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Spelling duo duel for top honors

Some might spell it r-i-v-a-l.

Posted 2/19/14 (Wed) read more »

3 or 4 minutes: That's how long it would take to make a drug buy in Washburn

The most pertinent question of the night?

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Second thoughts? For the sheriff, only for a fleeting moment

When McLean County’s sheriff for 16 years, Don Charging, announced his recent decision to not seek re-election when his term ends this year, he wasn’t shooting from the hip.

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Tackle no longer secret

While Daniel and Peter Olson have become somewhat famous in their home community, their fledgling fishing tackle business is going viral around the world.

Posted 2/05/14 (Wed) read more »

The pantry is open

The need is great – far greater than most realize.

Posted 2/05/14 (Wed) read more »

SOLD: Real estate market called ‘phenomenal’

Area real estate sales agents are warming up to the idea that winter, the slower season of selling, will soon be behind them.

Posted 1/29/14 (Wed) read more »

Woman on a mission

Just four months ago, Bonnie Anderson was sitting under a mango tree in South Sudan with about a dozen women in 90 degree heat talking about what causes malaria.

Posted 1/29/14 (Wed) read more »

Park facelift proposed

A plan to improve access to Riverside Park hit a bumpy road recently.

Posted 1/22/14 (Wed) read more »

Heavy foot = heavy fines

Years ago, Washburn was known as a speed trap.

Posted 1/22/14 (Wed) read more »

Wilton church connects to African hospital

When Paul Schauer described the African hospital that a Wilton church made a donation to, he struggled to describe a scene that the eyes of area residents could visualize.

Posted 1/15/14 (Wed) read more »