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June 14, 2017

A wild ride

Hundreds of attendees braved sun, wind and bucking bulls for this year’s annual Riverboat Days celebration, which boasted big numbers for both returning and first-time events.

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Washburn City Commissioners debated adding wifi to the Memorial Building and upgrading security at City Hall during Monday’s meeting.

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The Washburn Municipal Airport is one step closer to seeing some improvements after receiving a grant from the Department of Transportation.

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June 7, 2017

Carving out history

“This is how they did it,” he says, as he swings the ax downward, skimming off a layer of wood and raising the sole of his boot as the blade comes to a stop near his heel.

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A nearly $700,000 endowment for the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center is now in the hands of the State after the Foundation gave up control of it last week.

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Three hundred and forty names were read aloud Monday, filling the silence, echoing through the hall and the hearts of those seated inside of it.

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The Washburn City Commission approved a little over $125,000 at Monday’s meeting for repairs and improvements throughout the city.

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Oil and natural gas production in the county was down for March. That’s the word from McLean County Auditor Les Korgel. Still, county officials expect a productive year.

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Great River Energy may be adding some new plants at Coal Creek Station in coming years, but instead of producing energy, the new feature would actually generate produce.

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Commissioners couldn’t seem to agree on how monthly city meetings should be run, debating at length both legal and moral aspects of different actions common at meetings.

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