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Churches

The following area houses of worship have submitted calendars for Sunday through April 8.
Any congregation wanting to have its calendar for the week of April 9 – 15 published in The Ledger April 7 should provide information to the newsroom by…

Brush pickup, yard waste burning planned in April

With the arrival of spring comes the time to start sprucing up yards and gardens.
The city’s annual spring brush pickup is set to begin at 7 a.m. Monday.
Residents must place brush along the curb before the pickup begins because once the city crew has gone by, it will not make a second trip.
All burnable and chippable brush should be put in a neat pile adjacent to the street curb, but away from poles, fences, and …

Public Meetings

MONDAY
Jefferson County Board of Supervisors — Jefferson County Courthouse first-floor meeting room, 9 a.m.: acknowledge minutes; meet with county engineer; discuss and consider five-year road and bridge program for 2018-22; consider approving bulldozer purchase for FY18; discuss and consider county cleanup day; make committee reports; public comments; allow claims and approve reports; road tour to nuisance …

Police

The Fairfield Police Department reports the following incidents logged into dispatch:

Wednesday
9:10 a.m. – A subject struck concrete pillars at the main entrance of Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store. Linda Taylor said she failed to see the pillars.
9:54 a.m. – An accident occurred in the SunnyBrook Senior Living parking lot on Madison Avenue. Charlotte Lenhart struck Norma Vancampt’s vehicle.
10:44 a.m. – A citizen …

QC unemployment fell in February

The Quad-City unemployment rate fell 1 percent in February as total farm employment increased over the year and fewer people sought work, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, or IDES.