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Local realtors feel minor impact from national housing crisis

Months ago, local communities saw numerous houses on every street go up for sale, but as the weather began to decline, houses that remained unsold slowly fell off the market, waiting for the arrival of fresh spring weather and new eager buyers.

Posted 1/21/09 (Wed) read more »

Snow falls on snow

Last week, after dealing with an estimated 80 inches of snow in some areas of the county, the McLean County Board of Commissioners became one of the five counties and one city to officially declare a state of snow emergency.

Posted 1/21/09 (Wed) read more »

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 »