Sparks in the Park participants enjoy sunshine

Beautiful weather resulted in a beautiful turn out for the 2018 Sparks in the Park Independence Day celebration at Ervin Park on Saturday, July 7. Sparks in the Park 5k results Runners JD Barrett-16:53.9; A.J. Wrobel-17:18; Noah Woods-19:13.5; Dustin Dees-19:28.7; Mason Day-20:15.6; Angelle Wrobel-20:54; Luke Little-21:03.2; Danica Wrobel-21:30.6; Nicholas Woods-21:52.5; Josh Knight-22:13.8; Kara O’Hearn-22:33.1; Tanner…

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City council approves significant road improvements

By Kayleigh Rahn South Niles Street will be under construction shortly after the first of August following the Tuscola City Council’s action during its meeting Monday, July 9 for pavement maintenance. The council approved the Niles Street that work will span from the railroad tracks to Route 36 and will involve a mill and overlay…

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Yellow Farmhouse; White Rocking Chair

By Kayleigh Rahn We were at the party store when I nearly lost it. In the middle of an excessive heat warning, I was carting my toddler across the county to pick up the last minute items for my husband’s 30th surprise party planned for that afternoon. I was forced to push the party back…

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Real Life Wellness – Why talk about Cannabis Now?

By Bill Hemmer “Times they are a changing” – Bob Dylan If you would have told me I would be writing articles about cannabis 10 years ago, I would have told you no way. But, today I would feel bad if I didn’t provide you with the latest information about this important topic. Do I…

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Marsha Ray

Marsha Lee Ray, 62, of Kansas, formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at her home. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Markwell Funeral Home. Burial followed in Richwoods Cemetery, rural Westfield. Visitation was prior to the service on Tuesday at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central…

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Lenore Nau

Lenore Nau, 89, of Tuscola, went to be with her Lord at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Visitation will be held July 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 East North Line Road in Tuscola, IL, 61953. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.…

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Connie Kleiss

Connie Kleiss, 74, of Tuscola, passed away at 10:36 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Pesotum. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Richard Frederick

Richard Wayne Frederick, 77, of Lapeer, formerly of Caro, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors – Capstick Chapel in Lapeer. A memorial celebration will be scheduled and announced in the fall, when all sons can be present.

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Capies celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Thomas Capie III, son of the late Thomas and Doris Capie, Springfield, and Sharon Rose, daughter of the late Robert J. and Martha Rose, Tuscola, were united in marriage on July 14, 1968 at the Tuscola United Methodist Church. The Best Man was Larry Niewold, brother-in-law of the groom, and the Matron of Honor was…

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