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.
When Richard Wood walks his farm, he is stepping on the land his great-grandfather bought around the turn of the 20th century, the land his grandfather and father both worked, and the land on which he grew up.
While Hancock County Board Chairman Delbert Kreps said the board wasn't "in a position to decide" yet, he said a citizens' proposal that would eliminate the dual response from Advanced Life Support units in Carthage and Warsaw is being considered.
Eli Mittermeyer's Eagle Scout project has planted a seed in the minds of the residents at Sunset Home.
The upcoming Western Illinois Threshers Show will mark half a century of celebrating a bygone way of life. Since beingorganized in 1968, Western Illinois Threshers has seen the annual show become one of the largest gatherings in Hancock County.
Ameren Illinois showcased its new drone program Tuesday with a live demonstration. Riley Adams, Ameren Illinois Electric Initiatives manager, said the public utility's drone use can signficantly decrease the length of power outages.
Hancock County's Food for Thought has fed more students each year since the program began almost four years ago. The weekend food pack program began by serving 20 students. Numbers have steadily climbed, reaching 60 students last school year.
Jo Bryant preserves the history of her adopted homeland. The English native traces her passion for history to the home in which she was born - the bakery of a neighboring estate that had been built in 1625. She currently is curator of the Clark County Historical Museum.
Carthage resident Alexis Hellyer, 7, recently returned from the Miss United States Agriculture pageant as the National People's Choice.