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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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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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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

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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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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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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