Lady Warriors have a new look

Tuscola will have some familiar faces on the softball diamond this season but at first glance inside the grass it will definitely have a new look. The Lady Warriors return their top two hurlers Ashton Smith and Kaitlyn Reifsteck from last year’s 29-8 team, but just one other player that kicked the dirt in the…

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Defense rules the season for girls basketball

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s girls basketball team started off the season with a win but stumbled a few times early. Though that didn’t phase long time bench boss Tim Kohlbecker. The leader of the Warriors thought they might struggle at times offensively, but he knew from the get go they could play defense and that…

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Warriors say hello to Coach Carver

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s baseball program welcomes a new skipper to the field this spring. Adam Carver from Arthur knows his way around a diamond after pitching in college, but by no means is he new to the Warriors. Carver was the JV coach last season after returning to the area and also coached with…

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Patterson & Parsons begins construction of new dental clinic

By Kayleigh Rahn Construction is underway for a new a dental facility in Downtown Tuscola. Husband and wife dentistry duo Drs. Aaron Parsons and Nikkole Patterson of Champaign have been a part of the Tuscola community since 2014 when the couple purchased Dr. Richard Davidson’s practice at 703 N. Niles. However, while the building has…

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TCHS Drama Club brings fairytale to life

By Kayleigh Rahn Once Upon a Mattress, there was a princess longing for sleep. And, of course, there was a prince looking for love. And a perfectly evil queen hoping to spoil it all Although the 2019 TCHS Spring Musical “Once Upon a Mattress” had all makings for an old-fashioned fairytale, it was anything but.…

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Preschool Round Up set for April 8-10

  Each year, the Tuscola School District and the Department of Early Childhood offer parents the opportunity to discover how their child is developing in the areas of speech, language, concepts, and motor skills during the Preschool Round Up. Vision and hearing screenings are also provided free of charge. This year’s round up will be…

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Jane Ochs

Jane Lucy Ochs, 97, Tuscola, passed away at 10:56 a.m., Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Tuscola Health Care Facility, Tuscola. A Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, 201 E. Van Allen St., Tuscola, with the Rev. Angel Sierra presiding. Burial followed in the Tuscola Township…

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Evelyn Helmuth

Evelyn Faith Helmuth, daughter of Mark N. and Melody Kayla (Brown) Helmuth, was stillborn 10:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. Private funeral services were Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Victory Church in Camargo. The Rev. Duane Piercy officiated. Burial followed in the Hugo Cemetery.

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I’ve been a police officer a long time here in Tuscola. Add to this I was born in Tuscola in the old Jarman Hospital and have never lived anywhere else. I’m a Tuscola spirit through and through. It used to be in my career I knew just about every family that resided…

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HumankindNESS: To Help or Not to Help

By: Jennifer Richardson I am a firm believer in being a helper and a force for good in the world. But while I aspire to leave the world a better place, I also want to promote balance and habits that encourage real strength and growth. In our well-intentioned quest to help, provide, and protect we…

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