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October 18, 2018

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Wendy Partenheimer named supervisor for Sidell Township.

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Recycling event will take them off your hands

Storm drops first conference game with loss to Bismarck 23-21

Amanda Rull is warming you up on the inside while the weather is cold on the outside in this Recipe Box.

14 students from Salt Fork District #512 are pictured in this week’s Sidell Reporter! Pick up a copy at the Sidell Reporter office, Sidell Post Office news box, inside Sidell Grocery or Sonny’s Cafe or inside Casey’s in Fairmount and Catlin, or read the complete edition on line at

    Jay A. Hageman, 66, of rural Fairmount passed away at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2018) following an accident in rural Vermilion County.
    He was born Jan. 30, 1952, in Danville, the son of Joseph and Dolores Messman Hageman. He married Tracy Miller on Nov. 24, 1974, in Sidell. She survives.
    Also surviving are one daughter, Jenny (Chris) Kirschner of Homer, two grandchildren, Dylan and Hadley Kirschner; three sisters, Connie Chew of Sidell, Karen (Barry) Maddox of Sidell and Linda (Brent) Winninger of Crawfordsville, Ind.; sister-in-law, Dede (Don) Heidbreder of Potomoc; father-in-law, Robert Miller of Savoy; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Dolores Hageman; mother-in-law, Barb Miller; and brother-in-law, Doug Chew.
    Jay was a graduate of the University of Illinois. In addition to his farming business, EAgCo, he was also the owner of Honest Abe Insurance in Newman. Jay was a member of Immanuel Luthern Church, Broadlands, where he served on many committees and was a longtime Sunday school teacher. He was a director for Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, a member of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau and the Sidell Lions Club.
    He was a devout supporter of Cunningham Children’s Home and enjoyed having them out to the farm. Jay’s greatest joy was spending quality time with his grandchildren. He also loved meeting people and knew no strangers, always sharing his faith in Jesus.
    A celebration of Jay’s coming resurrection was held Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Broadlands with Pastor John Sharp officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Jay’s name to Cunningham Children’s Home. Joines Funeral Home, Newman, is assisting the family with arrangements.

    Vernon I. Fultz, 72, of Fairmount, passed away at 6:04 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 12, 2018) at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
    Vernon was born Oct. 16, 1945 in Osman to Fred and Mary Whightsil Fultz. Vernon married the love of his life, Donna Lamb on Aug. 4, 1966. They had over 42 years of happiness together. She preceded him in death June 19, 2009.
    Survivors include a son, Tom (Judy Cornwell) Fultz; three daughters, Lashelle (Dave) Crain, Melissa (Danny Gorman) Edwards, Mary (Jim) Toy; a brother, Fred Junior Fultz; two sisters, Clara (Rodney) Woodard, Janice (Jack) Bear; a brother-in-law, Wayne Castle; grandchildren, David (Sarah) Crain II, Samantha (Eric) Fridmanski, Shelby (Shelby K.) Doggett, Shelbi Gorman, Danielle Fultz, Brooke Fultz, Jacob Shingleton, and Elizabeth Castle; and six great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Jean Castle; a brother, Roy Fultz; and a sister-in-law, Karen Fultz.
    Vernon graduated from Jamaica High School in 1963 and attended DeVry Institute in 1965. He served in the US Army. He had been an electrician at General Motors, Tilton foundry, and after retirement continued working for a number of employers.
Vernon was a family man, devoting many summers to coaching girls’ softball and helping with his son’s baseball team. He was a hard worker and would do anything to help a friend. Words to describe Vern, were honest, devoted, loving caring, caring, intelligent, funny, kind hearted, dedicated.
    His hobbies included, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, and bird watching. He enjoyed watching Polka Joe, Lawrence Welk, and country music, especially banjo and fiddle, harmonica. He was much loved and will be sadly missed.
    Funeral services were Oct. 17 at Robison Chapel in Catlin. Rev. Mike Roberts officiated. Burial   was in the Davis Cemetery west of Fairmount. Catlin American Legion provided full military honors.
    Memorials may be made to Vermilion County Conservation. On-line condolences at

    Florence P. Keller, 85, of Danville, formerly of Indianola, passed away at 3:21 a.m. Oct. 16, 2018 at the OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville.
    Florence was born June 20, 1933 in Indianola to Raymond and Unice Marriage Pearman. She married Earl Junior Keller Dec. 23, 1950 in Paris. He preceded her in death Dec. 11, 1993.
  Surviving are three sons, Steven Keller of Kingman, Ind., Michael (Diana) Keller of Sidell and Dennis Keller of Chrisman; one daughter, Pamela Henkelman of Sidell; one brother, Robert (Barbara) Pearman of Georgetown; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and one grandchild.
    Florence worked for Chicago Molding in Georgetown for 15 years. She enjoyed rummage sales, reading, word search, puzzles, game shows, road trips and family dinners.
    Funeral services 11 a.m. Fri., Oct. 19 at Robison Chapel, Catlin with Rev. Tim Pearman officiating. Burial in Michaels Cemetery, Indianola. Visitation 5-7 today (Thursday) at Robison Chapel. Memorials to Pleasant Meadows Nursing Home, Chrisman. Online condolences

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