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MoDOT urges caution in weekend travel
Accumulating snow is forecast for much of the state Friday evening beginning in the northwestern part of the state and moving southeast overnight continuing through Saturday. The Missouri Department …
From the editor’s desk:
I have officially been a resident of Mexico for two weeks. In this short period of time, I have noticed how excited the community is to have the Ledger back with local news. Many residents and …
Speaker announced for MLK Celebration planned for Jan. 17
The Mexico MLK Celebration Committee has announced Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr. as the keynote speaker for the upcoming MLK Community Celebration on Monday, Jan. 17. Bishop Williams, Sr. was …
Audrain County Farm Bureau holds annual Legislative Banquet
The Audrain County Farm Bureau board of directors and members heard updates from various local, state, and federal legislators during the annual Legislative Banquet. The well-attended event was …
Robbery suspect arrested in Jefferson City
With the help of the U.S. Marshal’s Service in the Eastern District of Missouri, Kevin Lorenzo Jackson, A/K/A “Shootah,” age 20 of Mexico, was arrested in Jefferson City on the …
State of Missouri warns about imposter health inspector
Officials with the Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) are notifying the general public and business owners in Audrain County that …
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Shorthanded Lady Bulldogs still show progress
 The Lady Bulldogs entered their first matches of the new year shorthanded.  Mexico was slated to dual Owensville and Blair Oaks in a tri-meet last Thursday, with a quick turnaround for …
North Callaway wins big over South Callaway
The North Callaway Thunderbirds continued to roll last week with a 71-39 win over South Callaway Tuesday adding some backstory to this week’s South Callaway Tournament.  Matthew Weber …
CarQuest, Audrain County Sheriff's Office team up
Several weeks ago, Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller received a phone call from the Meyers family, who are the owners of several CarQuest Auto Parts stores in the area. The business owners called to …
Lady Thunderbirds fall to South Callaway
Lady T-Birds fall to South Callaway A second-half rally fell short for the North Callaway Lady Thunderbirds in a 49-41 loss at South Callaway Monday night. The Lady T-Birds started slow, falling …
Mexico impresses at Wonder Woman Wrestling Tournament
The Wonder Woman Wrestling Tournament last week featured over 500 grapplers from more than 75 different high schools. Hosted by Battle High School from Dec. 29-30, the illustrious event drew teams …
Bulldogs finish third at Don Fuhrmann Duals
The Mexico grapplers returned to the mats last week for the Don Fuhrmann Duals. After a short holiday break, the hungry Bulldogs feasted on their first three opponents, beating Hazelwood West, …
Obituaries
Michael Wayne Harbit
Michael Wayne Harbit, 63, of Mexico, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Mexico. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, at East Lawn Memorial Park. Arnold Funeral Home …
Roger Thomas Wright, 69, of Centralia, passed away surrounded by his family on Jan. 8, 2022. Private funeral services were held.  Tom was born on Jan. 28, 1952, to Bob and Majorie Wright …
Alan Leon Blakemore, 74 of Clark died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the Sturgeon Christian Church, …
Anita Battle, 65, of Jefferson City, passed away at her residence on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. She was born on Aug. 25, 1956 in Jefferson City, the daughter of Henry Staehle and Lois (Goff) Staehle, …
Merle Dean Smith, 67, of Montgomery City, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at his home. Private family services will be held at a later date.  Pickering Funeral Home in Mexico is …
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