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Auctioneer honored

It might have been a love of auctions his dad nurtured when Lyle Lauf was young.

Posted 3/05/14 (Wed) read more »

Assessment hearing set

The bad news is city property taxes are set to go up.

Posted 3/05/14 (Wed) read more »

After the Great East Japan earthquake

March 11, 2011 I turned on the TV at a condo in Honolulu, Hawaii and was horrified to see live pictures of a tsunami plowing through Sendai Airport, my airport.

Posted 2/26/14 (Wed) read more »

County breathes sigh of relief

With a gathering of concern, panic, and faith, members of the communities of Washburn, Turtle Lake, Mercer and surrounding towns, stepped back from their daily routines to listen and look for information on missing men from their home communities or where relatives of the men lived.

Posted 2/26/14 (Wed) read more »

A work in progress

The shell is up.

Posted 2/19/14 (Wed) read more »

Spelling duo duel for top honors

Some might spell it r-i-v-a-l.

Posted 2/19/14 (Wed) read more »

3 or 4 minutes: That's how long it would take to make a drug buy in Washburn

The most pertinent question of the night?

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Second thoughts? For the sheriff, only for a fleeting moment

When McLean County’s sheriff for 16 years, Don Charging, announced his recent decision to not seek re-election when his term ends this year, he wasn’t shooting from the hip.

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Tackle no longer secret

While Daniel and Peter Olson have become somewhat famous in their home community, their fledgling fishing tackle business is going viral around the world.

Posted 2/05/14 (Wed) read more »

The pantry is open

The need is great – far greater than most realize.

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