Staff Writer

Edward Husar

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ehusar@whig.com
@EHusarWHIG

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.

Bylines

Hannibal News

Hannibal council tries to appease residents concerned about concert noise

The Hannibal City Council took steps Tuesday to try to appease some residents concerned about an outdoor concert series planned for July 28-30 at 4015 Market St.

Two Hannibal 'pole sitters' simultaneously set world records in 1969
Hannibal News

Two Hannibal 'pole sitters' simultaneously set world records in 1969

As Hannibal celebrates its bicentennial throughout the year 2019, some well-deserved attention is being paid to the city's storied history. One notable historical event took place 50 years ago this spring.

Missouri News

Kahoka's annual 'Kids vs. Fish' tournament scheduled for Saturday

Tony Kincaid finds it hard to believe the "Kids vs. Fish" tournament he hosts every spring is now 10 years old. The 2019 tournament will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18.

Retired state geologist honored for 50 years of safe flying
Missouri News

Retired state geologist honored for 50 years of safe flying

James Hadley Williams of LaBelle has a love for the land and a love for the sky, marked by a long, distinguised career as a geologist and more than 50 years as a pilot.

Police & Courts

St. Louis man arrested in Hannibal on drug-related charges

A St. Louis man was arrested this week in Hannibal on drug-related charges.

Missouri News

Canton officials to seek bids soon for City Hall renovation project

The city of Canton will soon seek bids for its long-awaited City Hall renovation project.

Quincy Park Board gets two new commissioners, new president
Quincy News

Quincy Park Board gets two new commissioners, new president

The Quincy Park Board took on a new look Wednesday night. The Board of Commissioners seated the three top vote-getters from the April 2 municipal elections -- incumbent Jeff Steinkamp and newcomers Roger Leenerts and Nathan Koetters.

Hannibal News

Illinois driver hurt when car strikes Casey's General Store in Hannibal

A 78-year-old Illinois man was injured when the car he was driving on Wednesday crashed into the front entrance of the Casey's General Store at 3827 Highway MM in Hannibal.

Hannibal News

Hannibal City Council clears way for sales of medical marijuana

The Hannibal City Council on Tuesday completed plans to establish sites within the city where medical marijuana-related businesses can operate.

Flood worries remain in forecast
News

Flood worries remain in forecast

Even as the Mississippi River continues to recede, more rain this week could cause it to rise again.