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Feeding a nation in a time of war

London- In the year 1943, the young men in Europe were off fighting in World War II.

Posted 9/05/12 (Wed) read more »

River Ag serves broad customer base

When the doors opened for business at the new River Ag building in early July, much of the products were still on order.

Posted 8/28/12 (Tue) read more »

Eat your fruits/veggies or go hungry

It’s no South Beach Diet, but the changes to the school lunch program are aiming for healthier eating in the schools nationwide.

Posted 8/28/12 (Tue) read more »

No knoephla soup on school menu?

There will be some nation-wide changes to school lunch programs due to new federal requirements for school meals, and that means there will be some major changes at the Washburn School as well.

Posted 8/22/12 (Wed) read more »

School’s back in session

Careful planning, months of cleaning and hours of training prepared the staff of the Washburn School for the 2012-2013 school year.

Posted 8/22/12 (Wed) read more »

Farmers Security Bank rated one....

You’re probably thinking that a safe bank is one that would see Jesse James coming and lock down all assets. Or one that has the fewest amount of paper cuts among its employees.

Posted 8/15/12 (Wed) read more »

Harvesting fire stopped by group effort

A fire started Thursday afternoon on the Pablo Ronderos farm, about 9 miles east of Washburn, was extinguished with the help of area farmers and the Washburn Fire Department.

Posted 8/15/12 (Wed) read more »

Bid accepted to replace Wilton city shop floor

Wilton City Commissioners graded their first trailer house during the last regular meeting.

Posted 8/08/12 (Wed) read more »

Courthouse savers offer $40,000

The old McLean County courthouse’s days are numbered.

Posted 8/08/12 (Wed) read more »

School board awaits word on possible growth

A lot changed during the last regular school board meeting of the Washburn School Board.

Posted 8/01/12 (Wed) read more »