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