McLean County Independent News

The school’s two remaining administrators will receive pay increases for the 2011-12 school year.

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At the recommendation of the Building and Grounds Committee, Garrison School Board members agreed now is not the time to move forward with expansion projects at the high school and elementary school.

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You could have heard a pin drop. No one knew the announcement was coming. But when Superintendent Steve Brannan said high school Principal Darwin Routledge had given his verbal resignation Tuesday, board members were left dumbfounded.

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June 16, 2011

State Park busy

“It’s been a wild, wild spring and it looks like its going to continue into summer.” That’s the word from Dick Messerly, manager of Fort Stevenson State Park.

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June 16, 2011

Rink location not set

The location for the replacement indoor skating rink is not set in stone – just yet. It appeared that the location for the new indoor facility was determined by a vote of the Garrison City Council Monday night, June 6. The council voted unanimously by roll call vote.

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Just a few years ago, several Garrison residents tackled a massive endeavor – working to get a new marina built at Fort Stevenson State Park.

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For the first time in the 57-year history of the Garrison Dam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened spillway gates June 1 to drain flood waters from Lake Sakakawea into the Missouri River.

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June 2, 2011

Bracing for the worst

They hung on every word spoken. Farmers, cabin owners, county officials – all were wondering how they will be impacted when the level of Lake Audubon is increased over the next few weeks.

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June 2, 2011

Unprecidented

Tom Roe, Bismarck, has fished the upper stretch of the Missouri River hundreds of times. On Saturday, Roe stood above the Tailrace staring down at a furious, frothing, nearly-unrecognizable river.

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The countdown is on to a celebration of historic proportions in Makoti. On July 7-10, Makoti will be celebrating 100 years as a town.

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