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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 »

Freedom Fitness returning to Washburn

If you’ve found you’ve added a few inches around the waist since the fitness center closed in Washburn, here’s some good news.

Posted 8/01/12 (Wed) read more »

Wilton superintendent to resign in a year

After months of discussing the superintendent contract for the Wilton School District, the school board was pleased to come up with an agreement that everyone could agree on during their last regular meeting.

Posted 7/25/12 (Wed) read more »

Track work makes first hurdle

With work expected to begin in early June, there was some worry about if and when the new track project would get under way at the Washburn School when in early July no progress had been made.

Posted 7/25/12 (Wed) read more »

Falkirk road closure approved

About nine residents and farmers in the Falkirk Mining area around Birka Church heard about the plan of movement of mining operations on Tuesday at the regular county commission meeting.

Posted 7/18/12 (Wed) read more »

Waste Management gets garbage contract

Washburn city commissioners heard one complaint regarding service through Waste Management but it wasn’t enough for them to reconsider continuing their contract with the garbage service.

Posted 7/18/12 (Wed) read more »