Back In The Day 2-12-20

10 years ago
February 17, 2010
Rachel Mannen was recognized at the DAR-SAR Good Citizens luncheon on Feb. 13 for being the 2010 Tuscola American History essay winner.

The 2010 DAR-SAR Good Citizens recipients, recognized at the annual luncheon at the Arthur Methodist Church, were Miriam Romine and Dylan Walker. 

The Wild Turkey Federation presented $500 scholarships to area high school seniors Matt Pflum from Tuscola, Casey Poe from Arthur/Lovington, and Laura Knight from Tuscola during the Douglas County Gobblers annual banquet on Feb. 13. 

The Volley For a Cure event held at East Prairie on Feb. 11 raised over $307 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

The Feb. 12 Warriors boys basketball game also served as a Coaches vs Cancer event with just over $1,000 raised for the American Cancer Society through game admission donations, gift basket and 50/50 raffles and half-court shot contests. 

20 years ago
February 15, 2000
The Lady Warriors and their fans were celebrating a fight-to-the-finish regional championship victory over the Unity Rockets. The 45-42 win earned the Tuscola girls the right to play Sullivan in the Feb 14 sectional game at Arcola. 

Superintendent Jim Voyles and school board member Marilyn Davidson were guests at the Feb 14 city council meeting, their presence requested as council members discussed whether the city should take an official stance on the new school referendum. 

TCHS senior Chris MacGibbon, son of Duncan and Karen MacGibbon, was selected Student of the Month by the Tuscola Rotary Club. 

State Representative hopeful Chub Connor mixed and mingled with backers at a fundraiser reception held on Feb 12 at the Electricians Hall in Champaign. Conner, a Democrat from Tuscola, was hoping to fill the 104th District seat currently held by Tim Johnson. 

30 years ago
February 13, 1990
Susan Harris and Janet Roper, towers of power for the Tuscola Lady Warriors basketball team, were continuing their careers at the colligate level. Harris was a sophomore at Millikin University, majoring in math secondary education. Roper was a freshman at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

The Tuscola Public Library, which was built in 1903, went from having 100 volumes on shelves to a collection that currently numbered 13,000 books. 

The Sullivan Redskins visited Tuscola Feb 6 with TCHS putting its thirty-game winning streak on the line. Brian Hatfield erupted for career-high forty-five points, dishing out a team-high six assists, and four steals. 

The Lady Warriors captured the Heritage Regional at Broadlands with a 60-43 win over the Unity Lady Rockets. Tisha Little netted twenty-three points to break Susan Harris’ careers scoring mark of 1,416- setting a new bar of 1,421 and counting. 

40 years ago
February 12, 1980
Patti Waters, owner of Waters Insurance Agency, delivered the address at the DAR-SAR Good Citizens luncheon held Feb 9. Tuscola recipients to the awards were Jill Holden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Holden; Mark Murray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Murray. 

Residents of Douglas County, and especially those of Arcola, were mourning the loss of a fine athlete and outstanding young man this week, following the death of nineteen-year-old Marty Thomas, who was killed in an auto accident. 

Tuscola City Council members agreed to enter into negotiations with two Chicago-area firms to provide financial advice for the city in obtaining bond money for major programs. 

50 years ago
February 19, 1970
Employees at the Cabot Corporation in Tuscola defeated an offer for union representation by a 37-2 vote in an election held at the plant Feb 12-13 two votes were cast for the Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local 26. No votes were recorded for Laborers Local 573, and 37 votes were cast against both unions. 

Proposed county zoning ordinances were currently under study by the Douglas County Zoning Commission. Much of the proposed zoning was directed toward preservation of prime farmland but was essentially for the protection of all county residents. 

Mrs. Jim (Carol) Hausmann was chosen queen of the annual queen’s ball for Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Tuscola. Approximately 65 couples danced the night away on Feb. 14 at the Elks Lodge, where proceeds from the ball were donated to the American Heart Fund. 

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