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Back in the Day- 9-28-22

10 Years Ago  Oct. 3, 2012 On a warm and sun-drenched Saturday afternoon, over 80 people streamed into Douglas County Museum to honor three Tuscola High School Alumni, Barb Utterback, Jeanine Dietrich and Dr. Carl Hohrt. Their post-high school lives have been a testament to doing the right thing, being successful, giving back to society…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Vladimir Putin is now threatening to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.  Why?  Because he is losing a war he thought he could easily win.  Why is he losing?  Because the NATO countries are supplying all the weapons and resources the Ukrainians need to drive Russian forces out.  I believe President Putin fears…

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By Craig Hastings With just a little less than 120 days before the Illinois Safe-T-Act goes into effect January 1, 2023, only in the past week have the people of Illinois started to get concerned.  FOX NEWS and several other conservative national media outlets have recently brought to the forefront the ridiculous changes made to…

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Back in the Day- 9-21-22

Ten Years Ago  Sept. 26, 2012 Holding a giant cockroach was just one of many highlights for students at the 19th Annual Environmental Stewardship Day held at Walnut Point State Park in rural Oakland on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. The event was held for all sixth-grade students in Douglas County and is sponsored by Douglas…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I guess I missed a “Letter to The Editor” a few weeks ago that must have attacked my politics.  Apparently the submitter of the letter feels that for any opinion I have supporting conservitive values someone else should present an opposing position.  That’s fair. Or, if someone disagrees with my opinion I…

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Back in the Day- 9-14-22

10 years ago Sept. 19, 2012 Tuscola High School was preparing for Homecoming week. Student council member and teacher sponsor Miles Miller and Robert Boyd started planning the action-packed week as soon as school started. Three alumni were inducted into the Hall of Fame Dennis Dietrich, Carl Kohrt, and Barb Lecher Utterback.  Hartland Painting employees…

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Back in the Day – 9-7-22

10 years ago  Sept. 12, 2012 Denny Cruzman has been running the streets of Tuscola for 40 years now… not in a racing sense, but rather as an employee of the city. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, Mayor Dan Kleiss presented Cruzan, foreman of city services, with a certificate of appreciation, a hearty handshake and…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Several of you have asked me in the past month if I was going to continue to write this column or would the purchase and reorganization of the local Douglas County papers affect my participation.  First and foremost the new owner of the Tuscola Review and Arcola Record Herald is the same…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Everyone has heard and continues to hear more every day about the FBI raid at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.  I believe it was on August 8, but that’s not important.  I’ve not said anything here in this space until now because I’ve been expecting much more clarity in…

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Back in the Day- 8-31-22

10 Years Ago  September 5, 2012 The Tuscola Community Unit School District #301 Music Booster re-established itself on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Membership is free and open to all families with a student(s) in the East Prairie Middle School or Tuscola High School music programs. Alumni, community members or organizations that wish to support the…

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