Lady Warriors break broncos

By Lenny Sementi The Tuscola girls’ basketball team rebounded from the first defeat of the year by taming the Cerro Gordo-Bement Lady Broncos this past Monday the 19th. Tim Kohlbecker’s squad ran out to an early lead then looked to their bench to build some depth in the young season while securing the 16-point victory…

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Lady Warriors defensive in opener

By Lenny Sementi Tim Kohlbecker and his Lady Warrior basketball squad leaned on their defensive prowess to kick start the season dominating Argenta-Oreana 58-19. Tuscola pressured the ball and forced 18 Lady Bomber turnovers, eight in the first frame alone as the Warriors jumped out to 19-0 advantage after one scoring six times following miscues.…

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Seventh Grade girls close 2018 season in Regional semi-final

Saturday, Nov. 17 EP-37; Westville-15 The seventh grade girls’ basketball team peaked at the perfect time as they dominated the opening round of the St. Joseph regional tournament with a 37-15 win over Westville. “The seventh grade played one of their best games this year,” Coach Beth Pugh said of their effort. “We were very…

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East Prairie boys’ basketball season underway

By Caleigh Parsley Seventh Grade Seventh Grade boys’ basketball team beat Okaw Valley 35-23 on Tuesday, Nov. 6 with Josiah Hortin scoring 11 points Jackson Barrett talling 4, Will Foltz totaling 7, Nate Thomason making four, and Jordan Quinn getting nine points. Thursday, Nov. 8, these same boys defeated St. Matthew 37-19 where Austin Cummings…

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Thompson appoints Standerfer to ROE #11 assistant position

Coming off an unopposed general election, Regional Superintendent-Elect Dr. Kyle Thompson has appointed Dr. Zakry Standerfer to work alongside him at the Regional Office of Education #11 beginning July 1, 2019. The search for an Assistant Regional Superintendent drew a larger than expected number of applicants. Thompson noted that Standerfer’s knowledge, integrity, and ideas for…

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Real Life Wellness: How to make changes for good

By Bill Hemmer Two weeks ago, I talked about how toxins make everyone of us have problems that are low grade and not detected on blood tests or x-rays. These problems just make us feel bad. Not bad enough to do something about, but just enough to make us enjoy life less than we should.…

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Paul Woods

Paul E. Woods, 96, of Arthur, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at the Arthur Home. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine Street, Arthur, with the Rev. Bruce Weiman officiating. Burial followed in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the funeral. The full…

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Ruth Hurley

Ruth Ann Hurley, 70, of Newburgh, Ind, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at the Linda E. White Hospice House. A Memorial Service and visitation was Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St., Newburgh. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings It’s 11:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve, and I’m just out of bed after an hour long nap. Yep, I took a nap when most normal people would have laid down for their entire night’s sleep. My brain flip-flopped my days and nights after a fall I took in 2004 and has yet…

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Douglas County Museum announces photo contest winners

By Kent A. Stock The Douglas County Museum held their Fourth Annual Photography Contest with more than 120 photos entered into the competition. Judging took place on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The panel of four judges consisted of the following people: Caleb Voorhees, Heather Chism, Alex Lugo and Kent Stock. The photographs were all judged anonymously…

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