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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Business

Celebration will pay tribute to innovative partnership

Agribusiness is boffo box office in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, and that has been evident for four decades in the partnership between the University of Illinois Orr Agricultural Center and John Wood Community College Agricultural Education Center in Pike County.

Quincy News

Motorists could enjoy lower prices through the summer

Keep your fingers crossed. Barring a damaging hurricane in the Gulf Coast or an explosion in one of the numerous major Middle East political powder kegs, U.S. drivers should continue to reap the benefits of relatively cheap gasoline for the foreseeable fu

Auto Racing

Who's in line to win track championships at Quincy Raceways?

QUINCY -- Sunday night marks the beginning of the second half of the dirt-track season at Quincy Raceways. Here are my picks to win the championships in the six weekly series: Late models Current points leader: Denny Woodworth. Our pick to click: Of the

Why is that not an even number?
Steve Eighinger

Why is that not an even number?

The Source is at it again. Every so often, I have a friend who sends me an interesting email. Sometimes it's information he has gleaned elsewehere, sometimes it's his own thoughts, but whenever I see his name in my inbox I am eager to see what he has for

Business

Skilled manufacturing personnel still being sought

George Walley said he was not concerned about what he termed "minute" increases in the unemployment rates in Northeast Missouri.

Robbearts resigns post with United Way
Quincy News

Robbearts resigns post with United Way

Emily Robbearts resigned Thursday as executive director of the United Way of Adams County. Robbearts, who did not provide any specific plans for her future, will remain in the position through Aug. 31.

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Golf event raised nearly $80,000 for women's health services
Health

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Golf event raised nearly $80,000 for women's health services

It was another successful fundraising year for the Shoeless Joe's Celebrity Golf Clasic. The Hannibal Regional Foundation's eighth annual Shoeless Joe's Celebrity Golf Classic, held June 14, raised nearly $80,000 to benefit the Cherish Campaign.

Quincy News

Coalition raises awareness about suicide prevention

The Adams County Suicide Prevention Coalition is in the process of launching a year-long suicide prevention campaign.

Steve Eighinger

This month's 'good guys' cover a wide spectrum

A young boy who wanted to provide a taste of home for U.S. soldiers, a woman in Chicago trying her best to help kids caught in the midst of that city's violence and a garbage-truck driver in Colombia with a heart of gold.

Sometimes that separation can be difficult
Steve Eighinger

Sometimes that separation can be difficult

One of the struggles of being a journalist is to always guard against becoming emotionally involved with the story you are covering. On paper, that sounds easy.