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Board member recognized for 10 years of service

By Jaclyn Henry

By Dominik Stallings Jim Mikeworth was recognized with a certificate by the Douglas County Board on Nov. 16 after serving on the board for the last 10 years. “Trust and friendships developed. That’s what I really enjoyed,” said Mikeworth. Ed Carleton, who won the primary earlier this year, will replace Mikeworth and serve on the…

Local authors host book signing for their newest fourth book –The couple released their newest book after 10 years

By Jaclyn Henry

By Dominik Stallings Local authors Kirby and Cindy Pringle held a book signing for their newest book “Happy Tails: We Can’t Elope.” featuring their “dog people” Earl and Pearl Barker. In the new book, Earl forgets about the 10th wedding anniversary celebration with his wife, Pearl, and then tries his best to make up for…

Veteran author shares her story at Tuscola parade

By Jaclyn Henry

By Dominik Stallings “I am a warrior. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit and I will never leave a fallen brother or sister. If they are hurt, I will carry them. If I can’t carry them, I will drag them. I will help them face their enemies, including the demons from within.…

Army veteran Brad Ingram speaks to Tuscola students about leadership

By Jaclyn Henry

By Dominik Stallings Would you know how to flip over a rug while standing on it and without touching the floor? How about directing four other people to do so? It seems silly at first, but this exercise was a lesson to show Tuscola students how important leadership is – and how difficult it is…

Tuscola’s Greg Hastings retires after 49 years in printing industry

By Jaclyn Henry

By Dominik Stallings Greg Hastings retired from the printing industry in late September after working in Tuscola for 49 years.  He started his printing career when he went to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for a year to take printing classes. He learned the letterpress process, where you press a raised inked surface to paper.…