Commentary

Real Life Wellness: Why can’t you lose weight?

By Bill Hemmer I bet I get asked this question 50 times a week! And the answer is different all 50 times. But generally, the answers can be put into three main categories. The first category is what you eat. The second category is what you do. The last category is what you have to…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings My job as a police officer takes me to a variety of places. Some by choice, some by happen chance, and some by necessity. Because I’m a police officer you might believe that wherever I go the reason is one of a bad circumstance. Mostly this is true but sometimes even when…

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HumankindNESS: Open Heart, Open Home

By Jennifer Richardson Remember when people used to routinely visit each others’ homes? Extending hospitality seemed predictable and normal. When I was growing up in my parents’ house, it was an odd week when our family did not have guests around our dinner table. I did not recognize it at the time, but staying in…

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Back in the Day — June 5, 2019

10 YEARS AGO June 10, 2009 There was a gas leak at the high school in the pipelines that run along the outside of the building. The school shut off the gas and had the gas company come do a full inspection of the school grounds. The problem areas extended from the south circle drive…

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Stokes receives degree from Kansas School of Law

Blake Stokes received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, KS in a Hooding ceremony held on Saturday, May 18 and Commencement held on Sunday, May 19, 2019. While at KU, Blake served as an article editor for the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy and was…

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Real Life Wellness: Drink your way to wellness

By Bill Hemmer With all the heat to come over the next few months, we need to talk about dehydration. I tell my patients every day to drink enough water. When the heat index climbs over 100 degrees the amount of water you have in your body can literally be a matter of life or…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I’m sitting down to write this at 1:30 a.m. on Monday morning and in just two days my youngest son will get up early and hurry downtown. He will be 16 on Wednesday and on his way to the Secretary of State Office to obtain his Illinois driver’s license. My time spent…

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Letter: Community works to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Editor, The U.S.P.S. food drive was held May 11. The total of $1,724.56 of food and $565 were collected—bringing the total poundage to 3,984.56. The SAM Pantry greatly appreciated each and every one who donated. Thanks for helping to “Stamp Out Hunger.” A big thank you goes to the Tuscola Post Office employees, as well…

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Back in the Day – May 29, 2019

10 YEARS AGO June 3, 2009 A four way stop was added to the intersection of CR 1050N and 1250. Due to the heavy traffic count and increase in accidents, that included two fatalities, county and township officials were prompted to make the intersection a four-way stop. Tori Wasiloski and Cassidy Westjohn held a lemonade…

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Real Life Wellness: Monkey See, Monkey Do

By Bill Hemmer Yesterday I was eating lunch, and I witnessed a very common sight. I watched a small child being punished for eating too much ice cream. Now, I have done the same thing many times with my children. Little kid’s eyes are always bigger than their stomach so that wasn’t so surprising. The…

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