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

Elections

School-related bond issues to appear on ballots in Shelby, Scotland counties

Residents of Shelby County and Scotland County will find-school related bond issues on their ballots in the April 4 municipal elections. No propositions will appear on ballots in Knox County.

Volunteers sought for tree-sinking operation at Mark Twain Lake
Outdoors

Volunteers sought for tree-sinking operation at Mark Twain Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking volunteers Saturday to help place recycled Christmas trees at the bottom of Mark Twain Lake to enhance fishing conditions.

Local Government

Canton board hires engineering firm to design hiking trail extension

The Canton Board of Aldermen this week hired Klingner and Associates of Quincy, Ill., to begin mapping out a multiyear plan to expand the city's levee trail system.
Mayor Jarrod Phillips said the city's long-range goal is to expand the 2,000-foot levee tr

Marion Commission decides not to display photos of Lady Justice statue
Local Government

Marion Commission decides not to display photos of Lady Justice statue

The Marion County Commission on Monday decided not to display some donated photos of the Lady Justice statue that stands atop the Marion County Courthouse in Palmyra.

Local Government

Lewis County Commission decides not to fight hog farm with health ordinance

The Lewis County Commission has decided not to adopt a health ordinance as a way to deter future hog farms from coming into the county.

Missouri News

Relay for Life of Marion County recognized for its fund-raising prowess

The Relay for Life of Marion County received two major awards last week for its fund-raising accomplishments in 2016.

Old photos of Lady Justice statue cause flap during commission meeting
Missouri News

Old photos of Lady Justice statue cause flap during commission meeting

The Lady Justice statue standing atop the Marion County Courthouse in Palmyra is known, on occasion, to serve as a perch for local pigeons. Last Monday, however, some century-old photos of the statue caused a bit of a flap themselves.

Shoppers, sellers have a good time at spring Monster of a Garage Sale
News

Shoppers, sellers have a good time at spring Monster of a Garage Sale

More than 1,500 shoppersle passed through the Oakley-Lindsay Center for Saturday's Monster Garage Sale sponsored by The Herald-Whig.

Elections

Pike, Monroe, Ralls voters to decide several ballot issues

Two school-related bond issues will be decided by voters in Pike and Monroe counties in the April 4 municipal elections, while a sales tax issue in Perry will appear on the ballot in Ralls County.

Police & Courts

Home, shed in Holliday, Mo., destroyed by fire Friday afternoon

A fire Friday afternoon destroyed a home and a shed in Holliday, but no one was injured.