Mark DeJaynes is joined by Dana Keller after being selected as The Ledger’s first Hidden Hero.
Hidden Hero gives back through volunteering
Good deeds often are done off the radar. Out of sight of the community. Appreciated by those they touch, but often unheralded. And for good reason. The doers of these good deeds aren’t …
Bulldogs Booster annual dinner is a hit
The Mexico Bulldog Booster Club held their annual Bulldogs Booster Club Dinner Auction on Friday, April 5 at the Knights of Columbus, Mexico. Highlights included a social hour, dinner, live and …
United Way accepting applications through April 30
The United Way of Audrain has announced that it will be accepting applications for the 2025 funding year from April 1 to April 30. As a cornerstone of our community, our United Way is dedicated …
Local Sports
Mexico junior Claire Hudson heads a ball against Fulton on Thursday at Chris Hotop Field in Mexico. Hudson scored a goal in the Lady Bulldogs' 2-0 win.
Mexico girls win possession battle, game vs Fulton 2-0
Every possession mattered for the Mexico girls on Thursday. Mexico vs Fulton Photo Gallery The Lady Bulldogs picked up their first win in seven games against North Central Missouri …
Bulldogs defeat Fulton 2-0, win first time in 7 games
The Mexico girls have played to a tie in the past seven games but have not tasted victory. That was the case until Thursday night at home when the Lady Bulldogs defeated Fulton 2-0, picking up …
Van-Far, North Callaway among conference's best in EMO Senior Showcase
Seniors from around the Eastern Missouri Conference -- including Van-Far's Nikos Connaway, Gage Gibson, Carter Jennings, Carmen Wilburn, McKenna Engh-Hoffman and Katelyn Sutton and North Callaway's …
Mexico junior Boston Davolt (left) and senior Brendan McKeown pose with their medals they won Friday at the Mexico Varsity Invitational at Fairgrounds Park Netplex in Mexico. Davolt finished third in his singles bracket, and McKeown was second in his singles field.
McKeown, Davolt medal for Mexico at home tennis meet
Mexico boys tennis went into the unknown on Friday. Mexico at Mexico Varsity Invitational Photo Gallery For more than 20 years, the Mexico boys haven’t hosted a tournament until the …
Centralia junior Tuckyr Pollock pitches against Eldon on Wednesday at home. The Panthers couldn't stop Eldon when the Mustangs became aggressive on the bases, giving Centralia a 9-4 loss.
Centralia mistakes go unpunished, loses to Eldon
Mistakes piled up for Centralia on Wednesday. Those mistakes turned into Eldon runs in the Panthers’ 9-4 loss at home. When the game was tied at 4, Centralia allowed five straight runs …
Obituaries
Delbert Lee Fox of Moscow Mills, passed away on April 9, 2024 at the age of 95. Delbert was born September 18, 1928 in Vandalia; son of the late Harvey Coons Fox and Margaret Sue (Davis) Fox. …
Donald Clare “Butch” Davenport, 77 of Centralia passed away, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at his home. There will be a private celebration of Butch’s life held at a later date. …
Irene Pearl (Ehlers) Brandt, 95, of Altoona, Iowa, joined her Lord and Savior Monday, April 8, 2024.  She was born on the family farm south of Cole Camp, on May 6, 1928, a daughter of John and …
Robert D. “Buck” Ball, 87, Mexico, passed away Monday, April 8, 2024, at the Harry S. Truman V.A. Medical Center in Columbia. He was born August 8, 1936, in Paris,  the son of the …
Local News
Missouri Military Academy Cadet Zijie Zhou, a high school senior from Shenzhen, China, gained valuable hands-on experience through an internship with the Public Works Department of Mexico, Missouri, …
Ninety-two Mexico High School (MHS) students received their academic letter at the sophomore/junior academic assembly, held in March. Students have to have over a 3.5 GPA for the entirety of their …
Voters headed to the polls April 2 to the tune of 11.63 percent turnout. Of 15,171 voters, a total of 1,764 ballots were cast. Here are Audrain County results, with 16 of 16 precincts reporting. …
An Audrain County mainstay has announced she is stepping down from her role with the Audrain County Historical Museum. Lori Pratt has been director of the Audrain County Historical Museum for 10 …
Local Sports
From the top of Tuesday’s game, Van-Far had a hill to climb. Van-Far vs Elsberry Photo Gallery It was that way for the Indians because of the top of the Elsberry order, namely the 1-3 …
It hasn’t been often that Mexico baseball had as good of a start as Monday’s game. Mexico vs North Callaway Photo Gallery The Bulldogs tallied six of their nine hits in a …
The North Callaway offense just couldn’t break through on Monday in Mexico. North Callaway at Mexico Photo Gallery The Thunderbirds had several opportunities for big innings but …
Tyler Grimes was among the Mexico boys’ victories on Thursday in Eldon. Grimes won the 800-meter run at the Maroon and Gold Invitational in Eldon and the Bulldog team of Grimes, Alex …
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