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Deborah Gertz Husar

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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.

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Education

Washington School students, families get together for annual dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving

Students and members of their families got together Friday for the annual Thanksgiving dinner at Washington School. The school's cafeteria staff prepared turkey with all the trimmings for the meal, which was served in the school gym.

Livestock producers face new EPA reporting requirement
Agriculture

Livestock producers face new EPA reporting requirement

As a result of an April 11 federal court decision, EPA issued a notice Oct. 26 directing all livestock farms emitting more than 100 pounds of ammonia or hydrogen sulfide in a 24-hour period to report continuous air emissions under CERCLA.

STRIKE AVERTED: Union votes to support four-year proposal
Education

STRIKE AVERTED: Union votes to support four-year proposal

The Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel overwhelmingly voted to accept a Quincy School Board offer, averting a strike set to begin Monday. The vote, announced Wednesday night, means work will continue to finalize a tentative agreement on a four-year contract.

QPS waits for recommendation on drone policy
Education

QPS waits for recommendation on drone policy

Superintendent Roy Webb is stepping back from creating an expanded drone policy for Quincy Public Schools.

Quincy News

Father, son take on-the-road shop to Salem Church to repair handbells

Mark and Aaron Bond brought their mobell shop to Quincy on Tuesday to work on the five octaves of Schulmerich handbells at Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. An annual circuit takes them to 46 states over four trips covering about a dozen states at a time.

Report card 'a great tool' for QPS, board member says as committee does review
Education

Report card 'a great tool' for QPS, board member says as committee does review

The 2017 Illinois Report Card offers a wealth of information for Quincy Public Schools to measure its progress and chart its future. "It's a great tool," Quincy School Board member Sandi Rose said.

Union to vote on 'new information' tied to contract agreement
Education

Union to vote on 'new information' tied to contract agreement

After a meeting of more than four hours Monday between the Quincy School Board and the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel, QF will vote Tuesday night on "new information" tied to an agreement that could avert a strike.

Community support funds experiences for Adams School students
Education

Community support funds experiences for Adams School students

Krykette Eversden-Duesterhaus doesn't want learning to stop at the door of her classroom or her school, so she extends it into the community. The 12 students in her cross categorical room at Adams School go swimming and bowling, tour Quincy's central fire station and HIS Ranch in Taylor, Mo., and enjoy a Thanksgiving "feast" at a local restaurant.

Quincy News

Gift Show offers 'a classic Christmas' for shoppers

All the holiday classics, plus a few new additions, will be featured at the Quincy Service League's Holiday Gift Show.

School, union negotiations come down to this: $1.84
Education

School, union negotiations come down to this: $1.84

QUINCY -- Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb readily lists the trends that tell the district's financial story. "We have had deficit budgets for the last three years," he said.