Judy Kleiss

Judith D. “Judy” Kleiss Black, 63, of Tuscola, went to be with her Lord and Savior on her favorite holiday, Christmas Day at the family farm in rural Tuscola.

Celebration of Life Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main St., Tuscola, with the Rev. Barney Wells officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to: Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., 2nd floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or donate online via autismspeaks.org.

–The full obituary can be found in the Dec. 29, 2015, edition of The Tuscola Journal.

TCHS football closes successful season with awards ceremony

By Missy Chappell
After a successful season that saw the Warriors finish in the final four in Class 2A for the first time in school history, the season wrapped up Sunday evening with final awards presentations and special recognition for the graduating seniors.

This season Tuscola had numerous players receive All-Conference awards in the inaugural season of the CIC conference. Two Warriors were also given All-State awards and one academic All-State award was handed out.

–The full story can be found in The Tuscola Journal Dec. 3, 2014 edition.

Phyllis Gallagher

Phyllis Pauline (Vogel) Gallagher, 83, of Tuscola, formerly of Arcola, died at 2:53 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at her residence in Tuscola. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, with Father Delix Michel officiating. Burial followed in Arcola Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street, Arcola, is in charge of arrangements.
–Full obituary in The Tuscola Journal Aug. 20, 2014 edition

7th-grade Hornets headed to state volleyball tourney

–First round matchup Saturday at 10 a.m.
It’s on to state for the seventh-grade Hornets volleyball team, after the girls claimed a regional championship on March 6, and followed it up with a sectional crown on March 10, 2014. The number-one seeded Hornets earned the regional title on their own home floor, defeating Shelbyville Moulton in the title tilt 25-8, 26-24.

That set them up for the sectional matchup at Toledo Cumberland on Monday, March 10 against the host team. It took all three games to claim the crown, with scores of 25-21, 25-27, 25-8. The sectional victory earned the younger Hornets a berth in 7-3A tourney action this weekend. East Prairie—with a season record of 15-5–is scheduled to play 24-0 Eureka on Sat., March 15 at 10 a.m. at Assumption Central A&M Middle School. Should the Hornets win, they will play again that afternoon at 1 p.m.