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