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DIXON | STREETSCAPE PROJECT
More closures in Week 6
City OKs 3-year deal Raise will be 6 percent over life of contract BY PAM EGGEMEIER firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 5570
STERLING – The city approved a new 3-year labor contract with its firefighters union at a special city council meeting Monday. The union, IAFF Local 2301, had ratified the contract June 14, but there wasn’t enough time to get it on the agenda for the June 16 council meeting. Requests to add agenda items must be received at least 48 hours before the meeting. So the city decided to call a special council meeting to speed up the process. “They bargained in good faith, so a special meeting was called because it would have been awhile until the next meeting, City Manager Scott Shumard said. The next regular council meeting is July 7. The firefighters will get a 1.75 percent raise in the first and second years of the deal, and a 2.5 percent raise in the final year, for a total of 6 percent over the life of the contract.
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A worker lays brick near the corner of West First Street and South Hennepin Avenue in Dixon. This marks the sixth week of the downtown streetscape project.
Portion of Peoria Avenue closes; part of First Street still torn up BY MATT MENCARINI firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 5529
Crews work on Peoria Avenue in Dixon. There also is work being done on First Street.
Roadwork map Go to http://shawurl.com/dixonmap for a map of the streetscape work and closed roads.
DIXON – Work on the downtown streetscape project has entered its sixth week. Peoria Avenue, between First and Third streets, will be closed as construction crews work on finishing curb and gutter work, sidewalks, driveways, light pole bases and water service installations, among other elements, according to the engineering firms. According to the firms, Wendler Engineering Services Inc. and Willett Hofmann & Associates: First Street, from Hennepin to Galena avenues, will remain closed. Crews are expected to do sidewalk and brick work, with pavement installation beginning mid-week. The south side – eastbound lanes – of First Street, between Ottawa and Crawford avenues, will be closed for water main installation. The construction company will work with KSB Hospital to have access to the Commerce Towers parking lot at all times. Ottawa Avenue, from Second to First streets, will be closed for continued work on a retaining wall. Additional temporary road closure may be needed, according to the engineering firms.
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Two injured in home invasion Release: 26-year-old, juvenile treated, released after group forced entry STAFF REPORT email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5501
STERLING – Police are looking for information in a home invasion that occurred shortly after midnight Sunday and involved five to seven people, two of whom were injured. According to a news release, a group of people knocked on the door of a
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home in the 300 block of Seventh Avenue around 12:05 a.m., and when it was opened it, members of the group forced their way inside, and a fight ensued. It doesn’t appear any weapons were used, police said, declining to say exactly how many people were involved, or how many entered the home.
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Two residents, a 26-year-old man and a juvenile, were taken to CGH Medical Center, treated and released, they said. No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to call Sterling police, 815-632-6640, or Whiteside County Crime Stoppers, 815625-7867.
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Evan Knack, an employee with the Dixon Public Property Department, waters a hanging basket of petunias Monday afternoon on the Peoria Avenue Bridge. While a rash of storms has graciously taken care of the petunias planted in the ground, the hanging baskets need regular watering.
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Oriana Kruszewski, owner of Orianaâ€™s Oriental Orchards near Winslow, on May 31 shows one of the many pear trees in her orchard that, because of her grafting expertise, produce multiple varieties of pear. Some of her trees bear as many as 20 varieties.
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WINSLOW (AP) â€“ Oriana Kruszewski came to this country with her husband, Jack, from Hong Kong 43 years ago, wanting to own a piece of land. She says it didnâ€™t have to be a lot of land. Or even the best quality ground. They were not strangers to hard work, and they wanted to produce good, wholesome food. Eventually, they bought 40 acres near Winslow and launched their dream â€“ Orianaâ€™s Oriental Orchard. â€œWhen I came here, I missed certain things, like the Asian pear,â€? Oriana said. â€œWhen I buy one here, they look beautiful; they come with a jacket, but are very expensive. I wished I could grow them, and thatâ€™s how I got started.â€? She calls herself a solo farmer, because she works about 6 acres pretty much by herself. Jack still helps but works full-time off the farm, and they are both getting older. â€œAll my trees I make myself,â€? Oriana said. â€œI look around and, when someone tells me they have a pear thatâ€™s very good, I taste it. If I like it, I graft it on my own tree, and in a couple years I taste the pear again. If I still like it, I keep it.â€? Grafting is a technique by which a section of a stem with leaf buds is inserted into the stock of a tree. It is used to reproduce an original cultivar, repair injured fruit trees or for top-working an established tree to one or more different cultivars. Nurseries often use a budding method to produce fruit trees. â€œYou got to love this or you wouldnâ€™t do it,â€? Oriana said. â€œIn my third year, I lost about 20 percent of my trees to the cold weather. I decided maybe everybody was right, and I could not
You got to love this, or you wouldnâ€™t do it. In my third year, I lost about 20 percent of my trees to the cold weather. Oriana Kruszewski, owner of Orianaâ€™s Oriental Orchard near Winslow
grow Asian pears in this part of the world, so I walked away from my trees. But later, I thought I would try again.â€? She went back to work. Upon closer inspection, Oriana realized most of her root stock was still viable, so she started bud grafting them with hundreds of scions. After a few years, her orchard began to show fruit. She was on her way. â€œI planted and then grafted all the trees myself,â€? she said. â€œBased on experience, I learned. There are so many ways you can make a tree. I try my own way. I pruned by hand and watered by hand. I did everything by hand, and my trees came back.â€? Today, Orianaâ€™s Oriental Orchard is USDA Certified Organic. She
waters using her own underground spring and refuses to use chemical pesticides or herbicides, instead choosing a specific time to mow that she says keeps bugs from jumping into her trees. Oriana and Jack mow the 6-acre orchard area several times a season, and now tend to more than 500 trees. She annually sells more that a ton of Asian pears, pawpaws and persimmons, as well as a selection of berries, black walnuts and unusual fruit trees for home gardens at farmers markets or from their orchard. â€œI like the farmers markets a lot, because my food goes directly to the person who will enjoy it,â€? Oriana said.
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