Doug Wilson is senior writer, covering state and national politics, business and transportation issues. He has held several reporting and editing positions since joining The Herald-Whig in 1986. Wilson received a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He previously was editor of the Edina Sentinel and wire editor at the Hannibal Courier-Post. Wilson is pastor of the Knox City (Mo.) Baptist Church. He and his wife, Alma, have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Lots of Quincyans still have questions about how the city's solid waste programs will work starting May 1. Some people see curbside collections as a quality of life issue.
May 1 will be the start of a new fiscal year and the start of new garbage, recycling and yard waste programs in Quincy. Garbage stickers will double in price to $1.50 for small bags and $3 for large bags.
It's hard for Alan VanDeBoe to consider that the Quincy recycling program he helped set up about 30 years ago may soon die. VanDeBoe used to be director of Quincy's Sanitation Department and in 1989 he helped set up the garbage sticker program.