Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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@StevieDirtWHIG

Steve Eighinger has been a general assignment reporter and columnist at The Herald-Whig since 1998, covering a wide range of topics from dirt-track racing to religion to reality television. He's also the newspaper's unofficial food critic and an avid fan of "The" Ohio State University, the Big Ten Conference (except Michigan) and the Cleveland Indians. Before moving to Quincy, Steve was a sports writer, editor and columnist in Ohio. He worked at the News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio, and Times-Gazette in Ashland, Ohio, for more than 20 years. Steve is a diehard fantasy athlete and has been in the same fantasy baseball league(s) since 1984. He also loves sports research and is always working on some sort of high school, college, racing or pro baseball/football project from the comfort of his mancave at home. Steve also is a member of two softball halls of fame.

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Business

Small Business Saturday: 'Bigger and better every year'

When it comes to National Small Business Saturday, the bottom line is ... well, the bottom line. "The money stays at home," said Lisa Crocker, owner of the Potter and Vaughn at 504 Hampshire. Small Business Saturday encourages U.S. shoppers to support independent local businesses.

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Bacterial illnesses can be related to misuse of antibiotics
Health

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Bacterial illnesses can be related to misuse of antibiotics

The Illinois Department of Public Health is making an effort to help curb the misuse of antibiotics.

This week's about more than the food and football
Steve Eighinger

This week's about more than the food and football

This is the week, particularly on Thursday, that we are always thankful for the obvious. We will all be grateful for family, friends, the food we eat and the roof over our heads.

Two high school football teams show the spirit of the season
Steve Eighinger

Two high school football teams show the spirit of the season

What better week than this to honor our "Good Guys of the Month?" The spirit of Thanksgiving abounds in this month's installment, the 28th since we started this particular awards ceremony in late 2015.

Business

No relief at pump expected over the holidays

There might not be any sort of happy holiday at the gas pump during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's season. Prices are expected to remain in the range of $2.60 to $2.70 a gallon, according to analysts and industry reports.

Friendship helping World War II veteran through hospice journey
Quincy News

Friendship helping World War II veteran through hospice journey

Their bond of friendship runs deep, and conversations between the two often have a rich, warm feel. Jesse Foglesong is 97 and a resident at the Illinois Veterans Home. Cancer is in his colon and lungs. He is also suffering from congenital heart failure an

Quincy News

QU concert features songs from the 1970s

People with a keen interest in 1970s music should find Sunday's Quincy University marching band showcase and pop concert to their liking. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Connie Niemann Center for Music on the university's North Campus.

Giving Fence to help those in need of winter clothing
Quincy News

Giving Fence to help those in need of winter clothing

Jessica Dedert hopes Saturday is the start of a new Quincy tradition. Dedert is one of the coordinators of "The Giving Fence," a first-year charitable effort designed to help get winter clothing to those in need in a unique way.

Steve Eighinger

To crunch, or not to crunch?

It's been quite awhile since I have perused Facebook and reacted to some of my friends' ramblings. Let's see what we can find today in the latest installment of "Found on Facebook."

No decision in Camp Point K-9 situation
Quincy News

No decision in Camp Point K-9 situation

No decision was reached Wednesday night at a board of trustees meeting concerning the future of the Village of Camp Point's K-9 unit. Former police chief Steve Patterson, who is asking to buy the dog, told The Herald-Whig the meeting got "very heated, very passionate" and he respects the job the board is trying do.