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November 16, 2011

Answering the call

You see him zipping up and down the streets of Washburn in his K&D Services work truck.

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Clint Hill, a Washburn native, is best known for his work as a Secret Service agent assigned to protect Jackie Kennedy on the scene the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963.

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Celebrations and assorted events held at Wilton’s Memorial Hall have brought people from the community and across the nation together for many years.

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Doug McDonald and Matthew Leiphon of Praxis Strategy Group led the second housing study and motel feasibility study meeting at the Memorial Building last week.

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EPA control, a vote to do away with property taxes and the growth of the oil industry were all major topics for discussion during the annual Coal Conversion Counties meeting held Wednesday night at Washburn’s Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

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Owners of River Ag Inc., Clark Price and Paul Bichler, visited with city commissioners on Sept. 26 to see if their new business would get the OK for 10 years of 100 percent tax exemption.

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Wilton City Commissioners and City Auditor Kelly Bauer had to do their homework dealing with the Junk Ordinance.

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The renovated Washburn Water Treatment Plant has been a project a long time coming in the city and it finally came to completion in mid-September.

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The Wilton School Board approved a $2.6 million budget on Wednesday night but the crowds didn’t form to hear how much taxes they’d be paying.

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October 12, 2011

On the fringe of growth

The housing study and motel feasibility study in Washburn are underway after a gathering of interested community members Sept. 29.

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