Central McLean News-Journal - News

Sometimes lately Underwood’s Bobbie Maxwell feels like she’s living in "the olden days" when folks had to walk down to the creek to fill buckets of water so they could cook, take baths, wash clothes and do the other necessities of life. Kind of like Little House’s Laura Ingalls.

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All’s well that ends well . . . unless your well isn’t working . . . well – or at all.

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Saturday’s auction marked the end of an era as the last remnants of inventory of Quality Lumber was sold off to an approximately 100 bidders.

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The folks who live in the Spring Creek and Iglehart Lakeview Subdivisions near Douglas Bay on the north side of Lake Sakakawea do not want to lose their easy lake access, and they’re willing to take the necessary steps to make sure they don’t.

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The Vonderheide Gymnasium in Underwood smelled a lot like a bakery last Monday as students from Underwood, Washburn and White Shield presented their business plans and samples of their wares (and menu items) at the annual Entrepreneur Expo.

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McLean County State’s Attorney Ladd Erickson and McLean County Sheriff Don Charging took the opportunity to address the community of Underwood at last Tuesday’s city commission meeting, hoping to say their piece, and keep the peace.

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Judge John W. Grinsteiner ruled Tuesday that there is insufficient evidence to uphold a temporary restraining order filed against an Underwood School aide, Lisa Auck, by Deborah Henderson, who has three children attending school in Underwood.

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The tables and chairs are in, the flat screens are in place, the anxiously-awaited bar made from reclaimed barn wood is in, the staff is ready to roll – all the place needs now is some customers, and those will be coming soon.

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This cold winter has not been kind.

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Underwood’s elementary students will be welcomed back to school by a new, albeit familiar, face in the principal’s office this fall, as this past Thursday long-time elementary principal Barb Robinson expressed her intent to retire at the end of this school year in a letter to the school board.

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