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Back in the Day- 3-23-22

Ten years ago
March 27, 2012
Newly-crowned royalty included 2012 Miss Tuscola Kylie Amick, Junior Miss Madeline Clabaugh, and Little Miss Lauren Woods. 

Elsie Marie Agers of Villa Grove celebrated her 85th birthday on March 28. 

Dennis Opperman, Greg Hastings, Bob Taylor, and John Harris enjoyed a spring training trip to the Cardinals training site in Jupiter, Fla.

Boy Scout Alex Kemp received his Eagle Scout badge, the highest honor a scout can receive, at his Court of Honor ceremony on March 25. 

The 2012 Tuscola Warriors boys track and field team included Christian Ray, Patrick Griffith, Santiago Martinez, Kyle Stenger, Dustin Hanner, Chas Campbell, Austin Sexson, Nick Kemp, manager Mark Crawford, John Evans, Eric Phillips, Josh Knight, Clayton Turner, Josh Silva, Sam Dailey, Broc Smith, Chris West, Cole Evans, Chance Little, Jeff Broch, Brandon Mills, Cody Pankau, Tanner Robinson, Ashton Hastings, Luke Knowles, Robert Lopez, Eric Ponder, David Manselle, Ty Stanfield, Cody Lewis, Garrett Miller, Jordan Scribner, Caleb Wilson, Alex Kemp, and Dan Kneipp. 

Twenty years ago
March 26, 2002
Senator Carl Hawinkson, Republican candidate for governor, was guest speaker at the Lincoln’s Day Dinner on March 14. The annual event is sponsored by the Douglas County Republican party.

Tuscola resident Teresa Rideout, along with her employer Littelfust and fellow employees, shipped 35 pounds of non-perishable food, toiletries, and other items to Afghanistan. Rideout’s son Geronimo Picazo, an Army medic, and his fellow soldiers were the the intended recipients of the items intended to make life a little more comfortable while fighting the war on terrorism.

Chris Brian, a Tuscola native, and Andrew Honegger create the winning robot for the second year in a row at the annual Creative Design Competition hosted by the U of I College of Engineering. 

Warrior baseball blasted off to a 2-0 start for the season with a 10-8 and 15-1 victories over Argenta-Oreana in the double-header to open the season. 

Thirty years ago 
March 24, 1992
The city of Tuscola was busy with several challenging projects, including preparing for a $3.85 million water revenue bond issue and sale of lots for the golf course/subdivision. 

Matthew Schweighart received recognition for placing in the top 50 in fifth grade in the “The Land That We Depend On” poster contest sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Mark Allen, a junior at TCHS, won first place at the Regional Drafting Competition sponsored by the Illinois Drafting Educators Association. Allen advanced to the state competition to be held at Illinois State University in Normal.

Tuscola Warrior Caleb Englehardt made six of 15 shots at the Assembly Hall to finish sixth in the state Class A division three-point contest. 

Forty years ago
March 30, 1982
Larry Harbaugh and Ted Shearer were new members on the Douglas County Farm Bureau board of directors. 

Emma Rahn of Tuscola was cast in the University of Illinois “Best of Broadway Showcase” presented at the Krannert Center.

The Douglas County Board voted to hold off on a decision concerning the G.A.R. room housed in the courthouse until a determination of ownership could be made of the room and contents.

Tom Peach was named the Most Valuable and Most Improved basketball player at the winner sports banquet. Adele Esgar was Most Valuable Player of the Lady Warriors squad, with Jana Carie earning Most Improved status.

Fifty years ago
March 23, 1972
Mitchell Cohen was recently elected president of the Tuscola Chamber of Commerce. Also serving would be Dr. Morris Galey as vice president, Patty Waters as treasurer and Joe Aschauer as secretary.

Dale Sanderson of Tuscola was selected as the 1971-72 Tuscola’s Elk of the Year.

W. A. Bozarth was recognized for having 37 years of perfect attendance at Tuscola Rotary Club.

The Tuscola Drive-In and the high school were among the targets of vandalism in the city, according to Tuscola Police Chief Donald Herbert.

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