Commentary

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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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Brett Kavanagh has been confirmed to highest court in the land but not without first having his and his family’s lives turned upside down by vicious, partisan Democrats. As obvious and ridiculous as democrats were discovered to be throughout the process, they muddled on with their game plan. A game plan chock…

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Letter: Support for Judge Rosenbaum

To the Editor: I write in support of Judge Randy Rosenbaum’s election to the Circuit Judgeship he now fills by appointment by the Illinois Supreme Court. I have first-hand knowledge of Judge’s Rosenbaum’s ability, his character and his integrity. As an attorney he was diligent and knowledgeable and he earned the respect of his peers…

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HumankindNESS: More Than We Think

By Jennifer Richardson A couple of years ago I had the kind of week that just takes the wind out of your sails. Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong. There was lots of work to be done, at home and at work, and I was missing my family. I experienced some disappointments,…

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Clean and Silver Spoon Awards

Submitted by Aaron Patrick, Environmental Health Specialist The Douglas County Health Department would like to recognize the following food establishments with a “Silver Spoon Award” for a perfect inspection or a “Clean Spoon Award” for an inspection score of 95 or higher earned during the month of August, 2018; Inspections are spread over an entire…

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Back in the Day – Oct. 10, 2018

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 14, 2008 The Tuscola Fire Department recognized Fire Prevention Week by offering education and safety advice. Members went to the schools to teach students how to prevent home fires. Bill and Carol McCarty were given thanks for their 50 plus years of community service and were wished well on their new…

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FFA gives back to local farmers

By Caleigh Parsley Tuscola FFA and Tuscola First Federal Bank partnered together on Thursday, Sept. 27 to serve farmers at the annual appreciation luncheon. Greg Campbell served his famous pork chops on a stick for farmers with sides to complete a meal. More than 200 Pork Chops were served, and even delivered to local farmers…

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Yellow Farmhouse; White Rocking Chair

By Kayleigh Rahn I had a good feeling about Monday evening. William is on second shift this week, so I’d picked up Nora from daycare Monday evening. She was seemingly in a fantastic mood. We had a couple errands to run then it was off to one of the local restaurants to meet my mom…

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Real Life Wellness: Has the Key to Health been Discovered?

By Bill Hemmer I attended a seminar last weekend and learned some information that almost made me fall out of my seat. I have listened to hundreds of speakers over 30 years and the one’s standing in front of me last weekend were some of the best. As I sat there, something was said that…

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