Mexico High School hosted its 2024 commencement at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the football field as MHS graduates closed one chapter while opening the next. Here, salutatorian Anna Raines, left, and valedictorian Ella Raines show off their newly acquired diplomas.
Mexico High School graduates Class of 2024
Mexico High School graduated its Class of 2024 on Friday night on the football field at Hawthorne Heights in Mexico.
Alice Eggen is joined by Amanda Wooden, director of Grossnickle Career Services Center.
Eggen recognized for ‘Heart of Gold’
Alice Eggen was surprised with a presentation from Columbia College for the "Cougar Heart of Gold" recognition.  Columbia College Partners in Education committee recognized one high school …
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Brother shooting under investigation
A Mexico resident who was taken into custody in connection with the shooting of his brother has been released from jail after the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney declined to file charges before …
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Mexico senior Brendan McKeown stands with his eighth-place all-state medal on Saturday at the Class 1 MSHSAA Boys Tennis Individual Championships at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. McKeown won his second straight state medal.
McKeown becomes back-to-back state tennis medalist
For the second straight year, Brendan McKeown made the podium. The Mexico senior followed his seventh-place all-state medal at last year’s Class 1 state individual tournament at Cooper …
Centralia senior Shelby Lewis rounds the final turn of the girls 4x200-meter relay preliminary round on Friday in the Class 3 MSHSAA Track and Field Championships at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City. Lewis and her teammates senior Kaelyn Walters, sophomore Becca Erisman and freshman Ryenn Gordon earned all-state honors over the weekend while setting a new school record.
Lewis adds to total, Centralia earns several medals at state track
Centralia’s all-state track and field athletes involved plenty of comebacks. State Track Day 1 Photo Gallery State Track Day 2 Photo Gallery Comebacks in the sense of several …
Paris sophomore Landen Chapman finishes a lap in the boys 3,200-meter run on Friday in the Class 1 MSHSAA Track and Field Championships at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City. Chapman finished third to be all-state in the event before being third again in the next day's boys 1600.
Records fall for Paris at state track after investment in program rises
There were some significant developments for the Paris track and field program this year. State Track Day 1 Photo Gallery State Track Day 2 Photo Gallery At the top is the …
North Callaway senior Isiah Craighead throws a javelin on Saturday during the Class 3 MSHSAA Track and Field Championships at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City. Craighead earned all-state honors in the boys javelin.
North Callaway’s Craighead motivated to state medal
This year was Isiah Craighead’s last chance to medal at state, and he didn’t miss it. In the North Callaway senior’s first appearance at the Class 3 MSHSAA Track and Field …
Thunderbirds going to quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Clark County
Keaton Bell and the Thunderbirds beat the rain on Tuesday. In North Callaway's 2-1 Class 2 sectional victory over Clark County at home in Auxvasse, Bell threw 75 pitches as he allowed one …
Obituaries
Sheryl L. Kilbourn, 61, Centralia passed away Monday, May 20, 2024, at her home. She was born November 24, 1962, in Ashland the daughter of the late James Henry Sapp and Nellie Sue (Blythe) Sapp. On …
Thelma Fugate Thelma N. Fugate, 67, of Mexico, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2024, at Caring Hearts and Hands of Columbia. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at …
Margaret Ann Nilges Margaret Ann Nilges, 87, of Wellsville, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Sunday May 19, 2024, at Baptist Homes Tri-County in Vandalia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at …
Sharon D. (Bryan) Vinson, of Mexico, Mo. claimed her heavenly reward May 12, 2024 at the age of 81, due to complications of Parkinsonism. Sharon was born in Hollister, Calif. to Loren E. and …
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Mother’s Day Contest Winners With several wonderful Mother’s Day photos to choose from, the 2024 Mexico Ledger contest winner is Elizabeth Power, winning a  Mark Twain Lake …
The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks. All road closures and …
Tim Crow got a great Christmas gift from his brother, Terry Crow. Terry purchased Tim’s gift at a benefit auction in St Louis, which includes VIP parking pass, seats in the green seats, access …
The Webber family and Commerce Bank recently visited the Mexico school campus to surprise five teachers with an announcement for the annual Excellence in Teaching awards. The award memorializes the …
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Van-Far baseball needs to grow accustomed to rough competition past districts. Van-Far vs Schuyler County Photo Gallery Head coach Cameron Huff said the Indians needed to grind for its …
Van-Far hopes an upward trend is coming for track and field. State Track Day 1 Photo Gallery The program did send its first athletes to state in five years, qualifying senior McKenna …
Friday was the final day for Community R-6 head coach and athletic director Trenton Pummill. State Track Day 1 Photo Gallery Community R-6 qualified for three events in the Class 1 MSHSAA …
From the beginning of the Class 1 state golf tournament, Van-Far knew it would be sloppy. With the wet weather, Twin Hills Golf & Country Club in Joplin became more sloppy and muddy on the …
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