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Ethan Colbert

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Ethan Colbert joined The Herald-Whig Newsroom as a Reader Interest Reporter in March 2019. A Missouri native, Ethan graduated with degrees in political science and journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He has previously worked as a reporter for newspapers in Jefferson City, Columbia, Buffalo, Stockton, and Bowling Green. In Bowling Green, Ethan served as the editor and reporter for one of the top weekly newspapers in the Show-Me State. Ethan continues to live on his family’s farm in rural northeast Missouri with his dog, Dixie, a yellow lab. Outside of the newsroom, Ethan is a self-described “local history buff” who loves exploring museums and historic homes. A devout St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou Tiger fan, Ethan regularly attends sporting events with his family.

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Quincy News

Music-filled event set for Saturday at Kroc Center

Lovers of live music will want to be in attendance at Saturday's Playathon, which will feature more than 30 performances from Quincy area vocalists and instrumentalists.

Local Government

City plans to spend $1.095M on 154 sidewalk projects

The first portion of the $33 million infrastructure package approved by the Quincy City Council earlier this year took a major step forward Monday.

Nursing students donate hats to Blessing Cancer Center
Quincy News

Nursing students donate hats to Blessing Cancer Center

With graduation day looming for Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Science seniors, students are wrapping up their educational experiences at the local nursing college.

News

21-year-old male injured in Quincy shooting

A 21-year-old unidentified male was taken to Blessing Hospital on Tuesday evening after local police say he was shot in an apartment in the 400 block of North Seventh Street near the intersection of Spring Street.

Quincy News

Council members, business leaders critical of passage of food and beverage tax

Some of the speakers who appeared before Quincy City Council on Monday heralded the proposed food and beverage tax as the next necessary step the city must take in order to become a more livable, more vibrant Midwestern city.

Quincy News

Split Quincy Council vote on food and beverage tax highlights divide among aldermen

QUINCY -- Following a series of impassioned speeches from business owners, former and current elected officials, the Quincy City Council narrowly approved a 1% food and beverage tax, which is a lower tax than the 2% tax that city officials had previously p

Quincy pins hopes that trio of new incentives could spur growth in city's retail industry
Quincy News

Quincy pins hopes that trio of new incentives could spur growth in city's retail industry

When Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore presented his economic plan known as the 45x30 Plan earlier this month, he described it as "a bet on the future of Quincy." The multi-faceted plan, which would be funded by a 2% food and beverage tax.

Local mother and father coming to terms with the news that their son has a rare, fatal disease
Illinois News

Local mother and father coming to terms with the news that their son has a rare, fatal disease

Like any parent, Mercedes Boden, 29, dreams of a future for her 4-year-old son Jaxtien. She and fiance, Damien Miller, dream of seeing the couple's child pedal away from the couple's home in Payson toward the nearby Ken Morgan Memorial Park

Local Government

City's beer distributors want council to tap out food and beverage tax

As a city, Quincy has a rich tradition of breweries and beer barons, who as history books recount, would from time to time weigh in on the issues facing the city.

Illinois News

State leaders laud consolidation of police, fire pension programs while local pension board president questions decision

While many in the state are applauding the passage of Senate Bill 1300, which will consolidate 649 of suburban and downstate police and fire pension programs into just two unified systems, one local leader is not ready to join the celebratio