Central McLean News-Journal - News

Grads told ‘not the critic who counts’

Yes, families were seated a proper social/physical distance away from one another at Sunday’s Turtle Lake-Mercer graduation, but as the ceremony progressed and the speakers addressed those in attendance, it was obvious they were focused on their memories and their futures – not the coronavirus impacted present.

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Some things were a little different at the Turtle Lake American Legion Post #133’s annual Memorial Day Program, but the emotions of those in attendance were the same as they honored America’s fallen veterans.

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Goin’ to the school house, and they’re gonna get married

Even a pandemic couldn’t stop true love.

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The Turtle Lake-Mercer graduating class of 2020 will hold its commencement ceremony this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium, followed by a parade processional down Main St. immediately following the ceremony.

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The Underwood City Commission tackled a pair of issues regarding current city ordinances Monday night, opting to NOT amend a current citywide ban on open burning, while continuing to discuss the possibility of amending the city’s ordinance regarding raising chickens within the city limits.

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The end of an era
May 13, 2020

The end of an era

After 40 years in operation, Coal Creek Station is slated to close its doors.

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Blowing in the wind
May 6, 2020

Blowing in the wind

While a lot of folks were making use of the coronavirus home-style quarantine time by doing puzzles and working on some little projects around the house, Underwood’s Joe and JoAnn Fleischman were spending their time repurposing fans, turning them into one-of-a-kind windmills.

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It was back to business-asusual Friday – almost.

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Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday announced during his daily press conference that businesses previously closed or limited by his executive order due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to open this Friday following new criteria that his office announced Tuesday.

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Nowhere to go
April 29, 2020

Nowhere to go

Underwood’s Dylan Aasheim, Lucy Santos, Cade Kjelstrup and Maddy Heger were all dressed up

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