Staff Writer

Deborah Gertz Husar

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dhusar@whig.com
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Deborah Gertz Husar has covered West-Central Illinois and agriculture at The Herald-Whig since 1989. She is a graduate of Knox College and received a master's degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a native of St. Louis.

Bylines

Education

QHS students part of pilot project taking virtual government class

Ashley Zimmerman pulls out a folder, notebook and highlighter for her second hour government class, then starts to read a text on the art of politics for her next assignment. But this is no typical class for Zimmerman or her classmate Sarah Wilson.

Wearable plant sensors measure water use in crops
Farm and Field

Wearable plant sensors measure water use in crops

Wearable plant sensors measure water use in crops

Education

Professionals discuss careers at Adams School

Nearly 30 professionals representing 16 careers met with Adams School students Thursday to explain what they do -- and why what students are learning now is important for a future career.

QND Foundation sets $434,500 Fund Drive goal
Education

QND Foundation sets $434,500 Fund Drive goal

Quincy Notre Dame High School supporters launched an effort Friday morning to raise $434,500 through the QND Foundation's 41st annual fund drive.

Education

Tracy Family Foundation challenge grant provides $80,000 to Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement celebrated meeting a challenge Friday morning with a payoff designed to help students prepare for the future.

Police & Courts

Sunday night fire damages Quincy apartments

A Sunday night fire destroyed the contents of two Quincy apartments.

QPS working to 'grow its own' teachers to battle shortage
Education

QPS working to 'grow its own' teachers to battle shortage

Maggie Sparrow always wanted to be a teacher. Chase Miller started realizing last year he has a passion for teaching. Both are getting a better perspective on teaching thanks to classes offered for the first time this year at Quincy High School.

Review crop, liability insurance before spraying herbicides
Farm and Field

Review crop, liability insurance before spraying herbicides

Review crop, liability insurance before spraying herbicides

Education

Berrian named Lighthouse School for work with Seven Habits

Berrian School has earned Lighthouse School status -- the highest level of the Seven Habits process.

Food items, children's books wanted for King Day of Service
Quincy News

Food items, children's books wanted for King Day of Service

The third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Adams County encourages people to spend "a day on, not a day off" on Monday, Jan. 15.