Dec 22 2014

Audrain County Receives Grant

The Audrain County Emergency Management Agency & Audrain Emergency Communications Inc. recently received a grant from the A.P. Green Foundation.

The $13,000 grant was awarded earlier this month to the Audrain County Emergency Management Agency & Audrain Emergency Communications from AP Green Foundation Board Member Nancy Ekern. On hand to receive the grant were Audrain Emergency Secretary/Treasurer Merle Foster.

Audrain Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Shaw was on hand when the grant was awarded. Shaw said several years of work and effort led to the $13,000 award.

The grant is expected to be used to update & replace radio equipment used in case of emergency’s throughout the county. The grant will be used specifically to replace equipment that is used if electricity supplies are lost in the county.

Dec 22 2014

Mexico Holiday Trash

Mexico residents who normally have a Thursday trash pickup will have to wait a couple of days for the garbage to be picked up this week, thanks to Ole Saint Nick.

Employees of Dayne’s Waste Disposal will be celebrating the Christmas Holiday Thursday December 25th. Refuse will not be picked up on that day throughout the city. Officials with the City of Mexico say that garbage pickup for residents who normally place it on the curb on Thursdays will need to put their refuse out for pickup on Saturday. Officials remind residents that garbage must be placed on the curb by 6:00am for pickup.

Only residents who have a Christmas Day pickup will be affected. All other routes are expected to run as scheduled.

Dec 22 2014

MHS Goes Into Winter Break With a Win

Mexico High School Boys Basketball goes into winter break with a win against Hannibal Friday night. The boys are now undefeated 3-0 in conference play.

Mexico came from 13 points behind but came back with a 15-1 third quarter rally. The final score was 69-56.

The Bulldogs overall record is now 4-0 as they go into the winter break. The Dawgs are now off until January 3rd. They’ll be back on the courts for the Gary Filbert Classic in Varsity action for both Girls & Boys Basketball at that time.

Dec 17 2014

Mexico Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Accident

Mexico Public Safety responded yesterday to a disturbance in the 1600 block of West Street. 49 year-old Marty Anderson of Mexico allegedly went to a friend’s house, kicked in the front door and then left. MSPD received a call about a traffic accident that occurred in the 1700 block of East Liberty. Anderson reportedly drove his vehicle across the center line of traffic, striking another vehicle. Anderson fled but was apprehended by police. Anderson now faces charges of 2nd degree property damage, disturbing the peace, careless and imprudent driving, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement and leaving the scene of an accident. He was taken to the Audrain County Jail.

Dec 16 2014

Ronald Loesch Files for Council Seat

Current City Councilman Ron Loesch filed for re-election to the Mexico City Council today. In a press release, Loesch said he’d like to continue to pursue his top goals of economic developments, maintaining strong city finances and improving the city’s infrastructure.

Loesch says he wants economic development to be a major part of that growth.

Loesch told KXEO he brings the experience needed to build on and create economic growth.

Along with serving nine years on council, Loesch is a past president of the Mexico Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Board of Directors for more than 10 years. He was President of “Progress Mexico” for three years, served on the United Way board for three years & chaired their 1997 campaign. Loesch filed for re-election to the board this morning and says he hopes he gets a chance to continue to serve the community.

Dec 15 2014

Help Center Wins

Even after getting out of the gate late with a 36 hour delay, Mexico’s Help Center still finished in the top 25 in the Walmart Food Pantry Holiday Makeover Campaign. When it was all said and done, the Help Center finished 21st out of the 75 qualifiers and will be receiving a $20,000 grant from Walmart to update/repair their infrastructures and/or purchase new equipment to better serve hungry people in Audrain County.

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