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.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 12:30 p.m. Thursday about six miles southwest of Paris at the intersection of Route C and Route AA.
Three people were injured in a head-on crash at 12:45 p.m. Thursday on Highway C about 10 miles north of Centralia in Monroe County.
The Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel has rejected a final contract offer from the Quincy School Board and voted to file a notice of its intent to strike.
A fire at a vacant house Thursday morning in Hannibal appears to have been set intentionally.
Nearly 500 volunteers with the Adams County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program got a pat on the back Wednesday afternoon.
The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs said Wednesday that two residents at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy contracted Legionnaires' disease. The head of the home says he's surprised to see two recent cases of Legionnaires' disease surface among residents because the home's frequent water tests have shown no signs of legionella.
Six local philanthropic individuals, families and organizations will be honored Nov. 4 at an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri.
A single "significant deficiency" was found in a recent state audit of Scotland County's finances.
The Canton Board of Aldermen is considering a program designed to encourage young police officers to work in the small community for at least three years."We've had difficulty attracting and retaining officers," Mayor Jarrod Phillips said this week.
Quincy Junior High School will host parent-teacher conferences next week at the school.