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Championship gold earned by Tuscola Warriors boys track & field team

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s boys track team struck gold this past Thursday at the Central Illinois Conference Championships at Macon Meridian. The Warriors secured fourth place in the league as a team grabbing six gold medals along the way. Chris Boyd led the way winning both throws events securing a pair of golds while the…

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Clodfelder discusses plans for LakeLand College after VGHS graduation

By Tony Hooker Back in the day, there was a commercial featuring baseball hall of famers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux working out diligently, because “chicks dig the long ball.” While that sort of term would never be allowed in today’s society, this year’s VG softball team has several young ladies who most definitely ‘dig…

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Villa Grove Blue Devils high school sports wrap

By Tony Hooker VGHS Track and Field Boys place third at LPC conference meet Paced by first place finishes in the 4×100 relay (Gunner Cline, Mason Carter, Braydon Dowler, Layne Rund) and the 4×200 relay (Carter, Cline, Dowler, Ryan Schlueter) the VG boys track team raced to a third-place team finish at the Lincoln Prairie…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Okay, I’ve been asked about this incident enough times now over the past two weeks that it makes sense to tell the story here. A couple of weeks ago while I was home for lunch I received a phone call from someone telling me about a male and female walking on Rt…

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Real Life Wellness-Your Small Intestine

By Dr. Bill Hemmer As your food floats down the river of your Digestive system, it reaches your Small Intestine after it leaves your Stomach. This food has now been bathed in stomach acid which begins the breakdown of proteins and fats. Then, it’s here, in the first part of your Small Intestine, that most…

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Memories and Musings

By Cheri Sims I suppose you could call me a long time Royal watcher: I love reading and writing about British recipes, castles and customs, and recently I have been interested in the Queen’s platinum jubilee. Sadly she has been in ill health this past year and has missed many of the appearances on her…

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Holding It All Together-Identity

By Amy McCollom The iconic movie “The Breakfast Club” presented a powerful question to all of us back in the 80’s when the kids serving the Saturday detention were asked by Mr. Vernon to write an essay telling him who they think they were. The five kids found out when they got real with each…

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Back in the Day-5-18-22

Ten years ago May 23, 2012 Tuscola schools honored retiring personnel at their May board meeting. Retiring personnel at the end of the 2011-12 school year were teachers Carey Wood, Jonna Green, and Andrea Englehardt; and maintenance supervisor Gary Dallas.  The University of Illinois explosive ordinance team was called to the home of a recently…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends I think the Beatles were on to something, all those years ago.  We as humans are so much better when…

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