Miss Missouri Hayley Leach, Miss Missouri's Teen Gracyn Rouse, and Tori Webber, Miss Missouri volunteer/dorm mom wait for a team to finish at a hole.
Tee time for Miss Missouri
The Miss Missouri Scholarship Pageant activities kicked off Sunday with the annual Miss Missouri Golf Classic, which raises money for the organization. Each team was paired with one or two Miss …
James W. Cahall
Memorial bridge on hold thanks to politics
Memorial bridge on hold thanks to politics Grassroots effort set to start subhead if needed By Nathan Lilley General Manager “He will not have died in vain. He will be …
History Camp’s 2024 Class
History Camp celebrates ‘A New Birth of Freedom’
The Audrain County Historical Society’s Museum grounds were abuzz with activity last week during “A New Birth of Freedom” History Camp held June 3-7. The Civil War-themed camp was …
Local Sports
Among the North Callaway seniors going to William Woods University, 2024 Jerry Schoppenhorst Award Winners Riley Blevins (front row left), Sam Pezold (back row left) and Lane Kimbley (back row right).
Three North Callaway athletes win Chop award
There were some tough decisions for North Callaway’s top athletes this year. For the first time, there were co-male winners of the Jerry Schoppenhorst Award with seniors Sam Pezold and …
Centralia softball piles up wins during home camp
Centralia played games on its home fields for the first time this summer. The Lady Panthers hosted the first day of a packed summer schedule on Tuesday at Bicentennial Park. The varsity team won …
North Callaway girls hoops camp handles skills early
The North Callaway high school girls basketball program hosted youth camps last week in the high school gym located in Kingdom City. From May 28-30, sixth- through eighth-grade girls had the chance …
Van-Far girls hone, pass on skills in youth hoops camp
The Van-Far high school basketball girls took some time last week from May 28-30 to iron out their skills and teach the future skills on the hardwood. Fifth-through eighth-graders had an chance each …
National, state champion Foeller heads girls wrestling camp in Mexico
Mexico High School had a national and state champion in its wrestling room on Friday and will on Saturday. Jaycee Foeller, coming off a junior season for the national champion University of …
Obituaries
Margie Ruth Francis, 91, of Wellsville, formerly of Mexico, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at ANew Healthcare in Wellsville. Visitation will be at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico on …
Surrounded by loving family, Benjamin Hayden McAllister, 96, passed away at 11:45 am, Wednesday, June 5, 2024 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The youngest of four children, Ben was born to James Vincent and Anna …
Roger K. Montague, 84, of Mexico, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Monroe Manor in Paris. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday June 11, 2024, at Laddonia …
Velma Irene Sims-Allen, 100, of Mexico, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2024, at the King’s Daughters Home. Funeral Services will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at Arnold Funeral Home …
Local News
There’s little doubt that The Mexico Ledger’s second-ever Hidden Hero is one of the most energetic residents in Audrain County - and beyond. That person is Brenan "B" Wilson, who was …
The Community R-VI FFA held its annual awards banquet in May at the school. Students were honored for their achievements in their SAE projects, public speaking contests, proficiency awards and more. …
Miss Missouri candidates from across the state, their pageant directors and families will travel to the heart of Missouri June 9 to kick off a week filled with rehearsals, talent performances, …
Emily Wilson Graphic Design is one of the newest members of the Mexico Farmers Market family. Emily is a graphic designer who attended the market last year, and loved the fun and welcoming atmosphere …
Local Sports
Sixth- through eighth-graders rotated through different drills on May 28 during Mexico basketball's youth basketball camp at Mexico Middle School. From 1-2:30 p.m. on May 28-30, the sixth- through …
Centralia boys and girls high school basketball coaches and players welcomed many little Panthers to the Centralia Parks and Recreation Center for a youth basketball camp to work on their basic …
Van-Far softball picked up an early victory this year. The Lady Indians defeated Milan 9-3 before losing 7-1 to Fayette and then 9-4 to Westran. In Van-Far’s lone victory against …
North Callaway softball started its summer season with scrimmage victories on Wednesday at Westran High School in Huntsville, defeating  Harrisburg 13-3 and then New Franklin 11-4 before losing …
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