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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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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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The McLean County Planning and Zoning board, along with well over a dozen area residents, stuffed into the county courthouse last week to discuss a proposed feedlot on Falkirk Mine property.

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Five individuals from a pool of ten applicants have been selected to interview for the Washburn City Auditor position, with closed meetings scheduled to take place next week.

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April 18, 2018

City approves dog park

A dog park is set to be erected near the river in Washburn, with temporary fencing to allow for a trial run of the new feature.

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April 18, 2018

Intake project shelved

Washburn’s intake project is being put on the backburner for this construction season in hopes that federal grant money that was denied for 2018 may be approved for next year.

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For the second year in a row, the Wilton Public School board is starting their search for a new superintendent as current administrator Amanda Meier steps down.

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The June election looks to host a mixture of incumbents, first-timers and write-ins, as local candidates filed to be on the ballot this week.

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Southern McLean football has so far stayed steady in division designation, with preliminary figures placing the co-op back in Class A competition.

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After five special meetings of the Washburn Public School board, it looks like the district has secured both a high school and elementary principal to join the staff this fall.

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