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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

Hy-Vee makes changes due to COVID-19 pandemic

Hy-Vee officials announced on Friday the installation of additional temporary window panels at checkouts to provide an additional layer of virus protection.

Midmorning blaze damages Mendon home
Illinois News

Midmorning blaze damages Mendon home

Mendon Fire Department firefighters were called on Friday to battle a blaze at 221 N. Chestnut.

Third confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in Adams County
Health

Third confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in Adams County

A third person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Adams County, according to officials with the Adams County Health Department.

Quincy officials see bleak outlook for city finances
Quincy News

Quincy officials see bleak outlook for city finances

It will be months before officials with the city of Quincy are able to fully calculate what sort of impact the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had on the city's coffers, but early projections are bleak.

Transportation

Cape Air's new planes arrive at Quincy Regional Airport with no fuss or fanfare

There was no pomp or circumstance to Wednesday morning's flights at Quincy Regional Airport, as crews went about their work preparing the Tecnam P2012 Traveller aircraft for its inaugural departure from the regional airport.

Quincy News

Council unanimously approves $500K COVID-19 relief package for small businesses

Applications for the city-sponsored small business microloan program, which will offer up $10,000 in funding for small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, are now live on the city's website.

Missouri News

Historians seek information on Marion County trailblazing novelist, attorney

History-lovers in Marion County are hoping that an appeal to the public may help shed some more light on Mary Anderson Matthews, a woman that local historians fear is at risk of being forgotten.

An army of stitchers forms in Quincy to make masks to help prevent spread of coronavirus
Quincy News

An army of stitchers forms in Quincy to make masks to help prevent spread of coronavirus

As a retired nurse from Springfield, Ill., Amy Englemeyer watched the news about the COVID-19 virus with interest as it spread from country to country.

Missouri News

Belle Johnson, a famed Monroe City photographer, lives on through the iconic images she left behind

Emma Jo Mudd, 97, wasn't surprised to learn that the late Belle Johnson, the woman considered by many to be Monroe City's most famous resident, was going to be featured in a soon-to-be published anthology chronicling the lives of female photographers.

Adams County health worker tests positive for COVID-19
Health

Adams County health worker tests positive for COVID-19

A second individual has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in Adams County, according to county health department officials.