Staff Writer

Edward Husar

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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

Education

Hannibal School Board changes high school's graduation date to May 23

Hannibal High School seniors must change an important date on their calendars, because the School Board decided Wednesday to push back graduation by one week to Thursday, May 23.

Economic development leader meets with Marion County commissioners
Local Government

Economic development leader meets with Marion County commissioners

Corey Mehaffy, the new executive director of the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council, briefed the Marion County Commission Tuesday on some of the projects his office is undertaking.

Hannibal City Council's search continues for new city manager
Local Government

Hannibal City Council's search continues for new city manager

It's been two months since Hannibal City Manager Jeff LaGarce said he will be stepping down March 15 and returning to St. Louis, but the city hasn't started interviewing candidates for his replacement. That could change before long.

Missouri News

River Bluffs Paint Out slated for May 4-5 in Canton and Hannibal

Area artists are being invited to register for the annual River Bluffs Paint Out scheduled for May 4 in Canton and May 5 in Hannibal.

Missouri News

Auto shop owners oppose legislation to eliminate vehicle inspections

Many automotive shop owners in Northeast Missouri say they don't see any merit in a lawmaker's proposal to eliminate mandatory vehicle inspections in Missouri.

'Operation: Feed the Furballs' benefits NEMO Humane Society
Missouri News

'Operation: Feed the Furballs' benefits NEMO Humane Society

The Northeast Missouri Humane Society is benefiting once again from "Operation: Feed the Furballs."

Hannibal wins 'Creative Community Award' from Missouri Arts Council
Hannibal News

Hannibal wins 'Creative Community Award' from Missouri Arts Council

Hannibal has been named the 2019 winner of the Missouri Arts Council's "Creative Community Award."

Education

Canton R-5 students log lofty score on Annual Performance Report

The Canton R-5 School District has announced its students logged a 99.2 percent score on the 2018 Annual Performance Report issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Educuation.

Education

Palmyra School Board sets May 31 as final day of 2018-19 school year

The Palmyra R-1 School Board has adjusted the school calendar for the rest of this academic year to account for days missed because of snow, cold and icy conditions.

Two juveniles arrested in connection with vehicle damage in Hannibal
Missouri News

Two juveniles arrested in connection with vehicle damage in Hannibal

Hannibal police have expanded an investigation that involved damage to vehicles and led to the arrests of two 16-year-olds.