McLean County Independent News

October 25, 2017

Little relief for taxpayers

County taxpayers will likely feel little-to-no reprieve in 2018 property taxes, as belt tightening in local budgets was curbed by the elimination of a 12 percent State tax-relief credit.

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Businesses and area residents are being put on notice that they should be diligent when checking the legality of their money, no matter what denomination.

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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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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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As harvest winds down, producers are assessing the season. The unusual crop year was one that saw the area suffer through a severe drought. Crops, for the most part, were shadows of what was seen last year.

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The Garrison, Max and Douglas areas have seen their share of loss over the years, the loss of a child, grandchild, sibling or young family member.

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The Garrison Fire Department has a full slate of activities planned to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14.

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September 27, 2017

Finding common ground

BY STU MERRY Finding common ground, that's the hope of Mayor Shannon Jeff ers and general manager of the Garrison Rural Water District, Marty Dahl. Jeff ers and Dahl were guests at Monday's Garrison Chamber of Commerce Governmental Aff airs Committee meeting.

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The McLean County Commissioners took out their black pens Monday morning in an effort to keep the county in the black for the upcoming year, making about $612,000 in budget cuts.

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September 20, 2017

Phone call causes big stir

A short exchange on a cell phone caused quite a commotion Friday and now the caller is in hot water.

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