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

Gov. Parson challenges himself, others to better market Missouri and its tourism

Tourism is the one Missouri industry that annually makes a profit, Gov. Mike Parson said during a roundtable discussion on tourism Monday at the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal.

Vaughn leaves Kids in Motion to help communities start similar programs
Hannibal News

Vaughn leaves Kids in Motion to help communities start similar programs

Amy Vaughn tears up when she reflects on the hardest part of saying goodbye to Kids in Motion, Teens in Motion and Douglass Community Services on Wednesday.

Butterfly release remembers loved ones
Quincy News

Butterfly release remembers loved ones

More than 100 people released nearly 400 butterflies in Wavering Park in Quincy on Sunday.

Sheriff's Department buys school supplies for children
Quincy News

Sheriff's Department buys school supplies for children

Ruger Baker, 4, could hardly contain his excitement for his first back-to-school shopping event.

Hannibal News

New rage room allows people to smash away stress

Outrage, a rage room where people can smash and trash their stress away, opens Monday in Hannibal.

Hannibal boy to compete in Greece in world karate championship
Hannibal News

Hannibal boy to compete in Greece in world karate championship

A Hannibal boy is representing the United States in Greece this October after placing in the World Kickboxing and Karate Union U.S. trials.

Man visiting Rock Steady Boxing in 50 states crosses off two states with local gyms
Missouri News

Man visiting Rock Steady Boxing in 50 states crosses off two states with local gyms

Jon Pawelkop, 60, of Tampa, Fla., was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years ago and discovered a year later Rock Steady Boxing. This year Pawelkop set a goal for himself to visit a Rock Steady Boxing facility in all 50 states.

Hannibal News

Mark Twain Dinette to start selling bottled root beer this month

For decades the Mark Twain Dinette in Hannibal has been synonymous with root beer, whether it be the frosty mug the drink is served in, that first cool gulp on a hot day or the large root beer mug sign outside of the restaurant. Soon, people will be able

Hannibal News

Girl, 9, is collecting dolls to give to CASA

Millie Stewart, 9, loves her dolls, and she has plenty of them. She's been wanting to do something nice for others for a while, but she didn't know what to do to help.

Missouri News

Clark County library part of growing trend of seed libraries

Brenda Brown and others at the Sever-Clark County Library in Kahoka are still on a high after their successful first run checking out seeds to patrons ended just two weeks ago.