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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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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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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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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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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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