Staff Writer

Edward Husar

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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

Education

Internet outage may cause headaches for Quincy's first day of school

The Quincy School District is urging parents to be prepared for some possible glitches on the first day of school Thursday because of an outage involving the district's internet provider.

Hannibal News

Attic fire damages one-story home in Hannibal

An electrical fire damaged a one-story home Wednesday afternoon in Hannibal, but no one was injured.

Amtrak urging train riders to visit Quincy to see partial eclipse
Quincy News

Amtrak urging train riders to visit Quincy to see partial eclipse

Amtrak is pitching round-trip train rides to Quincy so Chicago-area residents can see the partial eclipse Monday before taking the train back home that night.

Missouri News

Detours posted while two Pike County bridges are replaced

Two bridges along Mo. 79 south of Louisiana are being replaced this summer and fall, and motorists will need to use detours.

Missouri News

Marion County Commission OKs transmission project

The Marion County Commission on Monday gave its assent to allow Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois to build the proposed 100-mile Mark Twain Transmission Project across five counties in Northeast Missouri.

Missouri News

Champ Clark Bridge project will be focus of Aug. 24 open house

An open house will be held Aug. 24 in Louisiana to let the public learn details about plans to replace the Champ Clark Bridge and rebuild the U.S. 54/Mo. 79 intersection in Louisiana.

News

ECLIPSE: QMG giving away free solar glasses to families, teachers

Quincy Medical Group is partnering with WGEM to provide free solar glasses to local families and teachers for viewing the Aug. 21 eclipse safely.

ECLIPSE: Upcoming total eclipse could be 'the event of a lifetime'
News

ECLIPSE: Upcoming total eclipse could be 'the event of a lifetime'

Excitement is growing by the day for America's first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. It will take place Monday, Aug. 21, when the moon passes between the Earth and sun, casting a massive shadow that will move diagonally across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina.

News

ECLIPSE: Hundreds of thousands will be traveling to 'path of totality'

Tourism and transportation officials expect hundreds of thousands of people to travel to the "path of totality" in Missouri and Illinois during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel celebrates a century of service
Missouri News

Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel celebrates a century of service

Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month.