Commentary

Yellow Farmhouse; White Rocking Chair

By Kayleigh Rahn You’re missing it. Yes, you. You’re missing it all. The blue sky, the red birds, the strangers passing by. The dinner conversation, the road trip scenery, the quirks of your significant other. You’re missing it in exchange for the glow of your phone screen. A quick Google search informed me there are…

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Real Life Wellness: Your Brain and Stress

By Bill Hemmer We all have stress. Mental, chemical, physical and spiritual stress invade our lives every day. There is no way around it. The effect that stress has on our brain depends on many factors. We talked last week about the 36 or more different holes that can develop from lifestyle problems, but what…

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One Minute with an Educator: Ms Bowen

Name: Alison Bowen Years in education: 34 years, with 31 of those in Tuscola Subject/Grade assignment this school year: Band/5-12, Music/5 What was your favorite subject in school? Math—at least until I joined band in fifth grade! What is your favorite weekend activity? I enjoy spending time with friends and family members, many of whom…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Bear with me as I strain to be bipartisan in my politics for a week. It’s true I keep an open mind and stay center most of the time, but in these times of world turmoil I’m leaning right because I like President Trump’s tough talk and willingness to back it up.…

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Winslow to celebrate 85th birthday

Evelyn Winslow of rural Hindsboro will celebrate 85 years on Jan. 23, 2018. She is the mother of Dan in Ocala, Fla., and Connie of rural Hindsboro. Cards and best wishes can be sent to: 18485 N CR 1820 E, Hindsboro, IL 61930.

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Birth: Ryker Arthur Dees

Dustin and Valerie Dees of Tuscola are pleased to announce the birth of their son Ryker Arthur Dees. Ryker was born at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He weighed 7lbs 3oz and was 19.5 inches long. He was welcomed home by proud big brother 2-year-old Colton. Grandparents are Keith…

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Back in the Day–Jan. 17, 2018

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 22, 2008 Nike Outlet donated 5 percent of its sales from its grand opening at the Tanger Outlet Center to the Rotary Club. The money was for grants for the youth sports organization within the community. The Tuscola Police and Fire departments also received checks from the outlet center in appreciation…

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Around the Halls

By Caleigh Parsley There was no school Monday, Jan. 8 due to icy road conditions, though all after school activities continued as scheduled. TCHS Varsity Scholastic Bowl unfortunately didn’t place in conference on Saturday, Jan. 6. Heading into conference Varsity was tied for fourth. They lost by small margins to St. Teresa and Meridian, though…

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Real Life Wellness: How to Heal Your Brain

By Bill Hemmer All of us struggle with forgetting things sometimes. Keys, items at the grocery store, names and directions are all common things that slip our minds. But what if you begin to worry that your brain is having bigger problems? Losing brain function is a major concern of almost everybody over the age…

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One Minute with an Educator: Mrs. Hallett

Name: Emily Hallett Years in education: 4 Subject/Grade assignment this school year: 2nd grade What was your favorite subject in school? As a product of the Tuscola School District I had many amazing teachers across all subject areas that fostered my love for learning making naming one a favorite impossible. I just hope if any…

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