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Back in the Day 6-23-21

Ten years ago 
June 29, 2011
Ryan Hornaday was hired as the Tuscola High School athletic director; the AD job was added with his existing teaching responsibilities. 

Audrey Mooney and Kayce Patton were chosen to represent Tuscola High School at Illinois Girls State.

Tuscola residents Madalyn Davidson-Weeks and Kim Livezey participated in the 2011 Habitat 500 ride in Minnesota to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. 

Tuscola IGA were named the 2011 Little League 9-10 tournament champions. The team included Cameron Homann, Gage Rexroad, Logan Tabeling, Tyler Meinhold, Josh Dyer, Bradly Mast, Cade Kresin, Matthew Griffth, Jacob Kibler, Zach Devore, and Colin Lewis. 

Freshman Sam Ledbetter was chosen for the First Team All-State team by the Illinois Coaches Association. 

The British Challenger soccer camp was hosted by the Tuscola Soccer League, with Coach Jenni Smith from England and Coach Danny from Ireland. 

Twenty years ago
June 26, 2001 
Helen Ulrich of Tuscola would be honored at an open house for family and friends to celebrate her 90th birthday.

Construction, improvements, and maintenance were topics being nailed down at the recent school board meeting. Superintendent Jim Voyles was pleased to report that everything was going well as far as the new construction for the new elementary school.

Nick Kidwell threw a no-hitter against Maroa leading the Tuscola Pony League Team to an 8-1 victory.

Johanna Wienke competed at the U.S.A. Track and Field Junior Olympic state championships and came away with three championships, winning the traveling shotput and setting a new state record in the discus.

Thirty years ago
June 25, 1991
Gary Doud was named the Ambuc of the Year by Tuscola Americans Business Club, and Jan Hastings was named Amdoe of the Year by the American Business Club Auxiliary.

Greg Carter, a sophomore at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, was chosen to serve as a SIUC Agbassador for the 1991-92 school year.

Raymond Lee, Jr. of Tuscola would be attending the XVII World Scout Jamboree in Korea. 

Lori Carroll, a senior English major at Eastern Illinois University, was presented the EIU McKenna Secondary Education and Foundations Scholarship. She is a 1988 graduate of TCHS.

Forty years ago
June 30, 1981
Mayor and part-time scuba diver Clarence Snyder was called upon recently to assist in the recovery of the stolen property that had been abandoned in the barrow pit east of the city dump. 

David Irvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Irvin, received notification that he had been accepted to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. 

Wayne and Annette Gettleman announced the opening of their used appliance business located on North Parke Street.

Bob and Paula Minear of Tuscola were pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Robert. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 5 1/2 oz, and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Fifty years ago
June 24, 1971
Michael G. Carroll of Tuscola was one of the 120 UI students to recieve military commissions at recent commencement ceremonies.

Don Fortney received an invitation to participate in tryout sessions for the Chicago Bulls. 

The west two-thirds of the A.E. Kleiss Poultry Farm was destroyed recently by fire. 

William Betzold received the highest national award offered to school bus operators while attending the Mid-America School Bus Contractors Convention in St. Louis.

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