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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Education

QPS still operational, still doing well, still managing COVID-19 cases

Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb wants to assure the community of three things.
The school district is still operational, still doing well and still managing COVID-19 cases -- 18 active positives as of Wednesday.

Education

QPS building project 'a real success'

Final numbers are in for what Quincy School Board member Mike Troup calls "a real success for Quincy."
Quincy Public Schools spent $90,792,763 on an addition at Quincy High School and building five new K-5 schools.

From-scratch favorites
Food

From-scratch favorites

Anna Mullet doesn't mind adding a bit of vintage flavor to her cooking.
An old-fashioned Butterscotch Pie, a recipe passed down from her grandma, remains a favorite for Mullet and her family.

Education

QPS projects ahead of schedule

Health life safety projects progressed further, and faster, than expected this spring and summer at Quincy Junior High School thanks in part to the COVID-19 shutdown.

Education

New projection shrinks deficit in 20-21 QPS budget

New projections for the corporate personal property replacement tax mean a better bottom line in the 2020-21 budget for Quincy Public Schools.

Illinois News

Renewed effort to make New Philadelphia national park

In a time of social unrest nationwide, Phil Bradshaw believes the story of New Philadelphia and its founder Free Frank McWorter resonates more than ever.

QPS Foundation kicks off Dream Big Campaign
Education

QPS Foundation kicks off Dream Big Campaign

COVID-19 may have forced changes to the Quincy Public Schools Foundation's Dream Big Annual Campaign, but the overall goal remains the same to support the school district, its staff and its students.

New sculpture at Iles 'represents our school well'
Education

New sculpture at Iles 'represents our school well'

Braeden Reed had two words to say about the newest piece of art at Iles Elementary School.
"It's cool," the fourth-grader said.

Quincy News

New app launches Quincy sculpture walk

A new app launched Friday is designed to take people on a sculpture walk in Quincy.

QPS school improvement plans reflect COVID challenges
Education

QPS school improvement plans reflect COVID challenges

One month into the school year, Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb says he's "extremely impressed" with district staff, students and the community.