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Courthouse cleaning kickoff in full swing

A steady flow of file cabinets and other movable objects started moving out of the Dakota Central Social Services offices of the McLean County Courthouse on Tuesday morning.

Posted 6/16/10 (Wed) read more »

Washburn School board left with unfilled seat after election

The Washburn school board met on June 8 at 8 p.m., just an hour after the polls closed on the school board election taking place downtown.

Posted 6/16/10 (Wed) read more »

“From Underwood to the World!”

When Mark Ness and Charlie Bullinger, principal engineers for Great River Energy, started working with various forms of drying processes at GRE’s Coal Creek Station in 1995, they never thought that their ideas and those of other engineers would turn into something with world-wide impact.

Posted 6/09/10 (Wed) read more »

What’s your fair story?

Most everyone has gone to a fair at some time in their life.

Posted 6/09/10 (Wed) read more »

Election 2010 Unofficial Results

These results are not official, nor do they cover all ballot issues. Full election results will be in next week’s paper.

Posted 6/08/10 (Tue) read more »

Water usage on the rise

The city performed one of its first readings of the water meters and was able to read 574 meters as of this time.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

Commission approves two full-time auditors; employee resigns in response

City public works superintendent Larry Thomas left his position with the City of Washburn after a special meeting was held last Thursday at the City Hall.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

Celebrate, remember and fight back

"Celebrating More Birthdays" is this year’s theme for Relay For Life.

Posted 5/26/10 (Wed) read more »

New postmaster ready to earn your business

The new postmaster at Washburn’s post office, Ernie Welk, puts a new spin on the phrase, "Going postal."

Posted 5/26/10 (Wed) read more »

Washburn School board approves purchase of activity bus

In their final meeting of the school year, the Washburn school board had a lot to say about buses.

Posted 5/19/10 (Wed) read more »