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.
QUINCY -- Registration is underway for this year's Quincy Conference.
"We simplified the registration process for teachers. Last year, it was a bit much, so we revised the process to make it easier for them," said Emily Pool, a Rooney third-grade teacher a
QUINCY -- Quincy High School teacher Brandi Many got a first-hand look as Illinois took its next step to deal with a statewide shortage of classroom teachers.
Many was in the audience Thursday as Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation raising teachers' mini
The Adams County Health Department hopes boosting a benefit may help with staff retention. The Board of Health on Thursday adopted a revised vacation schedule helping employees earn more vacation time with less years of service.
QUINCY -- A simplified dress code policy at Quincy High School will put the focus on learning and keeping students in the classroom.
The revision, outlined at Tuesday's Policy Committee meeting, follows an audit of the QHS student handbook, curriculum guid
QUINCY -- Ursa Farmers Cooperative General Manager Roger Hugenberg says things went very well right up to the end of the past fiscal year.
"Our fiscal year ends May 31. On May 30, we had a levee breach at Gregory Landing," Hugenberg said.
Barb Richmiller wants people to remember the effort involved in women gaining the right to vote.
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A family gathering spurred a backyard home improvement project for a Hannibal woman.
"There just wasn't room for everybody to sit," Janie Monroe said. "Through that weekend I mulled things through my mind and came up with this idea."
QUINCY -- St. Dominic eighth-grader Ethan Rose brought more than just papers and pencils to class last year.
He and the rest of the school also brought in plastic caps -- from water bottles, milk jugs, toothpaste tubes and other items -- to recycle into benc