Staff Writer

Edward Husar

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ehusar@whig.com
@EHusarWHIG

Edward Husar is primarily responsible for handling the education beat. For the past seven years, he covered city and county government. He initially handled Northeast Missouri news and features. Husar joined the Herald-Whig staff in 1980. A Chicago native and 1975 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Husar was the assistant editor of the Waterloo (Ill.) Republic-Times for five years before coming to Quincy. He has won many awards over the years for column writing, feature writing, news writing and photography.

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Missouri News

Marion County considers imposing rules for burying utility lines

The Marion County Commission is drafting a set of rules that will stipulate where, when and how utility companies can bury underground lines near the county's roads, bridges and culverts.

Gordmans set to open its new Hannibal store this Thursday
Hannibal News

Gordmans set to open its new Hannibal store this Thursday

Gordmans has announced it will open its new Hannibal store this Thursday in the Huck Finn Shopping Center.

Canton officials rethinking proposal to extensively remodel City Hall
Missouri News

Canton officials rethinking proposal to extensively remodel City Hall

Members of the Canton Board of Aldermen are rethinking plans to undertake a major remodel of City Hall.

National Tom Sawyer Days expected to draw big crowds to Hannibal
Hannibal News

National Tom Sawyer Days expected to draw big crowds to Hannibal

One of the region's largest and most popular festivals -- National Tom Sawyer Days -- is expected to draw thousands of visitors to America's Hometown over the next two weeks.

Quincy News

Volunteers gamely get their heads shaved to benefit cancer victims

Eighteen brave souls stepped forward Saturday night and told cancer to "Buzz Off!"

Clydesdales add jolt of excitement to Hannibal's Bicentennial Parade
Hannibal News

Clydesdales add jolt of excitement to Hannibal's Bicentennial Parade

Hannibal's Bicentennial Parade came close to being washed out Saturday morning by threatening weather. At the last moment, however, the raindrops eased up and a tiny window of opportunity opened.

BoodaLu restaurant owners give $5,000 each to 2 local humane societies
Quincy News

BoodaLu restaurant owners give $5,000 each to 2 local humane societies

A love of dogs prompted BoodaLu restaurant owners Michael and Kathryn Bayles to step forward Friday with two $5,000 checks to help two local humane societies.

Quincy News

Police investigating shooting incident on Quincy's northwest side

Quincy police are investigating a shooting that took place about 4 p.m. Friday in the vicinity of Seventh and College.

Missouri News

Five Northeast Missouri Libraries to get $4,954 each in state grants

Five public libraries in Northeast Missouri will each receive $4,954 in state grants to use to help with literacy efforts and technology upgrades.

Hannibal School Board unveils $40.07 million balanced budget
Hannibal News

Hannibal School Board unveils $40.07 million balanced budget

The Hannibal School Board on Wednesday unveiled a tentative budget indicating the district is in solid shape financially as it approaches the 2019-20 fiscal year.