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Californians celebrate 50th at Dickens Village

What do two Californians celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary do to observe the milestone?

Posted 12/03/14 (Wed) read more »

Dickens first weekend has arrived

While the Dickens Festival may be celebrating its 21st anniversary and events are planned for three weeks, there are certain events occurring the first weekend only.

Posted 11/26/14 (Wed) read more »

Rural home burglarized

McLean County authorities continue to search for leads into who is responsible for breaking into a rural Garrison home this past Friday.

Posted 11/25/14 (Tue) read more »

Bond issue not dead

The wheels have begun turning to have another bond election – soon.

Posted 11/19/14 (Wed) read more »

Queen Elizabus fixed and running again for Dickens

Since last Thanksgiving, the Dickens Festival’s main attraction, a cherry red, double-decker British bus going by the name "Queen Elizabus," has been immobile and sitting in a barn on display in Garrison.

Posted 11/19/14 (Wed) read more »

A salute to heroes

Twenty years ago, when Jason Matthews was still in high school at Garrison, America was enjoying unprecedented peace and prosperity.

Posted 11/12/14 (Wed) read more »

It's official: Bond election fails

Supporters of a bond election for Garrison school improvement and expansion projects hoped the third time would be a charm.

Posted 11/12/14 (Wed) read more »

School bond vote fails

The silence was deafening.

Posted 11/05/14 (Wed) read more »

Kerzmann elected sheriff

JR Kerzmann is the new McLean County Sheriff. Doug Krebsbach is the new McLean County commissioner.

Posted 11/05/14 (Wed) read more »

Property sale to be Nov. 18

Five parcels of real estate are scheduled to hit the auction block next month.

Posted 10/29/14 (Wed) read more »