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Back in the Day – Sept. 26, 2018

Sept. 30, 2008

Tuscola firefighters visited Head Start and North Ward for Fire Prevention Week. Their theme focused on preventing home fires.

Damage to Ervin Park’s wooden playground and theft of a $2,000 AED machine device had city officials outraged. The city took the position to prosecute as fully and aggressively as possible anybody caught committing such crimes.

Tuscola’s John “Chief AJ” Huffer set a new Guinness Book of World Slingshot Shooting record. Huffer hit 1,415 out of 1,500 targets.

The Tuscola golf team took first place in a home meet against Monticello, Sullivan, and Okaw Valley. They shot a season low of 176.

Lady Warrior volleyball had back-to-back wins against Shiloh and Argenta-Oreana. They fell to Clinton in a three-game heartbreaker.

The Warrior football team was victorious over the Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals. The score was 34-24. Their homecoming game was scheduled against Central A&M the following week.

Sept. 29, 1998

Lindsay Snider was chosen Rotary Student of the Month. Snider was a TCHS senior and is the daughter of Bob and Mary Snider.

Holly Henderson was presented a check by Ambucs treasurer Greg Hastings. The $750 scholarship was to help her continue her education in physical therapy.

Monical’s and Rogers Florist tied for the winning Homecoming decorating contest. The displays had to be re-judged, and Rogers was the final winner.

The Class of ’99 was granted first place for their Homecoming float “Warriors are Stayin’ Alive,” and the sophomore class was second with their “Saturday Night Fever.” Bob and Ene Reece were the grand marshals for the Homecoming parade.

Cara Ring and Wyatt Penrod were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. A dance followed the crowning ceremony.

The Warrior football team won the Homecoming game against Arthur 40-21. Their record for the season was 5-0.

Sept. 27, 1988

Kiwanis Club members donated their time to make way for a new roof for the Douglas County Museum. Members who donated their time were Wayne Ward, Gale Hoel, Delbert Davis, Nick Habel, Roger Webber, Darrell Boege, Carl Quinn, and Leonard Rentz.

Cycling for Cystic Fibrosis was held at Ervin Park. Sponsor donations were determined by the number of laps the children rode. Rhonda McCumber directed the event.

The Warrior cross country team participated in a dual meet with Sullivan. The course took runners through the woods, and Jamie McDonald won the meet with a time of 17 minutes, which was a new course record.

The Lady Warriors won the LOVC Volleyball Championship. Bleachers were filled with enthusiastic fans cheering on the girls.

The Warriors were victorious over the Paxton Mustangs. They won 14-13 in overtime.

TCHS was geared up for Homecoming. The week-long celebration would end with a dance after the football game against Argent-Oreana.

Sept. 28, 1978

VFW post 2876 observed their 45th anniversary. Members were William Vircks, Jess Helton, Adolph Bretz, Jack Daniels, P.O. Fogerson, and Dean Quick.

Tuscola Peace Meal celebrated its third anniversary. Mrs. Carole Weber was the site supervisor.

Ray and Kay Supply Store was nearing completion of the 1,900-square-foot addition of show space.

Mike Boyce had the prize-winning market lamb at a 4-H livestock auction. The 125-pound lamb was purchased for $1.10 per pound.

Robert Pearse’s fifth grade class won the mural contest held by the Douglas County Mental Health Association. Mrs. Lourdes Fuentes was the grade school art instructor.

The freshman football team coached by Gary Little lost their game against Warrensburg 12-0. The freshman-sophomore team also walked away with a loss of 18-8. The varsity football team led their game against St. Joe in all but the final 7 seconds. A kick by the Spartans’ sealed their win 28-27.

Sept. 26, 1968

TCHS students were serving as the Youth Center Board. Members were Mark Kleiss, Jim Cox, Sue Rairden, Kathy Jolley, Debby Allen, Roy Knicely, Andy Rahn, Rick Welborn, Marjorie Schweighart, Esther Skinner, Joyce Ochs, Johne Huber, Jean Waters, Cindy Thode, Holly Smith, Nancy O’Bryan, and Gary Henby.

Students elected Homecoming Royalty candidates at TCHS. Queen candidates were Rita Duensing, Marsha Fortney, Joyce Ochs, Esther Skinner, and Janet Strohl. King candidates were Don Gibson, Steve Leonard, Tom McGuire, Greg Obrecht, and Mike Waters.

TCHS Cross Country won a trophy for taking fourth place in a 10-team meet in Mt. Zion. Mark Seip and Tom Gossett were also awarded individual plaques.

The football team, under coach Gene Murray, were victorious against Oakland 38-0. It was believed the offense set a school record in total yards gained.

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