Commentary

Real Life Wellness: How awareness leads to health

By Bill Hemmer Last week I talked about how awareness levels will make or break how healthy you become. Your level of awareness of your environment and your body are extremely important when you talk about becoming healthy. But how does your awareness level change and how can you become more aware and make the…

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Letter: ‘Wind farm is the progress we need’

Dear Editor, I’m writing today in strong support of the Harvest Ridge Wind Farm. I was raised on a farm just outside Villa Grove, graduated from Villa Grove High School, and taught in the Shiloh School District. I moved away for years, and when I returned four years ago, I was saddened by the depressed…

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HumankindNESS: Grandma Kate

By Jennifer Richardson My Dad’s mom, Grandma Kate, passed away in 2007 at the age of 87. Grandma Kate was larger than life. She had an infectious laugh, a gift for conversation, and a tremendous care for others. She was born in 1920, married at 16, delivered three babies by 19, and her husband abandoned…

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Back in the Day– Feb. 13, 2019

10 YEARS AGO February 17, 2009 ARTco was set to perform murder mystery “The Last Dance of Dr. Disco” at the Tuscola Community Building. The cast members included: Michael Ve as Dr. Disco, Libby Mueller as Ilsa Hump, Amy Randall as Margie Krank, Rob Birchenough as Agent X, Brandon Wright as Tony Menudo, Rachel Fisher…

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Pflums celebrate 50th anniversary

Wilbur and Blanche Pflum of Tuscola celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family on Saturday, Feb. 9. The couple married Feb. 15, 1969 at Forty Martyrs Catholic Church in Tuscola.

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Real Life Wellness: Not that I’m aware of…

By Bill Hemmer Last week I started to talk about awareness. You might be asking yourself what awareness has to do with your health and ability to change. The answer is EVERYTHING! Here’s what I mean. Years ago, nobody knew what trans fat was. Today every food sold in the U.S. must list the amount…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I’m going to weigh in on the arrest of Roger Stone last week. Stone, a long time confidant of President Trump, was arrested at his home in South Florida during the early morning hours on Jan. 25. Depending on which news source you watch or read, it has been reported that as…

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Letter: Reader supports proposed wind farm

Dear Editor, First of all, I would like to thank the (Newman Board of) Trustee Members who are in support of the (Harvest Ridge) Wind Farm. I would also like to express my disappointment in the Board members who voted for the new Zoning regulations regarding the Wind Farms. I feel that my tax dollars…

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Letter: Reader clarifies Douglas County Museum funding

Dear Editor, The Museum Association of Douglas County AKA Douglas County Museum will NOT receive $5,500 on a yearly basis or otherwise as reported in the News Gazette on Sunday, February 3. The Douglas County Museum is NOT a taxing body; the Douglas County Historical Museum District is the taxing body for any money to…

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Back in the Day – Feb. 6, 2019

10 YEARS AGO Feb. 10, 2009 The Tuscola Community High School Warriorette’s hosted the annual IDTA competitions, and the 2009 “Warrior Babes” were Caleb Little, Cody Schum, Justin Hood, Michael Ovca, Brendan Leisner, Auste Shelmadine, Zach Bosch, Jesse Hall, Brent Harris, Dylan Cox, John Ervin, and Kurtis Kinyoun. As part of a Superbowl promotion, Denny’s…

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