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Group planning community Thanksgiving

In an effort to bring the community together and help those in need, a local group is hosting an open-door Thanksgiving in Washburn this year.

Posted 11/02/16 (Wed) read more »

New firetruck arrives

The Washburn Volunteer Fire Department got a major upgrade recently when its new pumper arrived on site, replacing an older firetruck that will be sold.

Posted 11/02/16 (Wed) read more »

Spreading fire safety

In honor of Home Fire Prevention Week, fire safety is being promoted for Washburn residents of all ages, from homeowners to elementary school children.

Posted 10/13/16 (Thu) read more »

Project calendar extended

Some road work may need to wait until warmer temperatures return, possibly pushing the October completion date for some of the 2016 fall projects into the spring of 2017.

Posted 10/13/16 (Thu) read more »

Eatery closes doors

The recently re-opened Lewis & Clark Cafe in downtown Washburn ceased operations last week, citing a lack of staff and need for community support.

Posted 10/05/16 (Wed) read more »

Commission rules on protests

Resident requests for adjustments to their special assessments were mostly turned down by the Washburn City Commission last week, with only one property owner getting a break.

Posted 10/05/16 (Wed) read more »

Fred Five donates 3K to ambulance

In an effort to give back to the community, $3,000 of the proceeds from this year’s Fred Five 5K were donated to the Washburn Ambulance Endowment.

Posted 9/28/16 (Wed) read more »

City approves nonexistent permit

The Washburn City Commission approved a Special Use permit on Sept. 12, supposedly granting permission for a go-kart track to operate on three different days in October.

Posted 9/28/16 (Wed) read more »

Cotton Wood celebrates 15 years

Local bluegrass band Cotton Wood turns 15 years old this month and is putting on a show Oct. 1 in celebration.

Posted 9/22/16 (Thu) read more »

Security, engineering blamed for escape

A McLean County Jail inmate escaped the facility this week through a hole in the ceiling that officials were aware of, but told didn’t pose a security risk.

Posted 9/22/16 (Thu) read more »