Commentary

Letter: Questions following radio interview about wind farm

Dear editor, On Wednesday, Feb. 13, Amy Kurt, representing EDP, was guest on WDWS radio. I appreciate her comments during the appearance and would like to respond to some of what she said. Amy mentioned that EDP had been testing the wind in Douglas County “since 2008”. I don’t remember any MET tower being in…

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HumankindNESS: In Other Words

By Jennifer Richardson In case you missed it, we just experienced another Valentine’s Day. This is a time when we collectively celebrate love. And love should be celebrated; it is amazing. People think that this holiday is about couples, and that is certainly part of it. One of my daughters jokingly referred to it as…

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Back in the Day – Feb. 27, 2019

10 YEARS AGO March 3, 2009 Harry and David partnered with USO to help support our troops that were overseas. In all 143 stores across the nation, there was a designated drop off container to donate snacks that people had purchased from Harry and David. These containers of snacks were sent to the troops stationed…

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Around the Halls

By Caleigh Parsley National FFA Week was celebrated at TCHS from February 16 though February 22. Dress-up days included: Country vs. Country Club, Flannel Day, Team Day and National Wear Blue Day. On Tuesday, the Tuscola FFA held a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, and the FFA Officers went to East Prairie to put on a leadership…

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Farmers ‘eternally optimistic’ for upward movement in grain prices

By Larry W. Dallas, President Douglas County Farm Bureau February weather has been a lot like January with swings from dangerously cold temperatures to sloppy mud conditions. Little outside work has been done although some grain has moved. The white silo bags filled with corn are being picked up out of the field when conditions…

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Real Life Wellness: How success comes from failure

By Bill Hemmer Last week I talked about how your awareness levels change throughout your lifetime and if you’re lucky, you can reach a different level that will allow truly great things to happen in your life. This is equally true for anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, garbage man, student…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I want to give you my take on the Green New Deal. For those of you with the ability to ignore and not read or watch the national news cycles recently, I applaud you. You will live a much more serene and less stressful existence than me by paying less attention to…

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Letter: Wind farm could revitalize area

Editor, I own farmland in both Newman Township and Champaign County, and taxes are noticeably cheaper in Champaign County even though the University of Illinois is there. The Harvest Ridge Wind Farm will keep from raising our taxes and revitalize this area, an area that is steadily losing its tax base. Our community is drying…

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Charlotte Wax to celebrate 100th birthday

Charlotte Maris Wax is turning 100! To honor her, her children Wallace Wax, Richard Wax, and Martha Burris will host a reception on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Newman Methodist Church from 3-5 p.m. If unable to attend, please remember her with a card.  

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Back in the Day – Feb. 20, 2019

10 YEARS AGO Feb. 24, 2009 The Tuscola Fire Department held a ceremony honoring retiring firefighter, Greg Ritter. Ritter had 22 years of experience with TFD including his last ten years as Lieutenant. He was given a ceremonial axe from the department and plaque given by Chief Hettinger on behalf of the City of Tuscola.…

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