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.

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Education

School Board adopts new district improvement plan to empower staff

The most important word in the title of the new Quincy Public Schools improvement plan might be the second: Simply.

Temple B'nai Sholom opens time capsule to mark sesquicentennial
Quincy News

Temple B'nai Sholom opens time capsule to mark sesquicentennial

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.

Education

Committee recommends approval of donated athletic facility

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 ...

Committee recommends boosting QPS lunch prices
Education

Committee recommends boosting QPS lunch prices

Quincy school lunch prices could be heading up for the 2019-20 year.
The Finance Committee on Wednesday morning recommended the School Board boost lunch prices by 10 cents for students and 50 cents for adults.

Education

Technology in the Classroom: QPS looks at how far it has come

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 ...

New digital lessons in QPS target K-5 students
Education

New digital lessons in QPS target K-5 students

Sporting headphones, Lyndale Weatherford sits in front of a computer building skills not only to use in fourth grade at Rooney Elementary School but for life in a digital age.

Education

Frericks retiring from QPS, taking principal's job at St. Dominic

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.

Cancer Crush benefit raises funds for local patients
Quincy News

Cancer Crush benefit raises funds for local patients

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."

Education

ECFC director: It's 'right time' to make a move

The director of the Early Childhood and Family Center says it's time for her to make a transition.

Agriculture

New ag census continues trend of shrinking number of farms but larger operations

Adams County Farm Bureau Manager Shawn Valter sees some of the same trends in industries nationwide mirrored in agriculture.