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.
All the details aren't finalized, but Rev. Orville Jones wants the community to know one thing is certain -- the Back to School Help Fair will take place as usual this year.
A Quincy woman has filed suit against the Quincy School Board over requiring face masks and temperature checks for her child to attend school.
The Quincy Neighborhood Federation wants to make sure kids are ready for the start of school again this year.
The day's lesson might focus on trees. Or maybe the topic is rainbows.
It's fun combined with learning as some of Quincy Public Schools' youngest learners are back in the classroom — virtually — for summer school at the Early Childhood and Family Center.
In what's become a calling as much as a job, Eric Bruns cares for the remains of lives well-lived. The tombstones, the grounds, the stories of Woodland Cemetery all are under the supervision of Bruns, the cemetery's superintendent for nearly four years.
Quincy Public Schools classes will begin on Thursday, Aug. 20 with two teacher institute days on Aug. 18 and 19, as previously announced, but other changes now are included in the 2020-2021 calendar.
Although the focus remains on getting students back in the classroom, Quincy Public Schools officials also see the need to address the school district's financial needs -- likely with a second try for a tax referendum.