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.
Two part-time workers, hired by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in late February and working with families since mid-March, are the latest step in a partnership with Quincy Public Schools and its school based health care initiative targeti
Baldwin School students took on the staff on the basketball court for the final time Friday afternoon, closing out a 20-year tradition. It was the last game before the school closes at the end of this school year to make way for the new Baldwin K-5 school.
Director of Operations Leonard Schnellbecker plans to retire in December after 40 years with the Adams County Health Department.
Sharing memories will be the goal of farewell open houses planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday for Adams School, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for Berrian School and from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, for Dewey School.
Ryleigh Hoyt read aloud "Llama Llama Red Pajamas" during a Tuesday afternoon get-together at Ellington School focused on the importance of reading and brain development.
It's safe to say Kris Pilkington has a sweet tooth when it comes to cooking. Known for baking from-scratch pies and cakes, the Carthage woman would rather share the finished product than enjoy it herself.
Scientists engineer crops to conserve water, resist drought