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.

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Agriculture

New Extension educator hopes to help area farmers

Katie Parker brings a farming background to her new job with University of Illinois Extension Unit 14.

Tutoring center benefits for QHS students
Education

Tutoring center benefits for QHS students

Quincy High School junior Alivia White may not like math, especially Algebra II, but she can do it -- at least most of the time.

Open learning center at QHS offers online learning opportunities
Education

Open learning center at QHS offers online learning opportunities

Emily Cornett curls up in a comfy chair working on an online class assignment.
Across the room Devin Hermsmerier sits at a computer working his way through a health class.

School policy revisions target issues in national, state spotlight
Education

School policy revisions target issues in national, state spotlight

Issues swirling in the state and national media spotlight are turning up in school policy.

Agriculture

Nominations open for Herald-Whig Farm Family of the Year

Recognizing the importance of farming, and farmers, in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri is a long-standing tradition for The Quincy Herald-Whig.

Public pop-up gathers feedback on transportation plan
Quincy News

Public pop-up gathers feedback on transportation plan

Heather Bangert thinks biking should be stressed more in Quincy.
"It just cuts down traffic so much," the Quincy woman said. "It's more economical."
But Bangert understands the challenges of trying to ride a bike in the community.

Small Business Saturday "gets better every year"
Quincy News

Small Business Saturday "gets better every year"

Regan Neese doesn't like to shop -- except on Small Business Saturday.
And the 9-year-old Quincyan already has figured out the importance of the day which encourages people to "shop small" at the start of the holiday season.

QAVTC students working toward CNA certification
Education

QAVTC students working toward CNA certification

Sitting in a room at St. Vincent's Home on either side of Vivian McCall, Quincy High School students Lauren Kroeger and Emma Sparrow work to clean her nails.

Quincy News

31st Kiddie Bazaar will take place Saturday at three locations in Adams County

Along with the perfect gift for everyone on their list, organizers of the annual Kiddie Bazaar hope young shoppers find one important truth about the holiday season.

Brown County "back to the drawing board" on school building issues
Education

Brown County "back to the drawing board" on school building issues

Charging a laptop computer isn't as simple as just plugging it in for Brown County High School teacher Gail Gallaher.