Commentary

My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Remember me telling you that I have been searching for just the right project car? It’s difficult because the car I’m after is a 60’s or 70’s era Detroit manufactured sports car. I’m looking for something manufactured by one of the Big Three American auto manufacturers. Since I have nothing else to…

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Letter: Thank you, Darrell McCumber

Editor, I would like to thank Darrell McCumber for the letter he has written to the Editor. This is an excellent summary addressing many of the events that have transpired in the most recent months. He makes it very clear that the constituents of Newman and Murdock Townships have been ignored. In doing so, he…

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HumankindNESS: Sweet Land of Liberty, Of Thee I Sing

By Jennifer Richardson As I watched a glorious fireworks show this month, I was reminded how grateful I am to live in land of the free and the home of the brave. We should all remind each other that Americanism is not inherited, it must be taught again to each new generation. We are a…

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Back in the Day – July 17, 2019

10 YEARS AGO July 22, 2009 A virus scare temporarily shut down the weight room at the high school. The weight room was shut down for disinfection after a 14-year-old athlete, who had been attending weightlifting session for football all summer, was hospitalized for staff infection. The teen developed a lesion of his face that…

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Gold and Silver Spoon Awards

By Aaron Patrick Congratulations to the following food establishments which received the Gold Spoon Award for excellence in training of Certified Food Protection Managers and Food Handler Staff at the required levels at all times for the month of June 2019: Subway-Arthur, Subway-Tuscola, El Toro, Carriage Crossing, Moose Lodge, Hen House, Dairy Queen-Arcola, Jarman Center,…

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Mr. and Mrs. Burns to celebrate 70th anniversary

Dale and Martha (Guy) Burns of Tuscola will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Wednesday, July 17. The couple was married July 17, 1949 at Tuscola Methodist Church. Dale is retired from USI/Quantum, where he worked for 38 years, and Martha is a homemaker. Dale and Martha have two children: J. Richard (Vickie) Burns of Moline…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Because of what I do for a living I’ve been contacted by a few of the area media outlets wanting to know my thoughts regarding Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker’s signing into law a bill legalizing the possession and use of marijuana by Illinois residents. Of course, there are restrictions attached, however Illinois…

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HumankindNESS: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

By Jennifer Richardson My husband and I went on a date recently and we chose to see a movie.  I enjoy movies but we rarely go to them. Scheduling is difficult, and we often cannot find anything that seems like the cinematic quality will be equal to the money spent. But on this day we…

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Back in the Day: June 3, 2019

10 YEARS AGO July 8, 2009 The winners of Tuscola’s Sparks in the Park karaoke contest were Ronnie Winn, third place; Terra Carter-Smith, second place; and Allison Branca, first place.  The Feudin’ Hillbilly’s rocked the crowd at Proud Mary’s. The band was originally set to perform in the beer tent to Tuscola’s “Sparks in the…

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Real Life Wellness: So what are you going to do about PMS?

By Bill Hemmer There are many options of PMS treatments available. The first and most basic treatment to help you is to eat right and exercise. Hundreds of studies link proper body composition and good nutrition to decreases in PMS symptoms. If you work out and eat right for your body many of your symptoms…

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