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.

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Hannibal News

Clemens Conference attracting Mark Twain scholars from across U.S.

Mark Twain scholars from across the country will be joined by students and devoted fans of the popular author at the three-day Clemens Conference taking place this week in Hannibal.

Clark County Fair slated for Wednesday through Sunday in Kahoka
Missouri News

Clark County Fair slated for Wednesday through Sunday in Kahoka

Harness racing, tractor pulls, animal judging and a demolition derby will highlight the 138th annual Clark County Fair going on Wednesday through Sunday, July 24 to 28, at the fairgrounds east of Kahoka.

Marion Commission gives OK to proceed with construction of Taylor bridge
Missouri News

Marion Commission gives OK to proceed with construction of Taylor bridge

The Marion County Commission on Monday signed a "notice to proceed" authorizing construction to begin by Aug. 5 on a new bridge over the North Fabius River near Taylor.

First-time home buyer recognized for improvements to rural house
Quincy News

First-time home buyer recognized for improvements to rural house

Liberty native Tyler Walton is the Week 6 winner in The Herald-Whig's Lookin' Good contest.

Missouri News

Marion County Fair opens July 27 at fairgrounds in Flower City Park

The 2019 Marion County Fair begins Saturday, July 27, and runs through the following Saturday, Aug. 3, at the fairgrounds in Palmyra's Flower City Park.

Quincy News

Moon landing in 1969 burned into memory of many Quincy residents

On July 20, 1969 -- 50 years ago today -- people across the world stopped what they were doing and turned their attention to the sky.

Missouri News

Canton hires agency to develop comprehensive community plan

The Canton Board of Aldermen agreed this week to hire Missouri Main Street Connection to develop a comprehensive community plan for the city.

Friends of Florida receive grant to help install new informational signs
Missouri News

Friends of Florida receive grant to help install new informational signs

[Note]FLORIDA, Mo. -- Historic and cultural sites in the village of Florida, including the spot where author Mark Twain was born, will be highlighted through a series of informational signs being erected by the Friends of Florida organization. Warren Hagan

Hannibal News

Drone racing competition slated for Saturday and Sunday on HLG campus

[Note]HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Drones flying close to 90 mph will be featured at the inaugural Bill Lear Innovator's Cup Drone Racing Finals this Saturday and Sunday in Hannibal. The event is part of the city's yearlong slate of activities celebrating the 200th an

Missouri News

State auditor criticizes Monroe City's municipal court accounting methods

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri state auditor's office has issued a report criticizing the accounting controls and record-keeping procedures used by Monroe City's municipal court. State Auditor Nicole Galloway said the municipal court's overall performanc