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School board talks cell-phones; signs off on upcoming projects

The Washburn School Board opened their April meeting with concerns about cell-phone use on school property.

Posted 4/21/10 (Wed) read more »

DMVW railroad is back on track south of Washburn

Sunday was no day of rest for Dakota Missouri Valley and Western Railroad workers who laid new track at the site of the derailment on Turtle Creek, 2 miles south of Washburn.

Posted 4/14/10 (Wed) read more »

County Social services and Weed and Pest have a new home

To replace or to restore the McLean County Courthouse is a big decision.

Posted 4/14/10 (Wed) read more »

Good Friday brings snow, power outages across the region

The Easter weekend started out with power outages and poor travel for much of McLean County as a storm dumped 5 to 9 inches of wet snow in the area on Friday.

Posted 4/07/10 (Wed) read more »

It’s tee time! Painted Woods Golf Course now has a pro

It’s been a long winter and one way to start the spring off right is with a nice round of golf.

Posted 4/07/10 (Wed) read more »

Twin townhouse still on schedule for June 1 finish

Those looking for a new place to call home in Washburn may want to look into the new twin townhouses going up across from St. Edwin’s Church.

Posted 3/31/10 (Wed) read more »

DMVM train cleanup in progress

Train cleanup and rail reconstruction is underway at the site of the recent derailment south of Washburn.

Posted 3/31/10 (Wed) read more »

Train derailment kills one and injures another south of Washburn

One man was killed and another received minor injuries after two Dakota Missouri Valley and Western Railroad engines derailed 2 1/2 miles south of Washburn at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Posted 3/26/10 (Fri) read more »

Calving season improved from last year’s woes

It’s that time of year when the ground turns to mush and area beef cattle numbers start to double as calving season begins.

Posted 3/24/10 (Wed) read more »

Water treatment plant upgrade is on schedule

The quality of the water that flows into your home depends on Washburn’s Water Treatment Plant.

Posted 3/24/10 (Wed) read more »