Commentary

My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I’m reminded this week that not everything I do as a police officer in these troubling times we’re living right now requires me to keep my guard up. Also I’m reminded that there are many wonderful and interesting people that live in Tuscola. There are indeed a few calls for service I’m…

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Holding It All Together-Vanilla: The Best And The Worst

By Amy McCollom I like vanilla ice cream.  I especially like vanilla milkshakes.  Other flavors are good sometimes too, but if you don’t start out with a good vanilla base flavor, the ice cream just won’t taste right.  It’s all about how good the vanilla is to start with. Have you ever had a vanilla…

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Back in the Day 7-29-20

10 years ago August 4, 2010 A month after launching Can Do For Classrooms, the group had collected almost $20,000 in donations. The group was hosting a PRIDE Walk fundraiser in September with the goal of reaching $50,000 in donations for Tuscola schools.  Tuscola’s TEDI reported an active year in Tuscola despite the down economy…

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HumankindNESS-Are You Kinder Than a 5th Grader

By Jennifer Richardson Imagine a scene of great devastation. A tornado has ravaged the area and debris and pieces of interrupted lives blemish the broken landscape. A person walks within the wreckage and looks for other people to assist. She delivers donated items and pauses to speak with the victims and other volunteers. She also…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker Who’s right?  Who’s wrong?   Who cares? The following was excerpted from a press release sent out by the IESA concerning elementary school sports participation this fall. “After much discussion, the Board unanimously approved to cancel the regular season and IESA state series in the sports of boys and girls golf, boys’…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings So who should have the final say as to whether all of us, some of us, or by our own choice, wear protective face masks and when and where we should wear them? As with all issues in America today this one has morphed into a political process. You know, this would…

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Holding It All Together-Are You Woke Or Awake?

By Amy McCollom I have heard and used the phrase “being woke” for several years now; it’s nothing new to me (because I’m just cool like that.)  But it has become a favorite slang word now in memes and social media posts. What does “being woke” mean?   From what I can gather from searching…

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Back in the Day 7-22-20

10 years ago July 28, 2010 The Hillard Agency celebrated 50 years in buisness, beginning in 1960 when George Hillard opened the Main Street location in Tuscola.  ARTCo’s summer musical, HONK!, showcased on the main stage at the Tuscola Community Building July 29-31. The show, starring Allison Hemmer as the ugly duckling, taught the value…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker I see trees of green Red roses too I see them bloom For me and you And I think to myself What a wonderful world Written in 1968 by George Douglas and Bob Thiele, and immortalized by the great Louis Armstrong, What a Wonderful World stood in stark contrast to a world…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I am beyond sick to death listening to self appointed experts that have never done the job telling those that are/have what they need to do to be better at their job. I’m talking about all of the radio and television personalities being paid as much as four or five million dollars…

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