Commentary

Real Life Wellness: Food at a social occasion

By Bill Hemmer This week I want to spend time talking about a subject everyone knows but doesn’t want to talk about. Food at social occasions. Everybody has issues with it. Everybody has big meals for special occasions like birthday parties, graduations and weddings. We have big super bowl parties, world series parties and tailgates…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings “Space Force” – President Trump some months ago created this new branch of the American military presence. I believe some of his advisers would have preferred to simply incorporate this effort as part of the Air Force. Me, I would have created it as its own entity to better showcase the progress…

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Letter: Township ordinances seek to protect landowners

Editor, Regarding Peter Hancock’s article of 04/06/2019, published in the April 10th edition of The Tuscola Journal, and Illinois Legislatures passing of HB-2988. In the article, an unnamed representative of Energias de Portugal, aka, EDPR, via email, said the Townships of Murdock and Newman established zoning ordinances to prevent construction of the Harvest Ridge Wind…

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Letter: Holy Week begins at Tuscola Immanuel Lutheran

Editor, It’s a matter of death and life. His. For you. It was the most important week in history. Jesus was rejected, condemned, nailed to a tree and died. He rose from the dead and appeared to a number of men and women. They heard Him speak, they touched His body, they saw the wounds…

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Back in the Day – Wednesday, April 17

10 YEARS AGO April 22, 2009 Court was chosen for this years prom to take place on April 25. Senior Queen candidates included Rachael Brewer, Megan Riley, Molly Romine, Liz Murphy, and Amie Burgess. Senior King candidates included Caleb Little, Michael Ovca, Zach Bosch, Shane Albert and Justin Hood. Junior attendants were Taylor Turner, Josh…

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Real Life Wellness: Dare to Prepare

By Bill Hemmer I’ve had some very nice comments about my articles lately, and I really appreciate the feedback. This is exactly the positive reinforcement which will keep you moving forward on your wellness journey. I have been writing these silly articles for over 10 years now and it can become a pain. But little…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I need your help. I’m trying to figure out this whole global warming thing that many of the Democrats in Washington are talking about. I think at last count about 20 Democrats are reported to be running for President of the United States. Every single one of them are pushing the global…

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HumankindNESS: More than a minefield

By Jennifer Richardson I was having a conversation with a friend a few years ago, and the subject of emotions surfaced. We talked about some things that had taken place in her life, and the residual emotion that was still triggered when random circumstances brought reminders of the pain she had experienced. She shed a…

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Back in the Day – April 10, 2019

10 YEARS AGO April 15, 2009 Recently re-elected Tuscola Mayor Dan Kleiss was one of dozens of Tuscola residents who participated in the first annual Illinois Marathon in Champaign-Urbana on April. Kleiss completed the half-marathon with a time of 2:24.44. There were 19 Tuscolians in the 5K, two in the full marathon, and 23 in…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings So Shannon had been gone for the past three weeks. Her sister was getting married in California the second week of March and the first week was spent preparing for the grand day. The third week would be spent with many members of the family in a vacation home rented by the…

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