Back in the Day – July 25, 2018

10 YEARS AGO
July 29, 2008

The 2008-09 Warrior basketball cheer squad attended a National Cheerleading Association Camp. The squad received a Superior ribbon, and awards were given to Amie Burgess, Upperclassman Miss Congeniality; Kayce Patton, Lowerclassman Miss Congeniality; Emily Groves, Form and Technique; Breanna Douglas and Emma Commerford, Smart Stunt; Mariah Brookins, Cori Ponder, and Emily Groves, Base Stunt; and Jazman Bailey, MVP Award of Cheer. The squad was coached by Deanna Woodard.

The Warriorette Dance Team attended the Illinois Drill Team Association. They were awarded for exceptional performances and outstanding attitudes. Co-captains Laura Knight and Ashlea Teak received a gold medallion for their routine. The team was coached by Dee Lenzi.

A new business was welcomed to Tuscola. Relax-Station Massage owned by Stephanie Lacine had a ribbon cutting ceremony with Steve Lacine, Chamber member; Julia Kerkhoff, 2008 Little Miss Tuscola; Kayce Pattion, 2008 Junior Miss Mo-Do; Dan Kleiss, Mayor; and Jerry Hall, Chamber Director.

20 YEARS AGO
July 28, 1998

New queens were crowned at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair. The 1998 Miss was Jennifer Kingerty, and the 1998 Little Miss was Ashley Berry.

Ironhorse Golf Course held the Oldsmobile Scramble. Winners of the gross portion were Rob Washburn, Paul Deckard, Gary Schultz, and Pete Rokicki. They posted a score of 11 under par 61. Winners of the net portion were Jeff Elliot, Bob Young, Art Warren, and Al Mitchell. Their team posted a score of 58.

Tuscola was preparing for the Lions Fun Days. The carnival offered food, games, and rides.

The local Lions Club held their installation ceremonies at Dixie Trucker’s Home. Among those in attendance were Charlie Donaldson, Ted Mick, Ken Keigley, Jim Harbaugh, Ethel Harbaugh, Harland Conner, and Jake Martin.

30 YEARS AGO
July 26, 1988

The Little Miss Tuscola and Little Miss Tuscola Sweetheart contestants were preparing for their pageants. Contestants were Rachel Cronk, Christen Gunning, Toni Lewis, Jodi Hawk, Emily Coon, Jessica Brian, Kimberly Jumper, Casey Herschberger, Erin Hettinger, Tonya Poindexter, Laura Hoeft, Andrea Hawk, Keisha Ragland, Nicole Bosch, April Richardson, Katie Arseneau, Darcey Wood, Jennifer Gensler, Jami Gerich, Sabrina Gonzales, and Autumn Lingafelter.

Local piano students under the instruction of Michelle Beeson held a recital at the Tuscola Community Building. Students who performed were Oliver Quick, Kim Stephenson, Sara Trinkle, Darcey Voyles, Betsy Bergeson, Tim Jones, Jessi Trinkle, Sarah Jones, Abigail Witters, Tara Holmes, Andrea Wax, Michael Wax, Lara Quick, and Sarah Bienias,

In sports, the Tuscola Torpedoes won their meet again Lincolnshire 400-357. The Tuscola All-Stars defeated Newman 4-0 in the first round of the Tuscom Little League Tournament.

40 YEARS AGO
July 27, 1978

Michelle Canull was crowned Miss Moultrie-Douglas Fair. Linda Hillard was first runner up, and Teresa Yutzy was second runner up.

Mary Lou Turner, country music songstress, was the featured performer in the Bill Anderson Show held in Tuscola. She also joined her team in a softball game against a local Tuscola women’s team.

The 1978 IGA Little League team members were Carl Ottolini, Carl Rentz, Marc Korte, Jim Nees, Kevin Bratton, Steve Ashwill, Brian Dobson, Kris Bratton, Chris Carson, and Mark Kohlbecker. They were coached by Ron Korte.

Rotary advanced into the championship game of the 1978 Tuscom Little League tournament. They won their games against the Lions and Tuscola National Bank.

50 YEARS AGO
July 25, 1968

Old Fashioned Days plans were announced. Sidewalk sales, rides, a talent show, cake baking and floral show, art exhibits, a pet parade, old-fashioned costumes, music, and dances were all scheduled for the event.

Three new teachers were offered contracts starting the 1968-69 school year. Jeanne Ferchow Jones, Eileen Koeppe, and Carolyn E. Coverston were hired by the Tuscola Community Unit Board of Education.

The City of Tuscola hired a new night police officer. Joseph John Schweighart was hired and started at a salary of $125 per week.

Little League All-Stars were runners-up in the Beardstown Regional Tournament. Team members were Stephen Riley, David Slaughter, Freddie Galey, Billy Weber, Frederick Smith, Keith Burke, Philip Waters, Bill Burke, John Kalmar, Mark Budden, Kevin Conner, Dennis Long, Danny Crossman, and Steven Stiles. The team was managed by Tom Rich and coached by Bill Burke.

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