Central McLean News-Journal - News

Get ready for a Big Boom

A new business is going to be popping up at Underwood along US 83 in the next week or so.

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June 18, 2019

Turtle races a go

There will be turtle races at this year’s Turtle Days – but will there be turtles in the parade?

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The forecast is for mostly sunny, 75-degree weather this weekend. Even if that forecast doesn’t pan out, Rain or Shine, It’s Fair Time in Underwood, site of the 63rd annual McLean County Fair.

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Tower construction going according to plan

Aside from switching the plans for the locations of a couple water mains from one side of the street to the other, the water line improvements and construction of the new water tower are going according to schedule.

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The early bird is known to get the worm. Next week, the early bird shoppers will be the ones who rake in the biggest and best bargains at the Underwood Fire, Ambulance and Rescue fundraiser rummage sale, starting Thursday, June 13 at 4:30 p.m.

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United Methodist closing after 116 years

After 116 years, the Underwood United Methodist Church is doing its final doxology this Sunday.

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“Their souls go marching on. Because of them, our lives are free. Because of them, our nation lives.”

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UHS grads urged to put best foot forward

Underwood’s four honor students encouraged their classmates and those attending Sunday’s graduation ceremonies to be present, take in what life has to offer, put their best foot forward, but not to take life too seriously.

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Underwood’s Valedictorians Callie Berg and Ethan Earl will both be giving commencement addresses this Sunday, joined by the Class of 2019’s other two honor students giving the welcome and closing.

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TL-M seniors learned respect

Turtle Lake-Mercer Salutatorian Ben Goven warmed up the crowd with a joke about the slow-paced life of a Turtle Lake-Mercer student, and Valedictorian Ryeleigh Laib reminded her classmates and the audience of their time in school that passed in the blink of an eye.

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