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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 »

Cleaner streets in Washburn's future

"Many people don't realize when the streets get swept because of our uneven streets and that's the perception that people see," said Larry Thomas, Washburn City Maintenance Supervisor.

Posted 12/10/08 (Wed) read more »

National relics draw Senator Dorgan to Washburn

The exhibits are continuously changing at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

Posted 12/10/08 (Wed) read more »

Fort Mandan Christmas Tea returns with new changes and events

With every Christmas season comes dozens of freshly baked cookies, wonderful glistening lights and warm gatherings with family and friends.

Posted 12/03/08 (Wed) read more »

40 years of service: Carpentier shares lessons learned

"If you want time to pass quickly, keep busy and get involved." Those are the words of Pat Carpentier, McLean County Extension Office Agent since June 1, 1976.

Posted 12/03/08 (Wed) read more »

Washburn School plans for facility improvements

About a year ago, a facility improvement plan was written, which made several changes to the school facility and grounds.

Posted 11/25/08 (Tue) read more »

Washburn Library gets interior facelift

It isn't obvious from the outside, except for the CLOSED sign last Saturday and Monday saying the Washburn Public Library was closed for business.

Posted 11/25/08 (Tue) read more »