Commentary

One Minute with an Educator: Ms. Wishard

Name: Ashley Wishard Years in education: Teaching in Special Education 3 years, I’ve worked as an aide, Substitute taught for 4 years, taught pre-school. Subject/Grade assignment this school year: 5th grade Special Education What was your favorite subject in school? History What is your favorite weekend activity? Relaxing, but something less lame would be doing…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Please don’t do (try) this at home. We’ve all seen this warning script related to television stunts or something dangerous I may have bought for myself and shouldn’t have. Well, I did something tonight that it might also apply if any of you as parents did as I did when my children…

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Kiwanis recognizes East Prairie students’ achievements

B.U.G. (Bring Up Grades) is a Tuscola Kiwanis program that gives students attending East Prairie Middle School a goal of improving their grades. East Prairie and the Tuscola Kiwanis Club work together to support this program. The following students are being recognized as B.U.G. winners for improving their grades from the second quarter grading period…

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Donnals to celebrate 90th birthday

Lifelong Tuscola resident Jack Donnals will celebrate his 90th birthday Sunday, April 8. The family has planned an open house from 1-3 p.m. April 8 at the Tuscola Community Building, 122 North Central Ave. All are welcome. Donnals married the late Betty Stevens on July 17, 1950. He worked for the Tuscola school district for…

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Back in the Day–March 28, 2018

10 YEARS AGO April 1, 2008 Miss Tuscola 2007, Kayla Shelmadine, handed her crown over to the new 2008 pageant winner, Michelle Ogden. Kayce Patton was crowned Junior Miss, and Julia Kerkoff was crowned Little Miss. Lady Warriors and JV softball teams were starting their season with one win and one loss. Warrior boys had…

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Vukelichs to celebrate 35th anniversary

Bob (Vuke) and Joan (Jo) Vukelich will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on April 8. They have four children: Rinda (Hugh) Ponder, Tuscola; Bonnie (Michael) Tomback, Vernon Hills; Laura (Derrick) Hahn, Trivoli; and David Vukelich (Jeanne Pettry), Tuscola. They also have 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Bob retired from Cabot, and Joan retired from First…

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Douglas County Agriculture March

By Larry W. Dallas, President Douglas County Farm Bureau March in Douglas County has been cool and windy. There hasn’t been a lot of rain, and a little fieldwork has been done. Nitrogen fertilizer was being applied March 15 in the Decatur area. I saw one field cultivator leveling ground off probably to prepare for…

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Yellow Farmhouse; White Rocking Chair

By Kayleigh Rahn There’s a wooden cutting board on my bathroom counter. As I was quickly brushing my teeth this morning before running out the door for a daycare drop off, coffee stop, and finally to the office, Nora handed the hefty board to me as if it were a typical moment in our daily…

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Koester named March Rotary Student of Month

Tuscola Community High School senior Alexis Koester, daughter of Josh and Chastity Koester, was selected as Tuscola Rotary Club’s March student of the month. She has a 4.0 GPA and is ranked first in her class of 72. Alexis is a four-year member of the basketball and softball teams and Family and Career and Consumer…

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Real Life Wellness: Using Technology for Good

By Bill Hemmer I’m not a techy kind of guy. When I got to Tuscola 21 years ago, I didn’t own a computer. Today, we all understand how technology is interwoven into our daily life. Not that I’m loving it, but it becomes harder to get away from every day. So, I have decided to…

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