McLean County Independent News

February 28, 2013

Ordinance approved

The fear of the unknown brought a crowd of more than 50 local residents to hear what the McLean County Planning and Zoning board was proposing to do with waste in the county.

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While one county commissioner, Pam Link, attended a public hearing in Washburn to discuss proposed zoning changes, Commissioners Steve Lee and Barry Suydam were in Garrison to discuss the same proposals and other county issues.

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February 21, 2013

Water idea backed

Garrison’s Parks and Recreation board says it likes the idea of tapping into the city’s aquifer to provide water to the Legion baseball field, among other sports facilities in the immediate area in northwest Garrison.

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February 21, 2013

It’s all about oil

The saying goes: Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting. But in this case, oil replaces the whiskey and water. It’s not for drinking, but it sure seems like it’s for fighting.

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Shelly Fuller, principal at Bob Callies Elementary School, and Jim Upgren, Garrison High School principal, said they’re pleased with students’ recent test scores.

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District Court Judge Lawrence Jahnke answered the hopes of McLean County commissioners by lifting a temporary injunction last Thursday.

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February 7, 2013

Time for a trim

Blind intersections continue to be a concern for city officials in Garrison.

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February 7, 2013

Field ownership questioned

Ownership of the softball/baseball diamond complex northwest of Garrison appears to be up in the air.

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When the Garrison Nursing Home was built in the late 60s, it resembled other long-term care facilities. Standard construction design included long hallways and few creature comforts to provide a home-like environment.

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Garrison Area Improvement Association members showed support for the organization’s leadership by re-electing three directors during Monday’s annual meeting.

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