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Andrew Drea

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Andrew Drea joined The Herald-Whig in September 2016 and was promoted to news editor in June 2018. Andrew previously was a copy editor/page designer. Andrew has a bachelor of arts degree from Monmouth College and a master of arts from Purdue University. Andrew has experience at Gatehouse Media, was a graduate fellow at Ohio State University and most recently worked for the Jacksonville Journal Courier before coming to The Herald-Whig.

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Quincy News

Bridge competition draws crowd at final day of MakerFest

QUINCY -- The biggest draw at the third and final day of the 2018 MakerFest was the STEAM bridge building competition. Randy Wolfmeyer, an assistant professor who teaches physics at John Wood Community College, said about 100 people gathered Saturday morni

Fundraiser focuses on schools
Quincy News

Fundraiser focuses on schools

QUINCY -- With more than 600 people registered, the Ambiance was packed Friday night for the Quincy Public Schools Foundation's sixth annual "A Night to Dream Big" gala dinner.

Students see job options at 2018 Tri-State MakerFest
Business

Students see job options at 2018 Tri-State MakerFest

Mike Landon, business agent for Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25, was explaining to a group of high school students the kinds of jobs the union does, ranging from houses to restaurants. He received some blank stares from the crowd until he mentioned his

Missouri governor urges voters to pass Prop D
Missouri News

Missouri governor urges voters to pass Prop D

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was in Hannibal on Friday to urge voters to support Proposition D in the November election, which would increase the state's gas tax from 17 to 27 cents per gallon over a period of five years. Parson spoke Friday

Quincy News

Reader's Choice winners unveiled at award ceremony

After more than 60,000 votes, The Herald-Whig and WGEM announced the winners of the 2018 Readers' Choice contest at a private award reception Tuesday night at One Restaurant and Bar.

Potawatomi honor 180th anniversary of Trail of Death
Quincy News

Potawatomi honor 180th anniversary of Trail of Death

About a dozen people huddled around a stone marker Wednesday evening on Quinsippi Island, watching Stanley Perry perform a blessing for forgiveness. Perry -- also known as Redhawk -- sang the Red Road song in Sioux, and then directed members to face in the four directions, starting with the east, and sprinkled tobacco around the marker, which commemorated the Potawatomi Trail of Death."Tobacco is one of our sacred herbs, and it is much like in church the incense," Perry said after the ceremony.