Jan 24 2015

Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Dinner & Auction

Chamber President Penny Daugherty presents Tony Robertson with the Stribling Award.

Chamber President Penny Daugherty presents Tony Robertson with the Stribling Award.

The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce met last night to hand out awards and auction several items to raise funds for the chamber.

The outgoing President of the Chamber handed the gavel over to the new president, Penny Daugherty who echoed the mission statement of the Chamber and took a moment to recognize all new board & committee members and to thank those who work to meet the mission of the chamber saying the Chamber appreciates the hard work.

Awards were then handed out to several deserving members of the Chamber.

Receiving awards last night were Zenmith Aircraft for Excellence in Tourism, the YMCA received the Civic Award, M&M Golf Cars was given the G Andy Runge Ambassador Award, Alan & Susan Atkins were honored with the Philanthropic Achievement Award, Mexico teacher Kelly WHalen received the Educator of the Year honor, OUtgoing CHamber President Tracy Graham gave the Presidents award to Ron Hopkins & The highest honor of the evening went to Tony Robertson recipient of the Colonel CR STribling Award.

In a speech filled with laughter & heart-felt gratitude, Robertson thanked his family, friends & said a special thank you to the newly appointed full-time director of the chamber, Dana Keller.

Along with the award, Robertson was honored by the City of Mexico by Ronald Loesch who proclaimed January 23, 2015 to be “Tony Robertson Day”.

The evening ended with a live auction of several items including sporting event tickets, a child’s john deere wagon and grocery gift certificate.

For more from last night’s event, check out the KXEO Facebook page.

Jan 20 2015

Mexico Trees

Many trees that have died or have been damaged in the Mexico Park System during this past year will be removed for safety reasons and residents will be able to take the used trees for firewood. The trees will be cut down by city employees and marked with a permit number. The city of Mexico will have a drawing at City Hall for permits to cut the trees for winter fuel at $5 per permit. Applications must be made at City Hall between 8am to 5pm between now and March 6th. The winners will be notified to come to city to hall to receive their permits. Anyone with any questions can contact the Mexico Parks Department.

Jan 20 2015

Last day to File for seats

The deadline for residents of Mexico to file for City Council as well as Mexico School Board will be today at 5pm. There have been four people to file for city council. They are Ron Loesch, Thomas R. Fiedler the 2nd, Chris Miller and Paul Carson. There are two open seats available with Ron Loesch being the only incumbent. There have been three additional people who have signed up for the school board, they are; Peter Perll, Michael James and Beverly Borgeson. There are two seats available there. The election for the seats will be in April.

Jan 17 2015


The East Central Drug Task Force numbers are in for the last quarter.

The task force reported the following amounts of drug seizures as a result of their enforcement efforts from October 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014:

Cocaine — 9.5 grams

Methamphetamine — 465.25 grams

Heroin — 44.5 grams

Marijuana — 90,994 grams

Synthetic Drugs (cathinones/cannabinoids) — 1768 grams

Pseudoephedrine — 2.88 grams

Prescription drugs/pills — 1582 units

The East Central Drug Task Force also seized five firearms, disassembled ten methamphetamine drug laboratories, served twenty-four search warrants, and arrested forty suspects.

The East Central Drug Task Force credits their success to local and surrounding law enforcement agencies’ and the public’s cooperation. Anyone with information regarding a possible methamphetamine laboratory, growing of marijuana, or other information about the distribution of narcotics, is urged to contact local law enforcement agency or the East Central Drug Task Force- 573-473-5801, extension 1534 or 1-888-823-METH(6384).

All callers have the option of remaining anonymous.

Jan 14 2015

Mexico grapplers rock Hannibal

PHOTO_20150114_180803Mexico used four straight falls midway through the match en route to a 48-22 win over the visiting Pirates. The Dawgs used 6 overall falls to get the win and logged three more in the JV matches to post a dominating victory.

106 Tyler Wine – Mexico OPEN
113 Dylan Patton – Mexico 4-3
120 Kaleb Greening – Hannibal OPEN
126 Chandler Fohey – Hannibal OPEN
132 Sean Carroll – Hannibal 8-6
138 Jarrod Jones – Mexico 7-2 OT
145 J.W. Turner – Mexico FALL
152 Brit Wilson – Mexico FALL
160 Ethan Musgrove – Mexico FALL
170 Dalton Logerman – Mexico FALL
182 Austin Hawes – Hannibal 16-5
195 Wyatt Turner – Mexico FALL
220 Kyle Muehring – Hannibal 8-3
HVY Terrese Aaron – Mexico FALL

145 – Blake James – Mexico FALL
HVY – Gabe Diemeke – Mexico FALL
145 – Blake James – Mexico FALL

Jan 14 2015

CMCA Birthday Celebration

Community Action in Audrain County is holding their 50th year celebration this afternoon.

The celebration marks fifty years the CMCA has served the community providing assistance to the less fortunate.

The celebration is open to the public and will be held at the Williams Family Support Center.

Those wishing to celebrate with Community Action can visit the open house celebration from 4:00 to 5:30 this afternoon.

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