McLean County Independent News

Garrison School patrons were given another chance Monday to hear and see what the school is doing to position itself for the future.

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A pair of fires over the weekend turned the world of two area families upside down.

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Knee high corn by the Fourth of July. In most years, corn surpasses knee high by the Fourth. This year, it’s looking like a pipe dream.

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May 31, 2017

Dealing with drugs

Drug cases carry the lion’s share of the load when it comes to crime in McLean County.

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Melanie and Scott Hillestad watched their 11-year-old son, Gage, go through what no child should.

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With the resignation of former Max School Athletic Director Jade Larson and nobody coming forward to take the job, the future for sports in Max may not be a bright one.

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After years of supporting the American Cancer Society, the McLean County Relay for Life was eliminated by budget cuts.

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What is Garrison known for? Some would say fishing or being a “pretty city.” However, to most, Garrison is famous for its wide array of events that fill the summer months, along with the Dickens Village Festival.

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What is the need and what is the wish, and trying to meld the two for the best possible solution at Garrison School is the $8.6 million-dollar question.

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 Farmers on the northern end of the county will have a little more breathing room than anticipated after commissioners gave the go-ahead on powerline placement easements.

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