McLean County Independent News

Emergency plans to react to an oil spill were in their infancy 15 months ago. Today they’ve grown – and continue to grow – into a plan to protect the region.

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July 12, 2012

Police contract OK’d

It went by with barely a whisper. The Garrison City Council approved the contract with the McLean County Sheriff’s Department. And it took about that long to approve the 2013 contract of $99,461.

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Don Gackle’s death this past Sunday leaves behind a lifetime of achievements.

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A proposed new playground – geared exclusively for toddlers – received a financial shot in the arm Monday night in Garrison City Council Chambers.

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The future looks bright for the Garrison School District.

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The future looks bright for the Garrison School District.

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The future looks bright for the Garrison School District.

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It pays to be a Garrison School board member.

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There was a hearty turnout for the McLean Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting Tuesday evening. Among those who attended the 67th annual meeting were several guests, including Gov. Jack Dalrymple and his wife Betsy.

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June 21, 2012

Classroom crunch

Purchasing a pair of new buses for $148,500 – a piece of cake. The Garrison School District bought two this summer. But when it came to deciding whether to add a portable classroom; well, that became another matter.

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