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.
Every holiday season -- from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve -- an antique store in LaGrange becomes the "Christmas Shop for Kids."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thirteen of 14 Hannibal businesses were in compliance during an on-site alcohol sales compliance check Tuesday conducted by the Hannibal Police Department.
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."