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  • 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. 
  • Drop in gasoline prices produces windfall for city, schools, counties

    Drop in gasoline prices produces windfall for city, schools, counties

    Saturday, January 31 2015 1:02 AM EST2015-01-31 06:02:28 GMT
    When gas prices soar, city and county agencies are forced to use money that might otherwise go toward expenses such as new equipment or pothole repairs and spend it on fuel. So when gas prices fall, as they have in recent weeks, what happens? The price of a gallon of gasoline recently dropped below $2 in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, the first time below that level since March 2009. 
    When gas prices soar, city and county agencies are forced to use money that might otherwise go toward expenses such as new equipment or pothole repairs and spend it on fuel. So when gas prices fall, as they have in recent weeks, what happens? The price of a gallon of gasoline recently dropped below $2 in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, the first time below that level since March 2009. 
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