Staff Writer

Edward Husar


Edward Husar is primarily responsible for handling the education beat. For the past seven years, he covered city and county government. He initially handled Northeast Missouri news and features. Husar joined the Herald-Whig staff in 1980. A Chicago native and 1975 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Husar was the assistant editor of the Waterloo (Ill.) Republic-Times for five years before coming to Quincy. He has won many awards over the years for column writing, feature writing, news writing and photography.


Missouri News

Two Clark County historic sites to be focus of public meeting Thursday

The Battle of Athens State Historic Site and the Iliniwek Village State Historic Site will be the focus of a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Missouri News

NEMO Humane Society gets $35,000 grant to help struggling pet owners

The Northeast Missouri Humane Society has received a $35,000 grant to help keep more pets and their owners together in the Hannibal area.

New podcast shines light on Hannibal's history, quirks and characters
Missouri News

New podcast shines light on Hannibal's history, quirks and characters

Two local residents with a deep affection for Hannibal are making their feelings about the town known through a new podcast, the "Rivertown Review."

Police & Courts

One driver injured in two-vehicle crash in Lewis County

One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 4:15 p.m. Thursday in Lewis County.


Big crowd turns out for region's largest job and career fair at JWCC

The Student Activity Center at John Wood Community College was filled Thursday with people trying to make a good impression on others. It was all part of the region's largest job and career fair.

Missouri News

Palmyra School Board considering future facility improvements

The Palmyra R-1 School Board continues to map out plans for possible future facility improvements.

Missouri News

Canton School Board may seek $2.5 million bond issue for improvements

The Canton R-5 School Board is exploring the possibility of putting a $2.5 million bond issue for capital improvements on the April 2019 election ballot.

Missouri News

Marion County Commission provides extra $50,000 to Juvenile Justice Center

The Marion County Commission on Monday agreed to increase the county's allocation to the Juvenile Justice Center in Hannibal by $50,000 this year.

Missouri News

Community band strikes chord with local musicians

Local musicians who haven't picked up their instruments in years are flocking to Shelbina twice a month to take part in a newly formed community band.

Missouri News

Mud, in all its glory, will be focus of storybook trail in Palmyra

The joy of mud in all of its glory will be on display during a special "storybook trail" being established in Palmyra's Flower City Park.