McLean County Independent News

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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Garrison, and quite possibly Max, are smack dab in the middle of a political tug of war.

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September 29, 2011

Disaster preparedness

It was only a drill, but for those who participated in Tuesday afternoon’s mock disaster, it was real, and done in real time.

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This spring’s flooding continues to cause stress on those affected by the aftermath. For those in Cameron Township, Ward County, matters came to a head in Douglas Monday morning.

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September 22, 2011

Paying it forward

A 1 percent tax approved by Garrison voters in 2006 could pave the way toward paying the lion’s share of the cost for a new water tower in the community.

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September 22, 2011

Money issues top board

How much is enough to have in the bank? Steve Seidler, Garrison school board member, said Tuesday evening he thinks $678,000 might not be enough.

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The phrase “no pain, no gain” took on new life at a meeting of a group of school board members last week.

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September 15, 2011

Trailer court bustling

It’s a sight that hasn’t been seen since Boeing was in the area installing missile sites in the early 60s. The sight is a full Northview Trailer Court.

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September 8, 2011

Harvest shows mixed bag

Area producers are continuing to harvest small grains as weather provides only slightly drier conditions than what has been seen over the growing season.

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