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For the 135th year in a row, Washburn residents came together on Monday to honor and remember local veterans with spoken word, song and solemn silence.

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For the first time since its creation, the annual Wild in Wilton fundraiser has been canceled, with park board members citing that there is too much work for the small group of volunteers.

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A former Miner principal will be returning to Wilton Public School in July, this time as the new school superintendent.

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Old favorites, annual staples and a couple new features are on the schedule for this year’s Riverboat Days weekend, set to start the second Thursday in June.

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McLean County’s ag industry is set to expand a little bit, as the county commission approved a new feedlot to be located on a quarter of land near Falkirk Mine.

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Washburn’s Memorial Building will be looking and sounding a little bit better in the near future, with improvements to the stairs and lighting and a new sound system set for installation.

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Change is in the air at Painted Woods Golf Course as officials work to rebrand, remarket and eventually pull the course out of debt.

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After interviewing five candidates and selecting three finalists, the Washburn City Commission has selected its top pick for filling the vacant auditor’s position.

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The Southern McLean football co-op appears to be safe, at least for the next three seasons, as participating schools met last week to tackle problems related to practice times and transportation.

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It has served as the county courthouse, Washburn city hall, the fire station and a meeting place for a variety of local organizations.

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