Commentary

My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings So many of you through the years have told me you’ve enjoyed reading about the lumps, bumps, laughter, conversations, and the many other episodes that occurred while I raised my boys from toddlers to the young adults they are today. “Please keep them coming,” you say to me. Even this December some…

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HumankindNESS: A Positive Negative

By Jennifer Richardson I was sitting with a friend at a park a few years ago, and I observed a father attempting to explain to his child the need to exit the playground. Dad was using every argument he could think of to convince his very active son that it was time to get into…

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Douglas County Agriculture December 2018

By Larry W. Dallas, President Douglas County Farm Bureau There has been very little field activity so far in December. Some fertilizer was applied, or stalks chiseled, when the ground was frozen enough to hold a tractor up but for the most part we have been at a standstill on fieldwork. We have changed oil…

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Real Life Wellness: Having time for your real life

By Bill Hemmer Last week I talked about how you need to make a pro and con list for every behavior you want to change. For example, if you want to have a better diet, a pro would be to feel better and lose weight. A con would be going through a drive-through at least…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings To stay or not to stay? Where: Syria and or Afghanistan. Who: The young men and women of our own United States Military. In my mind this is the most difficult and problematic decision President Trump has had to make to date in his first two years as President of the United…

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Back in the Day – Dec. 26, 2018

10 YEARS AGO Dec. 30, 2008 Members of the Tuscola girls’ basketball team and the Tuscola Rotary Club teamed up to organize a canned goods collection. Team members included Jessica Hardwick, Leslie Borries, Audrey Mooney, Molly Romine, Lindsay Troike, Rachael Brewer, Taylor Kauffman, Kati Ponder, Olivia Morris, and Sammi Kohlbecker and Coaches Tim Kohlbecker, Justin…

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Real Life Wellness: Make a new lifestyle work for you

By Bill Hemmer Last week I talked about making your bed. In other words, how to prepare yourself to make a lifestyle change and be able to sustain it. The ability to sustain lifestyle changes is the most common problem I see when people are trying to become well. They don’t prepare themselves properly. I…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings It’s Saturday night and several hours ago I participated in the Tuscola Police Department sponsored “Shop With a Cop” event. Now retired police officer Scott Reed organized this event several years ago and each year has been more successful than the last. This has always been Scott’s and Joyce’s event to plan…

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Letter: County ordinance lacking by today’s standards

Editor, Industrial Wind Farms target the small unprepared counties and townships. If you have access to a computer, do a little research. Douglas County isn’t the only county in the nation facing the prospect of adding an industrial wind farm. Look for an article written by Bob Lonsberry, titled “Metal Beasts on the Hill”. Industrial…

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