Commentary

My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings This is another, “So what do I think?” week. I’ve been pressed for my thoughts and opinion in regard to the Daunte Wright shooting that occured last week in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. If you’re not familiar with the circumstances, a 20-year old African American man was fatally wounded after a white female…

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Holding It All Together – A Jacket With A Story

By Amy McCollom It’s jacket weather. I own a couple different jackets for different occasions now. When I was a kid, I had only one light jacket. I had a very limited wardrobe, as I think most kids did back in the 1970’s and early 80’s. My mom always wanted us kids to look nice…

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Back in the Day – 4-21-21

Ten years ago April 27, 2011 New school board members were inducted at the April 25 meeting. Tuscola resident Elizabeth Torbit was hired as North Ward Elementary School’s new principal, effective August 1, 2011.  Jacki Walsh was in the process of opening Wee Warriors Christian Academy in Tuscola, a Christian-based preschool for 3, 4, and…

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HumankindNESS – An Unwrinkled Heart

By Jennifer Richardson I had the privilege of celebrating another birthday this month, which brought me to the grand age of fifty-one. I say grand, because the sixth decade of life has proven to be pretty fabulous so far. My 51st anniversary of my birth will always be a special memory for me because some…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” —Aristotle. The thought that you can be helped by helping others obviously isn’t a recent one, but it’s one that is becoming an increasingly difficult sell. So many of us are so busy living life that we can’t carve…

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Opinion: The cost of being ethical: US refugee resettlement

By Audrey Mooney A mother desperately trying to flee her war-torn village. A baby crying in the streets surrounded by rubble and destruction caused by enemy fire. A young boy being forced to pick up an automatic rifle in order to defend his family. Chaos and bloodshed everywhere. Their lives rest on the decisions of…

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Holding It All Together – I Can See May Is Almost Here

By Amy McCollom I can see May is almost here. I have noticed flowering trees, leaves on bushes, insects flying around outside, and I even saw a small snake.  Well, as some of you have seen on my Facebook posts, it wasn’t a real snake. I came out of Walmart, and steered my cart around…

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Back in the Day 4-14-21

Ten years ago April 20, 2011 The 2011 senior prom king and queen candidates included Katy Yoakum, Chris Ransom, Lindsay Troike, Chase Little, Becky Hemmer, Jack Leonard, Claudia Christy, Trace Quinn, Alex Brown, and Pat Yoakum.  Newly installed 2011-2012 Tuscola FFA officers include Taylor Kauffman, treasurer; Kati Ponder, vice president; Elise Hackett, president; Leslie Borries,…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Some wonder, should the presidential election take place next Tuesday would the November 2020 outcome be the same? Of course it wouldn’t. Not that Donald Trump was the best replacement for himself but at least he knows where he’s at every day. The Joe Biden/ Kamala Harris ticket could have and should…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker A fairy tale, of sorts. One upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was a friendly kingdom known as Riverdell. Riverdell was a small, tight knit kingdom, not without its problems, but overall a nice place to live and raise families. Almost everyone in Riverdell minded their own business,…

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