Apr 22 2014

Mexico Man Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

Mexico Public Safety announced this morning the arrest of a Mexico man on child molestation charges.

In a press release, Major Brice Mesko with Mexico Public Safety says that just before five oclock last night, the department receieved a report of a suspected child molestation that occurred in Mexico.

An ensuing investigation led to the arrest of 43 year old Kurtis Kuder for inappropriately touching a child left in his care by the legal guardians of the child. Kuder was processed and is currently being held in the Audrain County Jail on 1st degree child molestation charges.

Apr 21 2014

Mexico Man Killed in Fire Saturday

A Mexico man was killed in a fire in the 8800 Block of Audrain Road 355 Saturday afternoon.

Little Dixie Fire Protection responded to the report of a fire near a mobile and found fire burning less than an acre of grass & brush with flames spreading beneath a mobile home.

Responders found the man on the ground in a burnt area with family members administering CPR when medics arrived. Audrain County Coroner Tod Yager later pronounced the victim deceased. Yager identified the victim as 85 year old John Brower. Yager said cause of death is pending.

Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. No estimate on damages were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Apr 21 2014

One Injured in Audrain Co. Accident

One man suffered minor injuries in a one vehicle accident in Audrain County Saturday afternoon.

25 year-old Glenn Jensen of Laddonia was driving Stahley Flotation Sprayer on RT D about a mile east of County Road 937 when the vehicle went off the road. Jensen overcorrected, causing the vehicle to oveturn. First responders found Jensen trapped inside the chemical truck. Little Dixie Fire Rescue sqaud arrived & was able to extract Jensen from the vehicle.

Jensen suffered minor injuries and was transported by Audrain County EMS to an area hospital.

The vehicle was totaled. Authorities found chemicals leaking from the tank and the Local Emergency Planning Committee was notified. The leak was contained and the appropriate agencies were notified.

Jensen was wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred around 3:20 Saturday afternoon.

Apr 18 2014

Mexico High School Gets New Boys Basketball Coach


In an official press release, Mexico School District #59 Superintendent Kevin Freeman announced the hiring of new head basketball coach, Greg Buescher who comes to Mexico from the Sturgeon School District.

Buescher and his wife Renee plan to relocate to Mexico with their three children. Daughter Hallie, will be junior at MHS, son Jarrett will attend MMS and daughter Bryn will attend one of the three MPS elementary
schools. Buescher will also teach physical education and health at Mexico High School.

Freeman expressed the board’s excitement about adding Buescher to the ranks, stating:
“We are excited to have Coach Buescher join the Mexico school system. His experience and demonstrated record of success will help to continue the tradition of excellence that is Mexico Bulldog
basketball is known for.”

Activities Director Jeff Anderson said the department is excited to have Buescher as part of the Mexico Bulldog family saying, “ He brings phenomenal success and character to our Boys Basketball program.”

Coach Buescher has received several awards over the years including 2010 – NFHS Coach of the Year (State of Missouri), 2010 – MBCA Class 2 Boys Coach of the Year, 2010 – KRES Boys Coach of
the Year, 1996 – KHQA Missouri Boys Coach of the Year.

His record with Sturgeon was 169-52. He also led his 2010 Sturgeon Bulldogs to a Class 2, 32-0 season and a State Championship.

Apr 16 2014

Scanlon Out As Mexico Basketball Coach

Brennan Scanlon is moving on in his basketball career as Mexico Public School District officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon he has turned in his resignation. Scanlon was hired Monday night by the Sedalia school board to take over the Smith-Cotton High School program. Superintendent Kevin Freeman says the district received Scanlon’s resignation Tuesday afternoon and he anticipated the Mexico School Board, which met Tuesday night, to accept the resignation in a closed session following the regular meeting. While at Mexico, Scanlon compiled a 134 and 57 record. District officials have not named his replacement as of yet.

Apr 15 2014

School Bus Accident on South Clark Street

Mexico Public Safety Responded to a School Bus crash yesterday (mon) afternoon. According to Police Chief Susan Rockett:

A Mexico Public Schools bus was driving south on Clark when it struck the back of 1992 Toyota driven by Johnna Logue of Mexico.

The driver of the bus, Donald Fuemmeler, was distracted by a student on the bus and looked away before seeing the car ahead.

The accident occurred around 3:30 in the afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

The children were transferred to another bus.

Damage to the bus was minimal.

Apr 11 2014

Rotarian Scholars Visit KXEO

Two Rotarian International Scholars visited Mexico Friday to speak to Mexico Middle School and Mexico High School students about bullying. Here, Maria Morell and Peter Opata visit with KXEO's Christy Lynn Friday morning in the studio.

Two Rotarian International Scholars visited Mexico Friday to speak to Mexico Middle School and Mexico High School students about bullying. Here, Maria Morell and Peter Opata visit with KXEO’s Christy Lynn Friday morning in the studio.

The Mexico Chapter of Rotary International is proud to host the Peace Team as they travel through the area as part of their continued mission to spread a message of peace and understanding across multiple cultures.

Students in the Mexico School District received a special treat as Rotary representatives from several parts of the world visited the schools to discuss the differences and similarities between cultures. Listen in to portions of Christy Lynn’s interview:

Apr 08 2014

Audrain County Election Results

In Audrain County results, the only point of contention in Mexico was for the District #59 School District. Four candidates were on the ballot for three positions on the Board of Education. Newcomer Brian Rowe led all vote-getters with 507. Next was incumbent Pat Maguire 482 and Dustin Pascoe with 437. Incumbent Bev McFarlane was fourth with 296 votes, which means she will not retain her seat for this next term. In Martinsburg, the new alderman will be Edwin Lewallen, who won his race against Robert Wagoner with a 10 to 8 margin of victory. In the Community R-6 school board race, Linda Gastler, Greg Fort and Andrew Fairchild will be sitting on the board and voters passed the school safety initiative by a total of 215 to 66. The Vandalia mayor will be Ralph Kuda, Junior. Also, Community R-6 school patrons also passed an initiative to enhance school security by a vote of 215 to 66. Also, a question put before Public Water Supply District Number Two voters passed in Audrain County 103 to 38. Laddonia voters approved an initiative for the Rural Fire Protection District by a vote of 121 to 41 and Jerry Johnson was elected as director of the district with 52 votes to Paul Sprock’s 41, Ono Monachino’s 36, Glenn Roethemeyer’s 17 and Francis Hunn’s 15.

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