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Back in the Day – 11-3-21

Ten years ago
November 9, 2011
Tuscola’s Cabot Corporation was named a winner of the 2011 Governor’s Sustainability Award.  

Elise Hackett, Section 17 vice president from the Tuscola High School FFA chapter, attended the District 4 S. T. A. R. Conference at Lake Land College in Mattoon. 

Friends and loved ones of Scott Harsha and Jodi (Kibler) Beckham gathered downtown at Festival Plaza on Wednesday, November 2 for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their lives. 

The 2011 Warrior varsity volleyball team included Madison Frerichs, Kara Williams, Hannah Scribner, Katie O’Hearn, Audrey Mooney, Sammi Kohlbecker, Kelsey Cleland, Mackenzie Seip, and Jessica Hardwick.

The 2011 TCHS cross country team was composed of Allison Muraski, Erin Weaver, Leslie Borries, Amber Miller, Susan Ponder, Lisa Ponder, Jordyn Martin, Nicole Mannen, Eric Ponder, Nick Kemp, Mark Crawford, Alex Kemp, Philip Spillman, John Evans, Chas Campbell, Chris West, Brandon Mills, Josh Silva, and Jeff Broch.

The TCHS Warriors football team eliminated Central A&M in the first round of playoffs, sending them to take on Arcola next week. 

Twenty years ago
November 6, 2001
James F. Harbaugh, son of James and Ethel Harbaugh was ordained as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

School board members elected to keep the same chain of command. Tom Stephenson would serve as president for his third term, Steve Wetzel as vice-president, and Dave Lietz as secretary.

Assistant Fire Chief George Wineland received a plaque from the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association honoring him for outstanding commitment toward the reduction of fire deaths and injuries in the state of Illinois.

Former Warrior quarterback Dusty Burk guided Illinois State to its first win of the season over Northern Iowa 42-14. Burk completed 17 of 27 passes for 319 yards.

Thirty years ago
November 5, 1991
Jenny Stuerke and John Seibold were named the 1991-92 school year DAR and SAR award recipients at Tuscola High School. 

Rachel Middelton, daughter of Bob and Linda Middleton, was selected to serve on the 1991-29 Parkland College Dance Team.

The Tuscola Lady Warriors volleyball team added regional champions to its list of achievements by whipping conference rivals Atwood-Hammond, Arthur, and Bement respectively. 

The Warriors football team secured a winning season by beating Iroquois-West 8-6 in overtime. Tuscola denied Iroquois West a winning season for the second year in a row. 

Forty years ago
November 10, 1981
Donald Chappell was elected school board president. Robert Travis and Al Borries were elected vice president and secretary, respectviely. 

Construction work at City Hall, including three new offices for the police department, was nearly finished.

Rick Marsh was scheduled to be the guest speaker for the Douglas County Genealogical Society. Marsh planned to speak on records research at county courthouses. 

The Tuscola FFA chapter was to be recognized with the Bronze Emblem award at the 54th National FFA convention in Kansas City, Mo.

Fifty years ago
November 4, 1971
Tuscola Girl Scouts served more than 300 pieces of cake to any and all passers-by throughout the day in observance of their 50th birthday. 

Johne Huber was among 29 contestants competing for the queen title at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio.

Firemen from Tuscola and Camargo battled fires that threatened to destroy more than 35 acres of standing corn on the John Armstrong farm.

Dick Parker, a 1943 graduate of Tuscola High School, returned to the First National Bank and Trust Company as a vice president.

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