Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

217-221-3377
seighinger@whig.com
@StevieDirtWHIG

Steve Eighinger has been a general assignment reporter and columnist at The Herald-Whig since 1998, covering a wide range of topics from dirt-track racing to religion to reality television. He's also the newspaper's unofficial food critic and an avid fan of "The" Ohio State University, the Big Ten Conference (except Michigan) and the Cleveland Indians. Before moving to Quincy, Steve was a sports writer, editor and columnist in Ohio. He worked at the News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio, and Times-Gazette in Ashland, Ohio, for more than 20 years. Steve is a diehard fantasy athlete and has been in the same fantasy baseball league(s) since 1984. He also loves sports research and is always working on some sort of high school, college, racing or pro baseball/football project from the comfort of his mancave at home. Steve also is a member of two softball halls of fame.

Bylines

Education

QU Fund drive effort hits $1 million mark for eighth straight year

Quincy University is celebrating reaching its QU Fund goal -- again. For the eighth straight year, the school has surpassed its $1 million target, finishing with $1.064 million.

Police & Courts

Lewis County Sheriff's Department investigating break-ins

MONTICELLO. Mo. -- The Lewis County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a series of vehicle break-ins in Durham and Ewing. More than a dozen reports have been received in recent months. In all of the cases, the vehicle in question had been left u

Police & Courts

18-year-old may be tied to series of thefts

PALMYRA, Mo. -- An 18-year-old Fort Madison, Iowa, resident is being held in the Lewis County Jail connection with a series of thefts in the region. The Lewis County Sheriff's Department reports Christopher E. Guzman is being held on a $15,000 cash-only bo

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
Steve Eighinger

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

It's once again time to honor those misguided individuals who run afoul of the law. We like to refer to them as our "Morons of the Month." This is Vol. 114 of an ongoing saga we started nearly a decade ago:

Health

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Salvation Army fan distribution helps those in need

The Salvation Army is distributing electric fans to those in need. It is an annual practice during summer months when excessive can be a problem for many. The fans will be distributed in both Quincy and Hannibal.

Auto Racing

Gallaher considering position as director of competition at Quincy Raceways

QUINCY -- The most interesting storyline to emerge Sunday night at Quincy Raceways came off the track. Terry Gallaher, a four-time late model champ at 8000 Broadway and a 2012 inductee into the track's hall of fame, has admitted he is considering accepting

Yesterday's gas stations paved way for today's convenience stores
Business

Yesterday's gas stations paved way for today's convenience stores

People who don't fall somewhere in the upper end of the baby-boom generation may not remember pulling into a gas station and waiting for an attendant to emerge and wash your windows and pump your gas.

Auto Racing

Hell Tour coming to Quincy in July

It's almost time. Many true dirt-track racing fans relish this time of the year, especially those who love the big-bodied late models. This is when one of the sport's true treats emerges -- the DIRTCar Summer Nationals, also known as "The Hell Tour." This

Quincy News

Vogel threepeats in Stocks, eyes derby history

Jadyn Vogel assures her assault on the Quincy Soap Box Derby record book is far from finished.

Nearly 100 special Soap Box Derby racers compete in 'mind-blowing' 11-hour Super Kids marathon
Quincy News

Nearly 100 special Soap Box Derby racers compete in 'mind-blowing' 11-hour Super Kids marathon

The fourth edition of the Quincy Optimist Club Super Kids Soap Box Derby, which crowned four champions during an 11-hour Grand Prix of Gravity, provided another example of how the human spirit can accomplish marvelous things.