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July 19, 2017

Weathering the storm

There was more mud than music at Harmony Park last week, after an unexpected storm bore down on Washburn Friday afternoon.

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With over half of the state facing extreme drought conditions, local ranchers are growing more and more desperate for rain, and for hope.

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July 12, 2017

Cleaning up the jail

After spending over 40 years in a state penitentiary, the last place Daniel Lees thought he would go once free was back inside the walls of a jail cell. But the last 13 months, that exactly what he did.

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At a June Washburn City Commission meeting, the board approved installing “No Truck” signs at 14th and 15th Street in Washburn, in hopes of preventing additional wear on those roads.

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The workday is strange - a few hours in the morning and again in the afternoon, with a break in the middle.

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July 5, 2017

A new chapter

For the second year in a row, Peter Kaine traveled 4,000 miles from home to share his love for learning with families in the United States.

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Temperatures aren’t the only thing going up this summer, as authorities are seeing an increase in motor vehicle accidents throughout the county.

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An effort to file charges against the city auditor was met with frustration Monday as city commissioners voted against the action and urged moving on.

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Bringing the public back into the Public Service Commission - that’s Casey Buchmann’s goal, and his campaign slogan as he plans his 2018 candidacy.

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Facing some drier-than-normal conditions in the area, McLean County Commissioners have decided to take preventative action, instituting a burn ban and fire emergency declaration.

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