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Fines may go up for building without permit

Not thrilled with having to approve a conditional use building permit "after the fact," county commissioners will be looking at raising the fine for those who build on their properties without first getting approval for the building from the county.

Posted 7/23/14 (Wed) read more »

Foster parenting

Biological...Adoptive...Foster...Step...It’s not the word before parent that defines, but rather the love and dedication in their heart.

Posted 7/23/14 (Wed) read more »

Treading water: city scrambles to keep up

"I’m concerned about the way the commission operates. Unless you get on the agenda, you can’t speak."

Posted 7/16/14 (Wed) read more »

Seeking: antique enthusiast

Long-time Washburn resident Raymond Wicklander began collecting machinery when he first laid eyes on an antique, wood threshing machine.

Posted 7/16/14 (Wed) read more »

Last American Highway

"Some people want to spend their two-week vacation on the beach. I want to spend mine on the open road.

Posted 7/09/14 (Wed) read more »

Farm Rescue founder selected as money hero

Farmers aren’t granted sick pay or a leave of absence from their job when the need strikes.

Posted 7/09/14 (Wed) read more »

‘Till we meet again’

Socrates once said, "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

Posted 7/01/14 (Tue) read more »

New faces: Washburn commissioners take oaths

Joan Zimmerman is Washburn’s new city auditor, stepping up into the role vacated by Milissa Price, who resigned in May.

Posted 7/01/14 (Tue) read more »

Sunny and successful Riverboat Days

Sunshine, hot dogs galore, good music and activities for both young and old contributed to the success of this year’s Lewis & Clark Riverboat Days.

Posted 6/25/14 (Wed) read more »

Another fair in the books

A little bit of rain here or there didn’t dampen the spirits of those attending the McLean County Fair last weekend, particularly the racing fans, as the gate at both the stock car and enduro races indicated a pretty good showing.

Posted 6/25/14 (Wed) read more »