These Tuscola, IL based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to tuscola..
Savor Italy in Tuscola: Three Italian Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we'll be exploring three exquisite Italian restaurants in Tuscola. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experience! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Lovington woman airlifted from crash in Decatur
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — A 35-year-old Lovington woman was airlifted to a regional trauma center with life threatening injuries after a crash in Decatur on Wednesday afternoon. According to Decatur Police, the woman was traveling southbound on Commercial Crossing at Brush College Rd. She stopped at the stop sign...
Benton man facing drug charges after found walking in middle of state highway
The sheriff’s office says they found a plastic bag in his possession; the contents of it tested positive for cocaine. Sullivan was taken to the Franklin County Jail on charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer, resisting or obstructing a peace officer, and possession of a controlled substance.
Driver of stolen U-Haul killed after truck crashes into Little Calumet River
CHICAGO (CBS)-- The driver of a stolen U-Haul was killed after the truck crashed into the Little Calumet River during a police chase in the West Pullman neighborhood early Wednesday morning. According to the Chicago Fire Department, the U-Haul went into the Little Calumet River, near 130th Street and Indiana Avenue around 4:22 a.m.Hammond police said officers received an alert of the stolen U-Haul within city limits around 4:10 a.m. near 136th and Sheffield Avenue, where a vehicle matching the description of the stolen U-Haul was found. While attempting to curb the vehicle, officers engaged their emergency lights and sirens. However, the...
CHBC Falls at Arcola in Regional Quarterfinals
Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City boys basketball fell behind by as much as eight points early and cut their deficit to three at one point late in the game but could not overpower Arcola, falling 52-41 in the quarterfinals of the Okaw Valley 1A Regional on Monday night. The Bobcats found themselves down 11-3 halfway through the first quarter and trailed 15-9 at the end of the quarter. After each team held the other to just nine points in the second quarter, CHBC remained behind by six points, 24-18 at halftime. An 8-4 run by the Bobcats cut the Arcola lead down to two, 28-26, midway through the third, but a 10-2 run by Arcola put CHBC down 38-28 at the end of the quarter. A 9-2 Arcola run found the Bobcats trailing 47-30 in the fourth quarter but the Bobcats would get things turning around with an 11-5 run, but time would run out on CHBC as they would fall 52-41. The loss ends the Bobcats season with a record of 15-17.
Lady Indians Take Down Tuscola to Advance to Sectional Championship
The Altamont Lady Indians used a strong second half to pull away from Tuscola and grab their first sectional semifinal win since 2020, beating the Warriors, 52-37. With the two teams meeting just five and half weeks ago in a tight battle that saw Altamont win by one point, the first half on Tuesday night looked like it may be another close back and forth battle. Tuscola would score first and would score last in the quarter as Altamont trailed 12-10 at the end of the first. The Lady Indians were able to get to the free throw line in the second quarter and outscored Tuscola, 12-9, and put themselves in front by one, 22-21, at halftime. The momentum to start the second half would be all in Altamont’s favor as the Indians were able to force some key Tuscola turnovers and get couple key stops on the defensive end of the floor. Altamont hit a couple key shots from the perimeter and began to penetrate the lane offensively and again got themselves to the free throw line a few times as they outscored Tuscola 14-7 in the period for a 36-28 lead. As they started the fourth quarter, the Lady Indians used their 8-point lead to switch things up offensively, really slowing the tempo down and working the ball around to pull the Warrior defense out. The Indians were able be choosy with their shots and again get to the rim, drawing the contact for a few trips to the line as they continued pulling themselves away. Tuscola would foul to stop the clock late, with the Indians putting the game away at the line for the 52-37 win. Altamont moves to 25-6 on the season as they advance to the Sectional Championship. The Lady Indians will square off with Catlin Salt Fork in the Championship game on Thursday at 6:00pm as the Storm knocked off St. Anthony, 51-42, in the first semifinal game on Tuesday night in order to reach the Championship game.
You’re taking what this semester?
If you browse through Eastern’s course catalog, you will probably find what you’d expect: general education classes and a couple of electives. But if you look deeper, you can find some unexpected courses hiding among the pages. Uniquely, Eastern’s students have the possibility of enrolling in a bowling...
