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A months-long debate continued at Washburn City Hall last week, with a resident repeatedly asking permission to keep the eight dogs commissioners have ordered him to house elsewhere.

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Washburn and Wilton residents woke up Friday to find electricity out and landlines inoperable after an overnight storm splintered apart power lines and littered much of McLean County with broken branches and debris.

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June 27, 2018

Swallowed by the river

Shorelines, residential lawns and boat docks were swallowed up by rising waters this week, as increased releases from the Garrison Dam deepened the Missouri River in Washburn by over two feet in seven days.

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June 27, 2018

A clean slate

McLean County inmates got their hands dirty getting some local cars clean on Friday, serving as volunteers in a fundraiser for the local resource center.

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June 20, 2018

Code 10-32

Screams echoed through the halls of Washburn Public School on Thursday, as victims barricaded themselves in classrooms and crouched against lockers that were the same shade of red as their open wounds.

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June 20, 2018

Write-in races draw

Who will be filling seats on Washburn and Wilton boards remains to be seen, as final election results show a tie in write-in votes for several open positions.

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Two separate requests for Washburn Sales Tax funds were approved Monday by the city commission, with money going to the Washburn Senior Center and the Memorial Building.

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Red, White and Blue, this Fair’s For You is the theme of this year’s McLean County, and 4-H and FFA youth, as well as open class competitors, will be vying for red, white or blue ribbons, with the most accomplished competitors earning some fabulous pink and purple rosette Reserved and Grand Champion ribbons that they’ll treasure for years to come.

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Seven commission and board positions look to be determined by write-in come Tuesday, with Washburn and Wilton each set to see gaps on the ballot in the upcoming election.

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A local celebration of bluegrass music is returning once again, with bands and music lovers set to gather at Cross Ranch State Park next weekend for the Missouri River Bluegrass Festival.

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