Back in the Day – Nov. 7, 2018
10 YEARS AGO
Nov. 11, 2008
A Veterans Day assembly was held at Tuscola High School. Local veterans were guests of honor.
The TCHS Scholastic Bowl team was undefeated in their early season. Their record was 4-0.
The Lady Warrior volleyball lost to Warrensburg-Latham 16-25 and 15-25 in the Tuscola Sectional. Tuscola finished the season with a 15-17 record.
Tuscola athletes were honored at their annual awards night. Among those honored were cross country award winners Lindsay Troike, Nick Moore, and Alex Kemp.
In football, the team played Mt. Olive in their second round of IHSA playoffs. Tuscola won 21-7 and would face Concord Triopia in the third round.
20 YEARS AGO
Nov. 10, 1998
Demolition began at the Douglas County Annex. The building was formerly the county health department, animal control, ERBA, and once served as the Douglas county jail headquarters.
The request for live theater production at the Amishland Acres project was the hot topic on the city council agenda.
Robert Hanners took third place in the state cross country meet. He finished the 3-mile course with a time of 15:15, the best in his career and the most successful registered in TCHS history as of 1998.
TCHS held their fall sports award night. Among the athletes honored were members of the golf team, Tom Sluder and Luke Patterson.
The Warriors football team future was looking bright. The 1998 team had an outstanding year under coach Stan Wienke.
30 YEARS AGO
Nov. 8, 1988
Peggy Beetle won the election for Circuit Clerk in Douglas County. Norman Willoughby was elected for County Board.
George Bush Jr. made Tuscola one of his stops along the campaign trail for his father. While in Tuscola, he visited some old friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Owen, who had known him for several years.
TCHS athletes, along with parents and coaches, gathered at the Community Building to honor athletic achievements for the 1988 fall season. Letters and awards were presented to outstanding athletes in football, volleyball, and cross country.
Tuscola junior high cheerleaders won second place at cheerleading camp. The Dynamic Cheerleaders Association held the camp.
Lady Warrior volleyball placed three on the LOVC all-conference team. Kim Sievers, Sara Coatney, and Tisha Little earned spots on the team, and Jenny Willoughby received honorable mention.
Although it was a close game, the Warriors football team lost their playoff game to the Oakwood Comets 14-13.
40 YEARS AGO
Nov. 9, 1978
Among directors of First National Bank and Trust Co. who attended a dinner party at the bank were Thomas Powell, Deen Edgar, Wayne Meyer, Richard Berg, Clarence Pflum, John Bundy, Dan Ponder, and Roy C. Hopkins. Pflum and Hopkins were members emeritus.
The Tuscola FFA members who journeyed to Rantoul for the Section 17 Parliamentary Procedure Contest were E.J. Eastin, Ron Oldfield, Leonard Jackson Jr., Jenny Shoemaker, and Ralph Esgar.
Christine Elbin of Tuscola was the proud owner of a 20-inch, 50-pound pumpkin grown by her grandmother Ruth Stebbins of Tuscola who grew nearly 150 pumpkins that summer.
Sheriff Gene Wigall was named the winner of the only contested race in the Douglas County general election. He topped Charles Talbott for the job 2,656 to 3,448.
50 YEARS AGO
Nov. 7 1968
“Holiday Lane” was the theme of the annual Christmas bazaar at the Jarman Hospital Auxiliary. Co-chairmen of the bazaar were Mrs. Richard Mason and Mrs. Clarence Warters. Mrs. Richard Dunlavy was charged with posters.
In Douglas County, voters apparently held the line as Republicans once again racked up decisive victories in all areas. Premature totals indicated that around 8,400 votes were cast in the 24 precincts where there were 9,956 registered voters.
Arthur scored four times but could not cope with Tuscola’s devastating offense Friday night as the Warriors rolled to a 47-28 win over the Knights.
Humpty Dumpty was among the outstanding costumes in the South Ward Halloween parade.