McLean County Independent News

Food pantry to give hand up
January 15, 2020

Food pantry to give hand up

A dream is ready to become a reality. It was only a few months ago when the Garrison Area Resource Center was formed to try to get a food pantry available in Garrison.

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January 15, 2020

Following her dream

Some little girls dream of being princesses or ballet dancers when they grow up, but not Carissa Schumaier. She always wanted to be a Sheriffs Deputy.

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Lighting the way for 2020
January 8, 2020

Lighting the way for 2020

“Happy New Year!” Those were the words shared frequently between strangers and friends during the First Day Hike at Fort Stevenson State Park.

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There will be a new police chief in Garrison and he promises fairness and engagement. Travis Tesch will be the new police chief of Garrison in about a month.

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Budds build adult-youth relationships

The Business Budds are at it again. For the past five years, Business Budds has been a partnership between 6th graders, who are nearly ready to enter the work force, and Garrison business owners and managers.

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December 23, 2019

Bank ownership shifts

When Wayne Stroup was 40 years old, Hans Fischer, the owner of Farmers Security Bank of Washburn, approached him and said he was going to sell Wayne the bank.

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Garrison takes the air out of co-op with Max

No sharing of games, practices, team names and coaches.

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For the 14 years Chris Gratton has been the manager at the CHS Garrison facility he has wanted a grain dryer. This year was the first year he thought the want could have been called a need.

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Sometimes Santa is a petite brunette

More than anything, I want to teach my children that people matter, everyone matters. Little Lunches Organizer Dawn Kolden said.

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Students CRACK the CODE
December 11, 2019

Students CRACK the CODE

It might seem like fun and games. But it’s fun and games disguised as learning.

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