Staff Writer

Deborah Gertz Husar

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dhusar@whig.com
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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

Education

Setting students up for success

Amilia Tournear rushed to finish her writing assignment, furiously writing down a final thought.

Local Briefs

Moving sale planned at shuttered dollhouse museum

Items from a shuttered dollhouse museum in Quincy will be available for silent bids and offers.

Restoration work begins for new Historic Nauvoo master plan
Illinois News

Restoration work begins for new Historic Nauvoo master plan

Digging into the history of early Nauvoo residents Orson and Marinda Hyde as part of restoration work on their home, Trisha Willmore found a family connection that touched her heart.

Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years in Pike County with "Lilacs, Land and Long-Necked Chickens"
Illinois News

Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years in Pike County with "Lilacs, Land and Long-Necked Chickens"

The wide rivers and the opportunity for a fresh start brought the first settlers to the bit of Illinois prairie known as Pike County, but what made them stay and put down roots was the land.

Quincy News

Fire damages Quincy apartment building

The cause of a Saturday morning fire, which damaged a Quincy apartment, remains under investigation.

Blues return to the 'heart' of Quincy
Quincy News

Blues return to the 'heart' of Quincy

The wait was finally over for Linda Willing. The Quincy woman counts down the days each winter until the return of Blues in the District, and she was in her usual spot Friday night in Washington Park.

New state law allows e-learning days in lieu of emergency days
Education

New state law allows e-learning days in lieu of emergency days

A new Illinois law allows school districts statewide to use e-learning days in lieu of emergency days, but don't look for that to happen any time soon in Quincy Public Schools.

Big Read coming back to Quincy
Quincy News

Big Read coming back to Quincy

Ruth Cuthbertson now can answer all the questions about when the next Big Read will take place and what books it will feature.

Education

QPS names new QAVTC director

Evie Morrison often talks to her students about their career path and encourages them to do more.

QHS adds open learning center
Education

QHS adds open learning center

A new look for the media center at Quincy High School complements a new direction for learning for the 2019-20 school year.