Central McLean News-Journal - News

The tragedy that unfolded at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last Wednesday has embroiled the country in debates about gun control, mental illness and bullying in schools.

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February 21, 2018

Derby draws cold hardy crowd

The fishing derby in Turtle Lake drew an enthusiastic crowd despite cold weather on February 10.

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The Underwood City Commission spent much of Monday night’s meeting discussing how tight the reins need to be on the city’s ordinances regarding pets.

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The Turtle Lake Chamber of Progress reviewed its plans for 2018 according to the past year’s schedule at their February 6 meeting.

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February 7, 2018

Times are changing

The band Acoustic Harmony has made a pretty good name for itself in and around McLean County in the past several years – but times are changing.

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February 7, 2018

Zoning board wants permits

Underwood’s planning and zoning board members are tackling some of the city’s ordinances that have been left too open-ended for too long, prompting more questions than answering them as folks have moved into the area, made improvements to their homes, and opened businesses.

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January 31, 2018

EDC takes budget cuts

The city commission slashed the Underwood Area Economic Development Corporation’s budget by a little more than $19,000, but voted to keep Wendy Spencer on in her position as economic developer, approving a UAEDC 2018 budget of $39,600.

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Social media – it can be downright anti-social, with everyone sitting with their heads buried in their phones.

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January 24, 2018

Opponent turned supporter

Four years ago, Curt Olson put his name on the ballot as a candidate for county sheriff.

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January 24, 2018

Turtle Lake renews contract

The city of Turtle Lake has renewed its police contract with the McLean County Sheriff’s Department.

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