Wearing their full-dress uniforms, Missouri Military Academy cadets stand in formation during a military review on Colonels Field.
MMA finds help with community partners after $70,000 worth of uniforms affected by fire
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, …
SCA enrollment is open
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 …
Barbara Hoff Wilson was named the recipient of Colonel C.R. Stribling Community Service Award at the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce dinner on Friday night.
Wilson honored
Barb wilson.jpg Barbara Hoff Wilson addresses the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce dinner crowd Friday night. Wilson was recipient of the Colonel C.R. Stribling Community Service Award presented …
Local Sports
Paris boys eliminated in districts by Sturgeon
The Van-Far boys' opponent for 5:30 p.m. tonight at Clopton in Clarksville will be Sturgeon (13-14) after the Bulldogs defeated Paris 54-47 on Tuesday. The Coyotes' final record this season is …
Three Mexico Bulldogs still in fight at state wrestling
Wednesday's number of state Bulldog wrestlers was already the most in the six years, and two Mexico boys are still in the running for a state title after the first day of the Class 2 boys state …
Mexico's Johns, Centralia's Shelton in Class 1 girls state semis; North Callaway's Giboney eliminated
Mexico, Centralia and North Callaway all had representation in Wednesday afternoon's Class 1 girls state wrestling meet. Mexico's Alexus Johns and Centralia's Jayci Shelton will wrestle in the …
Centralia, North Callaway all advance to Day 2; Griffiths wrestling for MMA
Centralia, North Callaway and Missouri Military Academy began their weeks at the MSHSAA state meet on Wednesday morning, First, those schools competed in the Class 1 boys meet. All nine …
Mexico freshman Carlos Juarez Ramirez goes airborne while staying on top of a district opponent on Saturday in Boonville. Juarez Ramirez won the 106-pound district title to be one of eight Bulldogs and one of six first-time qualifiers to go to the Class 2 state meet that begins today at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Mexico boys toughened up before districts, qualify 8 for state wrestling meet
Saturday was the conclusion of the Mexico boys’ biggest tournament of the season. Mexico Boys Wrestling Districts Photo Gallery The Bulldogs couldn’t help but feel prepared on …
Obituaries
Clyde Arnold Willis, 74, of Laddonia, passed away on Friday, Feb.16, 2024, at his home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Thurs., Feb. 22, at Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery in …
Ronald Plym passed away on Feb. 14 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his sister Sharon (Alfred) Rossell, his wife Nancy Friday Plym , Kevin (Lacy) Plym and Kelly(Jaime Esquivel) Plym.  …
Aubrey “Gene” Potter, 81, of Mexico, passed away on Sun., Feb. 18, 2024, at Caring Hearts and Hands in Columbia. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, …
Darell Woodrow Sublette, 82, of Mexico, passed away on Fri., Feb. 16, 2024, at Heritage Hall in Centralia. Memorial Services will be at Rush Hill Community Church with Rev. Bob Stanford and Sam …
Local News
Van-Far names new principal The Van-Far R1 School District Board of Education has announced  that Amy Newland has been selected as the next high school principal for the Van-Far R1 School …
Mexico finally celebrated Winterwarming on Monday against Moberly after having Friday's date postponed due to winter weather. The crowd was charged up after the announcement of senior Grant Broeker …
Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) has several programs that can help low-income earners with home winterization or give a boost through utility bill assistance. Taylor Eisterhold and …
The Mexico Relay For Life may be changing spots this coming year. Chad Shoemaker, director of Mexico Parks and Recreation, told Park Board members last week that Relay For Life has requested to …
Local Sports
DJ Long scored his 1,500th career point with authority on Monday night. Mexico Senior Night Photo Gallery Mexico Winterwarming Photo Gallery On a night full of meaning already for the …
The Mexico senior girls have been through various ups and downs. Mexico Senior Night Photo Gallery Mexico Winterwarming Photo Gallery The Lady Bulldogs experienced a down on Monday …
The Community R-6 girls made their free shots count. The Lady Trojans opened the Class 1 District 9 tournament at Blair Oaks in Wardsville with a 59-38 win over Calvary Lutheran, hitting …
The North Callaway girls’ season ended sooner than they wanted on Monday night but had a good sign of the future. Junior Natalie Shryock scored her 1,000th career point in the …
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