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.

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Missouri News

Longtime fireworks stand in Alexandria going out of business

A fireworks business operating in Alexandria for 70 years is quietly going by the wayside. Mi-Lor Fireworks has survived tornadoes, floods and attacks by thieves. But it couldn't withstand Doris White's desire for retirement.

Area levee districts defend the height of their levees
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Area levee districts defend the height of their levees

Representatives of several levee districts in the Quincy area are taking exception to claims that their levees are higher than what's authorized and contribute to flooding elsewhere along the Mississippi River.

Quincy News

Red Cross comes to aid of four family members after fire Friday

The American Red Cross is coming to the aid of two adults and two children who were unable to return to their home after a fire early Friday in the 1300 block of north 26th Street.

Missouri News

Parts of Mo. 79 to be closed for bridge replacements

A section of Mo. 79 in Pike County will be closed for up to 80 days starting Wednesday, July 5, while the Missouri Department of Transportation replaces Noix Creek Bridge at the southern edge of Louisiana.

Missouri News

Vatterott students refurbishing air conditioners for needy

Vatterott College in Quincy is teaming up with the North East Community Action Corporation to help make air conditioners available to needy families in six Northeast Missouri counties.

Missouri News

Canton aldermen hear about plans for new river terminal

The Lewis County Port Authority has unveiled a proposal to develop a new Mississippi River terminal at the south end of Canton.

Marion County financial audit getting started this week
Missouri News

Marion County financial audit getting started this week

An auditor has started the process of reviewing Marion County's finances.

New distribution site announced for Lewis County Food Pantry
Missouri News

New distribution site announced for Lewis County Food Pantry

The Lewis County Food Pantry is getting a new home and a new lease on life.

Quincy News

The Herald-Whig wins 20 awards in Illinois Press Association contest

The Herald-Whig won 20 prizes in the Illinois Press Association's "Best of the Press" awards competition for 2017, including six for first place.
The Herald-Whig finished second to the News-Gazette of Champaign in the overall sweepstakes competition.

Local fireworks store has reached giant size from humble beginnings
Missouri News

Local fireworks store has reached giant size from humble beginnings

A family-owned fireworks business that started out in a 12-foot by 20-foot wooden shack has evolved into the mother of all fireworks stores in Hannibal.