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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Illinois News

Equestrian ranks in top 20 in less than two years

LIBERTY, Ill. -- In less than two years, Heather Schoenekase, 20, of Payson has gone from never having competed in a horse show to being ranked 17 in the nation in her class. Early in 2015, Schoenekase, a self-proclaimed "hack-around" -- one who rides only

A soldier's mission
Illinois News

A soldier's mission

BARRY, Ill. Calvin Rueb knew early in life he would become a soldier. Now 27, Rueb, of Hull, was only 11 years old on Sept. 11, 2001. Like most people, he can remember, with vivid detail, exactly where he was when he heard of the terrorist attacks on the

Music a lifelong friend to Clayton man
Quincy News

Music a lifelong friend to Clayton man

QUINCY -- Robert "Bob" March sees his photographic memory as advantageous at times and a hindrance at others. At 85 years old, March, of Clayton, vividly recalls having his photograph taken with his family in the early 1930s, when he was only 18 months old

Quincy author offers emotional understanding in children's book series
Quincy News

Quincy author offers emotional understanding in children's book series

Tracy Schlepphorst, author of "Eden and Her Happy," recently published her second children's book, "Henry and His Manners." The books distill complex concepts into a format easily understood by children.

Illinois News

Camp Point gas station carves out niche as full-service restaurant

When Dianna Denovchek became manager of the Korner Kwik Stop in Camp Point three years ago, the gas station and convenience store had just begun selling fried chicken. Now it's become a destination for diners seeking home-made hot meals.

Adams County takes ownership of land for new ambulance station
Quincy News

Adams County takes ownership of land for new ambulance station

Adams County took ownership Tuesday over the plot of land where the new ambulance station will be built. The two-acre site at 29th and Chestnut was donated to the county by ADM.

New Adams County Jail design, appearance presented to County Board
Quincy News

New Adams County Jail design, appearance presented to County Board

Revised designs for the new Adams County Jail were presented to the Adams County Board on Tuesday night, and the project is set to move forward.

Illinois News

Rural areas struggle to find volunteer firefighters

Although 70 percent of firefighters in Illinois are volunteers, it is becoming more difficult for fire chiefs to recruit and retain them. Time constraints and required training sessions deter many would-be volunteers.

Quincy News

John Wood, GatesAir skills training partnership benefits employees, entire community

Through a $108,000 Federal Pipeline Grant, JWCC recently was able to provide electronics and broadcasting equipment manufacturer GatesAir with custom-tailored employee training.

Quincy patients participate in research for new cancer treatment
Health

Quincy patients participate in research for new cancer treatment

A cancer treatment recently gained FDA approval based on a study that included participation of local patients. The Cancer Center, a joint venture of Blessing Hospital and Quincy Medical Group, has participated in several drug studies to gain FDA approval.