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Back in the Day – May 22, 2019

10 YEARS AGO
May 27, 2009

A team of LyondelBasell employee volunteers gathered in Tuscola for a community service project as part of the company’s 10th annual Global Care Day. The volunteers were Rick Diebel, Ahmed Hayek, T J Mikulencak, Kevin Jazdzyk, Keith Clark, Vicki Clark, Jennifer Ray, Earl O’Kuly, and Chuck Ross.

Tuscola’s Jud Wienke competed in discus during the IHSA sectional meet. He placed first in the meet with a distance of 246 feet 6 inches. The sophomore qualified for the IHSA state finals in both discus and shot put.

The Warriors’ baseball team won the regional championship. Seniors Kurtis Kinyoun, Shane Albert, Caleb Little and Auste Shelmadine accepted the regional tournament plaque on behalf of the team.

20 YEARS AGO
May 25, 1999

Tuscola resident Keith Tingley stood with several other Marine Corps dignitaries at the site of a memorial stone that was laid by the 6th Marine Division Association at Punch-bowl National Memorial Cemetery in Hawaii. Tingley was head of the committee for the dedication honoring more than 500 6th Division Marines buried there as a result of WWII Pacific Theater battles.

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Megan Quick was named a United States National Award Winner in science. This prestigious award is given to less than10 percent of all American high school students. Quick was nominated for the award by Mr. Griffith. Quick was to appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook.

An ambulance service contract with Arrow Carle was approved by city council members.

Danny Cleland, Robert Vukelich and Clayton Harriss, newly elected councilmen, were sworn in by Mayor Dan Kleiss.

30 YEARS AGO
May 23, 1989

The Hillard Agency, Inc. was named one of the top ten agencies representing Milwaukee Insurance. Bill Hancock accepted the award on behalf of the agency.

Gospel singers Ron and Lynda Bateman recorded an hour-long baby lullaby cassette tape. Ron is a former Tuscolian and the son of Dale and Margaret Bateman.

Lady Warriors competing at the IHSA state track and field meet included Emily Smith, Kendra Blaudow, Shelby Best, Marcy McCartney, Chris Rogers and Angie Henderson.

Recently installed ABC Auxiliary members included Sue Snyder, Becky Winn, Jan Hastings, Karen Best, Dolores Ford and Susan Batts.

40 YEARS AGO
May 24, 1979

Don Kirchner displayed part of his collection of police equipment–uniforms, hats, badges, holsters, etc–at the Tuscola Police Department sponsored Bike Rodeo.

Tim Rardin and Bob Smith received $750 scholarships from the Jarman Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee. Rardin planned to attend Bradley University, and Smith was accepted to Millikin.

Greg Campbell and Colby Decker qualified for the state track meet. Greg received first place in shot put with a new individual best of 52 feet 1/2 inch. Colby threw the discus with a 154 feet 5 inches, which was about one foot off his best season effort.

Randy Hastings, a freshman at Millikin University, was one of five first year men to earn a track letter while competing for the Big Blue. Hastings participated in the 440, 880, 400 meters, 800 meters, mile relay and 440 relay.

50 YEARS AGO
May 22, 1969

Speakers at the TCHS graduation ceremony were co-valedictorians Janet Strohl and Cynthia Thode, and class representative William R. Cook.

Trunkline Gas Company personnel hosted some 350 visitors at the company’s Tuscola compressor station. The station was one of 18 in the company’s 1,600-mile long natural gas pipeline system, stretching from the Mexican border to Michigan.

Darrell Wayne Farris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Farris, was elected president of the Student Council at Parkland College.

The Tow Low Travel Club No. 1 of Tuscola held its first meeting. Club officers were Ken Wilks, Leland Stone and Ruth Arbuckle.

Coach Gene Murray was presented with a year’s supply of eggs (in the form of a live chicken) at the Lions Club track banquet.

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