McLean County Independent News

June 21, 2017

Burn ban issued

Facing some drier-than-normal conditions in the area, McLean County Commissioners have decided to take preventative action, instituting a burn ban and fire emergency declaration.

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It was a solemn time Monday night at the Garrison City Park, a time to remember one’s service to the country.

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Coal may be king in McLean County, but that doesn’t mean wind farms aren’t making their presence known.

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

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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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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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