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.
Second-grade teacher Cheryl Burghart typically spends much of June in her classroom trying to prepare for the next school year. But this year is a little different.
Watching Quincy Public Schools take a major step toward the future was bittersweet for retired Monroe School teacher Deb Banks.
Cover crop residue can complicate nitrogen management
Offered in conjunction with the Summer Academy focused on language arts and literacy for grades K-5 and summer school for grades 6-8, the Center for Creative Learning provides students opportunities for project learning in engineering and technology.
A skillet filled with vegetables sizzles on Susan Daggett's stove. She adds salt and pepper to taste, fresh spinach and eggs. "It's an omelet, but it's more vegetables than eggs," Daggett said. "It's healthy."
The Wellness Express is a step closer to hitting the road. The mobile clinic arrived Wednesday morning in Quincy with newly-hired school-based health care coordinator Beth Forbes on hand to greet it.