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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.

Bylines

Missouri News

Democratic Congressional Candidate Forum set for July 19 in Bowling Green

The race to become northern Missouri's next congressional representative will come to Bowling Green on Sunday, July 19, as three Democrats vying for their party's nomination will participate in a candidate forum.

Cannabis sales continue steady climb in Quincy
Illinois News

Cannabis sales continue steady climb in Quincy

Without a trace of pomp or circumstance, a pair of locally imposed sales taxes on cannabis sold at Quincy's two dispensaries went into effect July 1 as the state reported another record-breaking month of cannabis sales.

Transportation

Planes keep flying even as pandemic flattens air travel in Quincy

Enplanements at Quincy Regional Airport are slowly on the upswing after bottoming out in April when just 72 people flew from the airport.

Police & Courts

State police investigating death of woman in Tioga

TIOGA, Ill. -- Illinois State Police are investigating a death in Hancock County. A Illinois State Police are investigating a woman's death in Hancock County.

Missouri News

Ashcroft touts new voting options ahead of Missouri primaries

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has spent the past two days raising awareness about changes to the state's election laws and assuring voters that policies are in place to protect the health of poll workers and voters.

Businesses will adapt to minimum wage increase, business leaders say
Business

Businesses will adapt to minimum wage increase, business leaders say

It didn't take long for minimum wage workers like Abigayl Cain to notice the change in her paystub following last week's increase in the state's minimum wage, which will continue to increase each year until 2025.

City's Tree Commission budget axed due to pandemic
Quincy News

City's Tree Commission budget axed due to pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another casualty -- the entirety of the Quincy Tree Commission's budget.

Quincy News

Council approves program aimed at bolstering consumer spending

Hoping to rescue businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic from financial ruin, Quincy City Council members approved spending up to $100,000 on a consumer spending program that will reward shoppers with a credit on an upcoming utility bill.

Missouri News

Fireworks to go on despite pandemic in West Quincy, Hannibal and Louisiana, Mo.

Lovers of fireworks will have three chances to admire community fireworks displays on Saturday, July 4, including in West Quincy, Hannibal and Louisiana, Mo.

Health

Adams County public health officials, doctors work to dispel COVID-19 myths

There is almost an infodemic of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic on social media and circulating in public, local physicians and public health experts say.