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Murder trial moved to Audrain County is underway
One of two suspects connected to a 2017 Montgomery County murder is expected to learn his fate by the end of this week. A jury trial began Monday at the Audrain County Courthouse for Michael …
Presser's annual gala is one good time
It's likely impossible to track down the first organization ever to turn the phrase "put the fun in fundraiser," but the most recent? That's easy. Presser Arts Center's annual gala, scheduled for …
Feathered friends the focus as Gold Crest hosts expo
Since 2006, Gold Crest Distributing has hosted its Wild Bird Expo, but that changed in 2020, as COVID-19 cast caution over the tradeshow industry. But after a year’s hiatus from being …
10 questions with...Mark DeJaynes
Mark DeJaynes has been making area residents look their best since 2011. That’s when he opened A Marked Salon. Located at 522 S. Jefferson, DeJaynes is the owner and manager and has earned a …
Car, items stolen in apparent spree
A group of unknown people reportedly took items from unlocked vehicles in Mexico on Friday night. One car was reported stolen during this crime wave and witnesses told police that at least one person …
Mexico Council approves golf community
The Mexico City Council approved a planned unit development, Lakeside at the Oaks, that will include more than 30 villas and a private road. According to the proposal submitted on behalf of Oak …
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North Callaway’s season comes to an end
North Callaway’s softball season came to a close Tuesday night in the Class 2 District 3 tournament in Harrisburg. The No. 7 Thunderbirds lost 10-0 in five innings to No. 3 New Bloomfield, …
Bulldogs beat Centralia, fall to Hallsville in district play
A loss at the hands of Centralia was avenged as the No. 5 Mexico Bulldogs defeated No. 4 Centralia 14-9 Tuesday in district play, keyed by a six-run first inning. Karlee Sefrit and Riley Thurman …
Kennemore's outstanding run ends in sectionals
Shelby Kennemore knew she would face a tough climb against Whitfield sensation Ellior Rose in sectional play, even with a home court advantage. Rose, after all, had been to state three years and …
Mexico can’t stop aerial attack at Kirksville
The ability of Tigers quarterback Isaac Danielson to strike deep proved fatal to the Bulldogs on Friday at Kirksville. Despite carving up yardage on the ground, Mexico managed just one offensive …
Bulldogs take second in team districts
Mexico came within one match of a district title. In the team district finale, Palmyra slipped by the Bulldogs 5-4 at the Fairgrounds Park Netplex on Thursday to capture the title. But Mexico put …
Trojans' walk-off hit ends extra inning thriller
Alexis Welch made Marion County pay dearly for a mistake. In the 10th frame of a tense extra inning affair at Community, the Trojans' Olivia Kuda reached on an infield error, racing all the way to …
Obituaries
LeAnna Lou Tedrick
LeAnna Lou Tedrick, 86, of Warrenton, formerly of Wellsville and Mexico, passed away at 9:47 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Oak Pointe of Warrenton. A mass of Christian burial will be at 11 …
Barbara Jean Welschmeyer, 69, of Martinsburg, passed away on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at her home. A mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in …
Jacqueline Crabtree passed away at Pin Oaks Living Center on Oct. 7, 2021. She received loving care as a resident of Pin Oaks and a patient of Compassus Hospice. Jacqueline was born Sept. 5,1926 …
Teresa Robinson, 63, Centralia, formerly of Sturgeon, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at her home.  She is survived by one sister, Sheila Winter; one brother, Timothy Robinson; and many more …
Jessie Ruth Pollard, 81, of Mexico, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.  A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, …
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