Senior Writer

Doug Wilson

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dwilson@whig.com
@DougWilsonWHIG

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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Health

Community shows love for second 'Heart Gala'

A sea of red dresses and red neck ties brightened the Oakley-Lindsay Center Saturday evening during the "Heart of Our Community Gala." Maureen Kahn, CEO of Blessing Health Services, said the fund raiser sold out at 400 tickets.

Quincy News

Airport still hoping for car rental service

Passengers arriving at Quincy Regional Airport find that they're about 8 miles away from the nearest car rental company. Hertz Car Rental of Quincy signed up for counter space last November, but the franchise is closed at this time.

Cook-off crowd celebrates good chili weather
Hannibal News

Cook-off crowd celebrates good chili weather

Saturday was a good day for chili aficionados at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. About a thousand people swarmed the 36th annual chili cook-off, many were dressed in super hero attire.

Quincy businesses learn about lean processes
Quincy News

Quincy businesses learn about lean processes

Wasted effort, down time and lost productivity hurt the bottom line for manufacturers, other businesses and even nonprofit agencies. Presenters from IMEC gave a presentation on lean processes Thursday and will have a daylong event in March.

Quincy News

Curbside collections seen as quality of life issue in Quincy

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.

Solid waste changes balance costs, revenue
Quincy News

Solid waste changes balance costs, revenue

QUINCY -- Paul Havermale, who is nearing the end of 16 years as 3rd Ward alderman, thinks he missed his last opportunity to steer Quincy out of the trash collection business.

Yard waste program free for at least a year
Quincy News

Yard waste program free for at least a year

Karen Smith and her friends were quick to spread the good news Tuesday that yard waste collections would remain free in Quincy for at least the next year.

New rules on trash, recycling, yard wastes take effect May 1
Quincy News

New rules on trash, recycling, yard wastes take effect May 1

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.

Quincy News

Curbside trash, recycling collections changing

Big changes are coming for Quincy's garbage, recycling and yard waste programs. On Jan. 28, the Quincy City Council voted to double the price of garbage stickers to $1.50 starting May 1. Recycling will be a $5 per month opt-in service.

City's recycling pioneers tell about changes here, elsewhere
Quincy News

City's recycling pioneers tell about changes here, elsewhere

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.