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Ethan Colbert

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Ethan Colbert joined The Herald-Whig Newsroom as a Reader Interest Reporter in March 2019. A Missouri native, Ethan graduated with degrees in political science and journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He has previously worked as a reporter for newspapers in Jefferson City, Columbia, Buffalo, Stockton, and Bowling Green. In Bowling Green, Ethan served as the editor and reporter for one of the top weekly newspapers in the Show-Me State. Ethan continues to live on his family’s farm in rural northeast Missouri with his dog, Dixie, a yellow lab. Outside of the newsroom, Ethan is a self-described “local history buff” who loves exploring museums and historic homes. A devout St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou Tiger fan, Ethan regularly attends sporting events with his family.

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Quincy News

Uzelac leads renewed effort to reform council

A bipartisan coalition of aldermen, led by Alderman Benjamin Uzelac, D-7, are proposing a series of reforms to the Quincy City Council, that if approved by voters would reduce the number of council members.

Residents share suggestions, vision for city's riverfront at town hall
Quincy News

Residents share suggestions, vision for city's riverfront at town hall

Over the course of a 90-minute virtual town hall on Wednesday evening, nearly 100 area residents learned and discussed how the city's riverfront could be reimagined and revitalized.

Missouri News

Three Northeast Missouri counties report new COVID-19 cases

Three Northeast Missouri county health departments reported an additional 16 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with Marion County reporting the majority of those cases. Other counties reporting cases are Clark and Pike counties.

Quincy News

Pandemic delays dreams of Washington Theater renovations

For years, Quincy residents and supporters of the historic Washington Theater have dreamed of seeing the downtown theater renovated and restored to a modern-day version of its former glory.

Quincy News

City to spend $500,000 to resurface portions of Monroe, South 17th streets

Jessica Trine and Zack Perrine have lived at 1609 Monroe Street, a one-story ranch style-house, for a little more than a month and still remember the first time they toured the property.

Quincy News

Aldermen, mayor unlikely to back push for mask mandate in Quincy

Quincy business owner Tenille Sonethongkham appeared before the city's governing body on Monday to ask them to consider enacting a mask ordinance, but officials say they remain unconvinced that such a mandate would have much effect in the city.

Moore taps Holbrook for vacant 3rd Ward seat
Quincy News

Moore taps Holbrook for vacant 3rd Ward seat

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore has chosen former Alderman Jared Holbrook to fill the vacancy created by the death of Tom Ernst, who died earlier this month in a one-vehicle car crash near Carthage.

Quincy News

Adams County at warning level for coronavirus

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday that Adams County was one of four counties considered to be at a warning level for COVID-19.

Quincy News

Hark, Moore call for residents to wear masks for 21 days

Flanked by mayors from Quincy, Ill., and Keokuk, Iowa, Hannibal Mayor James Hark said Wednesday that he is strongly encouraging residents of Northeast Missouri to wear a face mask whenever they are out in public.

Quincy News

Human Rights Commission calls for Alderman Rein's removal from council

Members of the Humans Right Commission are calling for the removal of Alderman Mike Rein, R-5, from the city's 14-person governing body, who are also encouraged to attend diversity and inclusion training.