Back in the day-Sept. 25, 2019

10 YEARS AGO
Sept. 20, 2009
TCHS senior Dylan Walker, son of Brian and Darla Walker, was named the Tuscola Rotary Club September Student of the Month. Dylan was ranked number one in his graduating class and carried a 4.0 GPA. 

Thanks to the generosity of the local community, the Tuscola Lions Club had another successful Candy Day. Lion Rudy Kalmar took a break from collecting donations at the corner of Main and Sale streets to pose with the club mascot, Jason the lion. 

Graduate of the class of 1957 Mike Hausmann donated a brand new out of the box SawStop industrial grade cabinet saw to the THCS industrial arts program. The saw was valued at $4,000. Mike was also an industrial arts educator with 33 years teaching experience at both the high school and post-secondary levels. 

TCHS junior Brett Clifton drove the award-winning junior class homecoming float in the homecoming parade. The floats message noted that the Warriors are Knights in Shining Armor. 

The TCHS cheerleaders and dance team members led the crowd in the school fight song on the corner of Main and Sale streets during the homecoming pep rally that followed the parade. 

20 YEARS AGO
Sept. 28, 1999
Candidates for the 1999 TCHS Homecoming were seniors Crystal Obrecht, Amy Hettinger, Casey Roberts, Adrienne Surma, Kelly McDonald, Chris MacGibbon, Asif Azhar, Beau Wilson, Matt Moody, and Mike Woods. Attendants included juniors Kenny Hogue, and Lindsey Binder, sophomores Darren Lewis and Aja Kohlbecker, and freshmen Ryan Bonner and Megan Quick. 

Maxine Goodpasture of Tuscola was selected as Douglas County’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer of the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging. 

Yale Westjohn and Tom Chamberlain were the first champions of the Ironhorse Wednesday Night Men’s Golf League after they beat the father-son duo of Jerry and John Frye. 

30 YEARS AGO 
Sept. 26, 1989
Rob Hardwick and Angie Cothron were crowned king and queen of Homecoming ceremonies at TCHS on Friday night after the football game. 

Jim Clark of Tuscola was one of 40 police cadets to graduate from a 10-week basic training course at Lincolnland Community College in Springfield. 

Jillaine Little, 14-year-old daughter of Jim and Kaye Little of Tuscola, won the title of National Teen Beauty Queen in the national STARS Beauty and Talent Competition held on Aug. 15-20 in Chicago. 

40 YEARS AGO
Sept. 25, 1979
The Tuscola board of education voted to honor two men, Hop Conner and Pat Cummings, who had been presiding over flag raising ceremonies at the school for over 25 years. 

Dave Dean and son Arnold hooked more than 325 pounds of salmon during their five-day fishing trip in Michigan. 

Mildred Hunt and Paul Harper were two of the big winners in Old Fashioned Days drawings this year. Harper won the $500 cash prize while Hunt took home the $300 cash prize. 

According to a report made by county highway engineer Wayne Ward, Douglas County would be getting 15 new bridges over the next few years and another 10 bridges were already under construction or in the planning stages. 

50 YEARS AGO 
Sept. 25, 1969
Sue Yutzy of Tuscola was treated for a severe leg laceration after she fell into a manhole at the intersection of Ficklin and Main Streets. Authorities estimated the manhole cover had been displaced by auto traffic, causing it to tip when Mrs. Yutzy stepped on it. 

W. A. Bozarth, county superintendent of schools, reported that Douglas County schools would be receiving an additional $511,725 in state aid under a new law raising the school foundation level from $400 to $520 per pupil. 

Tuscola native Linda Metheny was a special guest in the Old Fashioned Days parade. The accomplished athlete was one of three U. S. gymnasts preparing for the Pre-World Championships in Yugoslavia. Cathy Rigby and Joyce Tanace were the other two U.S. gymnasts chosen to represent the United States. 

Sue Otto of Tuscola was one of 350 upperclass students helping freshmen and transfer students during the 1969 New Student Week at Southern Illinois University. 

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