City offices are closed in observance of the 4th of July Holiday.
The Tuscola City Council voted unanimously to cancel the annual “Sparks in the Park” Fourth of July Festival, including the fireworks show, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The difficult decision was made in the interest of the health and safety of the community.
On Saturday, July 18, 1:00 p.m., the Douglas County Museum will host a virtual event: “Ulysses Grant… A Visit at Headquarters”. This free performance will be a live-stream visit with “General Ulysses S. Grant” in the midst of his dramatic Civil War decisions after the Battle of Shiloh, 1862. Participants may join the live-stream presentation on Facebook as early as 12:55 p.m. on July 18. History-lovers will enjoy an up-close narrative from the “General,” who was a gifted storyteller applauded by Mark Twain. This virtual one-person show runs approximately 30 minutes, followed by a short Q & A, and features Dan Haughey (hoy) Actor-Playwright, as U. S. Grant. More resources about the U. S. Grant presentation can be found at www.danact3.com. For free admission to this “Road Scholar” virtual presentation, simply visit the museum's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/docomuseum . For more information, please contact the Museum, 217-253-2535. This U. S. Grant virtual presentation is co-sponsored by generous funding from the Illinois Humanities “Road Scholar” programming, a state agency.
There will be CPR Training Certification Classes held at the Douglas County Annex Building, 209 E Van Allen St in Tuscola. To register and for course fee and details, please call or text 217-714-9831, Casey Salmon, AHA Certified BLS Instructor.