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A patch of mowed railroad prairie, which was cut despite the warning signs, between Tuscola and Arcola. Mowing and spraying with herbicides are responsible for the declining number of milkweed plants — and monarch butterflies.
Five local structures uninhabitable after tornado
The second floor of the rural Tuscola residence of the Robert Kleiss family took a hard hit from tornadoes and straight-line winds that ravaged Illinois on Nov. 17, 2013. FEMA representatives will be at the Douglas County EMA office in Tuscola on Thurs., Dec. 5 to answer questions and take damage claims.
Tim Hoel of Tuscola captured this photo on a trail camera of a bald eagle picking up turkey bones on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 around 8:40 a.m. at his family farm, located north of Ficklin about two miles west of Tuscola. Hoel said the majestic bird appeared to have a wingspan of six to seven feet.
Frank S. Land Day
Christopher Bloomer and Jacob Shirley, members of Okaw Valley Chapter of DeMolay, present a copy of Hi Dad: a Biography of Frank S. Land to Tuscola Public Library Associate Deb Davis, in honor of Frank S. Land Day. In 1919 Land founded the Order of DeMolay, an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives by developing civic awareness, personal responsibility, and leadership skills.