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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker Potpourri Class of 2020 If my count is correct, Liberty Floyd makes the fourth athlete from the VGHS class of 2020 to sign a letter of intent to continue their athletic careers in college, with potentially more to come.  Combine that with the fact that the senior led scholastic bowl team is…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings This story is about a car. Ladies please don’t stop reading just yet because there’s much more to this than oil and gas. A couple of months ago my oldest son bought a thirteen-year-old BMW 335i. They’re cheap, plentiful, and his generation loves these things. I’m not really sure why but, there’s…

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Holding It All Together-Fear Spreading Like A Disease

By Amy McCollom You cannot turn on the news or pick up a newspaper without being confronted with a story about the spreading of the Coronavirus.  Also known as Covid-19, this virus that originated in China is putting fear into the hearts of everyone no matter how far away from China they reside.  Yes, the…

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HumankindNESS-Not So Common Anymore

By Jennifer Richardson Raising an others-centered child in a child-centered culture. This encapsulates how I have felt as a twenty-first century parent. How do we help a new generation of people understand humankindness? Humankind-NESS. As in, what it should mean to live this life in close proximity to other human beings and try to be a…

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Back in the Day 3-11-20

10 years ago March 17, 2010 TCHS senior Cassie Grimm, daughter of Jim and Mindy Grimm, was named the Rotary Student of the Month for March. She maintained a 4.0 GPA earning high honor roll status every year, and was ranked first in her graduating class.  The individual award winners for the Lady Warriors basketball…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker There are many reasons why I’ve chosen to focus on sports and the lighter side of life in my column over the years.   The main reason is because that’s where my comfort zone lies.  It has been so fun for me to recount the days of my youth and share the…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings It’s been awhile since I’ve been out here on patrol late Friday night. I’ve been doing this for thirty-nine years and as much as the scenery has changed on Rt. 36 over the years it hasn’t for me. Tonight I can see everything just as it was in 1979 when I started…

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Holding It All Together-Politics And Brussel Sprouts

By Amy McCollom Nothing makes me want to leave a room faster than when I hear a conversation break out about politics.  I check out mentally the second I hear the first comment. That is because most people do not have all of the facts to discuss politics intelligently, and base their opinions on here…

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Back in the Day- 3-4-20

10 years ago  March 10, 2010 Contestants for the 2010 Miss Tuscola Pageant are Jazman Baily, Katie Haake, Emily Groves, Hannah Leese, Ashlea Teak, Brittany Price, and Olivia Morris. The current Miss Tuscola, Lauren Hunt, will crown her successor on March 27 in the TCHS gymnasium.  The cast for the TCHS spring musical “Little Shop…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker On baseball As is my tradition, I tuned in to the Cardinals first spring training game broadcast on Saturday. To me, there is such beauty in the green grass of the outfield sharply contrasting with the brown dirt of the infield and the crisp white foul lines.  Throw in the familiar sounds…

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