Back in the Day–April 4, 2018
10 YEARS AGO
April 8, 2008
TCHS had two coached inducted into their sport’s Hall of Fame. Football coach Stan Wienke and pom/dance coach Dee Lenzi.
Running for Prom King and Queen for 2008 were for queen: Jessica Lee, Kaela Kroenung, Jordan Fogerson, Jessica Troike, and Alyssa Gordon. For king: Ander Bjoerndalen, Travis Surma, Clayton Meyer, Matt Bailey, and John Wienke.
East Prairie 8th graders won their first track meet of the season against Cerro Gordo and St. Matthew’s. 2008 Lady Hornets were Samantha Kohlbecker, Samantha Ledbetter, Breanna Douglas, Dani Carter, Jordy Snider, Taylor Kauffman, Kara Williams, Elise Hackett, Emma Comerford, Kelsey Cleland, Tasha Martin, Kim Martin, Jessie Hardwick, Lexi Rogers, Kayce Patton, Lisa Ponder, and Leslie Borries. Boy’s Hornets track team members were T.J. Onstott, Santiago Martinez, Brandon Blankenship, David Frye, James Knight, Cole Stanfield, Dillon Hoel, Dan Kneipp, Cody Pankau, Alex Kemp. Phillip Meyer, Chance Little, Jordon Scribner, Jeff Broch, and Josh Brookins.
In Warriors baseball, the boys were on a winning streak. They won 6 out of the 6 games they’d had for the season.
20 YEARS AGO
April 7, 1998
Rotary auction raised over $7600 for the TCHS scholarship fund. Jim Randall was the top bidder with a bid for $6/ton for 200 tons of lime or stone donated by Tuscola Stone Company.
The Annual Chamber of Commerce Easter egg hunt was held at Ervin Park. Local children and their “helpers” scrambled past the Easter Bunny during the hunt. Three golden eggs were found by Sylvia Kibler, Tucker Ard, and Tevon Ross. Each received a treat-filled Easter basket. Volunteers who lent a hand were Carrie Mann, Danyiel Riggleman, Becky Wetzel, Karen Jarrett, Kevin Daugherty, JoAnne Grimm, Keli Payne, and Barb Kleiss.
The 1998 Wariors track team opened the season with a victory in a quadrangular meet with Arcola, Heritage, and Shiloh. Upperclassmen on the team were Scott Groves, Wade Shiu, Brett Lehmann, Jesse Kohlbecker, Jonathon Griffith, Robert Hanners, Wyatt Penrod, Brain McDaniel, David Kleiss, Joe Sutherland, Dusty Burk, Doug Anderson, Luke Little, Bob Downs, John Bassett, Eric Ruff, Ryan McGinnis, and Justin Snider.
30 YEARS AGO
April 5, 1988
Debbie Meyers. Sarah Kellog, Makaya Dillinier, Dustin Downs, Chad Thomas, and Nicole Marie Biddle were the winners of the newspaper’s Easter Bunny give-a-way. The bunnies were musical with twitching ears and noses.
Tuscola East Prairie Students took 5th place in the Science Olympiad State Competition. Students who competed were Holly Henderson, Tony Stenger, Kendra Pickens, John Seguin, Brian Byers, Erin Henderson, Ellen Nogle, Steve Manske, Amy Melton, Shelby Rahn, David Jolley, Philli Michener, Matt Brewer, and Brian Mitsdarffer.
TCHS students participated in the Parkland College ICTM Math Contest. The freshman-sophmore team took 2nd place. Team members were Scott Michener, Jason Rahn, Eric Alexander, Mike Holt, Jeff Buraglio, and Mary Beth Phipps. Chad McCullough, Geoff Miller, Jamie McDonald, John Mann, and Mark Kalmar also competed.
Members of the 1998 Warriors Baseball team were Jamie Allen, Lance Kresin, Spike Hanner, Jerry Knight, Alan Jaeger, John Curtis, Mike Taylor, Ricky Jaeger, Scott Michener, Rob Taylor, Chad Perry, Rob Bartley, Alex Meyer, Roger Warner, Mark Zahm, and Mike Sierak. The boys were coached by Ken Schwengel.
40 YEARS AGO
April 6, 1978
Tuscola FFA members Joe Stanfield, Cliff, Ponder, Rick Miller, Scott Rideout, Dennis Eastin, and E.J Eastin received awards at the annual FFA Awards Banquet. Dennis Eastin, Kevin Cler, Todd Hausmann, Dale Anderson, and Jenny shoemaker were recognized for their achievements in the soil judging contest.
Tuscola miners were happy to be back to work following a contract settlement with Zeigler Coal Company. Changes were made to salary and medical benefits for the workers.
Biddy basketball celebrated a successful season at Monicals Pizza. Troy White, Roger Harris, Tom Borries, Shawna Bean, Carl Rentz, Tricia Bean, Brian Reinhart, Ron Harper, Gary Schutlz, and Phil Peach enjoyed pizza and Pepsi after their last game of the season.
50 YEARS AGO
April 4, 1968
Glen Smith received Tuscolian of the Year and the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. Smith received the award for his accomplishment and services in the community.
1967 Miss Tuscola handed her crown over to Kit Koehnemann, 1968 Miss Tuscola pageant winner. Kit was selected out of six contestants. First and second runner up went to Bobbi Bailey and Donnetta Goodpasture, respectively.
Two TCHS seniors were selected by the Tuscola Police Department to receive safe driving awards. Cathy Hoke and Jeffery Baer were presented awards by Amos Albriton, President of the Tuscola Chamber of Commerce.
The Junior High Cagers held their annual awards banquet. Coaches Jon Clapp and Ed Rauch presented jr. high varsity letters to 14 team members: Jerry Frye, Greg Hastings, Kenny Burke, Rob Meyer, Mark Budden, Herb Phillips, Dennis Long, Dan Koehnemann, Jim Swinford, Gary Henby, Andy Rahn, Rick McGuire, Mark Kleiss, and Doug Dietrich.