Community R-6’s new superintendent Chad Harter is joined by wife, Shannon, and son, David.
Harter named Community R-6 superintendent
The Community R-VI Board of Education recently announced Chad Harter as the district’s new superintendent. Harter will succeed Nick Larson, who has accepted the superintendent post at Bowling …
A group of concerned citizens, led by Dusty Blue is pursuing an audit of the Mexico School District.
Citizens group seeks Mexico schools audit
As the Mexico School District works to shore up its staff, a group of concerned citizens has announced they have requested a district audit with the Missouri State Auditor. Led by Dusty Blue, the …
CTA Hosts the Annual Turkey Turnover Dinner
The annual Community Teachers Association (CTA) Turkey Turnover Dinner took place this year on Monday, February 19th after being rescheduled due to winter weather postponing the basketball games that …
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Centralia sophomore Rex Bryson puts his opponent in a headlock last week during the Class 1 boys state wrestling meet at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Centralia boys wrestling shooting for top again, place third at state meet
Yet again, Centralia boys wrestling left the state meet with loads of hardware. Class 1 Boys State Wrestling Photo Gallery The Panthers hope for higher-quality hardware next season after …
Missouri Military Academy sophomore Trae Griffiths maintains control over an opponent last week during the Class 1 boys state wrestling meet at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Missouri Military Academy’s Trae Griffiths dedicated on mat for state medal
Once Missouri Military Academy cadet Trae Griffiths was captivated by the mat, it has been hard to pull him away. Class 1 Boys State Wrestling Photo Gallery The sophomore and junior Ryan …
Lady Bulldogs move past rival Fulton 51-46 to district championship game
The Mexico girls really wanted to win Wednesday's game. It was for the right to play for a district title -- something the Lady Bulldogs haven't played for since 2021 -- but they defeated their North …
Centralia sophomore Anthony Ford puts in an offensive rebound against Macon on Tuesday in the first round of the Class 4 District 8 tournament in Centralia. Ford finished with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Panthers to an opening-round win.
Centralia boys ‘survive and advance’ past Macon in districts 47-46 
The Centralia boys’ first-round district game on Tuesday was full of the win-or-go-home spirit. Centralia vs Macon Districts Photo Gallery For the full 32 minutes, the Panthers …
The Centralia Lady Panthers have a chance for their first Final Four with a victory on Friday in Centralia. Centralia won a Class 3 state sectional game 56-48 in California.
Centralia girls correct early wrong with 56-48 state sectional win at California
Thse Centralia girls are one game away from the state Final Four. It would the Lady Panthers' first Final Four that they would earn with a victory over Clarence Cannon Conference foe South …
Obituaries
John Lee Jenkins, 93, of Jefferson City, passed away on Sun., Feb. 25, 2024 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 23, 1930 in Mexico, the son of Frances and Idalee (Maddox) Jenkins, …
LaDonna J. (Moore) Gustafson, passed away after a brief illness, on Feb. 25, 2024, at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. LaDonna was born on May 24, 1947, in Moberly, the daughter …
Elliott Terrill Jackson, 50, formerly of Mexico, passed away on Wed., Feb. 21, 2024, in Overland Park, Kan. Visitation and funeral services will be Fri., March 8, 2024, at Pickering Funeral Home …
Essilee Snook, 95, of Mexico, passed away and went to the loving arms of Jesus at 3:25 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2024, at her home. Visitation and funeral services will be Fri., March 1, 2024, …
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The Friends and Family Veteran Support Organization held a ceremony to present a Quilt of Valor to John Robert Stephens, Veteran of the Army who served from 1968 to 1969.  They also presented …
Mexico Relay for Life held a game night on Fri., Feb. 16.   Due to the weather, the participation was not heavy, but those attending had a great evening.   There will be another event …
When approximately 150 Missouri Military Academy cadet uniforms worth more than $70,000 were affected by smoke and water as a result of the Feb. 3 fire that occurred in the apartment above Nu-Tone, …
The Southside Christian Academy (SCA) Board of Education reports that the school had a successful first semester and it is eyeing a bright ongoing second semester.  “We are excited …
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Fans for the Mexico girls in Monday’s district game didn’t know what would happen in the final seconds. The Lady Bulldogs had been playing Wright City back-and-forth all night in the …
There was a good chance a game in December would have some importance for the Van-Far boys. Van-Far vs Harrisburg District Title Photo Gallery It was the Gary Filbert Classic in Mexico when …
Anthony Ford and the Centralia boys made enough crucial buckets down the stretch on Monday to advance in districts. The Panthers edged Clarence Cannon Conference foe Macon 47-46 in the first round of …
The Mexico girls were in a fight until the very end on Monday to kick off districts. After falling behind 16-3 in the first quarter and having Wright City tie the game at 60 in the final minute, the …
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