Oct 30 2014

Halloween Safety

With Halloween coming up tomorrow, Mexico Public Safety reminds citizens to be safe during your trick or treating tomorrow night. Citizens are reminded to have lights or wear reflective material because cars may be unable to see them. Costumes that limit vision or are a tripping hazard should be avoided as well. It is reminded that all children trick or treating go in groups with an adult chaperone and only go to houses with lights on.

Homeowners looking to give away candy are reminded to leave their porch lights on and avoid having open flames in decorations. Several churches in the Mexico area will also be providing a Trunk or Treat service as an alternate of going door to door at the square in Mexico.

Oct 29 2014

Playoffs: Bulldogs VS Hannibal

Week two of the High School Football playoffs will get underway Friday as the Bulldogs look to swab the deck with the Pirates. The Dawgs are looking for redemption from a one point loss early in the season. The Pirates bring an undefeated conference into the game, 6-0 overall. While the Bulldogs are 5-1 in conference action. Kickoff is at 7pm. If Mexico is able to sail past the Pirates, they will face the winner of the Helias/Moberly game in top 16 action. Live play-by-play with Daugherty & Styles can be heard on KXEO and streaming online.

Oct 28 2014

30th Commerce & Industry Appreciation Dinner

PHOTO_20141028_195733The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 30th Annual Commerce & Industry Appreciation Dinner tonight (Tuesday) at Steinman’s Banquet Hall. POET Biorefining of Laddonia was business honored. Doug Vogt and Steve Murphy spoke on behalf of POET in accepting the award.
POET, which began in 2006, is debt-free as of 2011. The statte-of-the-art ethanol production facility employs 43 people and consumes 21 million of locally-grown corn (within one hour of the plant) while annually producing 62 million gallons of ethanol.
The E. Warner Williams Award for Excellence in Business was awarded to Randy Meyers of Meyers Truck Service.
ABOVE, Mexico Chamber President Tracy Graham (left) presents POET manager Steve Murphy with the Commerce and Industry Appreciation Award.

Oct 28 2014

Mexico City Council Meeting

Mexico City Council met in work session last night to discuss the ongoing issue of a possible smoking ordinance in the city. For months, citizens in favor and against a possible smoking ban in businesses have come out to argue their points. Last night was no exception as once again Dr. Taylor went before council and urged them to consider the ramifications of smoking to workers. One citizen spoke to council saying that imposing a ban is a form of over regulation on business owners.

Councilman Ron Loesch was the only councilman in favor of such a ban. While some discussion was had on the possibility of adopting the state ordinance, in the end, City Manager Bruce Slagel said the lack of consensus from the board means that the city will not present any such ordinance to the council.

In the latter part of the work session, council was presented with a report on the pool and Director of Mexico Parks & Rec Dept, Chad Shoemaker said the department can proceed with about $100k worth of repairs to allow the pool to possibly run a few more years, provided no other problems arise. In that time, the plan is to develop a long term solution to the pool issue.

The work session closed following Shoemaker’s comments and council immediately brought the regularly scheduled meeting to order.

The meeting was mostly business as usual, council passed a resolution to grant the Mexico Senior Nutrition Center $11k, The Chamber was awarded $12k with the passing of a resolution and council adopted a previously discussed Health Code.

Assistant City Manager Roger Haynes also went before the board to discuss health insurance and dental insurance coverage. The council agreed to continue with the current insurance coverage being used.

With very few comments from council and nothing from the public, council wrapped the meeting around 7:30 last night. The next meeting will take place November 10th.

Oct 27 2014

Mexico Robbery

In the early morning hours Sunday, Mexico Public Safety officers responded to a 600 block of Jeffries about a possible burglary. Responding officers learned that two black males entered the home and stole a video game system and two weapons.

After an investigation two suspects were taken into custody, one adult and one juvenile.  The juvenile was taken into custody by the 12th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Office because of injurious behavior. The adult was taken to Audrain County Jail on unrelated charges, the investigation into the robbery is still continuing.

Oct 27 2014

2014 MHS Softball Tribute Video

KXEO pays tribute to the 2014 Mexico High School Softball team. Click Here to view the video.

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