Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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@StevieDirtWHIG

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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Police & Courts

Helicopter pilot walks away from crash uninjured

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed Thursday morning walked away from the incident uninjured. Reiss Harper, 26, of Perry, La., had been piloting a Bell 206 helicopter.

Countdown to the next 007 film underway
Steve Eighinger

Countdown to the next 007 film underway

There was recent news concerning the release of the newest and yet-unnamed James Bond movie. The film should be in theaters at some point in 2020 and will be the 25th in the ongoing series that dates to 1962.

Lifelong crush now just a memory
Steve Eighinger

Lifelong crush now just a memory

I'm still sad. When news arrived last week that Doris Day had died, part of my heart passed away, too. My first crush was not Debbie Wickham in first grade, Lynn Marie Parr in junior high or even Kathy Eighinger.

More than 500 expected at Fishing for Freedom event
Quincy News

More than 500 expected at Fishing for Freedom event

Organizers of the ninth annual Quincy area Fishing for Freedom event say some additional volunteers are still needed for this year's event.

Steve Eighinger

Summer's on our doorstep, in need of a slogan

For most of my adult life, I have considered Memorial Day weekend the beginning of summer. Using that school of thought as a guide, we're less than two weeks from the start of the best of the four seasons.

JWCC building interest among Northeast Missouri students
Education

JWCC building interest among Northeast Missouri students

John Wood Community College officials are pleased with the results from the first year of a three-year pilot program designed to attract more students from Northeast Missouri.

Pritzker appoints Donahue to Board of Elections
Quincy News

Pritzker appoints Donahue to Board of Elections

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday the appointment of Laura Kent Donahue to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Police & Courts

Two Hannibal men get prison sentences in drug case

Tyrone Williams and Harold Williams, both of Hannibal, Mo., were two of three men sentenced to prison Wednesday for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic narcotics in Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois.

Education

JWCC summer enrollment boosted by students from four-year schools

John Wood Community College continues to see an increase in the number of students from four-year universities taking summer courses at the school.

More Florida flavor to this installment of 'Morons of the Month'
Steve Eighinger

More Florida flavor to this installment of 'Morons of the Month'

First of all, I have all the respect in the world for people who live in Florida. In fact, I have quite a but of sympathy for them, judging by the kind of criminals they have to deal with on a regular basis.