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Washburn Lions serving at home and afar

Youth will enjoy the shade of their work; tourists and locals alike will take in the history they’ve helped preserve; the world will see a little more clearly because of their outreach.

Posted 3/13/13 (Wed) read more »

Dollars for Scholars has big plans for 20th year

The dedication required to keep an organization running smoothly for 20 years is immense.

Posted 3/06/13 (Wed) read more »

Sequestration puts local entities in limbo

Federal budget cuts that automatically went into effect at midnight this past Saturday as part of the fallout from the government’s budget standoff will have a ripple effect felt at the local level.

Posted 3/06/13 (Wed) read more »

Observe demolition with caution

The demolition of the McLean County Courthouse will require a community-wide effort to limit exposure from spores over a possible 60-day period, county officials said at a community meeting on Feb. 19 at the courthouse.

Posted 2/27/13 (Wed) read more »

Pfliiger makes Academic All-State

Washburn senior MiKayla (Mickey) Pfliiger has her whole life ahead of her and she’s already off to a great start.

Posted 2/27/13 (Wed) read more »

Washburn’s trees could use more diversity

Have you ever looked around at the variety of trees in Washburn.

Posted 2/20/13 (Wed) read more »

Mail dropped

In rain, sleet, hail and snow the mail will go. Just not on Saturdays.

Posted 2/20/13 (Wed) read more »

You will pay: Costs of street repair to be city-wide

In an attempt to simplify the process of fixing streets in the city of Washburn, the city commission voted Monday night to expand the assessment boundaries to encompass the entire city.

Posted 2/13/13 (Wed) read more »

Courthouse demolition weeks away

District Court Judge Lawrence Jahnke answered the hopes of McLean County Commissioners by lifting a temporary injunction last Thursday.

Posted 2/13/13 (Wed) read more »

Hot water trucking

Since the hot water pumping system became operational at the Great River Energy Stanton Station in October, the line for hot water has been fairly consistent.

Posted 2/06/13 (Wed) read more »