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Metheny enters U of I Athletic Hall of Fame

By Jaclyn Henry

City of Tuscola dedicates Sept. 24 to Linda Metheny Mulvihill By Dominik Stallings Tuscola local Linda Metheny-Mulvihill joined the University of Illinois’ Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 23. Through a mayoral declaration, the City of Tuscola declared Sept. 24 to be “Linda Metheny Mulvihill day” in honor of her achievements as an Olympic athlete and…

Picture this – U of I chief sports photographer TCF guest speaker

By Jaclyn Henry

If a picture is worth a thousand words, well, let’s just say that photographer Mark Jones of Arthur would never have to speak again. But thankfully, he is not heeding that adage and will serve as guest speaker for Tuscola Community Foundation’s 2022 annual reception, taking place Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Ironhorse Clubhouse in Tuscola.…

TCHS Hall of Fame inductees to be honored

By Jaclyn Henry

The three Hall of Fame inductees—Cynthia Gates, PhD (Class of ‘72), Ann Flesor Beck, PhD (Class of ‘72), and Devon Flesor Story (Class of ‘80)—will be honored at the Alumni Association’s luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Methodist Church, 901 N. Prairie, Tuscola. The event will take place during Homecoming weekend on Saturday, Oct. 1,…

Local teacher flies drones with agriculture students

By Jaclyn Henry

By Dominik Stallings Callie Parr, agriculture teacher at Villa Grove High School, brought out Casey Hettinger to demonstrate precision agriculture in her intro to agriculture class.  Students got to see how the local farmer uses UAV technology for agriculture and were able to participate as well. She had them fly smaller, cheaper drones. These drones…

City files lawsuit against ‘Castle Mall’ owners

By Jaclyn Henry

By Dominik Stallings The City of Tuscola, represented by attorney Andrew Bequette, filed a complaint against the owners of the “Castle Mall” because of the unsafe and dangerous condition it is in following a fire there July 9. The first court hearing for the case was set for 11 a.m. on Oct. 7. The building…