Staff Writer

Deborah Gertz Husar

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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.

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Education

QND tops capital campaign goal

The Campaign for Quincy Notre Dame exceeded its $6 million goal for an expansion and renovation project at the school providing a Catholic education for grades 9 through 12.

New QJHS grading practices target habits of success
Education

New QJHS grading practices target habits of success

New grading practices set to begin in the 2018-19 year at Quincy Junior High School will look beyond letter grades to a student's habits of success.

Rooney 'an inspiration' to family, students
Education

Rooney 'an inspiration' to family, students

QUINCY -- Rooney "an inspiration" to family, students

QPS dedicates Rooney Elementary School
Education

QPS dedicates Rooney Elementary School

QUINCY -- "This building could not have a finer name"

Education

Iles kindergarten teacher spends a month working in South Africa

Stories told by her grandparents of their missionary work in South Africa stuck with young Hannah Javaux.

Field day takeaway: 'Cover crops really aren't all that hard'
Illinois News

Field day takeaway: 'Cover crops really aren't all that hard'

Andrew Reuschel wants his fellow farmers to know one thing about cover crops.
"Cover crops really aren't that hard," the Golden farmer said. "They can be fairly easy to manage. They can do wonders for your soils in terms of not only just erosion but nutri

Stained glass panels return to Quincy Junior High
Education

Stained glass panels return to Quincy Junior High

Ron Weaver claims the best view of the refurbished stained glass panels at Quincy Junior High School isn't from 14th Street.

Team Building
Education

Team Building

Nick Broekemeier didn't hesitate jumping atop a table, using the extra height to help his team's project.

Education

Fair offers "one-stop shop" for back to school needs

QUINCY -- Fair offers "one-stop shop" for back to school needs