Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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seighinger@whig.com
@StevieDirtWHIG

Steve Eighinger has been a general assignment reporter and columnist at The Herald-Whig since 1998, covering a wide range of topics from dirt-track racing to religion to reality television. He's also the newspaper's unofficial food critic and an avid fan of "The" Ohio State University, the Big Ten Conference (except Michigan) and the Cleveland Indians. Before moving to Quincy, Steve was a sports writer, editor and columnist in Ohio. He worked at the News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio, and Times-Gazette in Ashland, Ohio, for more than 20 years. Steve is a diehard fantasy athlete and has been in the same fantasy baseball league(s) since 1984. He also loves sports research and is always working on some sort of high school, college, racing or pro baseball/football project from the comfort of his mancave at home. Steve also is a member of two softball halls of fame.

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Quincy News

Q-Fest will return in 2021

Wait ‘til next year. That was the official word last week from the Q-Fest steering committee, which opted to officially cancel what would have been the 17th annual downtown celebration of the arts.

Quincy News

Community Foundation COVID-19 response grants aid communities

The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri continues to support nonprofits impacted by -- and on the frontlines of -- the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was a different kind of Memorial Day
Quincy News

This was a different kind of Memorial Day

This year's Memorial Day was quite different from a year ago. And, for that matter, quite different than just about any other Memorial Day weekend ever.

'Ferris,' 'Clueless' and 'Fast Times" lead the way
Steve Eighinger

'Ferris,' 'Clueless' and 'Fast Times" lead the way

Usually, summertime is a great time for blockbuster movie releases. This year, however, promises to be much different.

Steve Eighinger

Pandemic heroes come in all sizes and from all backgrounds

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have foregone our longstanding "Morons of the Month" feature, instead focusing on positive contributions in battling COVID-19.

The world's largest cheeseburger weighed how much?
Steve Eighinger

The world's largest cheeseburger weighed how much?

We're coming up to one my favorite holidays. May 28 is National Hamburger Day, which is always a cause for celebration.

Health care workers grateful to the 'golden arches'
Quincy News

Health care workers grateful to the 'golden arches'

Jonna Egan's words, which were filled with emotion, spoke volumes. "Whenever I see those golden arches, they warm my heart," she said.

Illinois Catholic churches, government reach agreement
Religion

Illinois Catholic churches, government reach agreement

The Rev. Leo Enlow hopes the agreement is the first step of more to come. Earlier this week, the Catholic Church of Illinois and Gov. J.B. Pritzker reached a consensus to permit a reopening of the churches — in phases.

Quincy News

Salvation Army assisting community needs

Salvation Army social services programs are continuing to try and meet financial and housing needs of those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

QU planning for fall opening
Education

QU planning for fall opening

Quincy University is planning for a return to face-to-face classes and campus activities for the fall semester and the full 2020-21 academic year.