Edward Husar is primarily responsible for handling the education beat. For the past seven years, he covered city and county government. He initially handled Northeast Missouri news and features. Husar joined the Herald-Whig staff in 1980. A Chicago native and 1975 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Husar was the assistant editor of the Waterloo (Ill.) Republic-Times for five years before coming to Quincy. He has won many awards over the years for column writing, feature writing, news writing and photography.
The city of Canton will host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 1 to review the results of a recent community survey. The meeting will take place in the media room at Canton High School, 200 S. Fourth St.
John Wood Community College is launching a scholarship program for high school graduates from nine counties in Northeast Missouri beginning this fall.
Marion County voters will notice a few changes when they arrive at their polling places to cast ballots in future elections. Starting with the April 3 municipal elections, voters will sign in at polling places using electronic "signature pads."
Senate Democrats blasted Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration Tuesday for failing to appear at a hearing regarding costs to battle Legionella bacteria at the Illinois Veterans Home.
Luke Keller is the new vice president and general manager of Mark Twain Casino in LaGrange. Affinity Gaming, which owns the casino and 10 other gaming sites around the country, announced the appointment in a news release.
The Palmyra School District was planning to have an additional police presence at local schools Tuesday because of a reported verbal threat made by a student last week.
A Bethel man was arrested Friday on multiple felony counts after a traffic stop in Marion County.
Iowa hog calling champion wins Hannibal's chili cook-off competition.
Local choral students thrilled by chance to perform with London-based Voces8 a capella group.