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Edward Husar

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.

Contact Ed at (217) 221-3378 or ehusar@whig.com.

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  • All-terrain wheelchair will make hunting possible for wounded veterans

    All-terrain wheelchair will make hunting possible for wounded veterans

    Friday, November 21 2014 11:07 AM EST2014-11-21 16:07:14 GMT
    QUINCY -- As each customer passed by the all-terrain wheelchair parked in the main aisle Thursday inside GameMasters, they stopped and lingered. They leaned on the arms, testing the wheelchair's shocks and sturdiness. They pushed it to see how the tank-like tracks moved. A couple of them even sat in it.
    QUINCY -- As each customer passed by the all-terrain wheelchair parked in the main aisle Thursday inside GameMasters, they stopped and lingered. They leaned on the arms, testing the wheelchair's shocks and sturdiness. They pushed it to see how the tank-like tracks moved. A couple of them even sat in it.

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    Under the Influence: Change in processing offenders helps lead to reduction of DUIs in Adams County

    Under the Influence: Change in processing offenders helps lead to reduction of DUIs in Adams County

    Friday, November 21 2014 11:18 AM EST2014-11-21 16:18:34 GMT
    As the number of drunken driving cases reaching her desk continued to grow, Jennifer Cifaldi decided something needed to be done to stem the tide. Cifaldi, an assistant state's attorney who handles traffic offenses, went to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. The result was the institution of a DUI search warrant program. Starting in 2008, the county began to get search warrants for those suspected of DUI who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test.
    As the number of drunken driving cases reaching her desk continued to grow, Jennifer Cifaldi decided something needed to be done to stem the tide. Cifaldi, an assistant state's attorney who handles traffic offenses, went to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. The result was the institution of a DUI search warrant program. Starting in 2008, the county began to get search warrants for those suspected of DUI who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test.
  • Mendon School Board approves tentative $2.38 million tax levy

    Mendon School Board approves tentative $2.38 million tax levy

    Friday, November 21 2014 10:57 AM EST2014-11-21 15:57:39 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. -- The Mendon School Board this week approved a tentative 2014 tax levy of $2.38 million. While the levy is about 9 percent higher than the 2013 aggregate levy, Superintendent Brian Kurz said he anticipates the district's tax rate will remain unchanged at $4.59 per $100 assessed valuation.
    MENDON, Ill. -- The Mendon School Board this week approved a tentative 2014 tax levy of $2.38 million. While the levy is about 9 percent higher than the 2013 aggregate levy, Superintendent Brian Kurz said he anticipates the district's tax rate will remain unchanged at $4.59 per $100 assessed valuation.

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