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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Education

QPS '260 day' personnel still work when students, most other staff don't

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

BSA Scouts Troop 225 is first for girls in Quincy -- and in Mississippi Valley Council
Quincy News

BSA Scouts Troop 225 is first for girls in Quincy -- and in Mississippi Valley Council

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.

Delta Dental program focuses on brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash
Education

Delta Dental program focuses on brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash

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.

Feral pigs pose problems for farmers, landowners
Agriculture

Feral pigs pose problems for farmers, landowners

Tim Krumwiede offers some simple advice to help prevent a feral swine population becoming established in Illinois. If you see pigs places where they're not supposed to be, report it.

Education

Third annual auction benefits QHS FFA

The third annual Quincy High School FFA auction will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, in the QHS cafeteria.

Church plans dollhouse display
Quincy News

Church plans dollhouse display

More than 30 dollhouses from the shuttered Dollhouse Museum: Then and Now will be on display Sunday afternoon at a Quincy storefront church.

Quincy News

Characters come to life at Fairy Tale Tea

Princesses and princes will be entertained in true fairy tale fashion at the Fairy Tale Tea on Saturday, Feb. 23.

QHS, QND earn top spots in pom at state
Education

QHS, QND earn top spots in pom at state

Teams from both Quincy high schools took top honors in pom in the Illinois Drill Team Association State Finals.

Education

Fifth-graders bring history to life

With costumes and props, fifth-graders at Baldwin School shared what they learned about historical figures with other students.

Memorial Hospital Foundation passes fundraising milestone
Illinois News

Memorial Hospital Foundation passes fundraising milestone

A Hancock County foundation marked a milestone in working to enhance health and wellness in its communities.