Staff Writer

Matt Dutton

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Matt Dutton joined The Herald-Whig newsroom as a staff writer in October 2016. His primary responsibility is covering Illinois region news and features. A Monmouth native, Matt received a bachelor’s degree in English from Monmouth College. While at Monmouth College, he studied journalism under former NBC Nightly News Executive Director Joe Angotti. Before starting at The Herald-Whig, he interned with the Gatehouse Media Review Atlas in Monmouth. After receiving his degree, he became the Review Atlas’ staff reporter. In his free time, Matt enjoys hiking, fishing and playing the drums.

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Quincy News

Stalking summit speaker: 'Anyone could be stalked'

Almost 70 law enforcement officials, medical, education and social services representatives and other community members gathered at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center Friday for an all-day summit on stalking.

Quincy resident spends three months experiencing German culture
Quincy News

Quincy resident spends three months experiencing German culture

Three months in Germany showed Dave Schlembach that, beyond the language barrier, we're not all that different.

2018 20 Under 40: Adam Albsmeyer
20 Under 40

2018 20 Under 40: Adam Albsmeyer

PAYSON, Ill. -- Adam Albsmeyer has taken Alsbmeyer Electric from an idea in his head to a thriving business with four buildings and 13 employees across the region. Coming from a long line of farmers, Albsmeyer started the business when he was 22, after re

2018 20 Under 40: Elise Sutter
20 Under 40

2018 20 Under 40: Elise Sutter

QUINCY -- To ensure that her new business never felt like a job, Elise Sutter decided early on that all of the profits would go to charity. Sutter launched the jewelry business, Lee Marie, on March 14, and the first quarterly donation of $1,200 was given t

20 Under 40

2018 20 Under 40: Erica Shupe

QUINCY -- Erica Shupe and her husband, Cory, had always joked that they would someday open a restaurant, but for a long time, the dream was little more than a conversation piece. When a friend showed them a small restaurant space at the corner of Fifth and

Illinois News

Pittsfield wraps one project, considers future work

Pittsfield's Fayette Street extension project is complete. The Pittsfield City Council approved two change orders during its meeting Tuesday night, dropping the final cost of the project by about $7,000 to a total of $49,000.

Illinois News

Hancock County ambulance coordinator steps down

The Hancock County Board accepted the resignation of Hancock County ambulance coordinator Gabe Smeltser at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Illinois News

New event seeks to replace Pike County Color Drive

Although it won't bear the same name as the traditional Color Drive, Pike County will not go without its historic fall attraction this year.

Business

20 Under 40 banquet celebrates future leaders

More than 100 business and community leaders converged Tuesday night on the Oakley-Lindsay Center to recognize the next generation of professionals during the inaugural 20 Under 40 banquet.

Local yoga studios help aging boomers keep active
Health

Local yoga studios help aging boomers keep active

Hannibal's Twisted Juniper Yoga studio caters largely to baby boomers. Classes like Root, Slow Flow and Senior Stretch appeal to boomers who face declining flexibility and mobility. Studio owner Emily Trevathan said the average age of her students is betw