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MMA cadets mark 20th anniversary of 9/11
On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States of America, the Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets conducted a special remembrance ceremony to honor those victims …
Free COVID-19 testing on tap for today at hospital parking lot
Audrain County Health Department, along with Audrain Community Hospital and the state Department of Health and Senior Services, is hosting  a free Covid testing event. The event takes place …
Local photographer Leslie Meyer published in international magazine
Publishers of the international Teen Years Magazine announced their picks for the fall 2021 edition and Mexico-area photographer Leslie Meyer had two works selected for the editions L-Z. “I …
Remembering 9/11: Terrorist attack leaves lasting memory for area residents
Sarah Gooch was at home, tending to day care children. Jessie Mommens was a student in high school, sitting in a Des Moines classroom. Eric Mattson happened to be in church -- he served as associate …
Fall Fest is Sept. 25 and big turnout is expected
Labor Day has come and gone and hints of fall are creeping into the days. And in Missouri, late summer and early autumn festivals are lining up, including Fall Fun Festival on the Prairie. Slated for …
10 questions with...Daniella Woodson
All the students at Community R-6 elementary school know Daniella Woodson. She speaks with them, laughs with them and cleans up after them. Woodson is, after all, one of the school's custodians. She …
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Mexico tennis wins back-to-back at home
Katie Gooch said she was not in peak form on Thursday when the Bulldogs faced Kirksville at Fairgrounds Park Netplex on Thursday. Yet she played well enough in the two slot to edge the Tigers’ …
Trojans take second in New Franklin Tournament
The Trojans finished second in the New Franklin Tournament on Saturday, clobbering Crocker and Westran before falling to Fayette in the title round. Community's bats, which had been on full charge …
Cotton Fitzsimmons to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
Cotton Fitzsimmons never forgot his roots, and he’s finally being immortalized for a lifetime of playing and teaching the game he loved so passionately. The Pike County native will be inducted …
Schmauch no-hits Wellsville-Middletown
The Thunderbirds made quick work of Wellsville-Middletown last Wednesday in a 17-0 rout.  Callaway scored 13 in the first inning and added four runs in the second, ending the game in 2 …
Bulldogs break no-hitter with late rally
Riley Thurman made a stunning catch in left. The Bulldogs played an almost flawless game in the field and Jordyn Thurman pitched well enough to win. But Mexico could not touch Kirksville hurler …
First half sinks Bulldogs in home opener
It was the tale of two halves. The first 40 minutes of Mexico's home opener Tuesday evening against Marshall favored the visitors. Opportunities were few for Bulldogs' strikers while on the other …
Obituaries
Susan (Sue) DeCourley
Susan (Sue) DeCourley, 82, died from lung cancer on Sept. 15, 2021. She is survived by her sister, Sally; her daughter, Rebecca; and two grandchildren, John Charles and Miranda; and many more …
Evelyn Frances Benney Pool, 91, of Montgomery City, died on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at the St. Andrews at New Florence Nursing and Care Center in New Florence. Evelyn Frances Benney Pool was born …
Vietta Marie (Phillips) Hale, 63, Centralia, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.  She is survived by her husband, Tom; children, Tony Teel, Amanda Long, …
Kathlene "Kathy" Diane Eskew, 60, of Mexico, passed away Sept. 9, 2021 at her home.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 18,  at New Testament Christian Church …
Olivia M. “Libby” Clark, 75, of Benton City, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. on …
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