McLean County Independent News

Gifts from the Heart and the Giving Tree benefit local residents in need.

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Young Luke Skywalker, the hero of the Star Wars saga, had his demons to face and, in the end, he prevailed over the forces of the dark side.

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One of the main topics of concern during Monday’s McLean County Commission meeting can be summed up in a single word – roads.

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A suspect wanted for the murder of his live-in girlfriend in South Sioux City, Neb., was arrested by McLean County authorities in Garrison Monday.

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During a special meeting of the Max City Council, Russell Titus, Minot, said he would like to bring a new business to Max.

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The shoe has dropped. All five members of the Garrison Park Board have resigned. The decision was made by board members at their meeting Oct. 12.

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Carved up like a Thanksgiving turkey. That’s what McLean County could look like in regard to the latest proposed legislative redistricting lines for District 4 and District 8.

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October 13, 2011

Fall ritual

Tranquility. A babbling brook in the quiet of a calm, clear, crisp fall day. In the brook swim dozens, no, hundreds of Chinook salmon, fighting, struggling to swim upstream against the strong current.

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October 13, 2011

Need lodging? Book ahead!

Unless visitors to the area are keen on the idea of sleeping in their vehicles, they best call ahead for reservations. Even then, there’s no assurance accommodations will be available.

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It’s time to keep the streets in Garrison top priority. That’s why Garrison City council members decided Monday night to increase the amount budgeted for street repairs in the general fund from $52,000 to $77,000 – an increase of $25,000, or a jump of about 32 percent.

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