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.
Bob Heiser has owned Crescent Jewelry Company, 207 Broadway, for 63 years. Although he may not have many items that might interest tourists, Heiser has watched for years in dismay at how many people don't cross the street from Main Street.
The Cathedral of Worship's 10th annual Blue and White Day recognized local firefighters, police officers, sheriff's deputies, those involved in prison ministry and a range of local and state officials for what often are thankless jobs.
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse will undergo a major renovation next year due to severe water damage and rotting wood, and engineering bids for structural analysis of the lighthouse will be solicited beginning in July.
Downtown Hannibal has lodging, dining, retail and riverfront leisure. The one thing missing is an accessible convenience store. America's Hometown Essentials will soon remedy that problem.
Santiago Mendez emigrated to Hannibal from Baja California, Mexico, at the start of his freshman year at Hannibal High School in 2013. "When I moved here, I didn't know any English. It was hard," said Mendez, who graduated Thursday with the HHS class of 2017.
The annual Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation statewide conference started Wednesday in Hannibal and continues through Friday. It marks the second time in more than two decades that it has been held in America's Hometown.
The regular school year's not completely finished yet, but the focus of Hannibal educators has already switched to summer school.
Hannibal Mayor James Hark on Wednesday delivered the first State of the City address in city officials' recent memory.
The four members of the Hannibal Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue Team were recognized Tuesday by Mayor James Hark for saving the life of a man trapped by swift floodwater in southeast Missouri.
Hannibal Board of Public Works customers have the option of attending a special rate hearing June 13 to discuss an increase in water and sewer rates of about 2 percent.