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.
An effort more than a decade in the making has led to a planned Labor Day weekend concert honoring Quincy musicians and music educators. "Wondrous: A Quincy Music Story Concert" takes the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, in the Morrison Theater.
Tricks of all kinds and practiced skills were on display Saturday during Ride Cool at the Ramp Park, an annual competition sponsored by Hannibal Parks and Recreation, Hannibal Clinic Health Services, CoolByke Bicycle Shop and Pedal'rs Bicycle Shop.
Saturday's second annual Red, White and Back the Blue Festival in Washington Park gave area residents a chance to turn out and show their appreciation for local police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.
Hailey Fisher, who will be a sixth-grader at Quincy Junior High School when school resumes next month, joined more than 240 elementary students from across the nation at the National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM session.
A program kicking off Saturday morning allows certain customers to double their purchasing power for fresh fruit and vegetables at the Quincy farmers market.
Adams County Health Department Administrator Jerrod Welch said the department's financial picture "looks pretty good" heading into the next fiscal year.
The Adams County Retired Teachers Association is seeking the public's help for needed improvements to the one-room school at the Adams County Fairgrounds.
Quincy Public Schools has added a school administration manager for the Adams County Regional Safe Schools and the Academic Behavior and Community Academy.