City Council learns about sales tax hit, approves Tuscola Commons
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By Kayleigh Rahn The Tuscola City Council, during its meeting Monday, April 8, approved the subdivision plat for the proposed Tuscola Commons Subdivision that is slated to become home to Love’s Travel Stop with hopes of additional development in the future. And, quite honestly, there may be no better time for new development as City…

Tuscola resident recalls Grammys experience
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By Kayleigh Rahn Tuscola native Brad Hanners has had lifelong love for music of all genres. And over the decades, he’s seen world-class names and small, local gigs but maybe none quite like a 1995 show by Paul McCartney at the old Bush Stadium in St. Louis. However, Hanners’ closest brush with the music industry…

Allied Capital Title moves into new office on Sale Street
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By Kayleigh Rahn Allied Capital Title Tuscola has been the site of new beginnings and smooth closings for nearly one year. While, ACT opened its Tuscola branch last April, the company moved into its permanent home at 108 W. Sale St. just two weeks ago on Monday, March 18. Now that they are settling into…

East Prairie announces third quarter honor roll
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Fifth Grade High Honor Roll Haydyn Gabbard, Claire Leonard, Braxton Moody, Kalen Shinn, Seth Stahler, Izabella Taylor, Jazmine West, Reegan Willoughby, Delanie Yantis Honor Roll Kayden Allen, Sidnie Barnes, Chloe Bowden, Boyd Brewer, Kady Cler, Willow Cravens, Reese Davis, Kamden Flenner, Kate Foltz, Chloe Fowler, Ryker Gough, Dylan Graves, Wrigley Hackett, Sunnie Heal, Austin Jones,…

Tuscola Kiwanis recognize East Prairie B.U.G. winners
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B.U.G. (Bring Up Grades) is a Tuscola Kiwanis program that gives students attending East Prairie School a goal of improving their grades. East Prairie 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 second quarter grading period…

A rundown of the 2019 school board election
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With six candidates on the ballot for the Tuscola Board of Education and several candidates running from the same range area, this election cycle could one of the more confusing local campaign seasons than most in recent memory. For those on the fence about the candidates or how election night will work, here is a break…

Tuscola students to have introduction to spotlight
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By Kayleigh Rahn Tuscola children will soon have another opportunity to shine in the spotlight with a new series of local camps that will focus on an introduction to theater. The new Student in the Spotlight Tuscola Youth Theatre camps will be led by TCHS Drama Club sponsor and English teacher Johanna Steffens, who says…

School board approves 2019-2020 calendar, registration dates
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By Kayleigh Rahn It’s time to mark the calendar, parents. The Tuscola Board of Education, during its meeting Monday, March 24, approved the school registration dates for the 2019-2020 school year. Online registration will be open Thursday, June 4 through Wednesday, July 31, and in person registration will be Monday, Aug. 12 at the students’…

Dial-A-Ride to offer trial Zip Line service
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By Kayleigh Rahn A new public transportation service will open in Douglas County in the coming months. During the Wednesday, March 20 Douglas County Board meeting, Kaycie Sanders, Dial-A-Ride administrative director, said starting Wednesday, May 1 the service will open a “Tuscola Zip Line” that will establish a bus route three days each week. “Right…

School board candidates outline goals, priorities in forum
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The 2019 Consolidated Election is Tuesday, April 2 – less than one week away. With six candidates on the ballot for the board of education, the Tuscola Education Association and the school board co-hosted a two-hour Meet the Candidates public forum at the East Prairie Middle School gymnasium Sunday, March 24. The forum included statements…