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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

Illinois News

Quincy City Council to vote Monday on whether to allow recreational marijuana to be sold here

In less than four months, recreational marijuana will be legal in the state of Illinois. Cities are reacting differently to the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Quincy is artist's paradise
Quincy News

Quincy is artist's paradise

Arts Quincy officials describe Quincy as a haven for artists, including painters, vocalists, dancers, and more.

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home plans 90th anniversary celebration as fundraiser for Washington Theater
Quincy News

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home plans 90th anniversary celebration as fundraiser for Washington Theater

The walls of the historic Washington Theater in downtown Quincy will be ringing with the sounds of big-band music from a bygone era on Sept. 27, as partygoers attend the 90th anniversary celebration of Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, which has been given a Roaring '20s theme.

Girl's lemonade stand nets big donation for Salvation Army
Quincy News

Girl's lemonade stand nets big donation for Salvation Army

The Quincy Salvation Army says more than 400 meals will be purchased for area families in need thanks in part to a young girl's lemonade stand.

Local Government

Six downtown apartments to be rehabbed using TIF funds

The renovation of six downtown Quincy apartments will be partially funded by the city's downtown rental rehab rental program.

Renowned theater architect gives input on Washington Theater renovation efforts
Quincy News

Renowned theater architect gives input on Washington Theater renovation efforts

Killis Almond knows a thing or two about restoring and renovating historic theaters. As an architect, he has been involved in the restoration of more than 70 historic theaters throughout the country.

Quincy News

Quincy City Council to vote on marijuana ordinance next week

Ahead of next week's vote on allowing recreational marijuana to be sold in Quincy, members of the City Council heard from residents and business owners who are concerned about the city's proposed ordinance.

Quincy News

Upcoming Legacy Theater performance canceled due to conflicts

Officials with the Legacy Theater in Carthage announced on Monday that Prince Ivan public concert and youth workshop set for Thursday, Sept. 12, has been canceled.

Quincy News

North Adams Home to close

Officials with North Adams Home, one of the largest employers in Mendon, has announced that the nursing home is closing its doors after more than four decades in operation.

Local woman says she is ready to be the face of a disease
Quincy News

Local woman says she is ready to be the face of a disease

In 2017, Karen Weede says she probably never would have imagined that her name and her face would be associated with dementia, memory loss or the Alzheimer's Association.