Deborah Gertz Husar has covered West-Central Illinois and agriculture at The Herald-Whig since 1989. She is a graduate of Knox College and received a master's degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a native of St. Louis.
The most important word in the title of the new Quincy Public Schools improvement plan might be the second: Simply.
Bob Winters remembers the large crowd that gathered in 1970 for the cornerstone opening and ceremony at Temple B'Nai Sholom. That event helped celebrate the temple's centennial and the items placed in the cornerstone by temple members in 1869.
Plans for a new $1.38 million donated athletic facility at Flinn Stadium are taking another step forward. The Quincy Public Schools Building Committee on Tuesday recommended the School Board approve the donation of the facility which ...
Quincy Junior High sixth-grader Riley Welch focused on the iPad in her hand while contemplating musical notes on a staff. By identifying the correct note, and adding its letter to the blank space, Riley took another step toward finishing ...
Quincy Public Schools Director of Student Services Carol Frericks plans to retire at the end of this school year then take on a job as principal of St. Dominic School.
Ross Schulte threw a few darts on Friday night, hoping for a win not only for himself but for local cancer patients. "I've got more tickets in my pocket," the Mendon man said. "I'm trying to win stuff and to donate for a good cause."
Adams County Farm Bureau Manager Shawn Valter sees some of the same trends in industries nationwide mirrored in agriculture.