Staff Writer

Edward Husar

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ehusar@whig.com
@EHusarWHIG

Edward Husar is primarily responsible for handling the education beat. For the past seven years, he covered city and county government. He initially handled Northeast Missouri news and features. Husar joined the Herald-Whig staff in 1980. A Chicago native and 1975 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Husar was the assistant editor of the Waterloo (Ill.) Republic-Times for five years before coming to Quincy. He has won many awards over the years for column writing, feature writing, news writing and photography.

Bylines

Hannibal News

Lots of activities planned for HLGU's annual homecoming Oct. 5-6

Hannibal-LaGrange University has announced plans for its 2018 homecoming celebration Oct. 5-6.

91-year-old great-grandmother displays green thumb by growing 103-pound pumpkin
Missouri News

91-year-old great-grandmother displays green thumb by growing 103-pound pumpkin

While Mary Lewton of Palmyra was attending the Hannibal Senior Expo last April, someone handed her a packet containing four pumpkin seeds. She planted one, and the result was amazing.

Missouri News

Ralls County designated a Work Ready Community

Ralls County has become the 71st Missouri county to be designated a Certified Work Ready Community.

Jim's Journey marks fifth year of celebrating black history
Missouri News

Jim's Journey marks fifth year of celebrating black history

"Jim's Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center" is marking its fifth year as Northeast Missouri's only black history museum.

News

Opponents of proposed swine operation speak out at public hearing

The Adams County Board will vote at its Oct. 9 meeting on whether to endorse a proposed swine operation in the Loraine area.

Clarksville mayor receives President's Volunteer Service Award
Missouri News

Clarksville mayor receives President's Volunteer Service Award

Jo Anne Smiley, Clarksville's mayor for the past 13 years, has been awarded the nation's highest honor for volunteer service.

2018 20 Under 40: Tim Parrish
20 Under 40

2018 20 Under 40: Tim Parrish

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Tim Parrish learned early in life about the importance of giving back. "I think a lot of it is the way I was raised," he said. "My parents instilled that into me at a young age -- to do your part and give back to others." Parrish, a Hancoc

2018 20 Under 40: Kylee Orr
20 Under 40

2018 20 Under 40: Kylee Orr

PLEASANT HILL, Ill. -- When Kylee Orr sees something not working as well as it should, she's not afraid to do something about it. "It does no use complaining," she said. "You might as well join in and help it." That philosophy is what drives Orr to get inv

Police & Courts

Body found near Mississippi River identified as Montrose, Iowa, man

The body of a man found Tuesday night near the Mississippi River in Alexandria has been identified as Jared Matlock, 34, of Montrose, Iowa.

Strong wind puts the brakes on QU's Homecoming 'balloon glow'
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Strong wind puts the brakes on QU's Homecoming 'balloon glow'

A huge crowd descended on the Quincy University campus Thursday night to see the fourth annual Homecoming "balloon glow." The weather, however, didn't cooperate.