Garrison has regained the title as McLean County’s largest city. Figures released by the U. S. Census Bureau and presented to county and city officials show Garrison’s population to be 1,453 – a 10.24 percent jump from 10 years ago when Census figures showed the community’s population was 1,318.
Six McLean County organizations, four of them based in Garrison, will be awarded a total of $37,400 by the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation at an awards luncheon in Minot today (Thursday). The total will be $37,400 if required matching grants are met.
The shopping list is starting to make its way from the grocery store to the menu. A wish list of remodeling, renovations and new spaces for the elementary and high school were unveiled Tuesday evening at a Garrison school board meeting.
Garrison business owners say they have had enough. They are taking steps to deter individuals from considering burglary in the community. Ladd Erickson, McLean County states attorney, met with Garrison Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee members Monday to update them on the status of a number of burglary cases in the community.
Those who patronize either of Garrison’s motels will likely not notice a change in service. A major change has occurred, however. Effective Feb. 14, there are new owners for the Garrison Motel and North Shore Inn & Suites. Even though Dennis and Irene Jeffrey sold their lodging business, it is remaining in the family.
A group of about 15 interested citizens came together Monday night in an effort to save the McLean County Courthouse from destruction. While there were some negative feelings towards a new courthouse, the group resolved to focus their efforts on keeping the old courthouse a towering piece of history in Washburn.
Will Garrison’s indoor skating rink be replaced? About a month ago, the Garrison Park Board decided that the city’s indoor ice-skating rink would not be opened. The reason was based on concern for the integrity of the building that housed the rink. An inspection last month by an engineer confirmed the structure was unsafe.
Old age and excess weight – it’s a recipe for doing anybody, or anything in. And it did this past weekend when abundant snow on the roof of the indoor skating rink became just too much to bear. The roof of the building succumbed to the burden of snow and age this past Saturday evening. City officials cordoned off the area Monday to keep onlookers from getting too close to the structure.