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Quincy School District reorganization effort reaches new milestones

ONE NEW building, taking shape as part of Quincy School District's multi-year, $89 million construction and reorganization program, was open for a walk-through by certified staff last week.

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Drivers should watch for farm equipment, wildlife crossing roads

HARVEST season has begun, and rural roads should be considered active work zones, where all drivers need to use extra caution. Agriculture is the top industry in the United States. Illinois, Iowa and Missouri are among the nation's top producers with comb

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Local businesses create new jobs, boost economy

ECONOMIC news, like the weather, seems to change every few minutes. But Marcel Wagner Jr., president of the Great River Economic Development Foundation, gave some good news about local hirings this week.

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Congress needs to overhaul outdated disaster programs

HOMEOWNERS who have rebuilt after floods near the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, or in other parts of the region, have a rough idea of the frustration and hard work ahead for Americans hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While the flooding in Texas, Loui

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United Way Day of Caring helps agencies that help people in need

AGENCIES that help meet vital needs in Northeast Missouri got help with their own pressing needs last week. Thirty-five volunteers pitched in during a Day of Caring sponsored by the United Way of the Mark Twain Area.

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Equifax data breach puts 143 million at risk; Congress, president should act

PERSONAL information stolen from Equifax will compromise the economic welfare of as many as 143 million Americans, more than half of the nation's adult population. Hackers now have data to steal people's identities.

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We the people should celebrate U.S. Constitution: 230 years and still going strong

CONSTITUTION Day doesn't get the respect that it deserves. No fireworks, no three-day weekend or other trappings of a major holiday are accorded to Sept. 17. We the people have ultimate authority to see that the republic endures.

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Farming among dangerous jobs; Safety Week focuses on better practices

AMERICAN farmers and ranchers are the world's most prolific producers of food and fiber -- they also have some of the nation's most dangerous jobs. Farm injuries and deaths will be the focus during National Farm Safety Week, which begins Sunday.

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Military Salute great idea highly likely to grow

THERE is an ongoing, underlying reason behind the continued success of the annual Mid-America Military Salute, an event held each fall at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

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QU putting itself on right track by keeping Conover

MEMBERS of the Quincy University Board of Trustees showed impeccable judgment in choosing Phil Conover to remain as the school's president through the 2018-19 school year. Trustees opted to ensure stability and continuity for students, faculty, staff and