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.
Five architecturally significant Quincy homes, including two currently being renovated, will be available for public viewing during Quincy Preserves' "Operation Restoration" Fall Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 20.
The deaths of 14 people linked to a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy became a focal point of the third and final gubernatorial debate between Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker.
Viking River Cruises has changed course and again plans to offer Mississippi River cruises to Hannibal in the future.
The Palmyra School Board is trying to find a construction management company to oversee some proposed projects if voters approve a $3.5 million bond issue next April.
Even though moderate to major flooding is being forecast for several locations along the Mississippi River this week, Clarksville's 40th annual Applefest will go on as planned Saturday and Sunday.
Jesse L. Huckaby, 42, of Ewing, was arrested Sunday on two counts of attempted statutory rape in the second degree, a Class E felony, and one count of possession of a controlled substance -- methamphetamine.
The Durham Community Center is slated to get some major repairs through a $30,000 fund-raising campaign currently taking place.
Hannibal Free Public Library will host a "Teen Read-In" at 6 p.m. Monday.
Breast cancer is what brought a crowd of people together Friday night at Uncle Bob's Bar for the 11th annual Breast Cancer Benefit to raise money for the Blessing Breast Center.
The Perry Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Perry Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Bill Trower Memorial Park.