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

Missouri News

Each year store becomes a Christmas shopping wonderland for kids

Every holiday season -- from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve -- an antique store in LaGrange becomes the "Christmas Shop for Kids."

Local Government

City of Palmyra facing 40 percent hike in health insurance premium

The city of Palmyra is facing a 40 percent increase in employee health insurance costs for 2018. "There's nothing we can do about it," 2nd Ward council member Nathan Miller said at Thursday night's City Council meeting.

Palmyra Chamber seeks nominations for awards
Missouri News

Palmyra Chamber seeks nominations for awards

The Palmyra Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the organization's annual awards program.

Missouri News

State auditor cites questionable practices in Pike County operations

The Missouri State Auditor's office found several questionable practices in an audit of Pike County's operations for the one-year period ending Dec. 31, 2016.

Agriculture

Missouri DNR rejects proposal to expand odor rule to all hog farms

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has rejected a request to change the state's rules on "odorous emissions" so they apply to all sizes of hog farms -- not just the largest operations.

Canton's Parade of Lights helps holiday season get under way
Missouri News

Canton's Parade of Lights helps holiday season get under way

The Christmas season in Canton will kick into high gear this week with the first in a series of holiday events. The Canton Main Street Association will host several activities Thursday, highlighted by the eighth annual Parade of Lights.

Education

Marion R-2 might ask voters to approve bond issue for school facilities

The Marion County R-2 School District might ask voters to approve a bond issue for facility improvements. The School Board this month hired a St. Louis consultant to review the district's facilities and prepare a list of needs and estimated costs.

Police & Courts

Thirteen of 14 Hannibal businesses pass alcohol sales check

Thirteen of 14 Hannibal businesses were in compliance during an on-site alcohol sales compliance check Tuesday conducted by the Hannibal Police Department.

Illinois News

Fire damages rural home southeast of Sutter

A home in rural Hancock County sustained heavy damage in a fire Wednesday night.

Paris chamber hosting annual Christmas is Caring parade Dec. 7
Missouri News

Paris chamber hosting annual Christmas is Caring parade Dec. 7

The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Christmas Is Caring parade Thursday, Dec. 7, in downtown Paris. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. The theme is "The Magic of Christmas."