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

Local Government

Canton to host town hall meeting to review survey results

The city of Canton will host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 1 to review the results of a recent community survey. The meeting will take place in the media room at Canton High School, 200 S. Fourth St.

Education

JWCC offering new scholarship to Northeast Missouri students

John Wood Community College is launching a scholarship program for high school graduates from nine counties in Northeast Missouri beginning this fall.

Local Government

Marion County buys 'signature pads' for voter sign-in at polling places

Marion County voters will notice a few changes when they arrive at their polling places to cast ballots in future elections. Starting with the April 3 municipal elections, voters will sign in at polling places using electronic "signature pads."

Veterans Home hearing cut short after Rauner administration officials fail to show
Illinois News

Veterans Home hearing cut short after Rauner administration officials fail to show

Senate Democrats blasted Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration Tuesday for failing to appear at a hearing regarding costs to battle Legionella bacteria at the Illinois Veterans Home.

Missouri News

New general manager named at Mark Twain Casino in LaGrange

Luke Keller is the new vice president and general manager of Mark Twain Casino in LaGrange. Affinity Gaming, which owns the casino and 10 other gaming sites around the country, announced the appointment in a news release.

Palmyra schools to bump up security in wake of reported threat
Education

Palmyra schools to bump up security in wake of reported threat

The Palmyra School District was planning to have an additional police presence at local schools Tuesday because of a reported verbal threat made by a student last week.

Missouri News

Memphis man injured in Scotland County crash

A Memphis motorist was injured in a one-car crash at 10:25 a.m. Saturday in Scotland County.

Missouri News

Bethel man facing multiple charges after traffic stop

A Bethel man was arrested Friday on multiple felony counts after a traffic stop in Marion County.

Missouri News

Iowa hog caller wins Hannibal's 35th annual chili cookoff

Iowa hog calling champion wins Hannibal's chili cook-off competition.

Voces8 thrills choral students during special workshop Saturday
Quincy News

Voces8 thrills choral students during special workshop Saturday

Local choral students thrilled by chance to perform with London-based Voces8 a capella group.