Commentary

Yellow Farmhouse; White Rocking Chair

By Kayleigh Rahn We were at the party store when I nearly lost it. In the middle of an excessive heat warning, I was carting my toddler across the county to pick up the last minute items for my husband’s 30th surprise party planned for that afternoon. I was forced to push the party back…

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Real Life Wellness – Why talk about Cannabis Now?

By Bill Hemmer “Times they are a changing” – Bob Dylan If you would have told me I would be writing articles about cannabis 10 years ago, I would have told you no way. But, today I would feel bad if I didn’t provide you with the latest information about this important topic. Do I…

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Capies celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Thomas Capie III, son of the late Thomas and Doris Capie, Springfield, and Sharon Rose, daughter of the late Robert J. and Martha Rose, Tuscola, were united in marriage on July 14, 1968 at the Tuscola United Methodist Church. The Best Man was Larry Niewold, brother-in-law of the groom, and the Matron of Honor was…

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HumankindNESS – What Does it Manner?

By Jennifer Richardson Manners are perhaps most noteworthy in their absence. My family and I attended a wedding. We arrived in plenty of time to be seated, but the small church was mostly full already. The crowd that was waiting for the nuptials to begin chatted and exchanged hugs and pleasantries, as did we. As…

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Back in the Day–July 4, 2018

10 YEARS AGO July 8, 2008 The Tuscola United Methodist Church handbell choir performed patriotic music in the Fourth of July parade. The Freedom Ringers were Jeannie Craddock, Dee Beachy, Ann Leisner, Susan Hall, Lily Benner, Amelia Benner, and Karen Benner. Along with the annual parade, many other festivities took place at Ervin Park. These…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Last week a great American voice passed away at the age of sixty-eight. I had been watching him on television most every day until he began to make fewer and fewer appearances due to a cancer diagnosis. I have read much of what he has authored in columns published in national news…

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Back in the Day –June 27, 2018

10 YEARS AGO July 1, 2008 ArtCo was set to present “Oklahoma!” at the Tuscola Community Building. The show’s director was Lyn Selen, musical director was Kim Higgins, and choreographer was Vicki Christy. The Tuscola Lions Club installed new officers for the year including Marcia Williams, George Lansky, Harland “Hop” Conner, Tom Battershell, Kelly Williams,…

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Douglas County Agriculture: June 2018

By Larry W. Dallas, president Douglas County Farm Bureau June started out as May ended, dry and warm. Some parts of the county were quite dry before the rain that started the second weekend of the month. The amounts varied, and it over performed in some areas. The southeast part of the county got up…

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