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3 or 4 minutes: That's how long it would take to make a drug buy in Washburn

The most pertinent question of the night?

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Second thoughts? For the sheriff, only for a fleeting moment

When McLean County’s sheriff for 16 years, Don Charging, announced his recent decision to not seek re-election when his term ends this year, he wasn’t shooting from the hip.

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Tackle no longer secret

While Daniel and Peter Olson have become somewhat famous in their home community, their fledgling fishing tackle business is going viral around the world.

Posted 2/05/14 (Wed) read more »

The pantry is open

The need is great – far greater than most realize.

Posted 2/05/14 (Wed) read more »

SOLD: Real estate market called ‘phenomenal’

Area real estate sales agents are warming up to the idea that winter, the slower season of selling, will soon be behind them.

Posted 1/29/14 (Wed) read more »

Woman on a mission

Just four months ago, Bonnie Anderson was sitting under a mango tree in South Sudan with about a dozen women in 90 degree heat talking about what causes malaria.

Posted 1/29/14 (Wed) read more »

Park facelift proposed

A plan to improve access to Riverside Park hit a bumpy road recently.

Posted 1/22/14 (Wed) read more »

Heavy foot = heavy fines

Years ago, Washburn was known as a speed trap.

Posted 1/22/14 (Wed) read more »

Wilton church connects to African hospital

When Paul Schauer described the African hospital that a Wilton church made a donation to, he struggled to describe a scene that the eyes of area residents could visualize.

Posted 1/15/14 (Wed) read more »

Plans in motion for county fair

The four McLean County Fair Board positions have been filled and the board is already busy setting plans in motion for the 2014 county fair, which is set for June 20-22 this summer at the fair grounds in Underwood.

Posted 1/15/14 (Wed) read more »