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Back in the Day 10-20-21

Ten years ago
October 26, 2011
Tuscola veteran Joe Wills was chosen as one of 77 special guests on a Central Illinois Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, October 18. 

Grant and Johanna Steffens were pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Julianne Joy Steffens, both September 23, 2011. 

Family and friends gathered to celebrate Wynona Seaney’s 90th birthday on October 30.

Kristine Kerns was nominated for the Carle Foundation Hospital’s DAISY Award for the month of September. 

Tuscola Woman’s Club donated over 100 pairs of socks to BETHS Place for Make a Difference Day on October 22. 

Tuscola Stone Company received a Community Service award from the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers. 

2011 Warrior cross country seniors Leslie Borries, Alex Kemp, Lisa Ponder, Mark Crawford, and Jeff Broch were honored at senior night festivities on Oct. 18.

Twenty years ago
October 23, 2001
Carl Troike learned of his nomination to carry the Olympic torch for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Troike would be carrying the torch along familiar terrain near Terre Haute, Ind.

East Prairie Junior High students planted four different trees representing hope, peace, remembrance, and freedom in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. 

Lloyd A. Murphy, president of Tuscola National Bank, was re-elected group director of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois. 

The Tuscola Warrior football team was headed to the playoffs after knocking off Illiopolis 60-0. Eric Schweighart led the way with 128 rushing yards. 

Thirty years ago
October 22, 1991
Richard and Donna Kidwell purchased and relocated a house from the north end of Main Street, placing it next to their business, Wood, Tin & Lace, to allow for more merchandise display space.

Calamity Jane, also known as Bibby Appleby of Atwood, entertaine approximately 80 people at the Douglas County Museum with her portrayal of one the Wild West’s most famous women.

Jordana Meyer of Camargo was name a new junior member of the American Angus Association

Shelby Best led the Lady Warriors to a 15-5, 15-3 victory over Bement to wrap up Tuscola’s sixth consecutive LOVC regular season championship.

Forty years ago
October 27, 1981
Mayor Clarence Snyder announced at the recent city council meeting that Tuscola residents could expect to pay from 200 to 300 percent more for sewer usage if the $1 million referendum on the Nov. 3 ballot was passed.

Tuscola’s new fire engine was on display, giving taxpayers an opportunity to examine the result of their tax dollars being spent.

The Tuscola FFA Chapter placed 16th of 47 teams at the Georgetown Livestock Judging Contest.

Tuscola fresh-sophs won the Okaw Championship in cross country. Rounding out in the first three for Tuscola were Chuck Sturgis, David Stumeier and Phil Peach.

Fifty years ago
October 21, 1971
Dwight McCumber of Newman, bowling in the Monday Night Classic League at Villa Grove, rolled four 168 games. He received the triplicate patch for this accomplishment.

Carla Ford and Gary Henby were named Homecoming king and queen at this year’s festivities.

Ed Klay, embalmer and funeral director for Waddington Funeral Home in Tuscola, accepted a position with Fleming Funeral Home in Arthur. He had been serving in Tuscola for approximately 10 years.

The Tuscola ambulance received approximately $600 in damage after it was involved in an accident four miles east of Decatur while transporting a patient to St. Mary’s Hospital.

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