McLean County Independent News

Jack Walcker, of rural Turtle Lake, celebrated his 85th birthday on Aug. 27. While turning 85 is pretty special, Walcker who has a love for horses and the western way of life, is still training horses to drive. On his 85th birthday he trained a Tennessee Walking horse to drive who is owned by a good friend of Walcker.

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September 23, 2015

Community loses a visionary

A man described by those who knew him as dedicated to his business, Garrison State Bank & Trust, and his community, has died.

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September 16, 2015

Property tax levy hearing set

A public hearing is Monday, Oct. 5, at 7:10 p.m., to consider increasing the 2016 City of Garrison property tax levy by 33.75 percent. The meeting is in conjunction with the next city council meeting.

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September 16, 2015

Help wanted

Signs, signs, everywhere there are signs. There are apply within signs, help wanted signs and cashiers wanted signs around Garrison.

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September 9, 2015

Property taxes to go up

An ad in this week’s local papers indicating the county is looking at raising taxes 113.62 percent will probably raise a lot of eyebrows in McLean County.

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Corn, hay and scarecrows will decorate Garrison’s City Park Saturday for the annual Corn, Wheels ‘N Grill Fest.

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The McLean County Sheriff’s Department recently recognized three individuals who assisted at the scene of an incident where an intoxicated individual attempted to overpower Deputy Justin Cote during an investigation into a Driving While Impaired motorist complaint.

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September 2, 2015

Enrollments on the rise

Area schools are officially back in session. In most cases, school officials report a jump in enrollment from this spring.

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August 26, 2015

To the rescue

When Tom Bjornholt suffered a leg injury in a freak accident in June, he feared the worst, not wanting to admit that it would prevent him from accomplishing what every farmer lives for – bringing in the harvest.

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The Garrison School District is losing the catch up battle.

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