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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Missouri News

Ameren plans state's largest wind farm in Northeast Missouri

Ameren Missouri announced plans Monday for a 400-megawatt wind farm in rural Adair and Schuyler counties that would create enough power to serve 120,000 homes within two years.

Daniels honored as Distinguished Citizen for exemplifying Scouting ideals
Quincy News

Daniels honored as Distinguished Citizen for exemplifying Scouting ideals

Bill Daniels said that as a board member of the Mississippi Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, he often had to "twist somebody's arm" to get that person to accept the annual Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Award.

Three Sunday events honor area first responders
Quincy News

Three Sunday events honor area first responders

Three events held Sunday were dedicated to first responders and the work that they do.

Hannibal High School's science department showed graduate her career path
Education

Hannibal High School's science department showed graduate her career path

Shelby Nelson knew from a young age that she wanted to help people as an adult. Hannibal High School's science department and pre-medical professionals organization fostered her love of science and set her sets on becoming a pediatrician.

Hannibal News

New general manager named for Hannibal BPW

Heath Hall, former director of operations and interim general manager of the Hannibal Board of Public Works, has been named the utility's permanent general manager. He replaces Bob Stevenson, who retired in March.

Emotions run high at school board meeting over safety, security
Education

Emotions run high at school board meeting over safety, security

Emotions ran high at the Hannibal Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening, and now a parent of two Hannibal students is barred from stepping on school district property or attending school activities.

Education

Hannibal School District considering metal detectors

The Hannibal School District is considering adding metal detectors as additional safety and security measures.

Hannibal News

Hannibal BPW board reviews proposed water rates to offset new filtration system costs

Board members of the Hannibal Board of Public Works got a first look at proposed rate changes during the BPW's monthly meeting Tuesday. Water rates would increase by 59 percent for the average residential customer over the next five years.

Hannibal News

Hannibal to replace Mark Twain lighthouse entirely, with new lighting component

Last May the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department announced that the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse would undergo its first major renovation since 1994.
Plans have changed: The lighthouse will be replaced entirely.

Hannibal youth work together to pick up trash around city
Hannibal News

Hannibal youth work together to pick up trash around city

Jarren Landis, a fifth grade student at Eugene Field Elementary School, noticed that lately, people were complaining on Facebook about trash lining Hannibal streets. He couldn't disagree with them. He's noticed the trash, too.