Wearing their full-dress uniforms, Missouri Military Academy cadets stand in formation during a military review on Colonels Field.
MMA finds help with community partners after $70,000 worth of uniforms affected by fire
When approximately 150 Missouri Military Academy cadet uniforms worth more than $70,000 were affected by smoke and water as a result of the Feb. 3 fire that occurred in the apartment above Nu-Tone, …
SCA enrollment is open
The Southside Christian Academy (SCA) Board of Education reports that the school had a successful first semester and it is eyeing a bright ongoing second semester.  “We are excited …
Barbara Hoff Wilson was named the recipient of Colonel C.R. Stribling Community Service Award at the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce dinner on Friday night.
Wilson honored
Barb wilson.jpg Barbara Hoff Wilson addresses the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce dinner crowd Friday night. Wilson was recipient of the Colonel C.R. Stribling Community Service Award presented …
Local Sports
Mexico junior Jaydon Eldridge dribbles down the court on Monday at home against Moberly. Eldridge and the Bulldogs defeated Hannibal on Tuesday night to win their 13th straight game heading into districts next week.
Mexico boys, girls split regular season finale at NCMC foe Hannibal
Bulldogs pull out 67-60 win to end regular season The Mexico boys did enough on Tuesday to extend their season-high winning streak to 13. The Class 4 No. 8 Bulldogs go into the Class 4 …
Community R-6 freshman Caden Thomas weaves the Glasgow defense in an earlier game this season. Thomas and the Trojans won in districts on Tuesday night and play state-ranked Higbee tonight.
Community R-6 boys come back for district win vs Columbia Independent
The Community R-6 boys stayed alive in districts on Tuesday. The Trojans earned the chance to face Class 1 No. 5 Higbee (24-1) at 6 p.m. tonight in Madison after defeating Columbia Independent …
Community R-6 senior Alyssa Beamer goes for a contested layup in transition in an earlier game this season against Glasgow. Beamer led with fellow senior Brooklynn Glasgow with 15 points in the Lady Trojans' final game this season in Wednesday's district semifinals at Blair Oaks in Wardsville.
Community R-6 girls shots, season falls short to state-ranked Higbee
The shots were falling for Community R-6 girls to keep up with state-ranked Higbee on Wednesday night and then they weren't. The Lady Trojans' season ended in the Class 1 District 9 semifinals …
Paris boys eliminated in districts by Sturgeon
The Van-Far boys' opponent for 5:30 p.m. tonight at Clopton in Clarksville will be Sturgeon (13-14) after the Bulldogs defeated Paris 54-47 on Tuesday. The Coyotes' final record this season is …
Three Mexico Bulldogs still in fight at state wrestling
Wednesday's number of state Bulldog wrestlers was already the most in the six years, and two Mexico boys are still in the running for a state title after the first day of the Class 2 boys state …
Obituaries
Elliott Terrill Jackson, 50, formerly of Mexico, passed away on Wed., Feb. 21, 2024, in Overland Park, Kan. Visitation and funeral services will be Fri., March 8, 2024, at Pickering Funeral Home …
Essilee Snook, 95, of Mexico, passed away and went to the loving arms of Jesus at 3:25 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2024, at her home. Visitation and funeral services will be Fri., March 1, 2024, …
Billy W. Wisdom, 81, Centralia, passed away Fri., Feb. 23, 2024, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia. He was born March 25, 1942, in the Sturgeon / Clark area, the son of the late …
Mary Anne (Burchfield) Whalen passed away on Sunday, February 25,2024 at The King’s Daughters Home in Mexico. Mary Anne was born on Aug. 4, 1930, to Graydon and Cleo (Johnson) Burchfield …
Local News
Van-Far names new principal The Van-Far R1 School District Board of Education has announced  that Amy Newland has been selected as the next high school principal for the Van-Far R1 School …
Mexico finally celebrated Winterwarming on Monday against Moberly after having Friday's date postponed due to winter weather. The crowd was charged up after the announcement of senior Grant Broeker …
Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) has several programs that can help low-income earners with home winterization or give a boost through utility bill assistance. Taylor Eisterhold and …
The Mexico Relay For Life may be changing spots this coming year. Chad Shoemaker, director of Mexico Parks and Recreation, told Park Board members last week that Relay For Life has requested to …
Local Sports
Mexico, Centralia and North Callaway all had representation in Wednesday afternoon's Class 1 girls state wrestling meet. Mexico's Alexus Johns and Centralia's Jayci Shelton will wrestle in the …
Centralia, North Callaway and Missouri Military Academy began their weeks at the MSHSAA state meet on Wednesday morning, First, those schools competed in the Class 1 boys meet. All nine …
Saturday was the conclusion of the Mexico boys’ biggest tournament of the season. Mexico Boys Wrestling Districts Photo Gallery The Bulldogs couldn’t help but feel prepared on …
DJ Long scored his 1,500th career point with authority on Monday night. Mexico Senior Night Photo Gallery Mexico Winterwarming Photo Gallery On a night full of meaning already for the …
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