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  • D. HUSAR: Packing away Christmas not always a small project

    D. HUSAR: Packing away Christmas not always a small project

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 12:09 PM EST2015-01-14 17:09:47 GMT
    The first steps involve gaining access to the displays by taking down the lights that line the roads. Volunteers and labor provided by the Clayton Work Camp pull and coil power cables, then load displays in waiting trailers. "Things do have to be taken down carefully and put away properly, or we're delayed even more in the fall," Groves said.
    The first steps involve gaining access to the displays by taking down the lights that line the roads. Volunteers and labor provided by the Clayton Work Camp pull and coil power cables, then load displays in waiting trailers. "Things do have to be taken down carefully and put away properly, or we're delayed even more in the fall," Groves said.

  • D. HUSAR: Longtime ADM electrician keeping his eyes on the star

    D. HUSAR: Longtime ADM electrician keeping his eyes on the star

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:00 AM EST2014-12-17 14:00:12 GMT
    Old habits die hard for Jerry Loos. Loos still keeps a watchful eye on one of Quincy's iconic Christmas decorations, the star atop ADM along Gardner Expressway, even though it's not his responsibility for the...
    Old habits die hard for Jerry Loos. Loos still keeps a watchful eye on one of Quincy's iconic Christmas decorations, the star atop ADM along Gardner Expressway, even though it's not his responsibility for the...
  • D. HUSAR: Giving thanks for food -- and farmers

    D. HUSAR: Giving thanks for food -- and farmers

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 1:30 PM EST2014-11-26 18:30:30 GMT
    There's plenty to give thanks for on Thursday. Family and friends. Good health. A table filled with turkey and all the trimmings. Shawn Valter, manager of the Adams County Farm Bureau, wants to add one more thing to the list -- the farmers ...
    There's plenty to give thanks for on Thursday. Family and friends. Good health. A table filled with turkey and all the trimmings. Shawn Valter, manager of the Adams County Farm Bureau, wants to add one more thing to the list -- the farmers ...
  • D. HUSAR: Hancock native known for "injecting ginger into a ball team"

    D. HUSAR: Hancock native known for "injecting ginger into a ball team"

    Friday, November 14 2014 12:54 PM EST2014-11-14 17:54:07 GMT
    Amy Graham expected a few surprises in helping to put together the local portion of a traveling national exhibit on display in Carthage. She found some tied to America's favorite pastime. Hancock County has one...
    Amy Graham expected a few surprises in helping to put together the local portion of a traveling national exhibit on display in Carthage. She found some tied to America's favorite pastime. Hancock County has one...
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  • Wyoming artist to be featured speaker at Untold Nauvoo Stories

    Wyoming artist to be featured speaker at Untold Nauvoo Stories

    Sunday, February 1 2015 12:24 AM EST2015-02-01 05:24:05 GMT
    Artist Glen S. Hopkinson, a professional artist for 43 years based in Byron, Wyo., will be a featured speaker Friday and Saturday at Untold Nauvoo Stories, an annual symposium that celebrates Nauvoo's historical past with presentations exploring less well-known topics.
    Artist Glen S. Hopkinson, a professional artist for 43 years based in Byron, Wyo., will be a featured speaker Friday and Saturday at Untold Nauvoo Stories, an annual symposium that celebrates Nauvoo's historical past with presentations exploring less well-known topics.
  • New technology to battle resistant weeds means new stewardship requirements

    New technology to battle resistant weeds means new stewardship requirements

    Saturday, January 31 2015 12:49 AM EST2015-01-31 05:49:19 GMT
    QUINCY -- Mark Bernards reported a few scattered resistant weeds were in Western Illinois University fields in 2012 and 2013. By 2014, resistant weeds were widespread in a couple of fields, and the same scenario is becoming more common across West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. "You realize what I've been doing in the past no longer works, and to accomplish in the future what I've done in the past is going to be hard," Bernards said.
    QUINCY -- Mark Bernards reported a few scattered resistant weeds were in Western Illinois University fields in 2012 and 2013. By 2014, resistant weeds were widespread in a couple of fields, and the same scenario is becoming more common across West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. "You realize what I've been doing in the past no longer works, and to accomplish in the future what I've done in the past is going to be hard," Bernards said.

  • Labor contracts remain unsettled for Quincy police, firefighter unions

    Labor contracts remain unsettled for Quincy police, firefighter unions

    Thursday, January 29 2015 8:58 AM EST2015-01-29 13:58:54 GMT
    Labor agreements between the city of Quincy and bargaining units representing firefighters and police officers and sergeants have yet to be reached, and it appears at least one could be decided by arbitration. Police officers and firefighters have been operating without a contract since the previous three-year deals expired April 30. 
    Labor agreements between the city of Quincy and bargaining units representing firefighters and police officers and sergeants have yet to be reached, and it appears at least one could be decided by arbitration. Police officers and firefighters have been operating without a contract since the previous three-year deals expired April 30. 
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