McLean County Independent News

December 23, 2019

Bank ownership shifts

When Wayne Stroup was 40 years old, Hans Fischer, the owner of Farmers Security Bank of Washburn, approached him and said he was going to sell Wayne the bank.

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Sometimes Santa is a petite brunette

More than anything, I want to teach my children that people matter, everyone matters. Little Lunches Organizer Dawn Kolden said.

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For the 14 years Chris Gratton has been the manager at the CHS Garrison facility he has wanted a grain dryer. This year was the first year he thought the want could have been called a need.

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Students CRACK the CODE
December 11, 2019

Students CRACK the CODE

It might seem like fun and games. But it’s fun and games disguised as learning.

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You can ask the girl to the dance, but she is going to need a lot more than an invitation.

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Damper on Dickens, second weekend set

First it was ice, then snow, then fog. Weather took a toll on the first weekend of the Dickens Village Festival, slashing the number of visitors and sales.

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MAKING of a FESTIVAL
November 26, 2019

MAKING of a FESTIVAL

Jill Fuller is getting making her Christmas wishes come true early.

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If the co-op disagreement between Max and Garrison school boards was a football game, Max would be the team wanting to play by the previous rules and Garrison would be the team trying to rewrite the rule book.

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Protecting the Protectors
November 20, 2019

Protecting the Protectors

Editor’s Note: “Boys with their toys.” That’s what the McLean County Independent called the armored vehicles the McLean County Sheriff’s Department purchased four years ago.

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“You just got to stay positive and optimistic and put one foot in front of the other.”

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