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

Steve Eighinger

This time of year always evokes memories

It's the time of the season when most are consumed with a variety memories from holidays past, and I'm no different.

Blessing to open Convenient Care clinic at Harrison Hy-Vee
Quincy News

Blessing to open Convenient Care clinic at Harrison Hy-Vee

Blessing Health System is scheduled to open its third Convenient Care clinic Monday in the Hy-Vee supermarket at 14th and Harrison in Quincy, adding to locations it has in Quincy Shopko and the County Market supermarket in Canton, Mo.

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: QMG plans hiring fair
Health

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: QMG plans hiring fair

Quincy Medical Group is hosting a hiring fair Dec. 14. Open interviews are scheduled for the positions of clinical support staff, medical assistant and LPN.

A midseason pit stop in the TV season
Steve Eighinger

A midseason pit stop in the TV season

If you're a television watcher, you realize this time of year is kind of a wasteland. Many of the top shows are on a hiatus until January or early February. In the meantime, we will be inundated with holiday specials and bowl games.

Business

Christkindl Market has become an event that could use a companion

Maybe the District might want to come up with a companion event for its successful ChristKindl Market idea. Maybe in the spring? Or possibly the summer?

JWCC enhancing a culture of connectivity
Quincy News

JWCC enhancing a culture of connectivity

The more social interaction, the better the college experience. That has been the framework for John Wood Community College's approach to the importance of more student engagement.

Information session set for JWCC truck driver program as demand rises
Quincy News

Information session set for JWCC truck driver program as demand rises

JWCC is hosting an information session about its truck driver training program at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Workforce Development Center, 4220 Koch's Lane. The college's next class starts Jan. 16.

Holiday season brings out best in snacks and lights
Steve Eighinger

Holiday season brings out best in snacks and lights

One of the joys this time of the year are all of the specialty items found at grocery stores, which brings us to the latest edition of "Five and Five" -- five things I am deeply interested in, and five things that get little more than a shrug.

Education

State-of-the-art broadcast center at QU draws raves

Quincy University unveiled its new broadcast center to the general public Monday afternoon. Without question, it was an impressive sight for all who were on hand. "This is a game changer," said Nora Baldner, a QU assistant professor of communication.

Metz to serve as ministerial association president
Religion

Metz to serve as ministerial association president

The Rev. Tony Metz says the image presented the Quincy Area Ministerial Association is important to the community. "I think it shows a symbol of unity and can be a force for unity," said Metz, who will serve as QAMA president in 2018.