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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 couple creates a 'unique' home

QUINCY -- When Randy and Geri Miller purchased their home on a quiet cul-de-sac near Quincy High School, the couple knew they would be making changes to the home's appearance in hopes of making their home stand out. "This is clearly a cookie-cutter neighb

Moore announces $33 million infrastructure plan
Local Government

Moore announces $33 million infrastructure plan

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore wants the Quincy City Council to approve $33 million in bonds and low-interest loans for road, sewer and water projects, which he is calling the city's first large-scale public infrastructure initiative since the 1990s.

Quincy News

Emerald ash borer believed to be more prevalent in region than year before

Research officials conducting a field trial on the impacts of an emerald ash borer infestation in Quincy say there has been a significant increase in the number of beetles captured compared to last year.

Quincy Humane Society receives $15K grant
Quincy News

Quincy Humane Society receives $15K grant

Quincy Humane Society officials say they have used a $15,000 grant from the PetCo Foundation to purchase 10 stainless steel cat kennels.

Quincy News

Four contractors seek to work on historic Washington theater

Portions of the facade of Washington Theater in downtown Quincy will be restored as part of $5,000 donation from Quincy Preserves.

Moore to announce city council appointment on July 22
Quincy News

Moore to announce city council appointment on July 22

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore announced Monday evening that the field of Quincy residents vying to be the city's newest alderman from the 1st Ward has been narrowed to three residents.

Big, bold, and brightly-colored downtown mural near completion
Quincy News

Big, bold, and brightly-colored downtown mural near completion

The primary artist behind the brightly-colored and flower-filled mural at 403 Hampshire Street says his creation entitled, "In The Evening Air," will be completed within the week depending on possible inclement weather.

Barbies given new life under local woman's care
Illinois News

Barbies given new life under local woman's care

Cally Lewis distinctly remembers the excitement that she felt as a child living in Coatsburg when she received a Barbie doll as a Christmas present.

Hannibal News

Outgoing Tom and Becky ambassadors relish year of memories

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- For more than 60 years, Hannibal teenagers have portrayed two of American literature's most iconic characters, Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. Those selected to portray the literary characters have become unofficial ambassadors for the city

Four airlines seek to serve Quincy airport
Transportation

Four airlines seek to serve Quincy airport

Four airlines are vying to provide passenger air service to Quincy Regional Airport, with some offering flights to both St. Louis and Chicago.