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Get your tickets

There are plenty of seats available for the weekend entertainment at the 22nd Dickens Village Festival. This weekend’s headliners feature Travis Powell (Elvis) on Friday, Bucky Covington on Saturday and Tigirlily on Sunday.

Posted 11/24/15 (Tue) read more »


One man who was thought to have ties to the White Shield area is in custody, while another remains at large.

Posted 11/18/15 (Wed) read more »

Beyond expectations

Cole and Tanner Young are not letting their disabilities slow them down.

Posted 11/18/15 (Wed) read more »

Tax exempt status in limbo

A letter from the Internal Revenue Service to the Garrison-Max Ambulance Service saying its 501c3 tax exempt status is revoked took the board by surprise last week.

Posted 11/10/15 (Tue) read more »

Threatening a livelihood

A recently announced Environmental Protection Agency mandate saying how much power plants must reduce their emissions has plant and coal mine operators in McLean County on the edge of their seats.

Posted 11/10/15 (Tue) read more »

In search of space

Garrison City Council members back a plan to create an ad hoc committee that will pursue the purchase of land for apartment or multi-family development.

Posted 11/04/15 (Wed) read more »

American Idol star comes to DIckens

American Idol star Bucky Covington is signed, sealed and delivered.

Posted 11/04/15 (Wed) read more »

Turtle Lake native joins bank

The call of the country and familiar territory has brought a Turtle Lake native to Garrison State Bank & Trust.

Posted 10/29/15 (Thu) read more »


The Mission Builders are moving at God’s speed with their project at Camp of the Cross southwest of Garrison. Progression of the new dining hall is moving right along.

Posted 10/29/15 (Thu) read more »

Barking up the right tree

Best friends, Bella Wimer (Kindergarten) and Raelynn Maki (1st grade), are showing their love for animals in a very helpful way.

Posted 10/21/15 (Wed) read more »