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.
Homebank, which operates two banks in Quincy and five in Northeast Missouri, will open an eighth location next spring in Mexico, Mo.
One driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday in Pike County.
The Adams County portion of local property tax bills will be heading up next year.
Officials from Marion, Ralls and Monroe counties converged Monday morning in Hannibal to celebrate the completion of a handicapped-accessible ramp on the north side of the Juvenile Justice Center at 304 Willow St.
Five years ago the Hannibal Regional Auxiliary made a pledge to raise $500,000 to help finance the James E. Cary Cancer Center's new linear accelerator. On Monday, the auxiliary came through with its final annual payment to fulfill that pledge.
The Quincy Police Department arrested three juveniles Sunday in connection with two recent burglaries at the former Washington Elementary School, 1400 N. Ninth.
The Pike County Sheriff's Department arrested two Barry residents while executing a search warrant Sunday night at a residence in Barry.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on the state's transportation system through its annual Illinois Traveler Opinion Survey.
Corey Mehaffy has been named the new executive director of the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council.
John Verhagen and Karel Rogers are seeing benefits from installing a 32-panel solar array atop their home in rural Knox County.