Staff Writer

Matt Dutton

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Matt Dutton joined The Herald-Whig newsroom as a staff writer in October 2016. His primary responsibility is covering Illinois region news and features. A Monmouth native, Matt received a bachelor’s degree in English from Monmouth College. While at Monmouth College, he studied journalism under former NBC Nightly News Executive Director Joe Angotti. Before starting at The Herald-Whig, he interned with the Gatehouse Media Review Atlas in Monmouth. After receiving his degree, he became the Review Atlas’ staff reporter. In his free time, Matt enjoys hiking, fishing and playing the drums.

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Quincy News

Ameren Illinois demonstration educates on downed power line danger

After a couple of close calls around the state, Ameren Illinois officials staged a demonstration Wednesday morning of what people should do when nearby power lines come down.

Quincy homeowner embraces solar energy
Quincy News

Quincy homeowner embraces solar energy

For the last week, Chris Wiewel has been transfixed by the app on her computer that monitors the new solar panels on her garage. Wiewel watches with a keen interest because the energy produced by the panels will translate into real-world savings.

Quincy News

Neighbors petition Adams County Board to close gun range

A group of neighbors submitted a petition to the Adams County Board on Tuesday night to close the RKBA Gun Range on Ellington Road.

Paws and Prayers ministry keeps pets with owners
Quincy News

Paws and Prayers ministry keeps pets with owners

When Victoria Dry found out that many of the patrons at Salem Evangelical Church's Saturday meals were in jeopardy of losing their pets, she was compelled to help. The result was the Paws and Prayers Pet Food Ministry.

Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Near fatal crash leads to cross-country cycling trip

After the accident, doctors didn't think Chase Thurman would live another day, let alone be able to embark on a cross-country bike tour.

Attendance grows at second annual Heroes at Heartland
Illinois News

Attendance grows at second annual Heroes at Heartland

The second annual event surpassed expectations, with 220 veterans and their families preregistering. Not quite 200 veterans and their families attended the inaugural event. There were 70 volunteers up from last year's 50 present, and more than 40 side

K of C Barbecue a big family reunion
Quincy News

K of C Barbecue a big family reunion

Several hundred pounds of buffalo, catfish, beef, french fries and onion rings are consumed over the weekend. The money raised is donated to area schools and churches.

Swim Challenge continues Beth Calabotta's legacy, funds cancer research
Quincy News

Swim Challenge continues Beth Calabotta's legacy, funds cancer research

Beth Calabotta's final request to her close friend Carrie Company was to keep the swim challenge going in her absence.

Quincy News

Kare Carnival kicks off barbecue

Jennifer Hathaway and her son, Ben, 11, stopped off for cheese fries Thursday morning before testing out some of the rides at Kare Carnival Day at the Knights of Columbus Barbecue. Some of the Miller Spectacular Shows amusement rides open up during Kare C

Ethan's Rodeo to return for ninth year
Illinois News

Ethan's Rodeo to return for ninth year

With only around 600 diagnoses each year, neuroblastoma is a relatively rare cancer, but it accounts for 15 percent of all childhood cancer deaths. Ethan's Rodeo is an annual fundraiser named in memory of Ethan Weiman, who fought neuroblastoma for two yea