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Winter, spring straining county’s financial situation

It’s the winter that keeps on giving and giving, or in McLean County’s case, it’s become a case of taking and taking and taking as the county’s budget and reserves grow smaller and smaller and smaller.

Posted 4/22/09 (Wed) read more »

Clean-up Week issues addressed by commissioners

Beautification Day has been scheduled for Saturday, May 2, and Underwood’s Clean-Up Week will coincide during the week of May 4-9.

Posted 4/22/09 (Wed) read more »

Meeting called to redirect run-off

The memories of the flood of 1978 aren’t far from the minds of most Underwood residents who lived through the onslaught of water that flooded portions of Underwood at the time.

Posted 4/15/09 (Wed) read more »

Fifth and Sixth graders become Money Savvy

The Underwood fifth and sixth graders got a chance to do something that many adults don’t get to do.

Posted 4/15/09 (Wed) read more »

Mystery of missing garbage truck solved

Ghosts are not haunting the new residential Waste Management garbage truck that serves both Underwood and Washburn.

Posted 4/08/09 (Wed) read more »

Individuals should document and report flood damage

"Right now, I don’t have any notifications of anybody having water damage or problems associated with flooding in their homes, but I would encourage those that do have problems to notify me," said Todd Schreiner during Tuesday’s McLean County Commission meeting

Posted 4/08/09 (Wed) read more »

Blisters, bandaids and back-aching bliss

Most teenagers, if given a choice, are likely to opt for the less difficult of two tasks.

Posted 4/01/09 (Wed) read more »

Shutting off the Missouri River

The U.S. Corps of Engineers made history on March 24 when they made the decision to close the Garrison Dam and allow no water to be released into the Missouri River.

Posted 4/01/09 (Wed) read more »

McKelvey continues tradition

When Roger McKelvey was 15 or 16 years old, he spent many hours in the Underwood Body Shop, visiting with the owners, George Werre and Duane Fischer, asking questions and watching the two men work.

Posted 3/25/09 (Wed) read more »

Students give from the heart

Arianna Troyna, age 3, doesn't know it, but she has a set of guardian angels from Underwood School who worked together last week to raise money to help the little girl and her family in their fight against her bout with leukemia.

Posted 3/25/09 (Wed) read more »