Area News

Sparks in the Park participants enjoy sunshine

Beautiful weather resulted in a beautiful turn out for the 2018 Sparks in the Park Independence Day celebration at Ervin Park on Saturday, July 7. Sparks in the Park 5k results Runners JD Barrett-16:53.9; A.J. Wrobel-17:18; Noah Woods-19:13.5; Dustin Dees-19:28.7; Mason Day-20:15.6; Angelle Wrobel-20:54; Luke Little-21:03.2; Danica Wrobel-21:30.6; Nicholas Woods-21:52.5; Josh Knight-22:13.8; Kara O’Hearn-22:33.1; Tanner…

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City council approves significant road improvements

By Kayleigh Rahn South Niles Street will be under construction shortly after the first of August following the Tuscola City Council’s action during its meeting Monday, July 9 for pavement maintenance. The council approved the Niles Street that work will span from the railroad tracks to Route 36 and will involve a mill and overlay…

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Retiring TFD firefighters sign off

By Kayleigh Rahn Tuscola Fire Department said farewell to three long-time crewmembers Wednesday, June 27 during walk out ceremonies at the south fire station. TFD Lt. Steve Cook, Engineer Elvin Kauffman, and Engineer Mike Thomas closed their careers after decades of service to the city. For Cook, TFD has always been about brotherhood. “When I…

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Odd Fellows set to Shop, Rock, and Roll at Odd Market

By Kayleigh Rahn The Tuscola Odd Fellows are ready to turn up the volume for the next Odd Market. This time around, the Odd Fellows have invited the community to Odd Market where they will Shop Rock and Roll for a cause from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. On its third loop…

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North Ward air conditioner to be fixed before school begins

By Kayleigh Rahn Those familiar with North Ward Elementary are aware of the ongoing maintenance required to keep the building’s air conditioning running. And the ongoing repairs will continue this summer as the chiller unit will be replaced, and, thanks to a vote by the board of education, the work will be complete before start…

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Make it a summer of fun at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair

By Doris Elmore By now I hope you have had the opportunity to peruse through one of the 2018 Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Books to see all the exciting events and entertainment scheduled for this year’s fair July 8-14 at the Moultrie-Douglas Co. Fairgrounds, 220 Jurgens Parkway, Arthur. Headliner for this year’s fair will be Tyler…

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County Board hears concerns on proposed wind farm

By Kayleigh Rahn Discussion of the proposed 10,000-acre Broadlands Wind Farm brought dozens of Douglas County residents to the Wednesday, June 20 county board meeting. EDP Renewables has worked for nearly a decade to get the wind farm off the ground. However, in recent months, they have been met with resistance from residents of the…

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City council OKs TIF loan terms for proposed restaurant

By Kayleigh Rahn & William Rahn Tuscola may have a new restaurant to call its own within six months time, and the Tuscola City Council is giving its support to help make it a reality. The Tuscola City Council during its meeting Monday, June 25 approved the assumption of the Tax Increment Financing Loan for…

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Kiwanis recognizes East Prairie students’ achievements

B.U.G. (Bring Up Grades) is a Tuscola Kiwanis program that gives students attending East Prairie Middle School a goal of improving their grades. East Prairie Middle School and the Tuscola Kiwanis Club work together to support this program. The following students are being recognized as B.U.G. winners for improving their grades from the third quarter…

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