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 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.
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.
Two bridges along Mo. 79 south of Louisiana are being replaced this summer and fall, and motorists will need to use detours.
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.
Quincy Medical Group is partnering with WGEM to provide free solar glasses to local families and teachers for viewing the Aug. 21 eclipse safely.
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.
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 in Palmyra is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month.