Senior Writer

Doug Wilson

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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.

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Quincy News

JWCC graduate, age 16, 'always tried to push myself'

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.

Missouri News

Missouri lawmakers pass some bills, see others stall

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.

Quincy News

More than 36,500 property tax bills mailed

Adams County property tax bills are in the mail. Treasurer Bryden Cory mailed 36,588 tax bills Friday and sent another 150 messages to people who have signed up to get tax bills online.

Letter carriers collecting food on Saturday
Quincy News

Letter carriers collecting food on Saturday

Letter carriers will be picking up more than mail on Saturday as part of the 27th annual "Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive." Postal workers will collect food to benefit local food panties.

Quincy News

One river declining, another hits crest

Falling water levels on the Mississippi River and the Fabius River have reduced the threat of flooding.

Culver-Stockton senior wins leadership award
Quincy News

Culver-Stockton senior wins leadership award

Sarah Sparrow has felt all along that Culver-Stockton College is a special place, and the award she won her last week as a student there just deepens her love of the school.

Casady sees United Way impact as agency manager
Quincy News

Casady sees United Way impact as agency manager

Barbara Casady doesn't hesitate when asked how the United Way of Adams County makes a difference in people's lives.

Quincy News

Chuck Scholz to be honored by Boy Scouts

Chuck Scholz, former Quincy mayor and longtime champion for West-Central Illinois, will be honored as the Boy Scouts of America's Mississippi Valley Council's 2019 Distinguished Citizen Award recipient this month.

Quincy News

Dogwood weather: Dry, with lots of fun

Aside from showers Friday evening, weather forecasts call for mild temperatures and dry conditions during the Dogwood Festival.

Quincy News

Adams County Board returns votes of no confidence in 911 director Rowlands

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.