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.
A little snow and ice don't bother school custodian Ronnie Cox. It just changes around his workday. As a year-round employee of Quincy Public Schools, Cox comes to work -- even on snow days like Wednesday, when students and most of the staff get the day of
It looks just like any other scout meeting except for one thing. It's girls, not boys, gathered together for a meeting of Troop 225, the first girls Scouts BSA troop in Quincy and in the Mississippi Valley Council serving 13 counties.
Bree Davis and Wyatt Saalborn walked out of Tuesday afternoon's assembly knowing just what to do before heading to bed and in the morning before heading to school. "Brush your teeth," the Baldwin second-graders said.
A Hancock County foundation marked a milestone in working to enhance health and wellness in its communities.