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Richard joins sheriff's department

McLean County Sheriff JR Kerzmann continues to reorganize the sheriff's department.

Posted 1/21/15 (Wed) read more »

Washburn approves 2015 school calendar

During a recent survey conducted by the Washburn Public School District, 110 parents, students and staff members "stepped up to the plate" and voiced their opinions on four proposed 2015 school calendars.

Posted 1/21/15 (Wed) read more »

Basking in the limelight

Reeling in a big fish can lead to even bigger adventures, both on and off the boat.

Posted 1/16/15 (Fri) read more »

Special Assessment Assistance Program helps families

About a handful of Washburn families recently qualified and received special assessment assistance for sewer and water, with the most recent approval taking place on Monday night during the Washburn City Commission meeting.

Posted 1/16/15 (Fri) read more »

County taxes

McLean County Auditor Les Korgel briefed the county's board of commissioners on several financial items of historic value at their Tuesday morning meeting.

Posted 1/07/15 (Wed) read more »

Recap: 2014

Continuing with tradition, the Leader-News takes a look back at the happenings of the year prior.

Posted 1/07/15 (Wed) read more »

Curve ball thrown at campaign efforts

A meeting to inform a Garrison Chamber committee about a capital campaign to build a new resource center in Washburn took an unexpected turn Monday.

Posted 12/31/14 (Wed) read more »

Board works to rectify lack of permit, foundation

The property once made famous in Wilton for its exploding house recently became the chosen site for a manufactured home.

Posted 12/23/14 (Tue) read more »

'Walking in a Winter Wonderland'

What would the season be like without colorful, twinkling lights? Thankfully, Gene and Jeannette Rost, rural Washburn, have you covered.

Posted 12/23/14 (Tue) read more »

Open gym? Wilton mulls over the idea

Superintendent Barb Kady's performance evaluation was approved "overall satisfactory" by the Wilton School Board at their Dec. 10 meeting.

Posted 12/17/14 (Wed) read more »