Staff Writer

Edward Husar

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@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

Police & Courts

Prosecutor says Hannibal man facing child molestation charges tried to escape

A Hannibal man facing child molestation charges is facing additional charges of felony attempted escape.

LaGrange man suspected of injuring 2-year-old
Missouri News

LaGrange man suspected of injuring 2-year-old

A LaGrange man was arrested Friday on charges of endangering the welfare of a 2-year-old child who has been hospitalized with severe injuries.

Police & Courts

Pittsfield police say report of attempted child abduction unsubstantiated

The Pittsfield Police Department investigated a report of a possible attempted child abduction, but the report proved to be unsubstantiated.

Scotland County Fair Queen named first runner-up in State Fair pageant
Missouri News

Scotland County Fair Queen named first runner-up in State Fair pageant

Sadie Davis of Scotland County was named first runner-up in the 2018 Missouri State Fair Queen pageant. Davis said she feels honored to have been selected first runner-up, which earned her a $1,000 scholarship.

Police & Courts

Hamilton first responders pull man from submerged truck in river

Hancock County first responders on Saturday rescued a man from a truck submerged in the Mississippi River.

Police & Courts

Kahoka teen injured in 1-vehicle crash in Clark County

A Kahoka teen was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 3:50 p.m. Friday south of Kahoka in rural Clark County.

Police & Courts

Woman hospitalized after 2 vehicles collide on Ellington Road

A Fowler woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 10:16 a.m. Saturday in Adams County.

Iowa motorist flees on foot after being pulled over in Hamilton
Police & Courts

Iowa motorist flees on foot after being pulled over in Hamilton

An Iowa man was arrested Friday in Hamilton on charges of obstructing a police officer and driving while his license was suspended.

News

Abbey evacuated after smoke found in basement

The Abbey restaurant and bar at 1736 Spring was evacuated for about 20 minutes Friday night after an employee spotted smoke in the basement. As it turned out, there was no fire.

Ethan's Rodeo generates big support in tribute to a little boy
Illinois News

Ethan's Rodeo generates big support in tribute to a little boy

As the ninth annual Ethan's Rodeo got underway Friday night at the Adams County Fairgrounds near Mendon, a solemn moment took place when a cowboy led a riderless horse through the grandstand arena. "We do this to honor our friends, family and the ones we miss the most," rodeo announcer Chris Pyle told the audience. Pyle was referring specifically to 4-year-old Ethan Weiman, who died in July 2009 from a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.