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By Craig Hastings So now that two of the wealthiest men in the world have their own space programs and within the last two weeks have themselves been jettisoned into space, will the UFO phenomena heat up? Probably. Billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos in July of 2021 have forever made their mark in world…

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Holding It All Together-A Taste Of Christmas In July

By Amy McCollom Although gifts are not the focus of Christmas, and I’ve gotten on my soapbox many times about how I want to downplay the wildfires of consumerism during the holidays, when I was a kid, my Christmas memories seem to have something to do with the packages under the tree. This isn’t about…

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Back in the Day 7-28-21

Ten years ago August 3, 2011 ARTCo’s hysterical summer theatrical offering, Nunsense: The Mega Musical, was a hit among audience-goers.  Art and Barb Moss of Tuscola celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Dominican Republic and a family dinner. The pair were married June 11, 1961 at Cartwright Methodist Church in rural…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker I don’t know about you, but for me, the Olympics were must-see tv when I was growing up. Maybe it was the fact that we only had three channels. Or maybe it was our national pride, or maybe it was both, but we watched them faithfully every four years. My earliest Olympic…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Let me first start off by saying to you that I have zero military experience and only know as much as the average American citizen is allowed to know about war. The twenty year war in Afghanistan seems to be something President Trump and President Biden share an opinion on. Both want(ed)…

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Holding It All Together-Roller Coasters

By Amy McCollom I remember my very first roller coaster ride so well. I was six years old, and my good-hearted Uncle Bill took my sister and I to a little amusement park for a fun day of rides and treats in Paris, IL. It was the first ride of the day. It wasn’t a…

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Back in the Day 7-21-21

Ten years ago July 27, 2011 An official ribbon cutting took place at the recently reopened Tuscany Resturant during a VIP dinner on July 25.  A moment of silence was held for Douglas County probation officer Steven Zumbahlen, who had passed, during the Douglas County Board meeting.  New hires for the Tuscola School District included…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker Getting old, part I. Gerascophobia =Fear of age: An abnormal and persistent fear of growing old. I’m not sure I’m afraid of growing old, but I’ve sure had my fill of reminders that it’s happening lately, and frankly, I’m struggling to understand where the time went. By the time you read this,…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings How’s this headline for Halloween Scary? “Biden Warns Putin During Call; Disrupt Ransomware Groups Operating Out Of Russia!” Now; I’m sure Russian President Vladimir Putin is absolutely scared to death of such a statement from our own President Joe Biden. Of course I’m being sarcastic. Unfortunately some Americans will actually believe Biden…

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Holding It All Together-St. Louis Aquarium Trip

By Amy McCollom My family kind of likes sharks. We also like to watch all sorts of fish and sea life swimming around, as long as we’re on the other side of the glass aquarium, television set, or movie screen. We have no desire to be mermaids, scuba divers, or snorkelers. We have watched too…

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