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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Quincy News

Showcasing Quincy's German heritage

QUINCY -- Lisa Margherio, Kathy Prescott and Merry Miller took a step into Quincy's past Saturday, listening carefully to tales of wealthy Park Place residents and their lifestyle. "Quincy's got gorgeous architecture. That is why we're here," said Margheri

Officials identify children who died in fire Friday night
Quincy News

Officials identify children who died in fire Friday night

QUINCY -- Investigators continue work to determine the cause of a Friday night fire that killed two children. Toby Brewer, 8, and his sister, Emma Kramer, 5, died in the fire that damaged a home at 611 N. Eighth. Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy W

Museum preview night 'just the beginning'
Quincy News

Museum preview night 'just the beginning'

QUINCY -- It didn't take long for Mark Krogman to start collecting Dick Bros. memorabilia after his first visit to the historic Quincy brewery site. "I didn't want the memorabilia to sit in my closet, sit in my garage. I couldn't stand not looking at it i

Investigation continues into fatal fire
Quincy News

Investigation continues into fatal fire

QUINCY -- The investigation continues into the cause of a Friday night fire in Quincy that claimed the lives of two children. Firefighters were called to 611 N. Eighth around 8:19 p.m. for a structure fire with a report of people trapped and found heavy s

Quincy News

Walking for a cause

Jennifer Swango took a walk on Saturday to remember someone she'll never forget.

Education

Conference surveys help planning for next year

Quincy Conference 2018 wrapped up Friday, but planning soon will be underway for next year's edition.

Conference helps educators "refocus on what's important"
Education

Conference helps educators "refocus on what's important"

Like many 13-year-old boys, Jarred Heffner plays Fortnite every chance he gets.

Educators look beyond 'business as usual' at Quincy Conference
Education

Educators look beyond 'business as usual' at Quincy Conference

Groups of educators puzzled over clues in an effort to open a locked box in a Quincy High School classroom. The exercise was part of a Thursday breakout session on engaging and economical escape rooms at Quincy Conference.

Education

Quincy Conference prelude advice: 'You only get one chance with your kid'

Parents of Quincy Public Schools parents picked up some tips, and some encouragement, Wednesday night at a free parent night, provided as a prelude to Quincy Conference.

Quincy Conference designed 'to help teachers improve what they were doing'
Education

Quincy Conference designed 'to help teachers improve what they were doing'

Ardath Potts still remembers being in the room when George Meyer was on the phone with education reformer and consultant Mario Fantini.