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Back in the Day 1-12-22

Ten years ago
January 18, 2012
Miss Moultrie Douglas and senior at TCHS Rachel Craddock was one of the contestants in the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant. 

Tuscola’s Pamida Store was chosen as one of four area Pamidas to assume the moniker and merchandise of Shopko Hometown.

Three Tuscola residents were charged with burglary at a rural Tuscola farm.

TEDI released the grand total for volunteers hours recorded in 2011 by the Tuscola community were 16,263.25 volunteered hours.

Second-quarter TCHS Breakfast Club recognized Olivia Christy, Holly Maxwell, Brandon Blankenship, Brandon Mills, Erin Weaver, Tucker Robinson, Taylor Kauffman, Austin Martin, Jalen Hall, Elizabeth Rund, Christian McGee, Kane Farlow, Robert Lopez, Victoria Price, Katelyn Rainer-Poindexter, and Taylor Horn. 

The seventh and eighth grade Hornets boys basketball teams were defeated in the Conference semifinals. The eighth grade team was comprised of Zane Greem, Kaleb Williams, Colin Gilles, Adam Bratten, Zack Kibler, Raymond Kerkhoff, Josiah Lemay, Anthony Guo, Seth Icenogle, Marc Davis, Cole Thomas, Dylan Pugh, and Jaret Heath. 

Twenty years ago
January 15, 2002
TCHS senior Jennifer Erixson, daughter of Kathy Osborne, was chosen the Tuscola Rotary Club Student of the Month for January.

Jessica Pohlig, Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair 2001, was preparing to compete for the title of Miss Illinois County Fair Queen 2002 in Springfield, Jan. 19-20.

The TCHS Warriors continue their hunt for the LOVC title. The Warriors upended Lovington 57-46 in conference play last week. Austin Hogue led the way with 35 combined points. 

The eighth grade Hornets won the Junior High Okaw Conference Tournament championship, downing Okaw Valley 50-47. Michael Corum and Jacob Hilgendorf combined for 36 of Tuscola’s 50 points. 

Thirty years ago
January 14, 1992
Dennis Dietrich, sexton of Tuscola Township Cemetery, reported at least 10 monuments or grave markers were vandalized recently. Marble spheres moved from their locations weighed more than 100 pounds.

Quantum Chemical Company announced that it would be shutting off the valve to Arcola and Tuscola in 24 months. 

Sara Ard, Sarah Eiben and Mike Chappell won the recent D. A. R. E. program box contest. Students constructed the boxes, which students use as a place to put their own personal questions about drug and/or alcohol abuse.

Tuscola High School kept its conference record perfect by defeating Cerro Gordo 67-52 at home last Tuesday. Chris Spencer recorded 25 points, nine rebounds and five steals.

Forty years ago
January 19, 1982
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beranek and their daughters, 10-year-old Prudence and 6-year-old Amanda, were chosen grand marshals of the Disney World centennial parade.

Dixie Truckers Home was where more than 50 motorists sought refuge when I-57 and other roads were closed due to high winds and snow. Hundreds of motorists were stranded throughout Central Illinois on Saturday.

Tom Harriss was elected chairman of the Kickapoo Division of the Illinois Police Association.

Dinah Derby, a Douglas County native, was elected to serve as treasurer of the John Gwinn for Congress committee, a Democratic candidate in the newly created 19th district.

Fifty years ago
January 13, 1972
John Caey Mulhaney of Charleson was indicted on charges of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and armed violence after gunshots were fired into the home of Coles County State’s Attorney L. Stanton Dotson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dotson of Tuscola.

Steve Hettinger, former Eagle Scout and a science teacher at East Prairie, was now leader of Boy Scout Troop 95.

Henry Senn announced that he would be retiring as director of Tuscola National Bank after serving since 1920.

Mark Seip, center forward for the Northeast Missouri State Bulldogs, was currently leading the MIAA Conference in free-throw accuracy with an .857 percentage.

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