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City OKs 3-year deal Raise will be 6 percent over life of contract BY PAM EGGEMEIER email@example.com 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 email@example.com 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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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
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
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 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 herbi-
cides, 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. Oriana is determined to share her grafting knowledge. She hosts an annual workshop on the farm and is working in the Chicago area with After School Matters, a not-for-profit organization offering Chicago high school students innovative out-ofschool activities. â€œMany schools there have small gardens now and are beginning to work with small orchards,â€? she said. â€œIâ€™ve been doing workshops and helping encourage young people to grow fruit. Grafting is a simple technique. The timing and the materials are important, but everyone can do it.â€?
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Effects of drought, disease in past year has pork, beef prices increasing BY JESSI HAISH firstname.lastname@example.org
DeKALB â€“ It might cost you a little more to host a barbecue this summer. Pork prices have risen following after an outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in the past year, while beef prices are up after a cattle sell-off that came after drought conditions drove up grain prices. â€œEverything thatâ€™s happened in the last year and a half is hitting the stores now,â€? said Ken Beever, secretary of the DeKalb-Kane County Cattlemenâ€™s Association, which is an affiliate of the Illinois Beef Association. The price consumers pay in the Midwest for ground beef was up 11.8 percent in April over the previous year and 4.4 percent over the previous month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The price of a round, boneless, USDA Choice steak was up 17.8 percent year-overyear in April, the bureau reported. With beef and pork prices on the rise, Tom Inboden, owner of Inbodenâ€™s Meat Market at 1106 N. First St., is seeing the changes reflected in his store. â€œWe knew it was coming, but we didnâ€™t know it was going to be this bad,â€? Inboden said. â€œBut we canâ€™t be quick to charge higher prices, because that might chase people away. There are a lot of people trying to get back on their feet right now. Itâ€™s not a good time to raise prices on people.â€? Inboden is able to use commercial business and catering to offset smaller profit margins in his retail business, he said. Local farm-
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Matt Poppenger feeds pork into a grinder for sausage Monday at Inbodenâ€™s Meat Market in DeKalb. Owner Tom Inboden says a perfect storm of disease and drought has fueled the rise in beef and pork prices.
Dominic Mireles, working behind the counter at Inbodenâ€™s Meat Market, hands Nancy Butram her steaks Monday. Butram, who lives in Belvidere, made a special trip to Inbodenâ€™s Meat Market and she says that sheâ€™s willing to pay more for quality. ers are seeing different effects that might not be easy to combat, but they are using different tactics to make up for losses. The PED virus outbreak, which is believed to have originated in China and poses the most risk to piglets, has led to larger pigs being marketed. Mike Wolt-
mann, general manager of Illini Farms in Kingston, said grain prices are considerably lower than they were last year, and farms can afford to feed the animals more. The heavier weight per pig is an effort to make up for the many pigs that were lost to the virus, most of which were piglets, Woltmann said.
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