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School or no school?

As a child, waking up and looking out the window to see a complete white-out, blowing winds and snow-covered streets may be a welcomed sign.

Posted 1/14/09 (Wed) read more »

Hall announces resignation

During the past 13 years, Mr. Randy Hall has built the Washburn music department from the ground up.

Posted 1/14/09 (Wed) read more »

Helping find a cure, one step at a time

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases on earth, taking the lives of nearly 564,000 people every year.

Posted 1/07/09 (Wed) read more »

Changing the name, not changing the hometown feel

For almost seventeen years, Washburn Insurance Agency has offered reliable and localized service to the area.

Posted 1/07/09 (Wed) read more »

Welcoming the New Year

With the dawn of every new year comes the time to begin looking towards the future, and 2009 is sure to be the same.

Posted 12/30/08 (Tue) read more »

Financial Forecast 2009

The past year may have been consumed with losses, pinching pennies and watching the economy as it continued to slump into the recession of 2008.

Posted 12/30/08 (Tue) read more »

After the storm

It is 6 a.m. the morning after a weekend blizzard that has blown through McLean County for two days.

Posted 12/23/08 (Tue) read more »

From the small towns to the big cities, local bluegrass takes over the weekend

By definition, bluegrass music is defined as a particular kind of folk music that is characterized by rapid tempos and jazz-like improvisations.

Posted 12/23/08 (Tue) read more »

County seeing positive budget changes

County Auditor Les Korgel updated commissioners on the financial condition of McLean County during the Dec. 9 meeting, telling them, "We are looking at a pretty good year."

Posted 12/17/08 (Wed) read more »

Washburn Park Board responds to recent $5,000 fine

The Washburn Park Board has been tossed into the media spotlight lately, not only in our community but also throughout the state when a recent infraction caused the board to be fined $5,000.

Posted 12/17/08 (Wed) read more »