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January 1, 2009

Welcoming the New Year

With the dawn of every new year comes the time to begin looking towards the future, and 2009 is sure to be the same.

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By definition, bluegrass music is defined as a particular kind of folk music that is characterized by rapid tempos and jazz-like improvisations.

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December 25, 2008

After the storm

It is 6 a.m. the morning after a weekend blizzard that has blown through McLean County for two days.

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The Washburn Park Board has been tossed into the media spotlight lately, not only in our community but also throughout the state when a recent infraction caused the board to be fined $5,000.

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County Auditor Les Korgel updated commissioners on the financial condition of McLean County during the Dec. 9 meeting, telling them, "We are looking at a pretty good year."

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The exhibits are continuously changing at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

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"Many people don't realize when the streets get swept because of our uneven streets and that's the perception that people see," said Larry Thomas, Washburn City Maintenance Supervisor.

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"If you want time to pass quickly, keep busy and get involved." Those are the words of Pat Carpentier, McLean County Extension Office Agent since June 1, 1976.

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With every Christmas season comes dozens of freshly baked cookies, wonderful glistening lights and warm gatherings with family and friends.

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It isn't obvious from the outside, except for the CLOSED sign last Saturday and Monday saying the Washburn Public Library was closed for business.

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