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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

QPS launches school year with new Lincoln-Douglas, last lap for Baldwin

Quincy Public School students head back to classes Thursday to mark a beginning and an end. Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School, the first of five new elementary schools in Quincy, will open its doors for K-3 students.

First mediation set for Quincy School Board, union
Education

First mediation set for Quincy School Board, union

A first meeting with a mediator has been set for the Quincy School Board and the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel. The mediator will meet with both sides 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31.

QPS looks at procedures to monitor electronic communications
Education

QPS looks at procedures to monitor electronic communications

Quincy Public Schools wants to broaden its procedures to oversee electronic communications system access rather than only electronic network access and computer use.

QPS ready to showcase Lincoln-Douglas elementary school
Education

QPS ready to showcase Lincoln-Douglas elementary school

Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb says the community should take great pride in what it has accomplished with the new Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School -- and they can take a closer look with building tours and a dedication ceremony on Aug. 23.

Education

Baldwin 'ready for students to come back to school'

Walk into the South/West entrance at Baldwin Intermediate School, and everything seems much the same for the start of the 2017-18 school year this week. Take a closer look, and the differences are easy to spot.

Education

Safety key for Baldwin student drop-off plan

QUINCY -- Safety key for Baldwin drop-off plan

Quincy News

Walking for an Alzheimer's cure

QUINCY -- Walking for Alzheimer's

QF voting on retooled contract
Education

QF voting on retooled contract

The Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel is voting on a second, slightly retooled contract proposal from the Quincy School Board.

Education

Quincy school contract talks headed to mediation

Contract talks between the Quincy School Board and Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel are headed to mediation.

Education

School Board finalizes bus, driver's ed leases

QUINCY -- School Board finalizes bus, driver's ed leases