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20th annual Dinner & Dance

For the twentieth year in a row, the Washburn Dollars for Scholars board is putting on a Dinner and Dance for the community, allowing attendees to slip into the world of "Gone With The Wind" in a night of themed food, decor and entertainment.

Posted 3/04/16 (Fri) read more »

Making strides

It’s only been about 14 months since McLean County Sheriff J.R. Kerzmann took over the position, but big changes have already taken place - jail income is up, a new chain of command and schedule are in use and morale is through the roof.

Posted 3/04/16 (Fri) read more »

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 »