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November 8, 2017

Winter hits Washburn

Some weekend snowfall and lower-than-normal November temperatures are likely the beginning of a chilly and damp winter, according to the National Weather Service.

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When the USS Oklahoma capsized on Dec. 7, 1941, Walter Backman was on board, working in the radio room with another sailor.

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Specifics of a proposed water intake structure were discussed at length Monday during an informal meeting of commissioners and city engineers.

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November 1, 2017

Touring the treadmills

What started as a personal gym has quickly grown into something much bigger, KT-fitness owner Katie Kulzer said.

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Washburn School Board members went over a short list of potential projects during its meeting this month, noting that the items would be ranked by priority during the upcoming board retreat.

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October 25, 2017

Building inspiration

In honor of their 40th year in business, Washburn’s Wagon Wheel Lumber and Hardware has opened up a completely remodeled design center -- and a world of possibilities. “We totally redid our showroom,” interior and cabinet design specialist Sue Doerr said. “We’re calling it our design center.”

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He works away at the various-sized tin cans with care and attention, moving from one stage of construction to the next, as a little metal person slowly takes shape in front of him.

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October 18, 2017

Drug market boiling over

A 25-pound drug bust near Turtle Lake last week is evidence of a rapidly-booming drug market in McLean County, and targeted efforts by local law enforcement to combat the problem.

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Ten percent of the cost of the possible new intake could be covered by McLean-Sheridan Rural Water District, commissioners said Monday, as they looked further into a potential partnership.

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October 11, 2017

Cutting losses

Crop yields throughout the county took a hit in the summer drought, but are showing some promise, according to Auditor Les Korgel.

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The Weather Network