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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Illinois News

14 Hancock County businesses plan to seek funding through state program tied to pandemic

A new partnership in Hancock County is clearing the way to seek funding/grant money to help businesses which were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quincy News

Mall farmers market kicks off season Thursday

The Quincy Mall Farmers Market kicks off its 2020 season on Thursday.
Market hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Education

QHS cancels June graduation ceremony, prom

A Quincy High School traditional graduation ceremony set for later this month, along with a rescheduled prom in July, have been canceled because of ongoing concerns with COVID-19.

Jensen Woods to offer camps in June
Illinois News

Jensen Woods to offer camps in June

Kathy Crozier camped often with her kids while they were growing up, building close bonds and resilience as a family.

Education

QPS summer school 'just different' this year

Hundreds of Quincy Public Schools students will be back in class — but not in school — starting next week. Summer school begins Monday for K-5 and Quincy Junior High School students and Monday, June 8 for Quincy High School students.

'It's going to be a different normal'
Quincy News

'It's going to be a different normal'

The regulars came by for lunch on Friday at the Tangerine Bowl, and for the first time in weeks, they got to stay to eat — not inside the building, but in a tent pitched in the parking lot.

Pike County man plants second hemp crop
Agriculture

Pike County man plants second hemp crop

A little bit of experience goes a long way in raising hemp.
Pike County grower Dennison Collard is expanding both production and genetic lines this year, his second working with the crop.

Education

QPS celebrates staff to end 2019-20 school year

A few months ago making presentations to promote a tax referendum, Quincy School Board President Sayeed Ali thought he had a full appreciation for the impact district staff have on children and the value they add to the community.

Education

QPS restructuring district improvement plan

Quincy Public Schools is looking at the three R's -- remote, re-entry and remediation -- in restructuring its district improvement plan.

 C-SC president Kelly Thompson retires June 30, but her leadership legacy will live on
Education

C-SC president Kelly Thompson retires June 30, but her leadership legacy will live on

Not long after Kelly Thompson came to Culver-Stockton College, a group of students started a club called Women of Promise.