Back in the Day 10-28-20

Ten years ago
November 3, 2010
Paul Wisovaty was awarded the Gene Hughes Award for exemplifying the highest standards of professionalism at the Illinois Probation and Court Services Association meeting, 

Gina Stoerger and Andy Romine were proud to announce their engagement and wedding plans for December 18, 2010. 

FFCLA officers Bailey Smith, Chelsea Mills, Kayce Patton, Marissa Bratten, Brittany Patton, Britny Donaldson, Kyle Bunch, and advisor Karen Schewighart attended the Family Career & Community Leaders of America conference at Eastern Illinois University. 

More TCHS students were taking the jump-start to college with dual credit classes, with 18 percent of students currently enrolled in Parkland’s dual credit program. 

Tuscola Chamber of Commerce welcomed Tanger Outlet Center’s newest merchant, Book Warehouse.  

Freshman Lauren Moss was honored at the October Kiwanis meeting as the TCHS Key Club Member of the Month for her participation and community service. 

The Tuscola Warriors moved the the second round of playoffs following a 35-0 blowout of the Carrollton Hawks. 

Twenty years ago 
October 31, 2000
The Tuscola law office of Broch and Nolan would be closing in November, according to attorney Rick Broch, who along with partner Kevin Nolan characterized the move as “completely amicable.”

One of the most highly publicized races in the upcoming general election was the battle for state representative in the 104th district, between Democrat Chalres “Chub” Conner of Tuscola and Republican Tom Berns of Urbana for the seat being vacated by Rep. Tim Johnson. 

Kim Martin was named as Tuscola National Bank’s Employee of the Quarter. 

The Tuscola Lady Warriors’ run toward a regional championship came to an abrupt halt Saturday night when top-seeded Monticello swept Tuscola 15-5, 15-4 in the championship match. 

The stout defense that helped the Warriors to an 8-1 regular-season record kept Tuscola in the chase for a state title in a 49-13 playoff victory against Williamsville in round-one action. Kenny Hogue carried the ball nine times for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns, catching two passes for 23 yards, recovered a fumble, and had five tackles. 

Thirty years ago
October 30, 1990 
After 16 years as county treasurer and county clerk, Helen Zeigler and Jack Allen would be stepping down from their respective offices on Dec. 1. They would be guests of honor at an open house at the Community Building Nov. 4. 

There were several contested races in the upcoming general election, including a tight race for sheriff between chief deputy Chuck Talbott and former ISP District 10 commander Gordon Cleland. 

Steve and Libby Fox were just about done with the complete transformation of the 125-year-old home they bought seven months ago, located at 200 Newkirk Street. 

The 1990 Warriors had their ups and downs, but finished the football season on a winning note, with a 12-0 shutout of Iroquois West. 

The Lady Warriors volleyball team ended the season on a sour note, when the top-seeded Tuscola team was upset by the Sullivan Lady Redskins in regional tourney play. 

Forty years ago
November 4, 1980 
Cammy Seguin, Douglas County Extension advisor, received one of the five peer awards presented by the Illinois Association of Extension Home Economists at its annual fall banquet. 

More than 150 youngsters participated in the annual Tuscola Halloween party held at the Community Building. Denny Utley was the grand prize winner for best costume and was also voted Most Original. Ugliest costume went to Jody Winn, and Chad Dougherty was the winner in the Miscellaneous category. 

A 21-19 loss to Monticello knocked the Tuscola Warriors out of competition for playoff hopes, but it was the closest thing to a loss the top-seeded Sages had experienced all season. 

Fifty years ago 
November 5, 1970 
Current plans for expansion of Hillcrest subdivision called for construction of 26 houses, multiple-unit apartment buildings, and facilities for mobile homes. 

It was one of the heaviest off-year voter turnouts on record locally, with 80 percent of registered voters in Douglas County casting a ballot. Democrat Bob Hausmann won the race for county sheriff and Frieda Morris retained her position as county clerk. Eugene Miller was unopposed in his bid for county treasurer. 

Tuscola city council made national news when they decided to forego smoking during a recent city council meeting, in deference to health issues of the city clerk, Keith Sunderland. The decision was, inexplicably, mentioned on national television and newspaper outlets. 

The Warriors cross country team recently won the Okaw Valley Conference championship. Squad members included Ken Burke, Tom Gossett, Greg Hastings, Greg Lindsay, Dave Halleck, and Bill Weber. The team was coached by Bill Burress.

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