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.

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Quincy News

Reach of Adams Fiber continues to build in Quincy

Adams Fiber officials expect to have fiber-optic internet service available throughout Quincy in about 2 1/2 years. That was one piece of information shared Wednesday by Mike Ridder, chief operating officer of Adams Fiber.

You realize what you miss about Quincy when you're gone
Steve Eighinger

You realize what you miss about Quincy when you're gone

There is nothing that can make you appreciate the Quincy area more than an extended absence.

If I had a ballot ...
Steve Eighinger

If I had a ballot ...

Another year of nominations, another year of mild disappointment. If you have perused the latest list of nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I'm sure at least some of you feel like me at this time every year.

The cheesecake was great, but my future wasn't in the restaurant business
Steve Eighinger

The cheesecake was great, but my future wasn't in the restaurant business

Every time I walk into a restaurant I always remember the first job I had. I was a busboy in the summer of 1971, working for what was a popular national restaurant chain at the time, one that is now out of business.

Steve Eighinger

Nothing wrong mixing a little humor with your zombie infestation

In our house, the season of Halloween boils down to two things.

Wal-Mart remodel complete, highlighted by pickup tower
Business

Wal-Mart remodel complete, highlighted by pickup tower

The remodeling of the Wal-Mart store at 4211 Broadway in Quincy is complete."This remodel ... represents our continued investment in Quincy," store manager Steve Appleby said in a news release.

TRiO programs designed to help students succeed
Quincy News

TRiO programs designed to help students succeed

Rob Hodgson says there is an easy way to wrap your arms around what the TRiO programs represent. "They are an advocate for student success," said Hodgson, director of support services at John Wood Community College.

Nostalgic film festival's new home is Hannibal
Hannibal News

Nostalgic film festival's new home is Hannibal

Mike Marx feels the Mark Twain Nostalgic Film Festival could become a major tourist attraction, plus an event that both Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois can point to with pride.

Religion

Respect Life Dinner set for Oct. 17 at Holiday Inn

Mike Spencer, a former pastor who is now active in the Right to Life movement, will serve as keynote speaker Oct. 17 at the annual Respect Life Dinner in Quincy.

'Dateline' to air two-hour episode dealing with Lovelace trial
Quincy News

'Dateline' to air two-hour episode dealing with Lovelace trial

The Curtis Lovelace trial returns to the spotlight Friday when NBC presents a two-hour "Dateline" on a case that captivated the region for more than two years.