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Students complete course

Washburn seniors celebrated another step in their education with a certificate presentation and pizza party last Wednesday, after completing the Everfi Financial Literacy program under Farmers Security Bank.

Posted 2/24/16 (Wed) read more »

Jumping for joy

Washburn elementary and middle school students gathered in the Olde Gym last Friday afternoon...

Posted 2/24/16 (Wed) read more »

Calm amid chaos

Ten monitors sit in front of her, another three behind her.

Posted 2/17/16 (Wed) read more »

‘Just me and my dogs’

Even at a young age, Jim Ryder knew he wanted to be a musher, or dog sledder, if you will.

Posted 2/17/16 (Wed) read more »

County opts to lease motorgraders

Butler Machinery will provide three motorgraders as McLean County goes from owning to leasing.

Posted 2/10/16 (Wed) read more »

10-4, K-9

The McLean County Sheriff’s Department is looking to expand its number of employees, adding two more sets of eyes, and four more pairs of legs to the team.

Posted 2/10/16 (Wed) read more »

Speech team preps for meet

Fresh off of a successful competition last month, the Cardinals speech team is looking forward to showing off their stuff at the Washburn Speech Invitational this weekend.

Posted 2/03/16 (Wed) read more »

Under the flashing lights

It’s a few minutes before 6 p.m. and McLean County Deputy Sheriff Corporal Justin Krohmer looks at the clock and says, "Time to go."

Posted 2/03/16 (Wed) read more »

New emergency notification system

McLean County’s new emergency notification system is ready and will be tested this Friday at 10 a.m.

Posted 1/27/16 (Wed) read more »

Hopping for heart health

Washburn Public Schools students kicked off this year’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser on Jan. 20 in the Olde Gym, with a mission of exceeding the amount of money raised last year for the American Heart Association.

Posted 1/27/16 (Wed) read more »