Former Tolono Park District director charged with several felonies related to mishandling money
TOLONO, Ill. (WCIA) — A government official for a Champaign County village is now facing criminal charges for his actions while at work. The Attorney General’s office confirmed with WCIA Tuesday they have charged Randall Grace, the former director of the Tolono Park District, with four counts of theft of governmental property, four counts of […]
Fast Food Fever: 5 Unmissable Eateries in Mattoon
Welcome to this article where we delve into the exploration of 5 distinct fast food joints in Mattoon. Have you had the chance to visit and taste their offerings yet? If you have, we would love to hear your experiences in the comments section below.
Meritorious Service Award in Education
CONGRATULATIONS Mrs. Stephanie Leinard! The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized Mrs. Stephanie Leinard with the Meritorious Service Award in Education. This award is given to educators who frequently employ their talents and passions into their chosen content area. These educators strive to be of service to others and seek out opportunities to be leaders and role models. Mrs. Leinard has been in the Bement School District 17 years as a 5th Grade teacher. We are very proud of her accomplishment!
Ron Wallace Appointed to Zoning Board of Appeals
Atwood Village Board and Employees: seated, left to right, Allen Kilber, Scott Harris, Mikie Stirrett, Village President Bill Fleming, Justin Rosenbery, Stacy Welch and Diane Eagan. Standing, left to right: Jeff Mercer, Public Works Superintendent; Roy Elmore, Building Inspector, Atwood Village Clerk Amanda Barbee, Police Chief Joe Duncan and Part-time Police Officer Josh Ekiss. Not available for picture: Daron Soard, Public Works Employee; Wes Fleener, Atwood Police Investigator; Thatcher Rodmaker, Assistant Police Chief, Wayne Powell, Part-time Police Officer.
Local Sports Schedule: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
At Charleston, the host Trojans take on Mount Vernon followed by Mattoon and Richland County. Sullivan against St. Joseph-Ogden, Casey-Westfield hosts Chrisman, Okaw Valley plays Arcola, St. Anthony vs. Nokomis, Tuscola takes on Martinsville, North Clay @ Altamont, Dieterich battles Edwards County, Robinson against Lawrenceville, St. Elmo/Brownstown faces Webber Township, Fairfield vs. Flora, T-town plays Marshall, Newton takes on O-P-H, Shelbyville against Fithian-Oakwood.
Saving lives in 45 minutes: Mattoon man encourages low-cost screenings after surviving open heart surgery
MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — Throughout February, WCIA is highlighting heart health. With that comes an important reminder, make sure you get the right screenings before it’s too late. Jeff Collings in Mattoon is proof of that, all because he participated in a nearby program. After a friend had a stent put in in 2019, he […]
Community Spotlight: Oakland FFA hosts petting zoo
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — As FFA Week continues, Lucy Krabel and Jonika Nickles discussed a petting zoo the Oakland FFA is hosting on Thursday. The free event is will take place at the Oakland High School agriculture shop. The petting zoo will feature cows, chickens, and more from throughout the community. The Oakland FFA hopes […]
Bement School Board Discusses Upcoming Projects
Scott Burge, representing the Farnsworth Group, spoke to the board at their last meeting about several projects the board is considering. The first project involves bids on the chimney’s masonry work. An original bid was rejected, and new bids should be ready for review by the board at their next meeting.
Community Spotlight: National FFA Week kicks off at Tuscola High School
TUSCOLA, Ill. (WCIA) — National FFA Week started on Monday and Tuscola’s chapter is among the many that are celebrating. Members Michelle Reese and Cole McCallister came on WCIA 3 News at Noon to talk about their stories in agriculture and the FFA and what kind of activities are planned at Tuscola High School this […]
Bement CUSD 5 Spelling Bee 2024
Bement CUSD 5 Spelling Bee 2024 was held February 13. The overal winner was Laurel Conlin (5th grade) and runner up was Emerson Larson (7th grade). The winning word was cupboard.
Moweaqua, February 20 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Altamont High School basketball team will have a game with Tuscola High School on February 20, 2024, 19:30:00 CST.
Today the gas price is close to $3.59 in Cerro Gordo as of 2024-02-21. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.