McLean County Independent News

Principals at each of the two Garrison schools had good news to share at Tuesday’s Garrison School Board meeting. Shelly Fuller, elementary principal, said 19 new students had enrolled in grades K-6, bringing first day enrollment to 195. She said an additional 33 students were enrolled in the school’s preschool program.

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August 14, 2013

Bond issue resurfaces

A $5 million bond issue will come before patrons of the Garrison School District Oct. 8. The proposal offers what board members consider a good bang for the buck.

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The Garrison School Board found itself in an unusual situation Monday evening. After advertising two open positions on the board, it had letters of interest from three candidates.

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Facts and figures were flying at Monday night’s meeting of the Garrison City Council. The information provided by Randy Wall had aldermen’s heads spinning.

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The first step has been taken and a hurdle cleared. But the biggest hurdle remains for the White Shield School Board and the White Shield Board of Education, and the clock is ticking.

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When students arrive for class in about three weeks at both school campuses in Garrison, they will, like in previous years, be greeted by school officials, welcoming them back.

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It’s no secret the Garrison rental housing market is extremely tight.

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Effective the end of July, the Garrison School Board will be short two members. During the regular board meeting Tuesday, Duane Hummel, board president, submitted his resignation.

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Garrison Memorial Hospital has seen a 20 percent jump in emergency room calls over the last few years. Despite the increase, Tod Graeber, hospital administrator, said emergency care continues to be provided in a single room with two beds.

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There will be no oil field waste dumpsite in McLean County – at least for now.

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