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.
Superintendent Roy Webb says Quincy Public Schools is moving in "the wrong direction" on truancy. "We're hoping as we continue to build community awareness and community partnerships, we'll make an impact on that," Webb said.
Part of a wall in Donna Richmiller's classroom is covered with photos and newspaper clippings featuring her students.
Mark Tyrpin needs only four words to describe the importance of the United Way of Adams County. "It's people helping people," he said.
QUINCY -- Feeding the hungry