Commentary

My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Just one week to go. No need to tell you to what I’m referring. Many people say this election cycle will prove to be the most important one in the past sixty years, maybe more. I feel for sure the results of this presidential election will have the most impact on the…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker For most of the past decade, my Saturday morning routine has been the same. First, I set my alarm for 5 a.m. and head to Hugo to have coffee with my step-dad, Donnie B.  In case there’s anyone in The Journal’s coverage area that doesn’t know dad, let me tell you, he’s…

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Holding It All Together-Trick Or Treat, And Treat, And Treat

By Amy McCollom Is there really truth to the phrase, “too much of a good thing?” Well, not when it comes to fun-size Snickers  candy bars, in my opinion. Or Reese’s peanut butter cups. Or Tootsie Rolls. Or Hershey chocolate bars of any size.  Butterfinger candy bars, Payday bars, Kit Kat bars. I would find…

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Back in the Day 10-28-20

Ten years ago November 3, 2010 Paul Wisovaty was awarded the Gene Hughes Award for exemplifying the highest standards of professionalism at the Illinois Probation and Court Services Association meeting,  Gina Stoerger and Andy Romine were proud to announce their engagement and wedding plans for December 18, 2010.  FFCLA officers Bailey Smith, Chelsea Mills, Kayce…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Could this 2020 Presidential election get any more weird than it has already been? Today has been day two of the newest scanalist e-mail discoveries of (ex) Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. If there is some truth in these emails, the implications of corruption from pay-to-play deals via executives from…

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Holding It All Together-I Can’t Believe It

By Amy McCollom Do you believe in ghosts? Goblins? Werewolves?  Vampires? Aliens? Mothman? Iron Man? Monsters on the wing of an airplane? Why or why not? Would you believe it, if you saw it with your own two eyes? What would it take to make you believe in the unbelievable? The pilot and crew members…

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Back in the Day 10-21-20

Ten years ago October 27, 2010 Lydia Swinford was named the Rotary student of the month for October. Swinford is the daughter of Erwin and Jenny Swinford and was involved in drama club, cheerleading, band, honor’s choir, National Honors Society, key club, and art club during her time at TCHS.  Tuscola’s board of education discussed…

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HumankindNESS-Building Community

By Jennifer Richardson My husband and I have had the honor of serving as officers of clubs and civic organizations over the years, and one of these clubs was called the Optimist Club.  Just before my husband Robert was to conclude his year at the helm of the local chapter, we attended the annual NOW…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker Potpourri Illinois Football Is everyone as excited as I am about Illinois football making its return this Friday?   My fandom knows no boundaries as every year, and I mean every year since I went to my first Illini game in 1972, my heart has been filled with hope, even when the…

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Holding It All Together-Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

By Amy McCollom At the peak of the Great Depression, this country awaited with great anticipation what the new president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was going to say and do to alleviate the suffering of the day and to promote a promise for the future.  Fear did abound, and rightfully so, but the new president took…

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