Staff Writer

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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Quincy News

Volunteers needed for 2019 Good News of Christmas program

Christmas morning is more than 70 days away and local Christmas elves are once again eager to make the magic of Christmas morning a possibility for 50 families through the Good News of Christmas program.

Quincy News

Anti-poverty advocates raising funds to help publish book detailing life of low-income and homeless Quincyans

The Quincy Illinois Poverty Project, a Quincy-based advocacy group, is hoping to raise $5,000 through a crowd-funding campaign in order to publish a book chronicling the lives of 25 Quincy families living in poverty.

Quincy News

YMCA's annual campaign goal: $140,000

Boosters of the Quincy Family YMCA hope to raise $140,000 as part of this year's annual campaign, which officially started Thursday, Oct. 10.

Local Government

Utilities Committee balks at spending $520K for sewer expansions

Members of the Quincy Utilities Committee spent the majority of Thursday's meeting discussing three proposals related to the city's sewer system, two of which could cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars to complete.

Quincy News

Quincy Humane Society seeking 'fur-ever' homes for 100 cats, dogs

Many lovable felines and canines like Finn, a 9-month old Labrador mix, hope to go to their new "fur-ever" homes this weekend as part of the Quincy Humane Society's participation in a nationwide pet adoption program.

Durbin discusses EMS act during stop in Nauvoo
Illinois News

Durbin discusses EMS act during stop in Nauvoo

Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, was in Nauvoo on Wednesday to meet with local first responders to discuss the implementation of Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs Act, which is also known as the SIREN Act.

Public gets look at theater renovation
Quincy News

Public gets look at theater renovation

At last, the public is being given a glimpse into what the Washington Theater, a historic 1920s theater in downtown Quincy, could look like after going through extensive renovations and upgrades.

Quincy News

Public safety dominates council meeting

Members of the Quincy Fire Department will complete a training program required by the Federal Aviation Agency later this month at Quincy Regional Airport.

Quincy News

Still no word on Essential Air Service contract

September 23 has come and gone. That was the date that officials with Quincy Regional Airport had hoped to hear from the U.S. Department of Transportation as to which of the four airlines vying for the Essential Air Service contract would receive the contract for Quincy Regional Airport.

Quincy officials continue push for widened Ill. 57
Transportation

Quincy officials continue push for widened Ill. 57

It has been more than a month since Quincy's elected, civic and business leaders first revealed a proposal to expand Ill. 57 from a two-lane highway to a four-lane highway that would stretch from Quincy to the interstate 172 interchange.