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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.

Bylines

Health

Adams County reports 13 new COVID-19 cases

The Adams County Health Department reported Friday that 13 people have tested positive for the virus, bringing the county's total number of COVID-19 cases to 484.

Health

Pike County reports 105th case of COVID-19

Public health officials in five Northeast Missouri counties reported new cases of COVID-19, including Pike County, where eight new people on Friday had tested positive.

Koch first to formally declare candidacy for 2021 mayoral election
Quincy News

Koch first to formally declare candidacy for 2021 mayoral election

Promising to be an advocate for the working men and women of Quincy, Brandon Koch, 32, filed paperwork with the Illinois Board of Elections on Monday to become a candidate for the 2021 municipal elections.

Local Government

City to resume virtual meetings amid increase of COVID-19 cases

Amid an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in the county and on the advice of the Adams County Health Department, city officials said on Thursday that all city meetings will again include an option for officials to participate virtually.

Quincy News

Human Rights Commission forms subcommittee to propose changes to city code

In 1993, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch organization issued a joint 171-page report that chronicles how the United States has toppled long-established discrimination policies and practices since the 1980s.

Local voters split on Amendment 2 as Missouri passes Medicaid expansion
Elections

Local voters split on Amendment 2 as Missouri passes Medicaid expansion

Missouri voters on Tuesday approved expanding Medicaid eligibility to many of the state's poorest adults, making the increasingly-conservative state the second to join the Affordable Care Act program through the ballot box during the pandemic.

New road project planned for Quincy's north side
Local Government

New road project planned for Quincy's north side

Another street resurfacing project is moving forward thanks in part to an unanimous decision by the Quincy City Council on Monday to spend $850,000 a multi-part project along the city's north side.

Oak Street property deemed city's 'worst of the worst' nuisance properties
Quincy News

Oak Street property deemed city's 'worst of the worst' nuisance properties

QUINCY -- To illustrate the difficulties that Quincy faces when trying to address nuisance properties, members of the Neighborhood Beautification Committee took an in-depth look at 220 Oak St., a property that Director of Administrative Services Jeff Mays

Quincy News

Moore backs effort to reduce council size, opposes push for non-partisan elections

A referendum to reduce the number of the seats on the Quincy City Council faced scrutiny and questions from aldermen on Monday night, but also earned the support of the city's top elected official -- Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore.

Quincy News

Uzelac leads renewed effort to reform council

A bipartisan coalition of aldermen, led by Alderman Benjamin Uzelac, D-7, are proposing a series of reforms to the Quincy City Council, that if approved by voters would reduce the number of council members.