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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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  • 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. 
  • Illini Community Hospital approved to use new clinic

    Illini Community Hospital approved to use new clinic

    Friday, January 30 2015 12:23 PM EST2015-01-30 17:23:43 GMT
    State approval clears the way for Illini Community Hospital to move into its new consulting physician clinic, outpatient services and oncology department.
    State approval clears the way for Illini Community Hospital to move into its new consulting physician clinic, outpatient services and oncology department.

  • River issues will be highlight of annual UMIMRA conference on Feb. 12

    River issues will be highlight of annual UMIMRA conference on Feb. 12

    Friday, January 30 2015 11:52 AM EST2015-01-30 16:52:24 GMT
    The Upper Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri Rivers Association's annual conference will be held Feb. 12 through 13 at the Town and Country Inn & Suites. The event will feature talks on a wide range of issues involving all three rivers.
    The Upper Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri Rivers Association's annual conference will be held Feb. 12 through 13 at the Town and Country Inn & Suites. The event will feature talks on a wide range of issues involving all three rivers.
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