The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by Jacob Irish, Quill Reporter

Ashley Stewart was born in Burlington, Iowa on September 25, 1995. From Burlington Hospital, Ashley was taken home to Gladstone.

Ashley's parents are David and Lori Stewart of Gladstone. David, son of Flo and Tex Stewart, is the Head Mechanic at Ryner's Transportation in Burlington, Iowa. Lori, daughter of Sharon and Don Venardi, works at Shelman & Sons in Winfield, IA.

Ashley has an older sister, Brandi Stewart.

Ashley graduated from West Central High School in May of 2014. While in school she was part of the West Central Dance Squad.

Following graduation, Ashley started working as a Home Maker for the Henderson County Health Department until December of 2014 when she decided to move on to pursue her true passion.

Guided by her love for animals, Ashley decided to pursue a career in the animal grooming.

In January of 2015 Ashley made the moved to Andalusia, so she could study at Terri's Dog Styling School in Davenport, Iowa. Ashley graduated in April and decided to bring her skills back to her hometown of Gladstone.

Since graduation, Ashley has been grooming animals out of her home; but is excited to announce the grand opening of her new business.

Ashley's Bow-Wow Grooming Spaw will be opening it's doors to animal lovers on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Ashley specializes in dog grooming, but has also worked on cats. Ashley's Bow-Wow Spaw can handle all your dog's, needs from baths and haircuts to puppy pedicures.

Ashley would like to invite all animal lovers to stop by and check out her new building located at 408 West Elm St. Gladstone.

And if your animals need cleaned up, give her a call and set up an appointment at (309) 299-5935.

In the future Ashley hopes to expand her business, and open up an animal boarding kennel for families when they head out of town.

On her free time, Ashley loves to hang out with her three dogs: Peco, Abby, and Count. Ashley also enjoys the great outdoors with her friends and family. When she's not working you can find Ashley fishing, shooting her bow, and swimming.

She looks forward to meeting all of your amazing animals.

Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try. -Jack Canfield