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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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About a year ago, a facility improvement plan was written, which made several changes to the school facility and grounds.

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Six weeks of intense morning, afternoon and night practices build up the anticipation for one night of competition.

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It takes a certain confidence in one's self to step into a position while maintaining an air of expectation, a willingness to meet the challenge, and a deep respect for tradition.

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