Ashley Szatala joined The Herald-Whig Newsroom as a staff writer in September 2016. Her primary responsibilities include covering Missouri region news and features. An Ohio native, Ashley received her Bachelor of Journalism in 2015 and will receive her Master of Arts from the University of Missouri – Missouri School of Journalism in December 2016. Ashley has vast editorial and design experience and most recently worked as the assistant news editor for the Columbia Missourian before coming to the Herald-Whig.
During its spring and fall event, people can travel to Louisiana, Clarksville and Hannibal, where about 20 artists, galleries and businesses display paintings, pottery, sculptures and other artistic works.
Four libraries in Northeast Missouri have received grants from Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. The grants range from funding summer reading programs and technology upgrades.
Hannibal voters will see three propositions on the April 4 ballot. The actual wording of the propositions is too long to fit on the ballots, so an abbreviated version of them is written instead. At the city's own expense, it will provide Marion and Ralls
Coffee often is a good way to jump start mornings. Hannibal High School students now can purchase a cup of Joe each morning and during some lunch periods thanks to a new coffee shop that opened March 6 inside the school's cafeteria.
Voters in Pike, Ralls and Monroe counties will determine new city and school board leadership in several contested races.
The Hannibal Board of Public Works on Tuesday approved a final draft contract with the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission to allow the city to buy wind energy and its associated transmission service.
The Hannibal City Council wants residents to discuss stormwater drainage. Bob Stevenson, Board of Public Works general manager, estimates there are about 10 miles of stormwater tunnels that need to be replaced and 32 miles of tunnels that need repairs.
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich visited Hannibal on Monday for the first time to meet with residents who have been concerned about the use of ammonia to disinfect the city's drinking water.
Republican values, fiscal responsibility and the importance of retaining GOP politicians in office were the focus of the 2017 Quincy Lincoln/Reagan Day event held Sunday at the Quincy Senior & Family Resource Center.