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Covering the Kennedys took a toll on Washburn native

Clint Hill, a Washburn native, is best known for his work as a Secret Service agent assigned to protect Jackie Kennedy on the scene the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963.

Posted 11/09/11 (Wed) read more »

Coal Conversion Counties share concerns

EPA control, a vote to do away with property taxes and the growth of the oil industry were all major topics for discussion during the annual Coal Conversion Counties meeting held Wednesday night at Washburn’s Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

Posted 11/02/11 (Wed) read more »

Housing, motel study to survey community

Doug McDonald and Matthew Leiphon of Praxis Strategy Group led the second housing study and motel feasibility study meeting at the Memorial Building last week.

Posted 11/02/11 (Wed) read more »

Wilton commissioners revamp junk ordinance

Wilton City Commissioners and City Auditor Kelly Bauer had to do their homework dealing with the Junk Ordinance.

Posted 10/26/11 (Wed) read more »

Two new businesses building in Washburn

Owners of River Ag Inc., Clark Price and Paul Bichler, visited with city commissioners on Sept. 26 to see if their new business would get the OK for 10 years of 100 percent tax exemption.

Posted 10/26/11 (Wed) read more »

Wilton School supt asks for contract buyout

The Wilton School Board approved a $2.6 million budget on Wednesday night but the crowds didn’t form to hear how much taxes they’d be paying.

Posted 10/18/11 (Tue) read more »

Washburn Water Treatment Plant reaches completion

The renovated Washburn Water Treatment Plant has been a project a long time coming in the city and it finally came to completion in mid-September.

Posted 10/18/11 (Tue) read more »

Wilton residents will see water rate increase

It might be just a drop in the bucket, but Wilton residents will be seeing a 10 cent increase in the water rates.

Posted 10/12/11 (Wed) read more »

On the fringe of growth

The housing study and motel feasibility study in Washburn are underway after a gathering of interested community members Sept. 29.

Posted 10/12/11 (Wed) read more »

Washburn ambulance has successful event

The Washburn ambulance held their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, but instead of it being held in the Memorial Building, as it has been in years past, the feed was moved into the new ambulance bay.

Posted 10/05/11 (Wed) read more »