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Reading of royal importance

The trumpets were sounding as Princess Shelbey Ell walked the red carpet through the crowds of children.

Posted 1/26/11 (Wed) read more »

Cold weather is a painful reminder of what can happen

The date was Jan. 7 1980, when Terry Sayler headed back home from Washburn in a blizzard.

Posted 1/26/11 (Wed) read more »

Meier departs school board with resignation

It wasn’t the first item on the school board’s January meeting agenda, but the resignation of board member Jay Meier was definitely the biggest item of the night.

Posted 1/19/11 (Wed) read more »

E-reading could mean change in traffic for local libraries

These days fewer and fewer readers are choosing to buy that crisp new book when they can download a book on a sleek and smaller electronic reading device.

Posted 1/19/11 (Wed) read more »

Under water again?

Could it be another year of flooding in McLean County?

Posted 1/12/11 (Wed) read more »

Smiling Cyndie gives her all

The Positive People recognition is in its first year of honoring those who have gone above the call of duty to be a positive influence in the community.

Posted 1/12/11 (Wed) read more »

For the love of bluegrass

It’s been 10 years since the local band Cotton Wood decided to get together.

Posted 1/05/11 (Wed) read more »

Teachers: average benefits up 9 percent in two years

Pay hikes for teachers grew in the single digits over the past years.

Posted 1/05/11 (Wed) read more »

Bid awarded for legacy trail, sidewalks to school

The Safe Routes to Schools and multi-use trail project in Washburn was awarded to RMD Holdings of Michigan.

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed) read more »

Ice-covered highway leads to accidents, arrests, deportation

A one-vehicle rollover Monday morning south of mile marker 118 between Washburn and Wilton led to a 36-year-old woman being injured when her door came open.

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed) read more »