February 2, 2023

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Restoring hope and a ’59 Ford

Candidates file for April 4th village elections

Catlin Fire Dept.

Debord’s business is on the write track


Boys take down another VVC opponent

Wrestlers celebrate Senior Night

Ladies take the lead in the VVC

Storm Cheer Take 2nd at Sectional

8th Grade Basketball ends season at regionals


    FRED JUNIOR FULTZ, 78, of Fairmount passed away at 7:21 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 26, 2023, at Horizon Health in Paris.
    He was born Dec. 31, 1944 in Champaign County, Illinois to Fred and Mary Whightsil Fultz. Fred married Karen J. Hanson Sept. 9, 1978, she preceded him in death Nov. 4, 2005.
    Survivors include two sisters, Clara (Rodney) Woodard of Fairmount and Janice Bear of Homer; one special nephew, Kevin Woodard; and a great-nephew, Jesse McKitrick; as well as several other nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, and several aunts uncles, cousins, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law.
    Fred was a 1959 graduate of Fairmount Grade School and 1963 graduate of Jamaica High School. He joined the Army in 1965, and served his country in Vietnam from 1966-1967. He had been employed at Hyster’s in Danville for 38 years in the repair and parts department. Fred was an avid bowler, member of the Independent Builder’s Association, member of the First Baptist Church of Fairmount, having served as a trustee for a time. And was active on the Fairmount Fire Department.
    Funeral service were Jan. 31 at Robison Chapel in Catlin with Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Fairmount. Military honors provided. Memorials to the First Baptist Church of Fairmount or Fairmount Fire Department. On-line condolences www.robisonchapel.com.

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Great for Jamaica Alumni
“A Look Back at 39 Years of Cardinal Pride.” 40 pages covering Jamaica sports from 1955-1995. Lots of pictures, stats and memories from fans and athletes. $15-pick up at Sidell Reporter; $17.50 to be mailed.
• “The 50th Anniversary of Jamaica High School: 1955-2006” commemorative issue. 32 pages with over 100 photos depicting the first 50 years of Jamaica High School. Includes a list of all graduates and teachers. $15-pick up at Sidell Reporter; $17.50 to be mailed.
• “Jamaica High Alumni Photo Album 1956-2015” 64-page album of each senior composite that hung in the hallway at Jamaica High. $15-pick up at Sidell Reporter, $19.50 to be mailed.