Central McLean News-Journal - News

About 60 percent of vehicles now on the road are able to use E15 (a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) in their gas tanks thanks to a new United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling.

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Jeremy Haugen, parts manager at the Washburn RDO Equipment, started up a John Deere tractor in the building’s service bay and a dozen excited first graders watched as he engaged the power take-off (PTO).

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February 3, 2011

Supt. Ekstrom to retire

It appeared he wouldn’t get a motion for his notice of resignation/retirement but Supt. Dale Ekstrom eventually got approval and a thank you for serving the Underwood School for the past nine years.

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A good indication of a project planning period coming to an end is when talks surround the finer details of decorative woodwork and bathrooms.

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Kjelden Cundiff, 42, an author living in Springhill, Fla., calls his first published book, "The Cold November Son," a labor of love.

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These days fewer and fewer readers are choosing to buy that crisp new book when they can download a book on a sleek and smaller electronic reading device.

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January 20, 2011

Coping with crisis

When a crisis like suicide hits a community, it’s not something that can be resolved in short order.

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The Positive Person of 2010 recognition was started as a way to honor those who have gone above and beyond just doing their job.

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While water funds seem to be doing well in Underwood, sewer and garbage rates will rise. City auditor Diane Schell recommended not changing the water rate as the water fund is $16,000 in the plus.

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Pay hikes for teachers grew in the single digits over the past years.

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