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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

Car parade gives QHS Class of 2020 a chance to celebrate graduation

With a sign, a lawn chair and a prime spot along Maine Street, Bryan Obert was all ready for a parade.

'Proud to be a Blue Devil'
Education

'Proud to be a Blue Devil'

Katarina Vrtikapa believes her high school experience began well before her high school years.

Education

QPS pushes back start of school year

A revised Quincy Public Schools calendar pushes back the first day of classes to allow for better preparation at the start of the 2020-21 year.

Education

QPS staff praised for 'incredible job' with remote learning

QUINCY -- With the school year wrapping up, Superintendent Roy Webb praised staff members for their work with remote learning.
"From the director level all the way down to the teachers and support staff, they've done an incredible job," Webb told the Schoo

Education

QHS adds elective music courses

Quincy High School will add four new elective music courses for the 2020-21 school year.

Camp Point woman likes making 'good food'
Food

Camp Point woman likes making 'good food'

Randi Bobier believes one of the most important ingredients in her cooking just might be love.
"Like with anything you have to be passionate about what you're doing," she said.

Education

JDUB Academy shifts to online-only format

John Wood Community College will shift to an online-only format for this year's JDUB Academy.
Fourteen classes targeting science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, or STEAM, will be offered from June 8 through Aug. 14.

Education

QPS ready to retrieve loaned-out computers

Quincy Public Schools plans to begin retrieving loaned-out computers later this week – except from students planning to attend summer school.

Education

Faith journey

Hailey Skinner came to Quincy Notre Dame High school ready to focus on classes and school activities but not her faith.

Coronavirus complicates local weddings
Illinois News

Coronavirus complicates local weddings

Kari Schmiedeskamp always dreamed of a June wedding and walking down the aisle of St. Edward's Catholic Church in Mendon.
Schmiedeskamp and her fiance Corey Luckhaupt set the date for June 20, 2020.