Miss Missouri Teen Bridget Caldwell
New Miss Missouri’s Teen crowned
The 15 th Miss Missouri’s Teen is Bridget Caldwell of Florissant.  After a grueling week of rehearsals, appearances, and preliminary competition, a judge’s panel narrowed a field of …
Workers have been busy at First Presbyterian Church.
Local church gets facelift
Driving by First Presbyterian Church in Mexico, one can't help but notice that its steeple is a bit shinier of late. That shine, compliments of newly installed copper, is the result of an unplanned …
Commission awards contracts for Northeast District projects
During its regular meeting on June 5 the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the following contracts for an interchange improvement, a bridge rehabilitation, and a safety …
Local Sports
Community R-6 senior Mason Carroll pitches in a game last season. Carroll repeated as an all-state pitcher following a senior year he posted an ERA under 1.00.
Community R-6’s Carroll repeats as all-state pitcher
Mason Carroll’s value to the Community R-6 baseball program can be explained by statistics, but there is more to the all-state pitcher. The graduating senior earned his second straight …
Van-Far junior Malik Douglas sprints to third base in a game last season. Douglas earned all-state honors after transferring from Fulton. He and Carson Huff are the first Van-Far all-state baseball players since 2018.
Douglas, Huff named first Van-Far all-state baseball players since 2018
Van-Far baseball made a habit of surpassing expectations this season. The Indians won their first district championship since 2018 and then had their first all-state players since that same …
Mexico Hounds kick-off inaugural track season
Starting in April with around 18 kids coming out to the first-ever track practice for the Mexico Hounds Running Club, it was a lackluster start with rain, thunder, and lightning that ended practice …
Thunderbirds post winning night at Fulton Shootout
North Callaway boys basketball has nearly reached the end of its summer schedule. The varsity Thunderbirds have played 14 games as of today following two more scrimmage games on Monday at …
Jaycee Foeller demonstrates a wrestling technique with Centralia's Ava Ward at her girls wrestling camp on Friday and Saturday at Mexico High School. The University of Iowa junior Foeller is a three-time Missouri state champion and three-time college nationals finalist and decided to spend another summer leading camps.
National, state champion Foeller adding to girls wrestling chain
Jaycee Foeller has been wrestled to success on various stages and was in Mexico’s wrestling room this past weekend. Foeller Wrestling Mexico Camp Photo Gallery The three-time state …
Obituaries
Dennis Allan "Denny" Hollingsworth, 72, went to Heaven June 22, 2024 from Monroe Manor, Paris. Born Oct. 7, 1951, in Mexico, Denny was the youngest son and last child of Allan Dee and Mabel …
Michael D. “Mikey” Monroe, Jr., 26, Centralia, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2024, at the University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics in Columbia. He will be sadly missed and lovingly …
Loren Ray Biggers Loren was born January 30 th , 1936 at home, in Mexico (That day was the coldest recorded for that date). Loren was born to parents Albert Franklin Biggers and Julia Elizabeth …
Ruth Ann Kuda, “Ruthie Veltrop Kuda”, 74, of Thompson, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at University of Missouri Hospital surrounded by her husband and four children.  …
Local News
Finals of the 15th Anniversary of the Miss Missouri’s Teen competition began Friday night with the announcement of the top 12.   Each delegate began the finals with a composite …
The 15th Anniversary of the Miss Missouri’s Teen competition continued Thursday with a second night of preliminary competition at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico.   The …
Rush Hill Community Church is hosting between 250 to 300 high school students and adult helpers during a mission trip to help improve homes and public areas in the greater Mexico community during the …
Vandalia will celebrate its sesquicentennial Saturday, Aug. 10 at Tri-County Park with its Charter Day Celebration. The day will feature a jam-packed agenda of fun including a Little Mr. and …
Local Sports
The North Callaway boys basketball program hosted their annual youth camp last week at North Callaway High School in Kingdom City. Fifth- and eighth-graders were overseen by North Callaway coaches …
The Wolfpack Academy finished with a 6-2 record to end the Boonville M-3 Competitive 5-v-5 League to secure the first-place gold medal.  This gives them a total of four gold medals. Two …
Bellamy, STL CC small steps lead to big stage Mexico graduate plays in NJCAA Division II Softball World Series For years, Abby Bellamy has been capable of getting the big hit.  …
Natalie Thomas took her final college throws. It fittingly was on the national stage for the former NAIA All-American javelin thrower. The William Woods University senior and former Community …
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