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  • 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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  • School Board ponders whether to hire construction manager for building project

    School Board ponders whether to hire construction manager for building project

    Friday, November 28 2014 10:25 AM EST2014-11-28 15:25:11 GMT
    The Quincy School Board will meet in special session at 4 p.m. Monday to discuss whether it should seek the services of a construction manager to oversee the district's $89 million building project. The board also will take steps to sell the first $10 million worth of general obligation bonds for the five-year project.
    The Quincy School Board will meet in special session at 4 p.m. Monday to discuss whether it should seek the services of a construction manager to oversee the district's $89 million building project. The board also will take steps to sell the first $10 million worth of general obligation bonds for the five-year project.
  • Jobless rates at lowest levels in years in West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri

    Jobless rates at lowest levels in years in West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri

    Friday, November 28 2014 1:44 PM EST2014-11-28 18:44:35 GMT
    QUINCY -- It has been six to seven years since unemployment rates were this low in this region. Brown County had the lowest unemployment rate in Illinois at 3.2 percent. Knox County, Mo., had the lowest rate in the Show-Me State at 2.6 percent. Only one county in the region had unemployment of more than 6 percent.
    QUINCY -- It has been six to seven years since unemployment rates were this low in this region. Brown County had the lowest unemployment rate in Illinois at 3.2 percent. Knox County, Mo., had the lowest rate in the Show-Me State at 2.6 percent. Only one county in the region had unemployment of more than 6 percent.

  • Quincy native Gabrielle Zwick to showcase her fashion collection

    Quincy native Gabrielle Zwick to showcase her fashion collection

    Friday, November 28 2014 1:43 PM EST2014-11-28 18:43:11 GMT
    QUINCY -- Gabrielle Zwick admits she will never be content to sit back and watch the world pass her by. She knows what she wants to accomplish in life, and she's in a hurry to get there. "I'm impatient," the good-natured 23-year-old Quincy native says.
    QUINCY -- Gabrielle Zwick admits she will never be content to sit back and watch the world pass her by. She knows what she wants to accomplish in life, and she's in a hurry to get there. "I'm impatient," the good-natured 23-year-old Quincy native says.
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