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Early freeze slows corn crop maturity

Steven Heger, an Underwood farmer, can’t remember a more stressful spring planting season than this past one.

Posted 9/28/11 (Wed) read more »

Wolf Creek area property owners question subdivision

Traffic concerns, covenants and drainage fears have put a temporary halt to a proposal by Alan Ness to develop a 40-lot subdivision near Wolf Creek.

Posted 9/21/11 (Wed) read more »

Memorial Building gets new locks

City commissioners rationed there were too many keys floating around for entry into the Memorial Building so they voted to have new locks installed in the building with new keys to be distributed to those necessary.

Posted 9/21/11 (Wed) read more »

Memorial Building turns 60 years old

A proud monument on Washburn’s Main Avenue turns 60 years old on Sept. 21.

Posted 9/14/11 (Wed) read more »

County has a new agent

Irene Graves is the new agent for McLean County.

Posted 9/14/11 (Wed) read more »

Washburn school welcomes new faculty

Washburn school’s enrollment went up 10 students from last year.

Posted 9/07/11 (Wed) read more »

Harvest shows mixed bag of lower yield, higher prices

Area producers are continuing to harvest small grains as weather provides only slightly drier conditions than what has been seen over the growing season.

Posted 9/07/11 (Wed) read more »

Cross Ranch State Park reopening

Work to get Cross Ranch State Park back into shape for campers over the Labor Day weekend took extra employees and some changes to the landscape.

Posted 8/31/11 (Wed) read more »

New pastor blows in from Windy City

It took some big changes in Russ Whitaker’s life for him to get into the ministry field after 20 years in sales.

Posted 8/31/11 (Wed) read more »

Washburn starts school year with increased enrollment

Bags have already been packed several times and the first-day-of-school outfits have been worn and are now in the wash with Washburn school starting last Thursday.

Posted 8/24/11 (Wed) read more »