McLean County Independent News

Boy Scout world tour
August 28, 2019

Boy Scout world tour

When he started Cub Scouts at seven years old, Evan Rensch, now 12, would have never guessed that it would take him halfway around the world.

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As the city has been wondering what policing will be like come 2020 when its current contract with the sheriff’s office expires, Mayor Stuart Merry says he and city council members have been coming up with a plan for a local force.

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Garrison is staring down the barrel of a year without a sheriff’s department contract.

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Art in the park
August 21, 2019

Art in the park

Award-winning artist Karen Bakke spent a week painting at Fort Stevenson State Park as the Artist in Residence.

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Sheriff’s office moves on

After years of disagreements, the tension between Garrison and McLean County over police contracts came to a head Monday afternoon with the county deciding to cut ties in a brief, 12-minute meeting.

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It’s said that the name “The Beatles” came to John Lennon in a dream. Terrel Officer took a cue from one of his dreams too, and it was only slightly less ambitious than starting the most successful band of all time.

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Scheresky starts ‘Dinner on the Prairie’

Bonnie Scheresky of Max had an idea, and she wasn’t afraid to give it a shot.

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final article in the series of “Garrisoning the forts.” Ft. Stevenson had a direct impact on the area, as well as Garrison’s existence.

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July 31, 2019

Mountain Lion spotted

A Mountain Lion was spotted south of Garrison near Fort Stevenson State Park recently. Mountain Lions have been known to attack and maul their victims in other states, so area residents need to exercise caution when outdoors.

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It’s a family thing
July 31, 2019

It’s a family thing

In small towns everyone seems to be related to everyone.

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