Warrior spikers continue march toward post season

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola volleyball coach Lydia Miller’s squad continued its march to the post season with a dominating win over Urbana University High 25-13, 25-11. It was the eighth win in their last nine outings, moving their record to 14-8 on the year and 4-1 in the Central Illinois Conference. Tuscola utilized a big…

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Golf enters post-season play

By Lenny Sementi Claire Ring and Lainey Banta advanced to the second round of the IHSA post season thanks to a big effort this past Tuesday, Oct. 2 a few miles south at Charleston Country Club. The duo represented Tuscola’s girls’ golf team well, both placing in the top ten individually allowing them to advance…

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Warrior football playoff eligible

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s football team became playoff eligible Friday, Oct. 5 by up ending a very good Warrensburg-Lathem team 35-21. Head Coach Andy Romine’s Warriors scored first and last behind a solid performance from Luke Sluder at quarterback. It was the sixth time in the first seven weeks of the season the Warriors took…

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Wallace shows the way at Cumberland Invite

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s cross country team has been running toward the post season, and Saturday, Oct. 6 they took their show on the road traveling south to Lake Land College in Mattoon to take part in the Cumberland Invitational. It was a loaded field that included some of the state’s top ranked squads from…

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Lighten Your Load at the Tuscola Laundromat

By Kayleigh Rahn The Tuscola community has a new place to help lighten their loads with a new bright spot in the Tuscola Laundromat. John and Julie Kennedy purchased the laundromat, located at 201 S. Main St., June 4, and the couple has been hard at work overhauling the space into fresh, clean work area…

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TCHS Drama Club invites community to ‘Almost, Maine’

By Kayleigh Rahn Despite what the temperature reads in Tuscola, Illinois, the TCHS Drama Club is ready for winter romance and heartbreak in “Almost, Maine.” The 2018 fall play–which will be staged Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.–will transport the Tuscola cafeteria to…

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Champagnes wed Sept. 1

Rachel A. Kleiss, 36, married Philip E. Champagne, 39, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Arcola. The wedding was officiated by the bride’s cousin, Ryan Kleiss. The bride is the daughter of Pat Morrow, Camargo, and the late Marc ‘Carlos’ Kleiss. She was walked down the aisle, by her brother, Rob Kleiss, and her son,…

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Off the Shelf at Tuscola Public Library: Heather Ludwig

Name: Heather Ludwig Years employed at the library: Since January 2018 What is your role at the library? Helping patrons, keeping things tidy, and programming ideas What are you currently reading? The Carrie Fisher biography “Wishful Drinking.” What book made you fall in love with reading? “The Little House on the Prairie” series and “Lord…

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Clyde Sturgell

Clyde Sturgell Jr., 100, of Camarillo, Calif., formerly of Tuscola, died Sept. 1, 2018. Clyde, son of Clyde and Nettie Sturgell Sr., loving husband of Ann Lewis Sturgell, passed peacefully while napping and woke up in Heaven. Praise God. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Camarillo, Calif. Arrangements…

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Don Payne

Don Payne, 65, of Tuscola passed away at 9:05 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Tuscola Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, Tuscola, with Father Angel Sierra officiating. Burial will be in Tuscola Township Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Joines…

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