Commentary

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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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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Back in the Day – Nov. 28, 2018

10 YEARS AGO Dec. 2, 2008 Douglas County officials who were sworn in during installation ceremony included Board Member Charles Edmundson, Board Member Bibby Appleby, Circuit Clerk Julie Mills, State’s Attorney Kevin Nolan, Board Member Chuck Knox, and Coroner Joe Victor. The Woman’s Club Homes for the Holidays house tour included the homes of:  Andy…

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Yellow Farmhouse; White Rocking Chair

By Kayleigh Rahn We purchased our dining room table about six months after we purchased our yellow farmhouse. Until that point we had used a glass top, hand-me-down patio table in our dining room. It worked to collect our mail and keys, though we rarely sat at it, even to eat, as that was before…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I really don’t care for this new high-tech world we live in today. It has most everyone held hostage to its endless knowledge but more some people than others. I like to think I’m one of those others. I try very hard not to be the guy in the doctor’s office, dentist’s…

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HumankindNESS: Happy Thanksgiving

By Jennifer Richardson Happy Thanksgiving. Happy and Thanksgiving. Will your celebration of this thankful Holiday include happiness? Many things might happen over your holiday. You may consume more than your fair share of turkey, mashed potatoes, and all the wonderful trimmings. You may be surrounded by family and friends and talk and laugh and share…

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Sondra Billman to turn 80

There will be an open house to celebrate Sondra Billman’s 80th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Forty Martyrs Catholic Church Hall from 2-4 p.m. This will be given by her children. Friends and family are all invited. Please stop by to say hello.

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Birth: Henry Austin Opperman

Douglas and Katrina Opperman of Springfield, Ill., welcomed their son, Henry Austin, into their family on Oct. 9. Henry weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 3/4” long. Proud grandparents are Dennis and Maribeth Opperman of Tuscola and Dennis and Julie Krugger of El Paso, Ill. His great-grandmothers are Helen Opperman of Lincoln, Ill.,…

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Back in the Day – Nov. 21, 2018

10 YEARS AGO Nov. 25, 2008 Kim Higgins was expecting to chair the annual Thanksgiving luncheon hosted by the Tuscola Chamber of Commerce, though, what she wasn’t expecting was being named the 2008 Volunteer of the Year. The well-deserved accolade came as a surprise to no one but the recipient herself. Outgoing Douglas County Board…

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