Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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Steve Eighinger has been a general assignment reporter and columnist at The Herald-Whig since 1998, covering a wide range of topics from dirt-track racing to religion to reality television. He's also the newspaper's unofficial food critic and an avid fan of "The" Ohio State University, the Big Ten Conference (except Michigan) and the Cleveland Indians. Before moving to Quincy, Steve was a sports writer, editor and columnist in Ohio. He worked at the News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio, and Times-Gazette in Ashland, Ohio, for more than 20 years. Steve is a diehard fantasy athlete and has been in the same fantasy baseball league(s) since 1984. He also loves sports research and is always working on some sort of high school, college, racing or pro baseball/football project from the comfort of his mancave at home. Steve also is a member of two softball halls of fame.

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Religion

Procession will commemorate Tolton

Due in part to the to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Rev. Daren Zehnke feels it is difficult to forecast what kind of turnout to expect Thursday night.

Police & Courts

Sheriff's Department seeks assistance in locating man, woman

The Adams County Sheriff's Department is requesting assistance in locating Michael and Mary Allen.

This would have been a great year to honor the Fab Four
Steve Eighinger

This would have been a great year to honor the Fab Four

Maybe it's because of all the side issues tied to either — or both of — the current pandemic and political unrest, but if ever there was the need for a feel-good event to remember it would be a 50th anniversary concert paying tribute to the breakup of Beatles.

Veteran recalls service as one of first female members of Illinois National Guard
Quincy News

Veteran recalls service as one of first female members of Illinois National Guard

The good-natured tone of her voice indicates Juna Homrighausen has no regrets. Absolutely none. Homrighausen, a Quincy native who in recent years has resided in the LaBelle Manor Care Nursing Home, was among the first women to be part of

Steve Eighinger

Bubblegum era was short-lived, but it was sweet

It doesn't seem possible, at least to an aging baby boomer like myself, that it was 50 years ago this summer we were at the height of the "bubblegum" era of pop music.

QMG's Bridge the Gap raises more than $37,000 to aid MedAssist program
Quincy News

QMG's Bridge the Gap raises more than $37,000 to aid MedAssist program

Over the years, the Quincy Medical Group Foundation's Bridge the Gap fundraiser has overcome all sorts of obstacles in an effort to help local patients afford life-saving medication.

Illinois News

'Hancock County Census Crawl' set for Saturday

Hancock County Economic Development and Carthage Community Development have joined efforts to promote the 2020 Census. The two organizations are promoting Saturday's "Hancock County Census Crawl."

It's back to lunch!
Steve Eighinger

It's back to lunch!

Slowly, but surely — or at least I hope — the world is returning to some sort of normalcy. And so is this space. Today we're bringing back our "Lunch With ..." feature, which was suspended a few months ago when the pandemic was in its infancy.

Quincy News

Kennedy Wealth Group assisting Quanada

Kennedy Wealth Group has launched a fundraising and community awareness project designed to benefit Quanada —the Quincy Area Network Against Domestic Abuse.

Guarded optimism awaits relaxed requirements
Quincy News

Guarded optimism awaits relaxed requirements

Latonya Brock's feelings seem to mirror those of many this week. Brock is excited about what the immediate — and hopefully, long-range — future holds in the ongoing health war against COVID-19.