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Back in the Day 9-8-21

Ten years ago
September 14, 2011
Fred Wakefield (Class of 1996) was inducted into the TCHS Fall of Fame and served as this year’s grand marshall in Homecoming festivities. 

Tuscola Public Library teamed up with Tuscola School District to promote Teen Read Week Oct 16-22. 

Local DAR Chapter, the Stephen Douglas Chapter, held their first meeting in their 88th year at Tuscany in Tuscola.

Former TCHS football coach Stan Wienke hoped to continue his winning ways as he switched to coaching in Shelbyville. 

The Warriors gave the Shelbyville Rams a rude welcome in their week three game, winning 41-6. 

Hop Conner was presented with a large wooden “T” signed by Tuscola football players and staff and recognized for his decades of service to the Warrior football team before their Sept. 9 game. 

Twenty years ago
September 11, 2001
The Tuscola Public Library was proud to display its newly acquired Alladin Rainbow video magnifier after Wilma Keigley applied for a grant from the state’s library Educate and Automate Fund.

Brett Ochs of Tuscola was selected to recieve the O. S. Carman Scholarship from the University of Illinois College of ACES for the 2001-02 academic year. 

Tuscola firefighters began their annual MDA Fill the Boot campaign at Harvest Fest, raising $5,400 in donations towards their $6,000 goal.

Cory Kleiss hauled in five passes for 91 yards as the Warriors busted the Cerro Gordo Broncos in a 32-0 shutout. 

Thirty years ago
September 10, 1991
Economics ford the decision to combine Moultrie and Douglas Extension Services offices. The consolidated office would be located in Arthur and the change would take place in July 1992. 

The Tuscola city council voted to exercise its opinion on the Mabre Bass property, on which the proposed golf course and subdivision was to be built. 

Johne Dobbs and Rudy Huber had a brush with greatness when Dobbs became familiar with Chicago Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe’s wife at a horse show. The families were invited to be guests of the Sutcliffes at a Cubs game, and even though the Cubs lost the game, the Tuscola group had great seats!

The Tuscola Warriors dropped their ninth consecutive season opener, 49-8, to the Arcola Purple Riders. Chad Kappes’ 26-yard touchdown put the Warriors on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter. 

Forty years ago
September 15, 1981
Winners in the Old-Fashioned Days window decorating contest included grand prize winner Carolyn Morris for the Dean Mulligan window, Darla Sluder at Sav-Mor Pharmacy for most original, and odds-and-ends category going to Joyce Palzell for the east window at Sav-Mor.

More than 30 beauty queens were treated to brunch at the home of Patti Waters. The women were in town to participate in the Old-Fashioned Day Parade, in which 1,600 people marched. 

Architect Don Hance presented preliminary drawings for Phase III of the proposed firehouse in Tuscola.

A renewal of the rivalry between Tuscola and Arcola football teams ended in disappointment for the Warriors with a 43-6 loss on home turf against the Riders. 

Fifty years ago
September 9, 1971
The Tuscola Chamber of Commerce voted to sponsor teen dances at the Community Building on a regular basis.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Owen of Tuscola were proud to show off their large Coca-Cola collection. They had been one of the largest dealers in Coca-Cola items. 

More than 100 employees lost their jobs at USI due to layoffs. 

Army Private Nick C. Flesor recently reported to Ft. Lewis, Wash. to begin eight weeks of basic training at the U.S. Army Infantry Center.

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