Back in the Day – Jan. 23, 2019

10 YEARS AGO
Jan. 27, 2009

The Tuscola Kiwanis officially began sponsoring Key Club at the Tuscola High School. Key Club is open to high school students who wish to provide service to their school, community, and others. On Jan. 25 a chartering ceremony took place and officer installation at the Tuscola Community building. Serving as officers in the initial year were: Megan Riley as president, Zach Bosch as vice president, Courtney Day as secretary, Rachael Brewer as treasurer, and Taylor Turner as editor.

East Prairie teachers Marilyn Michener, Ted Minger, and Kirsten Day joined the Hornet Cheerleaders on the court to cheer on the boys’ basketball team. The teachers were chosen as part of a fundraising event to help raise money for the medical expenses for the Logan family’s son, Dalton. As part of the fundraiser, there were canisters left out for a day and a half with the teachers’ names on them. The teachers with the most change were invited onto the court with the cheerleaders. They raised $261.

20 YEARS AGO
Jan. 26, 1999

Stanley B. Weaver of Urbana was sworn in as the State Senator for the 52nd District during the inaugural ceremonies in the State Chambers. He said his priorities were quality education, agriculture and economic development. Weaver was Mayor of the City of Urbana from May 1957 to January 1969.

The Lady Warriors claimed victory over Arthur for the LOVC Tournament Consolation Bracket Championship with a score of 47-36. The members of the team were: Mindy Lehmann, Rachel Kohlbecker, Aja Kohlbecker, Cara Chaplin, Amy Cruzan, Casey Roberts, Amanda Griffith, Jennifer Mosely, Becka Stephenson, Jenna Wienke, Janeen Sutherland and Erica Ochs. They were coached by Stan Wienke and Beth Pugh.

Second Lt. Regina D O’Brien was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for meritorious service from Feb. 17 to Dec. 30, 1998. She distinguished herself by meritorious service as Special Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 442, University of Missouri- Rolla, Rolla, Mo.

30 YEARS AGO
Jan. 24, 1989

Rudi and Juli Laufhuette were selected to receive a Cabot Volunteer Service Award. They were a couple of the of nine recipients chosen whose volunteer efforts represented outstanding community service. Cabot donated $1,000 to the Organization for United Response (OURS) on behalf of the Laufhuettes.

The Warriors scored 102 points against Atwood, who only scored 60, in Little Okaw tournament action. Steve Weemer led the team in points with 21, while Brian Hatfield scored 16, and Matt Washburn scored 13. Roger Warner, Gary Alexander, Jon Roedder and Geoff Miller all had eight points each.

40 YEARS AGO
Jan. 25, 1979

Mike Riley, a registered Physical Therapist, was appointed as Director of Physical Therapy at Jarman Hospital. Riley received his training at St. Louis University.

Tuscola Chamber of Commerce president Marge Conn announced the groups disagreement to construction of new city offices on South Main Street.

According to Don Young, of D and M Discounts, coyotes and foxes were on the increase in Douglas County. Young stated that fur buyers were paying upwards of $35 to $40 for coyote hides and as many as 15-20 hides were being brought into his store weekly.

50 YEARS AGO
Jan. 23, 1969

Dennis L Scheu, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scheu, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and entered service April 16. He was a graduate of Tuscola High School and SIU Votech school.

The seventh and eighth grade Hornets claimed championship titles of the Douglas County grade school basketball tournament held at Villa Grove. Cheerleaders, Pom Pon, parents, and two passenger busses full of fans joined in cheering on the Hornets to victory. The final scores were 66-13 for the lightweight team and 39-15 for the heavyweight team. Each team was given trophies that were put on display in the school’s display case.

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