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Earl E. Benschneider

Earl Edward Benschneider, age 86 of Allerton, Il., passed away April 8, 2021 at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Il. Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday April 12, 2021, visitation was two hours prior to the service in the Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove, Il., with Pastor Duane Piercy officiating, burial was in…

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IDPH says its game on for sports

By Lenny Sementi In the old days, when you were a kid in the city you played ball in the street. It was game on when there were no cars and game off when one was coming your way. That’s how high school sports have been in Illinois since March as the Illinois Public Health…

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Emanuel “Chris” Welch makes history as first Black Illinois House speaker; Issues call for unity while Durkin blasts former Speaker Madigan

By Peter Hancock  Capitol News Illinois Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch made history Wednesday by becoming the first Black person elected speaker of the Illinois House, succeeding Rep. Michael Madigan, who leaves the job after serving for 36 of the past 38 years. The House came into session Wednesday afternoon to begin the 102nd General Assembly…

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Warriors post big win over St. Anthony

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola’s baseball team opened the Annual Tuscola Round Robin with a five-run win, 10-5, over Eastland-Lanark in their opener of the two-day event. They then backed it up with a signature 7-5 win over an Effingham St. Anthony team that entered the game with 10 wins and just one loss on the…

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Bernice Powell

Goldie Bernice (Warfel) Powell, 100, of Atwood, peacefully transcended into the arms of her Lord and Savior at 11:20 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Arthur Home, Arthur. Services will be conducted by Pastor Mike Drake and assisted by Leroy and Danny Powell. Bernice will be laid to rest beside her husband Merle at…

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Lady Warriors tackle tough tournament slate

By Lenny Sementi Tuscola volleyball trudged through a long week and a tough Saturday where they played five matches in all, three of which went to three sets, and ended the week with seven matches in five days. Saturday’s slate was not only tiring it was great competition for coach Lydia Miller’s squad as they…

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Tuscola Moose Lodge celebrates century of service

By Kayleigh Rahn The Tuscola Moose Lodge #729 has invited the community to celebrate its century of service and brotherhood during a 100th anniversary open house Saturday, July 21. The day-long celebration will include breakfast, lunch and live music, and, while the lodge is typically a private club, the anniversary celebration is open to the…

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Russo wraps up state hardware

By Lenny Sementi Senior thrower Cassie Russo ended her Tuscola career in style leaving the high school ranks with a state medal in tow. The legendary throws coach Stan Weinke’s protégé ended her day on Saturday in eighth place overall taking up a spot on the state meet podium. Weinke and head coach Lacey Diaz…

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Around the Halls

By Caleigh Parsley Ag Outside of the Classroom is Friday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the backup rain date is Friday, May 11. Congrats to Caleb Stumeier, who will be getting his State FFA Degree in June! SADD is still accepting donations for the Douglas County Health Department’s Summer Meal Program.…

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