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.
Viking Cruises has put on hold its plans to offer Mississippi River cruises within the next few years. Hannibal city officials, who hoped the plans would come to fruition, were recently notified of the company's decision.
Mike and Donna Coons' yard was a holiday destination for 32 years. The couple thinned out their collection of holiday displays - many of which they built themselves - and gave some to their children and grandchildren. The remaining light displays were donated to the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department.
Quincy University students took a break from studying for upcoming finals by attending the university's sixth annual Cram Jam.
Families had the opportunity to make ornaments and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County's Family Christmas at the Mansion event Sunday.
Terry Moon didn't train as a chef, but he's helping those in the food industry. The Palmyra resident is the maker and seller of a ribbon potato cutter sold both in the U.S. and abroad.
2 Rivers Industries no longer accepts for recycling five types of plastics used in everyday items. The ban on plastic numbers 3 through 7 took effect Monday.
Families and Communities Together in Hannibal wants to remind people there is still time to enroll in 2018 health insurance. The Affordable Care Act is in place for 2018, and almost everyone must have health insurance or pay a fee.
Members of the Quincy Police Department and city government sadly said goodbye to the department's newest officer. Stefan Schott, 31, of Frankfurt, Germany, began interning with the Quincy police Nov. 20, and his final day of duty was Wednesday.
Hannibal-area residents are invited to attend a free workshop to generate ideas that will help make Hannibal a better and healthier place. The unnamed workshop will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Hannibal Quality Inn and Suites.
In Lewis County alone, North East Community Action Corp.'s local service center has seen hundreds of requests for utility assistance since November. A driving factor behind that is Liberty Utilities' decision to raise natural gas rates Dec. 1.