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Washburn School Board members went over a short list of potential projects during its meeting this month, noting that the items would be ranked by priority during the upcoming board retreat.

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He works away at the various-sized tin cans with care and attention, moving from one stage of construction to the next, as a little metal person slowly takes shape in front of him.

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October 18, 2017

Drug market boiling over

A 25-pound drug bust near Turtle Lake last week is evidence of a rapidly-booming drug market in McLean County, and targeted efforts by local law enforcement to combat the problem.

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Ten percent of the cost of the possible new intake could be covered by McLean-Sheridan Rural Water District, commissioners said Monday, as they looked further into a potential partnership.

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October 11, 2017

Cutting losses

Crop yields throughout the county took a hit in the summer drought, but are showing some promise, according to Auditor Les Korgel.

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October 4, 2017

Lending a hand

With nearly one-fifth of visitors to the Underwood food pantry coming from Washburn, one local church is gathering donations to help stock the shared shelves.

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A special meeting held last week by the Washburn City Commission was a “choreographed ambush” aimed at tarnishing his name, City Commission President Larry Thomas said Monday.

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As it stands currently, the digital communication sign in Washburn can legally only advertise school events, according to a letter from the Department of Transportation.

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September 27, 2017

A crash course in disc golf

Residents got a chance to try out the upgraded disc golf course at Riverside Park this weekend, during one of several events hosted by the Washburn Lions Saturday.

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September 20, 2017

Signature count reached

With the petition for the Washburn City Commission president officially hitting its mark, a recall election for the city now looks inevitable.

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