Staff Writer

Deborah Gertz Husar

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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.

Bylines

Agriculture

Speaker: "Do your homework" before deciding to grow industrial hemp

Illinois farmers may not like what they hear when asking Phillip Alberti how much industrial hemp to grow.

Upcoming farm market reports "set the tone for 2020"
Agriculture

Upcoming farm market reports "set the tone for 2020"

Market reports due out Friday and the hoped-for signing of the first phase of a trade deal with China next week could signal a positive start to the year for farmers.

Illini West voters face bond issue for new high school
Education

Illini West voters face bond issue for new high school

The Illini West School Board is asking district voters to take a step toward funding a new high school.

Building relationships between parent, child
Quincy News

Building relationships between parent, child

A new book compiles advice honed at Chaddock to help parents build better relationships with their children.

Agriculture

Workshop targets soil health, cover crops

A Jan. 24 workshop in Monroe City will target common soil health and cover crop questions. The third annual NEMO/WCIL Soil Health Workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

USMCA, phase one China deal "good long-term for ag"
Agriculture

USMCA, phase one China deal "good long-term for ag"

Two new major trade agreements set the stage for more stability for the area's farm economy.

Illinois News

Carthage Park District eyes sports complex improvements

The Carthage Park District plans improvements to the tennis courts and ball diamond at the Joe and Helen Grate Sports Complex.

Education

Students at 14 area schools recognized as Illinois State Scholars

A state program has recognized students at 14 West-Central Illinois high schools for outstanding academic achievement.

Education

Giving back to FFA

The Lewis County FFA chapter knows a little bit about salesmanship, and their skills paid off.

Education

Community committee will work to build support for QPS referendum

Community members will be working to convince fellow voters to support a tax increase for Quincy Public Schools.