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.
The Quincy School Board adopted a plan Wednesday night proposed by the Boundary Advisory Task Force that assigns students to the five new elementary schools.
Karen Wagner remembers standing on a chair at the stove to help her mom cook. "I've cooked as long as I can think of, and I got totally hooked on baking," Wagner said. "It's fun. It makes people happy."
Quincy Public Schools officials used the first day of spring to mark a new beginning in the effort to build five new K-5 buildings.
Mike Dreith believes agriculture's largely solid support of President Donald Trump gives it a louder voice in the new administration. Dreith was the featured speaker at Wednesday night's First Bankers Trust Ag Banquet at Town and Country Inn and Suites.
Quincy Public Schools will hold groundbreaking ceremonies Monday to mark the start of work on the next two K-5 elementary schools. Events are planned at 9:30 a.m. at the 48th and Columbus Road site and at 11 a.m. at the North 12th Street site.