was born Sept. 25, 1946 in Danville to Bruce McLean and June Wilcox Reese. She graduated from Jamaica High School in 1964. She worked at Walgreen’s Accounting.
She married Mike Swank; they divorced and she later married Ervin “Erv” Lee Nees of Sidell. He survives.
    Surviving is a daughter, Michele Candice Simerson of Somerset, Ky.; a stepson, Rodney Nees of Tomah, Wis.; four grandchildren, Jordan Maggard, Peyton Maggard, Jesse Simerson and Michael Swank.
    She is also survived by three brothers, Michael (Fran) Reese of Tilton, Pat (Kathy) Reese of Catlin and John (Shawn) Reese of Tilton; two sisters, Katy (John) Thornsbrough of Alvin and Kelly (Mike) Reese of Fairmount; a brother-in-law Lee Fisher of Champaign.
    Preceding her in death were her parents; two sons, Michael and Mark; and one sister, Ann Fisher.
    A funeral services was held March 13 at the Science Hall Nazarene Church with Dr. Greg Yan officiating. Burial was in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
    Pulaski Funeral Home of Somerset, Ky. was in charge of arrangements.

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