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September 19, 2018

Taxable sales recover slightly

McLean County taxable sales are still down from 2017, but recent numbers show some slight improvement.

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Captain’s Cabin changing hands

"Don’t worry. The broasted chicken is staying,” Emmy Barnick said with a laugh.

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September 12, 2018

Final budget approved

In a 3-2 vote, the Washburn City Commission approved the final 2019 budget, with no additional changes from the preliminary budget.

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September 5, 2018

Changing lives in Japan

The Washburn Baptist youth group has returned from its mission trip to Japan, where they served in a number of ways.

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September 5, 2018

Bringing Airbnb to Washburn

Visitors to Washburn now have another option for short-term housing, as a local apartment complex opens up two units as Airbnb destinations.

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Washburn’s economic development association will be digging into its bank account to temporarily cover their director’s pay after an application for sales tax funds to fund the position was denied last week.

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Area farmers are battling drought, lower commodity prices and tariffs.

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August 22, 2018

Promoting healthy eating

A local farmers market is opening up its produce to those under assistance programs by accepting SNAP for fresh fruit and veggies.

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August 22, 2018

Ruso spared the ax

The doors haven’t closed yet on McLean County’s smallest city, as the local auditor reports that all city council seats have now been filled.

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