Staff Writer

Deborah Gertz Husar

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Deborah Gertz Husar has covered West-Central Illinois and agriculture at The Herald-Whig since 1989. She is a graduate of Knox College and received a master's degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a native of St. Louis.

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Education

Keeping the lights on after school

Quincy High School sophomore Amber Schuerman doesn't mind adding an extra hour to her school day.

Crochet club brings students together
Education

Crochet club brings students together

The first project, an isolette-sized blanket, gets donated to the neonatal intensive care unit at Cardinal Glennon.

Adams County HCE celebrates knowledge, skills at 100
Quincy News

Adams County HCE celebrates knowledge, skills at 100

Edna Flesner hates to wear hats. But she made an exception Thursday night, donning a vintage white style with a ruffled edge and a ribbon, for the photo booth at a centennial celebration for Adams County Home and Community Education.

Helsabeck stresses advocacy role as QPL executive director
Quincy News

Helsabeck stresses advocacy role as QPL executive director

QUINCY -- Helsabeck stresses advocacy role as QPL executive director

Education

Fifth-graders reveal engineering skills in inventions

Fifth-graders displayed their creations on Tuesday at Invention Convention at Baldwin on Maine, the former Madison School.

Reading for future success
Quincy News

Reading for future success

QUINCY -- Reading for future success

Committee reviews student growth
Education

Committee reviews student growth

Students will take the assessment tests twice more this school year.

Adams County HCE celebrates centennial
Quincy News

Adams County HCE celebrates centennial

An organization launched 100 years ago to help Adams County women on the homefront at the end of World War I continues to do the same thing heading into the future.

Quincy News

Showcasing Quincy's German heritage

QUINCY -- Lisa Margherio, Kathy Prescott and Merry Miller took a step into Quincy's past Saturday, listening carefully to tales of wealthy Park Place residents and their lifestyle. "Quincy's got gorgeous architecture. That is why we're here," said Margheri

Officials identify children who died in fire Friday night
Quincy News

Officials identify children who died in fire Friday night

QUINCY -- Investigators continue work to determine the cause of a Friday night fire that killed two children. Toby Brewer, 8, and his sister, Emma Kramer, 5, died in the fire that damaged a home at 611 N. Eighth. Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy W