2018 Moultrie Douglas 4-H week window winning Club
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The Tuscola Country Clovers 4-H club are the 2018 4-H Week window winners. The following suggestions were given to clubs to include in the window display: Make sure to include the 4-H Clover. Try to incorporate the 4-H Week Theme into your display. This year’s theme is: Discover Yourself in 4-H Include the club name…

County Search and Rescue Team recognized for quick response
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By Kayleigh Rahn Twelve team members of the Douglas County Search and Rescue team were recognized Thursday, May 17 for their speedy response that ultimately saved a life. Douglas County EMA Coordinator and coroner Joseph Victor said the volunteer crew was activated Thursday, April 26 when a rural Arcola resident wondered from her home. Forty…

School board sets registration fees, says farewell to Allen
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By Kayleigh Rahn The Tuscola Board of Education during it meeting Monday, May 21 approved registration fees for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration will remain flat for all areas except Parkland College tuition, which increased by $50 for those high school students enrolled at the college. “We’ve kept all the fees that we control the…

Tuscola students receive $81,000 on Honors Day 2018
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Tuscola students received a record $81,000 in the form of 150 scholarships during the Tuscola Community High School Honors Day ceremony Friday, May 18. The awards, scholarships and certificates awarded included: Music Boosters Camp Scholarships: Justine Kauffman ($300), Sabrina Alcorn ($300), Meadow Picazo ($300); T.E.A. Scholarships: Makenna Boyd ($300), Ellen Brown ($300), Samantha Kidwell ($300),…

Health Department recognizes upcoming retirement of Susan Hays
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Submitted by Lana Sanstrom, LEHP Douglas County Health Department The Douglas County Health Department would like to announce the upcoming retirement of Susan Hays, RN. Susan began her nursing career at OSF Presence as a floor nurse working in Oncology & Hospice before working at Carle in a State of Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services…

Strong wind causes wreck on 1-57 Sunday
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A strong gust of wind caused a personal injury accident in Douglas County around 11:50 a.m. Sunday, May 20. According to the Illinois State Police preliminary investigation, Ryan P. Romero, 32, Bonfield, was northbound in the right lane of Interstate 57 near mile post 208 on a 2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide with passenger Ashley…

Man arrested following Interstate 57 wreck
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One man arrest was following two vehicle collisions near Tuscola on Interstate 57 on Tuesday, May 8. According to Illinois State Police, the initial collision took place at 1:56 p.m. near I-57 Milepost 218 where Jess Plunkett, 41, of Paragould, Ark., was traveling northbound on I-57 in a 2016 Freightliner semi. Rayna Murphy, 23, Willow…

Around the Halls
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By Caleigh Parsley Wednesday, May 2 was the last Key Club meeting of this school year where the Kiwanis Club provided pizza. They inducted the 2018-2019 Officers which are Sabrina Alcorn (President), Ryan Bartley (Vice President), Justine Kauffman (Secretary), Kelsey Slaughter (Statistical Secretary), Emily Kemp (Social Media Editor), and Dillan Alcorn (Sophomore Director). Thursday, May…

Dog days of summer are near
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With warm weather here to stay it’s safe to say dog owners will have their furry friends along for walks throughout every corner of town. Dogs may accompany owners anytime on the public right of way; however, all pets must be in direct, effective, physical control once they are off your property, according to the…

Community puts down roots during springtime project
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By Kayleigh Rahn It seems as though the world burst into color overnight. Brilliant springtime blooms and bright green leaves have covered our region; however, one particular blooming beauty has caught the attention of a few residents. Thanks to a Tuscola Rotary Club grant, a descendent of an original Johnny Appleseed tree was planted on…