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

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, West Central Illinois YMCA members can now share facilities
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

UPDATE: Missing boater identified, not yet found
Quincy News

UPDATE: Missing boater identified, not yet found

Emergency crews have not yet located the missing Quincy man who disappeared after a boat carrying three people and a dog capsized about 4 p.m. Saturday near Lock and Dam 21, but authorities have released his name.

Canton superintendent to retire at end of school year
Missouri News

Canton superintendent to retire at end of school year

Canton R-V School District Superintendent W. A. Anderson announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2018, at the Canton School Board meeting Monday. He said he will enjoy spending more time with his family.

Missouri News

Run/walk to benefit region's children with Type 1 diabetes

Get ready to have some fun and support local children and their families affected by Type 1 diabetes. The first annual Blue Wolverine Foundation 2-mile fun run/walk will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in Palmyra's Flower Park.

Hannibal News

Tuesday Takeover at Finn's to help Hannibal breast cancer support group

Hannibal band NOWAKE and Quincy musician George Cate will perform at Finn's Food and Spirits Tuesdsay. Beginning at 5 p.m., all proceeds from food purchases will benefit Pinkie Pals, a Hannibal breast cancer support group.

Hannibal Job Fair puts about 50 employers face to face with job seekers
Hannibal News

Hannibal Job Fair puts about 50 employers face to face with job seekers

About 200 people visited with about 50 prospective employers Thursday during the Hannibal Job Fair at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.