City Council discusses speeding problem in Tuscola
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By Kendra Hennis The Tuscola City Council began their Nov 12 meeting at 7:15 p.m. with a public hearing in regards to the vacation of the 400 block of East Pembroke Street. There was no public presence, discussion, or comments and the City will move forward with vacating the lot. The hearing was necessary due…

VG Schools discuss updating radio and safety plan
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By Kendra Hennis  The Villa Grove Board of Education met for their monthly meeting on November 18 at 6 p.m. The first order of business was a presentation from Barbeck Communications for the district radio and safety plan, which will need updated in the near future. Villa Grove currently uses a VHF system. This can…

Villa Grove City Council approves municode purchase
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The Villa Grove City council met on November 12, for a regular meeting.  All were in attendance save Darryl Griffith. The council unanimously approved the consent agenda items, as well as the minutes of the last city council meeting and the minutes from the committee as a whole.  Next, the council approved claims for payment…

2019 Tuscola Women’s Club House Walk preview
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GFWC Tuscola Women’s Club proudly presents “Homes for the Holidays” – A tour of five lovely Tuscola homes displayed in holiday traditions, A Christmas Tea, Santa’s Bakery and Workshop, and a Holiday craft experience on Sunday, December 8 from 1 to 5 p.m.  Downtown Shops open for this event are Sweet Soul Boutique, Downtown Design…

VG Schools first quarter honor roll announced
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Seventh Grade High Honors  4.5 to 5.0 in the seven core classes * Indicates that the student has no grades lower than an “A” Lila Bessent*, Cooper Clark*, Jobella Crafton*, Carly Eads*, Violet Erl Soper*, Delcia Gent, Destiny Gray, Jackson Grimm, Aleah Hatten, Madison Hinds, Linda Howard, Scarlett Howard*, Kirstyn Jones, Noah Kelly*, Peyton Martin,…

Plan Ahead: 2019 Villa Grove Santa visits
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Do you have your lists ready? Santa is coming to town! You can visit with Santa at the following locations: Saturday, November 30th, during the Tree Lighting Ceremony Santa will be at  Ricks Country Market 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. There will be a photographer at this Santa visit. Saturday, December 7 8:30 a.m.- 10:30…

Wear School Colors: VG vs. hunger Nov. 15
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Hunger in the Villa Grove school and community is a real issue. Villa Grove Schools offers a Snack Pack Program for students in K-12 grades that  runs soley on donations. This program provides students in need with a snack pack for the weekends.  There are currently about 90 snack packs that go home with the…

Jennifer Shadwick discusses Harbor Light Hospice
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By Tony Hooker According to the website Understandhospice.org, the word “hospice” derives from the Latin word hospes, which means both “guest” and “host.” Since the 11th century, the concept of hospice was adopted by the Roman Catholic tradition to refer to a place of hospitality for the sick and dying as well as for travelers…

TCHS Veterans Day Assembly highlighting Sami Anderson
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By Kendra Hennis       One of the things that Tuscola always does well is giving honor to those who have served. The morning began with a breakfast for Veterans provided by TCHS FFA. Then students from East Prairie and the High School gathered in the high school gym to have a Veteran’s Day assembly.…

Upcoming events at The Vault in Tuscola
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With the fall season comes more than the usual “fall back” time change to the clocks at the Vault Art Gallery. The downtown Tuscola gallery is also now open on Mondays through the end of December. And there are other tweaks to the schedule in the form of new art classes, live music and a…