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USGS starts study of Missouri River along Washburn

The average person can tell that the Missouri River flowing by Washburn looks different from the same river a year ago.

Posted 6/22/11 (Wed) read more »

Record attendance for county fair

The McLean County Fair can mark down another successful year for the books, with cooperating weather and a record attendance number.

Posted 6/14/11 (Tue) read more »

Added releases slowly rising river levels in area

Early indicators showed that Washburn and Hensler homes would be quite flooded at this point but as of press time, water was holding just below the brim of the bank for much of the area and releases were just under 140,000 cubic feet per second.

Posted 6/14/11 (Tue) read more »

County fair starts Friday

The McLean County Fair is back for its 55th year at the Underwood fairgrounds for a weekend filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Posted 6/08/11 (Wed) read more »

‘Prepared as best we can’

Since last week sandbagging efforts have been full blown for many residents south of Washburn and upstream to Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon.

Posted 6/08/11 (Wed) read more »

Downstream prepares for rising waters

As the water releases increase downstream of the Garrison Dam folks in the Washburn and Hensler area are watching the Missouri River water surge on by with great force.

Posted 6/01/11 (Wed) read more »

Unprecedented levels on Lake Sakakawea

Tom Roe, Bismarck, has fished the upper stretch of the Missouri River hundreds of times.

Posted 6/01/11 (Wed) read more »

Wilton graduates 16 seniors

It was a sweet ending to a long road for 16 Wilton High School seniors who graduated Sunday afternoon at the Wilton School in front of family, friends and school staff.

Posted 5/25/11 (Wed) read more »

Washburn seniors fly into the future

Twenty proud Cardinals took the stage and overlooked the gathered audience on Sunday during Washburn High School’s commencement ceremony.

Posted 5/25/11 (Wed) read more »

Street damage in need of repair

The city commissioners heard numerous concerns from residents for street repair and have continued to see the issues that a wet spring have caused to the streets.

Posted 5/18/11 (Wed) read more »