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Back in the Day- 1/25/23

10 Years Ago Jan. 30, 2013 Illinois-American announced new water to their customers. The council will study the rate increases and make a decision on which direction the city may need to proceed. A prom dress sale sponsored by Sandy Hoke, director of the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen Pageant, was a rousing success. THere were…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings With the latest addition of three billion dollars added to the total amount the United States, you and me, has already given to the Ukranians to fight their war with Russia, we’re into this for twenty-seven billion dollars.  It seems to me that just about every two or three weeks the Ukrainian…

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Back in the Day- 1/18/23

10 years ago Jan. 23, 2013 A runaway teen from Arizona was found in Tuscola. After her vehicle was found ruuning and abandoned on a rural road outside of Tuscola, her photo was widely circulated to authorities. She was seen and identified walking down Main Street by officer Cliff Ponder and returned to her home…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Oops! Breaking news.  President Joe Biden is caught with classified documents and at least one Top Secret Document in his possession!  And not in one location but three different locations.  The first set of documents were discovered in a closet, in an office sneaky Joe was using at the Penn Biden Center…

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Back in the Day- 1/11/23

10 years ago Jan. 16, 2013 After a several-year hiatus, the music booster group is back in action and striking a chord with its enthusiasm and ready assistance for the benefit of music students in grades five through twelve. Keeping a music program funded in a school district slowly but surely finding its way back…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Kindergarten is in session.  My god, when will the Republicans ever figure out how to play well together?  Have any of you been watching this three ring circus taking place in The House of Representatives?  As I sit down to write this the fifteenth vote is about to get underway.  Republican Kevin…

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Back in the Day- 1/4/23

10 years ago Jan. 9, 2013 Richard “Rick” Broch was sworn in as an associate judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit by Chief Justice Rita Garman at the Douglas County Courthouse on Jan. 2 Tuscola Police Department’s Butch Hall and Joyce Ragle announced their retirements. Hall was an officer for 32 years and Ragle was…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season.  What will 2023 bring us here in America?  The good news is it will not bring us the no cash bail portion of the Democrat drafted Illinois Safe T Act disastrous legislation. This good news came a week before the new year.  The timing couldn’t…

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Back in the Day 12/21/22

10 years ago Dec. 26 Though she’s a Tuscola native by upbringing, Christy Hays is really more of a rolling stone, a resident of the world, by choice. Not that she doesn’t love and appreciate the town in which she was raised but her soul and her songwriting require a bit more breathing room. The…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Where have all of the true American heroes gone?  It’s no secret that I follow the world news from morning to bedtime everyday.  It used to be if you just watched one of the major news media outlets at 6:00 p.m. every evening you could pretty much get caught up on the…

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