Optimist Ballfields sponsored by Mexico Noon Lions
Audrain County celebrates the Fourth of July
While wet weather wiped out a lot of the Mexico Optimist Club’s Fourth of July plans, the skies and days were still clear for some fun at Mexico Optimist Ball Park. In the early evening, kids …
Owner of Middletown Country Store, Terri Thomas, stands behind the sole checkout counter in the store.
Middletown is host to a true country store
Middletown, Missouri: population 171.  Some would describe it as the proverbial blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kind of town. Locals would refute that, however.  And travelers may …
Leslie Meyer
MAC president appoints members to steering committees for the 2024-25 term
The president of the Missouri Association of Counties (MAC) recently appointed members of the association to serve a one-year term on one of MAC’s six Policy Steering Committees. Pete …
Local Sports
Mexico Jr Preteen Red (Cuno's Automotive) softball vs New Bloomfield
Mexico Optimist plays slate during 4th of July week
The Mexico Optimist baseball/softball summer league has been playing games this summer at the Mexico Optimist ball fields since June. That included Fourth of July week on June 2 when the night held …
The Mexico Lady Bulldogs gather after playing in their final summer scrimmage games this year at the Montgomery County shootout on June 25.
Mexico girls close summer with winning day at Montgomery County
The Mexico girls closed their summer in a positive way. In a shootout on June 25 at Montgomery County, the Lady Bulldogs won two of their three normal scrimmage games and went undefeated in …
Mexico senior Claire Hudson fights for possession in a game last season.
Mexico’s Hudson collects awards for various sports
Claire Hudson wasn’t finished earning awards. The soon-to-be Mexico senior was named to the Class 2 Region 2 team for girls soccer to add to her all-conference nod in the North Central …
North Callaway freshman Sophie Olsson shoots over Southern Boone defenders on June 24 during a scrimmage game in Fulton's summer shootout league.
North Callaway girls play tough in summer while shorthanded
The summer months give kids plenty of possibilities of how to spend their time. Fulton Shootout Photo Gallery For the North Callaway girls, there have been several reasons why they …
Community R-6 head coach Bob Curtis discusses strategy with his team during a timeout in a game last season.
Curtis back as Community R-6 athletic director
For the past 19 years, Bob Curtis has felt at home. During his 19 years at Community R-6, the girls basketball head coach has led the program to eight district titles in the past 11 seasons and …
Obituaries
Sandra Ann Willis of Auxvasse passed away on June 5, 2024  at the age of 67.  A Celebration of Life will be held July 21 from 12 pm to 3 pm at Teal Lake Park, Mexico.
Wanda Sue Stull,73, of Jefferson City, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 6, 2024, at University Hospital in Columbia, with her family by her side. Funeral arrangements are under the care …
David Westly Winkler, 61, Centralia, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2024, at his home. Mr. Winkler is survived by his wife, Debbie; his children, James Winkler (Jamie) of Rush Hill, Jayden Winkler …
Aurbin “Pete” Chester Berry, 80, of Salisbury, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 …
Local News
On Sunday, June 30 at approximately 7:09 p.m., the Mexico Public Safety Department (MPSD) responded to the area of Amelia Drive and Cardinal in reference to a grass fire. Responding personnel found …
Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners (SNP) offers a unique experience for those interested in obtaining technical education to gain hands-on experience with the company. The SNP Career Academy is a …
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, around 22 million kids receive free or reduced-cost meals thanks to the National School Lunch Program. However, once the school year ends, only 17 …
Auxvasse recently held its Independence Day Parade and celebration. The event drew big crowds and offered free hot dogs , hamburgers, chips and drinks for everyone, along with music and face …
Local Sports
It was a perfect way for the Community R-6 girls to spend their summer. The Lady Trojans varsity basketball program finished a 16-0 shootout run while junior varsity won six of eight …
It is early in the year for the Mexico boys, but they feel good. Fulton Shootout Photo Gallery The Bulldogs only lost two games this summer amongst the 26 they played over several …
Last week, Mexico tennis head coach Tony Senor lead a camp at Fairgrounds Park Netplex in Mexico. For several days in the afternoon, third- to sixth-graders attended the first session before the …
Mexico boys The Bulldogs went 3-0 on June 10 in the Harrisburg shootout against Harrisburg, Cairo and Hallsville. “This group has the ability to mix up defenses on the fly and are …
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