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.

Bylines

Hannibal News

Hannibal commended by auditors for several financial strengths; board member resigns

The Hannibal School District's annual financial audit resulted in an "average" rating. Auditors indicated Hannibal had "sound financial practices," and the district's financial strengths outnumbered its financial concerns.

Hannibal Band Day features 28 Tri-State bands
Hannibal News

Hannibal Band Day features 28 Tri-State bands

The area where Grand Avenue ends behind Warren Barrett Drive is unassuming to passers-by for 364 days a year. But for one day in October, the grassy area teems with hundreds of junior high and high school youth warming up for Hannibal Band Day.

Hannibal City Council supports senior housing at old St. Elizabeth Hospital
Hannibal News

Hannibal City Council supports senior housing at old St. Elizabeth Hospital

The Hannibal City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday supporting Hill Tide Partners and Belmont Development Co. converting the former St. Elizabeth Hospital into apartments for seniors.

Hannibal News

Hannibal BPW plans extensive training for new board members

With three out of four Hannibal Board of Public Works Board members being installed within the past several months, the BPW is taking steps to get the new members up to speed on a number of topics.

Hannibal News

Annual Folklife Festival 'a reunion' for family, friends

More than 100 exhibitors will fill downtown Hannibal Saturday and Sunday for the 41st annual Folklife Festival, sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council.

Hannibal News

Third annual Project Community Connect to provide hundreds with needed services

For those who are needing assistance, more than 100 volunteers and 50 organizations aim to help. The third annual Project Community Connect will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.

Tin Duster surprised with rebuilt '39 Deluxe after it was totaled in crash 19 years ago
Quincy News

Tin Duster surprised with rebuilt '39 Deluxe after it was totaled in crash 19 years ago

Nearly 20 years ago, Jerry Gilbert of Bloomfield, Iowa, put the keys into the ignition of his recently redone 1939 Ford Deluxe and took it for a drive. Soon after setting out a car crossed the median and struck him head-on.

Final Cadan's Carnival bittersweet for organizers, annual attendees
Quincy News

Final Cadan's Carnival bittersweet for organizers, annual attendees

The carnival commemorates the 12-day life of Cadan Christopher Frericks, who died in 2008 from congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The event helped raise awareness about the condition and money for CDH research.

Hannibal News

Hannibal, West Central Illinois YMCA members can now share facilities

Will Denish lives in Hannibal but works as a project manager in Quincy. For Denish and other YMCA members who work or travel to other Tri-State communities, a new program will eliminate the visitor's fee and welcome members from other area YMCA facilities

Police & Courts

Passenger injured when car strikes tractor tire

FISHHOOK, Ill. -- One person suffered injuries in a two-vehicle crash about noon Sunday near Fishhook. An Illinois State Police report states that Charles S. McCormick, 78, of Pittsfield, Ill., was driving a 1996 Ford Windstar westbound on Illinois 104 nea