Staff Writer

Edward Husar

217-221-3378
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.

Bylines

Local Government

Canton officials hope to digitize traffic tickets

The Canton Police Department is hoping to move to a new system for handling traffic tickets.

Business

Gordmans to open a store in Hannibal this summer

A Gordmans store is scheduled to open this summer at the Huck Finn Shopping Center in Hannibal, Mo.

Hannibal School District seeing uptick in students with emotional needs
Hannibal News

Hannibal School District seeing uptick in students with emotional needs

Like many other school districts across the nation, the Hannibal School District is dealing with a growing number of students facing emotional and psychological issues.

Hannibal making plans to allow medical marijuana operations
Hannibal News

Hannibal making plans to allow medical marijuana operations

The Hannibal City Council has scheduled a public hearing for 6:45 p.m. April 2 to establish zoning districts where businesses will be able to cultivate, test and sell medical marijuana.

Hannibal News

Hannibal medical workers tip their caps to 99-year-old veteran

When William Mallory of Bowling Green showed up for his second radiation treatment Thursday at the James E. Cary Cancer Center in Hannibal, a surprise was waiting for him inside.

Education

Canton R-5 School Board hears update on $2.5 million bond issue

The Canton R-1 School Board heard an update this week on the $2.5 million bond issue that will appear on the April 2 municipal election ballot.

Mississippi River expected to reach moderate flood levels early next week
Quincy News

Mississippi River expected to reach moderate flood levels early next week

The rising Mississippi River is expected to reach moderate flood levels in Quincy by early next week.

Education

Palmyra School Board hears about proposal to beef up school menus

Students in the Palmyra R-1 School District may soon be eating more beef thanks to a cooperative program involving local farmers.

Illinois News

Bushnell-Prairie advances to championship of WGEM Academic Challenge

Bushnell-Prairie High School has advanced to the championship round of the WGEM Academic Challenge quiz bowl tournament. Bushnell-Prairie defeated Clopton High School 220 to 130 in a semifinal match that aired last weekend on WGEM.

Missouri News

Community group leading effort to rehabilitate Monticello walking trail

A community park in Monticello is about to become more popular with residents looking for a good place to exercise.