Deborah Gertz Husar has covered West-Central Illinois and agriculture at The Herald-Whig since 1989. She is a graduate of Knox College and received a master's degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a native of St. Louis.
Sixth-grader Aiden Leigh didn't expect to spend part of his school day inside the Earth. But with a little help from Google Expedition AR, demonstrated Tuesday at Quincy Junior High School, Aiden could see the ins and outs of the planet at his fingertips.
"Feed less, need less" to stretch short hay supply
Emma Schlepphorst followed her older sister Alyssa onto the Quincy Notre Dame Pom Pon Squad, but set a goal to do even better.
Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb says a proposal by Gov. Bruce Rauner to shift pension costs to local schools would be "financially devastating" to the district. "It's not in our budget at all. It's not projected to be in our budget at all," Webb said. "It would be very tough for Quincy Public Schools to try to take that on."
Weather was a top concern at Friday's 23rd annual Western Illinois/Northeast Missouri Crop Production Conference, where James Garriss with the Browning World Climate Bulletin was the morning's featured speaker.
Thursday night's Pouring for a Cause fundraiser for the Quincy Humane Society brought out several local "celebrities" willing to mix drinks to help out a good cause.
The Liberty School District's music program is reaching for a high note with new classes -- and some help from a local farmer who won a $2,500 grant through America's Farmers Grow Communities.