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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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Education

Macomb advances over Central Lee in WGEM Academic Challenge

The Macomb (Ill.) High School Quiz Bowl team topped Central Lee (Iowa) High School with a 350 to 95 win on Saturday to advance to the semifinal round of the WGEM Academic Challenge Quiz Bowl Tournament.

Hannibal Free Clinic launches first fundraising campaign
Health

Hannibal Free Clinic launches first fundraising campaign

The Hannibal Free Clinic launched its first fundraising campaign Thursday at its annual meeting and recognition banquet at Hannibal-LaGrange University. The campaign, called "Power of $2.50," aims to make it affordable for people to donate to the clinic.

United Way of Mark Twain Area exceeds goal by nearly $4,000
Hannibal News

United Way of Mark Twain Area exceeds goal by nearly $4,000

More than 120 Northeast Missourians attended the United Way of the Mark Twain Area's annual meeting Wednesday in Hannibal, where it was announced that the just-concluded 2017 annual campaign raised $383,970, nearly $4,000 more than the goal.

Deputy circuit clerk announces candidacy to lead Hannibal office
Hannibal News

Deputy circuit clerk announces candidacy to lead Hannibal office

Rural Marion County resident Chris Corum Tate has announced her candidacy for the Marion County Courthouse District 2 circuit clerk position in Hannibal.

Education

Parents voice security concerns at Hannibal School Board meeting

Several parents voiced concerns over school security Wednesday during the Hannibal School Board meeting after a potential school threat put students, parents and school employees on high alert Wednesday morning.

Churchgoers participate in Lent Madness activity
Religion

Churchgoers participate in Lent Madness activity

A new Lenten activity has been gaining popularity over the years, and area residents are taking advantage of its fun, devotional nature. Lent Madness is a smackdown of saints in March Madness format.

New Hannibal ordinance would allow businesses on Broadway to serve liquor outdoors
Local Government

New Hannibal ordinance would allow businesses on Broadway to serve liquor outdoors

The Hannibal City Council is OK with expanding the downtown area where businesses can apply for licenses to serve liquor outdoors after one business on Broadway was mistakenly issued one.

Local Government

Hannibal BPW directors choose carbon filtration system to filter drinking water

After months of hearing the pros and cons of employe a granulated activated carbon or reverse osmosis system to filter Hannibal's drinking water, Hannibal Board of Public Works directors made a decision Tuesday: granulated activated carbon.

Hannibal News

United Way of Mark Twain Area names new executive director

The United Way of the Mark Twain Area has named Denise Damron as the organization's new executive director starting Tuesday. She replaces Frank Di Tillo, who announced his retirement in November.

Missouri bill would require college students to pass civics test
Education

Missouri bill would require college students to pass civics test

Do you know how many U.S. senators there are, amendments in the Constitution, or who is in charge of the executive branch? Those are the types of questions higher education students would be required to answer in order to graduate if a Missouri lawmaker's