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Local teen found dead in Atwood

By Jaclyn Henry

By Doris Elmore                 The Village of Atwood has had two tragedies of young people recently, Karen Fennessy on December 23, 2022 and Eian Urban on January 20, 2023. The loss of these residents, one 20 years old and one 19, is upsetting to everyone. Whether you knew them or not, it is difficult to…

Elder retires after 22 year long career 

By Jaclyn Henry

By Dominik Stallings Mary Ann Elder didn’t think she was going to work as a full-time paraprofessional when she received her associate’s degree in photography, or even when she became a mother. Her passion for education and helping others lead her to become a paraprofessional. After 22 years of working in the field, 17 of…

Tuscola board of education members seek sponsorships for new scoreboard

By Jaclyn Henry

By Dominik Stallings Tuscola School Board member Wage Wilcox is leading an effort to sell sponsorships for a new scoreboard on the athletic field and inside the gym, which would cost approximately $400,000. “The money we get will drive what we get,” Wilcox said. Nine sponsorships are needed to pay for the cost of the…

Mixell looks to guide public works into the future

By Jaclyn Henry

By Tony Hooker For long time Villa Grove resident Marc Mixell, the opportunity to work for the city of Villa Grove after nearly two decades of being on the road in sales was too good to pass up.  Now, after three years of working for the public works department, the hyper organized Mixell finds himself…

Denhart oversees construction project for VG Community Building

By Jaclyn Henry

By Tony Hooker For St. Joseph native Byron Denhart, the path to becoming a project manager was anything but a linear one.  I recently caught up with Denhart, who is overseeing the construction of the new Villa Grove Community Center as a project manager for Broeren Russo. How long have you been working with Broeren…

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