Staff Writer

Edward Husar

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ehusar@whig.com
@EHusarWHIG

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.

Bylines

Missouri News

PhotoVoice gives students a means to help resolve community problems

Ten students at Pike County Christian School in Curryville were the first to take part in a new program aimed at teaching youths how to help solve problems in their communities by taking pictures and speaking up.

Palmyra woman leads campaign to distribute supplies to caregivers
Missouri News

Palmyra woman leads campaign to distribute supplies to caregivers

Madonna Schmidt Watters of Palmyra is leading a campaign to provide tote bags full of supplies to people who take care of cancer patients.

Area levee districts have made many strides since the great flood of 1993
Quincy News

Area levee districts have made many strides since the great flood of 1993

It's been 25 years since the worst flood in local history bulldozed its way through numerous Mississippi River levees, inundating communities and rural areas throughout the tri-state area.

Police & Courts

Three Hannibal residents injured Thursday in St. Charles County crash

Three Hannibal residents were hospitalized after a car and a truck collided Thursday evening along Interstate 70 in St. Charles County.

Quincy News

Chaddock tips its cap to foster parents with dinner, balloon launch

Foster parents who go out of their way to help children were given a pat on the back Thursday on the Chaddock campus. The tribute was in celebration of National Foster Care Month, which is being observed throughout May.

Police & Courts

Paris woman taken to hospital after one-car crash in Monroe County

A Paris motorist was injured in a one-car crash Thursday along U.S. 24 about 4 miles west of Madison in Monroe County.

McCaskill introduces bill to protect consumers from hefty air ambulance bills
Health

McCaskill introduces bill to protect consumers from hefty air ambulance bills

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has proposed legislation aimed at protecting consumers from "staggering air ambulance bills."

Marion County receives $199,000 from U.S. 36 transportation district
Local Government

Marion County receives $199,000 from U.S. 36 transportation district

Marion County on Monday received a $199,000 check as its share of excess sales taxes collected by the U.S. Highway 36-Interstate 72 Corridor Transportation Development District, which is being abolished.

Quincy News

Quincy's Sister city bond with Herford, Germany, remains strong after three decades

In July 1988, the stroke of a pen launched an international relationship that continues to bind the city of Quincy with Herford, Germany. Thirty years later, the sister city relationship between Quincy and Herford is as strong as ever.

Missouri News

Book's publication coincides with Louisiana's bicentennial celebration

A new book celebrating the beauty and history of Louisiana is expected to come out just in time for the city's bicentennial celebration June 30 through July 4. "Reflections of a River Town: A Photo Journey Through Louisiana, Mo." will be unveiled June 30.