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.
Matthew Farlow was comfortable in the crowd of 343 students getting associate degrees at John Wood Community College on Friday night. Although teachers and fellow students never made it an issue, Farlow did stand out in some ways. He is 16 years old.
With Friday's legislative deadline looming, state Rep. Louis Riggs, R-Hannibal, felt pride in some accomplishments and frustration that other important legislation will die. An abortion bill was expected to win approval.
Adams County Board members returned a vote of no confidence in 911 Director Steve Rowlands on Wednesday night. Les Post of the Executive Committee said the board voted 19-0 with two members absent after meeting in closed session to discuss personnel.