Back in the Day — Sept. 18, 2019

10 YEARS AGO 
Sept. 23, 2009
Members of the TCHS class of 1956 met at the Tuscola Moose Lodge on September 19 for a reunion. Members of the class that were in attendance included Jane Sturgell Antle, Jim Hausmann, Jane Armstrong Howard, June Armstrong Ware, Jane Knobloch, Marilyn Waters Mooday, Carole Stackhouse Ackerman, Dixie Lewis Curry, Carol Kibler Hausmann, Peggy Perry Unser, Carol Himmers Stout, Ed Wilson, Annis Moss Guenther, Joe Waldrop, Burma Koster Nichols, Robert Kingery, Marjorie Kleiss Campbell, Stanton Dobson, Pat Howard Barnes, Larry Stabler, Beverly Jolley Kroenung, and class sponsor Wilma Allen.

Taking first place in the men’s division of the Chamber of Commerce golf outing was the foursome of Eric Hamilton, Mark Drawve, Eric Icenogle, and Kevin Bilieu. They shot a 59 at Ironhorse to the honors. 

First place finishers in the mixed division Chamber golf outing, carding a 60, were Alan Shoemaker, Sherri Stewart, Paul Daulby, and Shannon Smith. 

20 YEARS AGO 
Sept. 21, 1999
Julie Mills of Arcola announced her intentions to run for re-election as Douglas County Circuit Clerk. She was first elected to the position in November 1996. 

Tonia Timlin of Tuscola joined the staff of Lake Land College as a physics and mathematics instructor. Timlin’s educational background included a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the U of I, and a master’s degree in civil engineering for the University of Notre Dame. 

The annual Tuscola Classic cross-country competition drew 350 runners from more than 20 schools, with a new record being set in the girl’s division. Shelbyville freshman Sarah Selby finished the two-mile course in 11:19.6. 

30 YEARS AGO
Sept. 19, 1989
Dr. John R. Kalmar was the first recipient of a new award, established at Emory University School of Post-graduate Dentistry, honoring outstanding achievement in the area of dental research. Kalmar is the son of Rudy and Mary K. Kalmar of Tuscola. 

Ten-year old Cole Cameron was reportedly doing alright following a hunting accident at Charleston’s Fox Ridge State Park. Cameron, who was wearing a dark gray, striped shirt, was accidentally shot by his father, who mistook his arm for a squirrel. The younger Cameron and friend had become separated from the older Cameron in the thick woods. 

Mayor Dan Kleiss chauffeured Arcola Mayor Jack Fishel in the Broom Corn Festival parade after losing a bet on who would be the winner of the Arcola/Tuscola season opener football game. 

TCHS Homecoming candidates for king and queen included Kristy Leamon, Tisha Little, Mike Holt, Sarah Coatney, Angie Cothron, Kristin McCarty, Scott Zane, Jeff Buraglio, Brian Hatfield, and Rob Hardwick. 

40 YEARS AGO
Sept. 20, 1979
The Tuscola Review took over publishing of the Tuscola Journal, effective this week. Loran Lewis and Janice Davis would be serving as publisher and editor, respectively of the Journal. 

The Warrior defense sparkled in a 12-0 shutout victory over Villa Grove, and on offense Mark Oakley led Tuscola in rushing with 96 yards in 19 carries. 

Candidates for Homecoming king and queen included Tami Fortney, Shari Hausmann, Chris Waugh, Laurie Cross, Tammi Travis, Mark Murray, Dirk Dietrich, Mark Oakley, Greg Campbell, and Todd Corley. 

First-year teachers within the Tuscola school district who were recent luncheon guests of Tuscola included Sandra Harshbarger, Judy Yagow, Ann Prahl, Sharon Durland, Susan Cisna, JoAnne Metichak, Mary Albrecht, Nancy Crowell, Ellen Tubbs, Gaila Ross, Janelle Carey, Kathy Winters, Bill Englehardt, Fred McDonald, and Don Scott. 

50 YEARS AGO
Sept. 18, 1969
A special guest in the Old-Fashioned Days parade was Olympian Linda Metheny, a graduate of Tuscola High School who was currently working toward a mater’s degree in applied fine arts and dance at the U of I. 

One of the most unusual collectors displays to appear in the Old Fashioned Days was the 183 milk bottles belonging to Leslie Dick of Tuscola. 

Grand Champion prize in the OFD pet parade went to Kevin Mathias for his space costume and companion dog. Earning “Best Dog” status was Jane Ann O’Bryan and her bulldog, which was dressed as a baby in a baby carriage. 

Newman’s quarterback John Whitmer and fullback Bob Faust literally gave Tuscola fits at Friday night’s game as the Newman Redskins pulled the upset of the year by thumping the Warriors 20-16 on Memorial Field. Penalties cost Tuscola a 17-yard TD run by Larry Ring in the third quarter. 

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