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Half of an upcoming playground project will be covered by a federal grant, as Washburn Public School has received an official approval letter for the funding.

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“Let it grow.”

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The Washburn and Wilton American Legion Posts have joined forces, coming together to plan joint Veterans Day events in honor of the Legion’s 100 year anniversary.

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July 11, 2018

Testing the waters

It all started with a teenage boy, swimming laps in Washburn pool last week.

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A former McLean County deputy and current Turtle Lake resident is facing three felonies for the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy.

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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

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 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 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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