Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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@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.

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Auto Racing

Late models continue strong showing at Raceways

QUINCY -- Another glimpse of what the future will likely offer was on display at Quincy Raceways. The IMCA Deery Brothers Automotive Group Summer Series late model tour, which had been absent from the track for eight years, returned Sunday night...

Wells' Eagle Scout project will benefit animals at Homeward Bound Waggin'
Quincy News

Wells' Eagle Scout project will benefit animals at Homeward Bound Waggin'

For Wil Wells, his Eagle Scout project will always be remembered as a labor of love.

Midnight Ride for Hunger gets big boost from Blessing
Quincy News

Midnight Ride for Hunger gets big boost from Blessing

QUINCY -- Bob Daly looks at what will transpire Saturday and can't help but smile. "This is always the Quincy community at its best," Daly said. It's hard to argue that point, considering the 8 p.m. Moonlight Ride for Hunger will generate an expected $50,0

Quincy News

JWCC puts downtown building on the market

QUINCY -- John Wood Community College President Mike Elbe said the school has already received a number of offers for a downtown property that is for sale at 122 N. Fifth. JWCC recently put the property -- formerly known as the Kinscherff Learning Center --

Steve Eighinger

Looking back at some near-miss morons of the past

One of my guilty pleasures for the past 11-plus years has been putting together the "Morons of the Month" columns. Come October, we'll be celebrating the 12th anniversary of this monthly tribute to ineptitude, and during the process of looking back over a

Summer is disappearing right before our eyes
Steve Eighinger

Summer is disappearing right before our eyes

Most students in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri will be returning to school this week, which is always the first true harbinger of fall. I know, I know ... the temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s this week, which is hardly a call for

Sports

Austin Beccera continues strong showings at Quincy Raceways

QUINCY -- Admittedly, Austen Becerra's approach to dirt-track racing has changed over the years. "I used to drive by the seat of my pants," the 25-year-old Bowen resident said. While Becerra remains partial to that old-school pedal to the metal mindset...

Ostdiek, almost 97, plans on serving 'as long as I can'
Quincy News

Ostdiek, almost 97, plans on serving 'as long as I can'

At the Rev. John Ostdiek's age, the obvious question is how much longer will he continue his duties as a Franciscan priest?

Quincy News

Filmmaker Foley shows his work to St. Rose audience

Nashville filmmaker Chris Foley hosted a screening Sunday of his short film that depicts the early life of the Rev. Augustus "Father Gus" Tolton.

Early frustration failed to deter Lookin' Good project
Lookin' Good

Early frustration failed to deter Lookin' Good project

QUINCY -- The project took a bit longer than Stephanie Johnson originally anticipated, but that delay now seems inconsequential. "It was worth the wait," she said, without any hesitation whatsoever. Johnson and her husband, Tad, had a retaining wall replac