Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

217-221-3377
seighinger@whig.com
@StevieDirtWHIG

Steve Eighinger has been a general assignment reporter and columnist at The Herald-Whig since 1998, covering a wide range of topics from dirt-track racing to religion to reality television. He's also the newspaper's unofficial food critic and an avid fan of "The" Ohio State University, the Big Ten Conference (except Michigan) and the Cleveland Indians. Before moving to Quincy, Steve was a sports writer, editor and columnist in Ohio. He worked at the News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio, and Times-Gazette in Ashland, Ohio, for more than 20 years. Steve is a diehard fantasy athlete and has been in the same fantasy baseball league(s) since 1984. He also loves sports research and is always working on some sort of high school, college, racing or pro baseball/football project from the comfort of his mancave at home. Steve also is a member of two softball halls of fame.

Bylines

Quincy News

Familiar with disasters, Scholz says most frustrating part this time around is being patient

Former Quincy Mayor Chuck Scholz is just like others across West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. Much of Scholz's daily routine includes monitoring the latest news tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We'll get through this; we're Americans — that's what we do
Steve Eighinger

We'll get through this; we're Americans — that's what we do

This an extremely sobering time to be a citizen of America. In fact, it is an incredibly sobering time to be a citizen of the world.

Mark Twain Cave complex is now under new ownership
Hannibal News

Mark Twain Cave complex is now under new ownership

The Mark Twain Cave complex is now under new ownership. Quincy residents Todd and Austin Curry have bought the complex, which also includes Cameron Cave, a campground, winery, restaurant and shops, and is a well-known tourist attraction.

Breakfast Kiwanis members continue to serve in time need
Quincy News

Breakfast Kiwanis members continue to serve in time need

Keith Harrison is proud of what the Quincy Breakfast Kiwanis Club is doing in this time of crisis surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. "It makes me feel good about the Quincy community," said Harrison, who is president of the social service organization.

Health

Blessing text service now available

Blessing Health System is partnering with CareSignal, a St. Louis-based digital health company, to provide up-to-date COVID-19 information to patients and the public.

Essential services on 'heightened level of awareness'
Quincy News

Essential services on 'heightened level of awareness'

Thurman Munger may have best captured what life has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic for those connected with the city's essential services. Munger, a Quincy Fire Department captain, says there is an overriding sense of urgency.

Health

Hannibal Regional now offering telehealth visits

Hannibal Regional Medical Group is now offering telehealth visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspiring news, concerning news and some nightly hope
Steve Eighinger

Inspiring news, concerning news and some nightly hope

A few thoughts as we continue to try and work our way this pandemic together. º Drew Brees, the veteran NFL quarterback of the Saints, has donated $5 million toward COVID-19 assistance in Louisiana, particularly in his home city of New Orleans.

Quincy News

'There's no need for a panic,' food supplies remain solid

The news remains positive concerning an uninterrupted food supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quincy News

Quincy Noon Kiwanis anxious to resume duties

By nature, Brad Essington is an optimistic kind of guy. And these trying times have not changed that.