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Ethan Colbert

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Ethan Colbert joined The Herald-Whig Newsroom as a Reader Interest Reporter in March 2019. A Missouri native, Ethan graduated with degrees in political science and journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He has previously worked as a reporter for newspapers in Jefferson City, Columbia, Buffalo, Stockton, and Bowling Green. In Bowling Green, Ethan served as the editor and reporter for one of the top weekly newspapers in the Show-Me State. Ethan continues to live on his family’s farm in rural northeast Missouri with his dog, Dixie, a yellow lab. Outside of the newsroom, Ethan is a self-described “local history buff” who loves exploring museums and historic homes. A devout St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou Tiger fan, Ethan regularly attends sporting events with his family.

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Hannibal News

Dealer's stolen vehicle recovered near Maywood

A vehicle stolen from a West Quincy auto dealer has been recovered after a joint investigation by the Northeast Missouri Drug Task Force and the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Local Government

Moore promotes 45x30 Plan, $33M infrastructure plan in State of the City

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore intends to use Friday's annual State of the City address to win support for three of his top priorities for the coming year, which includes infrastructure, a riverfront master plan and economic development.

Oakley-Lindsay Center director to retire
Quincy News

Oakley-Lindsay Center director to retire

The search for a new director of the Oakley-Lindsay Center will soon be underway following the announcement that Rob Ebbing was retiring from the position after 13 years.

New Tecnam aircraft to be in Quincy on March 25
Transportation

New Tecnam aircraft to be in Quincy on March 25

Passengers on the 7 a.m. flight on March 26, departing from Quincy Regional Airport for Chicago's O'Hare International Airport will be the first local passengers to fly aboard the Tecnam P2012 Traveller.

Quincy News

Quincy Public Library program details origin of stories behind many spirituals

From a stereo in the corner of the room came the soulful sounds of two singers performing spirituals such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," as people arrived Tuesday evening to hear professional storyteller Mett Morris' program at the Quincy Public Library.

Calendar anomaly complicates city budget
Local Government

Calendar anomaly complicates city budget

The city's fiscal year's budget will be presented in the coming weeks, and Mayor Kyle Moore and City Comptroller Sheri Ray hope to prevent any confusion over what — on paper — appears to be a 4% salary increase for city personnel.

New London man arrested after reportedly leading car chase
Police & Courts

New London man arrested after reportedly leading car chase

Deputies of the Marion County Sheriff's Department arrested a New London man on Tuesday after they say he attempted to evade them.

Youth baseball tournaments coming to Quincy
Quincy News

Youth baseball tournaments coming to Quincy

Beginning this summer, Quincy will be play host to a multi-week youth baseball tournament that organizers say will feature approximately 100 teams from Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, according to tournament director Darin Dodd.

Quincy News

Riverfront Development Committee members seek inspiration from other cities

During an 84-minute meeting Thursday, the Quincy Riverfront Development Steering Committee viewed architectural renderings and photographs from 13 Midwestern cities that have completed multimillion construction projects along their riverfronts.

Love is in the air as Quincy florists and candymakers prepare for Valentine's Day
Quincy News

Love is in the air as Quincy florists and candymakers prepare for Valentine's Day

Ann Riutzel said what started with a few orders trickling in to her Broadway flower shop in January will end Friday with an avalanche.