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  1. Anonymous on September 2, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Very disappointed in the residents of Tuscola, we all need to get better about wearing our masks if we are ever going to turn this mess around.

  2. Anonymous on September 3, 2020 at 8:46 am

    With fall just around the corner beautiful mums at IGA and Do It Best.

  3. Anonymous on September 3, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    My husband and I have enjoyed spending time at Ervin Park in Tuscola. Sometimes we pick up a meal and enjoy it while sitting in the pavilion. But the last time we stopped by, there was trash all through the East end of the pavilion. I didn’t pick it up because I didn’t have any gloves. I think the park board should consider putting trash cans with lids, that are hinged. To keep birds and squirrels from pulling the trash out! But…..I know that isn’t a solution if humans are the ones littering! PEOPLE, PLEASE PICKUP AFTER YOURSELVES! TAKE PRIDE IN THIS PARK! THANK YOU!

  4. Anonymous on September 7, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    It has now been 2 weeks since the Get together at the Cast Iron Pub that caused the Health Department to publicly shame them in their reports, social media posts and the media. The incubation period is now up and the significant impact of this gathering has not evolved.

    Even to the last report the health department published it still refers to this event and lists one infected there and 2 possibly from there.

    2 things should happen. The should address hat they were wrong for publicly trying to negatively impact a local business by reporting the event over and over again and secondly they should stop the fear reporting. They state they don’t have time to report recoveries but can continue to re-report the Pub event over and over again.

    • Anonymous on September 14, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      Please continue to protect your health and those around you. COVID-19 numbers are continuing to be high. This is a new virus and even though most people are recovering or not even showing symptoms, there may be longer term consequences that we are not even aware of yet.

      I have found that the IDPH dashboard for schools and the Case Rate per 100k Metric is really useful. This is available by county here:

      For the person saying in last week’s paper that the case locations should be disclosed, you can get the information by zip code here:

  5. Anonymous on September 14, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Thank you to the Tuscola School district for trying your best during these unprecedented times. I was disappointed to read a social media post where a parent identified that if a child’s parent has an unpaid milk bill that the child is given water while the other Students drink their milk. This is wrong. Put the unpaid PARENT’S milk bill in the office, and we as the community can pay the bill. While we can not control every factor of a child’s success, its imperceptive that we give them equal opportunity for success. Allowing a child to be punished for the lack of actions of their parent is embarrassingly archaic, and not the Tuscola i will grow old in.

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