Staff Writer

Ashley Szatala

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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.

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Hannibal News

Hannibal airport to get repairs

Plans are taking off to improve the Hannibal Regional Airport. The Hannibal City Council approved Tuesday an engineering services agreement to repair one of the airport's runways and raise the maximum weight allowed on it.

Missouri News

UM System president to be speaker at annual MU student send-off in Palmyra

University of Missouri System President Mun Choi will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual MU student send-off held July 21 in Palmyra. Choi will update those attending the event on the progress made at the university's four campuses, especially th

Soccer fans gather to watch World Cup final
Hannibal News

Soccer fans gather to watch World Cup final

Lindsay Lain was surprised by how many people were waiting outside of the Mark Twain Brewing Co. when she flipped the sign to say "open" at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Hannibal students place in national competitions at leadership conference
Hannibal News

Hannibal students place in national competitions at leadership conference

Hannibal High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students have placed in national competitions held June 28 through July 2 at FCCLA's 2018 National Leadership Conference held in Atlanta, Ga.

Hannibal News

F.A.C.T. to acquire hydroponic gardening system for kitchen

Families and Communities Together in Hannibal is looking to add more fresh vegetables to its educational training kitchen. It recently received a $1,100 grant from the MFA oil foundation to purchase a portable hydroponic gardening system.

NEMO counties devise ways to spend transportation development district checks
Missouri News

NEMO counties devise ways to spend transportation development district checks

Marion, Monroe and Shelby county residents will see transportation-related projects come to fruition in soon, thanks to recent payouts from the abolition of the U.S. Highway 36/Interstate 72 Corridor Transportation Development District.

Boy, 8, raises $1,150 for cancer patients through greeting cards
Quincy News

Boy, 8, raises $1,150 for cancer patients through greeting cards

In November 2017, 8-year-old Charlie Ray was at day care with a friend making a book for patients at Blessing Hospital when he decided that he wanted to further assist patients. He just didn't readily know how. So he started the "Charlie Card" project.

Hannibal News

MU health care students sample practicing in Hannibal

The University of Missouri School of Medicine sent 18 students in the university's Rural Immersion program on a visit to Hannibal this past week to see what living and working in the community would be like.

Hannibal News

Hannibal man gives challenged cats foster care at Cuddle Cat Rescue

Zachariah Atteberry had only a 10 percent chance of survival before birth because his mother had cancer. Atteberry is now 25 and wants to help cats, a favorite animal of his, have that same chance to live a long, happy life.

New Hannibal store offers antique, vintage collectibles
Hannibal News

New Hannibal store offers antique, vintage collectibles

Since retiring as the safety and transportation director at the Bowling Green R-1 School District, Jim McMillen has wanted to thin out his massive collection of collectibles and antiques. The result is downtown Hannibal's newest retail store, Blast From t