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Back in the Day 2-9-22

Ten years ago
February 15, 2012
The Nunn Scout Building got a boost from generous donations from the community. 

Douglas County correctional officer Kaitlin Rund was one of the top 43 officers who graduated from the Officer Academy in Springfield. 

As part of their fundraiser, Key Club held a King and Queen of Hearts Dance. Kings and Queens of Hearts included freshmen Blake Woodard and Maria Meyer, sophomores Hannah Scribner and Austin Martin, juniors Amber Miller and Dan Yoakum, and seniors Sammi Kohlbecker and Dillon Hoel. 

American History Essay contest winner Sydney Hoel was honored at the DAR/SAR Good Citizens Luncheon.

The Tuscola Lady Warriors added more hardware to their season with the defeat of Heritage in the Shiloh Regional Championship. The Lady Warriors defeated the Hawks 32-24 in the matchup. 

Twenty years ago
February 12, 2002
Incumbent John Chambers, a Democrat, and Republican Clayton McElwee would be facing each other in the primary election for Douglas County sheriff.

Doug Childers and Dan Meyer announced they would be heading to China as part of the IALF Leaders of Tomorrow study program. 

The Lady Warriors ended their season in the regional with a 31-30 loss to Tolono-Unity.

Jesse Little led the Warriors with 14 points in a 72-51 victory over the Atwood-Hammond Rajahs. This victory extended the Warriors’ winning streak to six games. 

Thirty years ago
February 11, 1992
The Tuscola Community Development Corporation was heading into its 20th year of stimulating economic development in Tuscola. 

Tuscola city council members approved the purchase of the assets of John Kenny’s Douglas Water Company for $1.5.

The Tuscola boys basketball team had an easy 92-61 win over Bement. The Warriors win, coupled with a Villa Grove loss to Arcola, gave Tuscola a chance to tie the Blue Devils and Riders for the regular season title.

The Lady Warriors defeated Cerro Gordo, and Villa Grove knocked off co-conference leader Arcola, giving the Tuscola conference crown to go along with its conference tourney championship.

Forty years ago
February 16, 1982
Jeannine Garret was the first female attorney to establish a law practice in Douglas County. The Tuscola resident was a schoolteacher prior to earning her law degree.

Tuscola attorney Frank Lincoln was the speaker at the Good Citizens luncheon sponsored by the Stephen A. Douglas Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR-SAR winners from Tuscola High School were Lori Ferguson and Dan Hance. 

Students at East Prairie and THS were entertained by professional hypnotist Diana Barrar of Chicago. Ms. Barrar’s program was sponsored by the Tuscola Education Association.

The Warrior junior varsity squad almost reached the century mark in a 98-71 victory over the Decatur St. Teresa Bulldogs. John Brookins contributed 33 points before coming out in the third quarter, while Steve Bates and Brian Dean each posted 21 points. 

Fifty years ago
February 10, 1972
Atwood native Craig Chapman purchased The Pharmacy from Mrs. Pat Weaver and would assume ownership on March 1. 

Nancy O’Bryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell O’Bryan, was one of 30 U of I juniors majoring in education who would be spending the spring semester in Bristol, England as part of a study program.

Charlie Bowles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowles, was installed as master counselor of Tuscola chapter Order of the DeMolay, in ceremonies conducted Sunday, Jan. 23.

A 15-foot jumper by Darrell Rich gave the Tuscola Hornet eighth graders a 38-37 victory for the county championship, and also prevented a double upset. Earlier in the night the 

Hornet seventh graders saw a 16-game winning streak and unbeaten season go down the drain as Arcola upset them 33-29 for the county title.

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