Jul 22 2014

Pool Problems Continue for Fairgrounds Pool

Mexico Parks & Rec dept. says pump problems continue to plague the pool causing another shut down.

Chad Shoemaker, Mexico Parks & Rec. Director says that a 10 inch pressurized pipe in the pump failed, causing the closure of the Fairgrounds Pool until the dept. is able to get it fixed.

Shoemaker anticipates that they will have more information regarding the parts required to repair the pool over the next couple of days.

In the meantime, lessons have been cancelled. Shoemaker says if the pool is not reopened, that refunds will be given through city hall.

Jul 21 2014

Audrain County Fair Continues in Mexico

The Audrain Co. 4H Fair has a couple more days of events, we check in with event organizer heather club wagner about today’s events. wagner says today is all about the swine show.

Wagner says one of the fun events of the fair, the super farmer contest, will also be held tonight.

Along with that contest, the horse show will also begin at 6 oclock.

The fair is at the 4h Fairgrounds in Mexico.

Jul 17 2014

Mexico Man Arrested for Sex Crimes

Audrain Co. Sheriff Stuart Miller reports a Mexico man was arrested yesterday on sex charges.

34 yo Marcus Clayton Bell of Mexico was arrested on an audrain co warrant for sexual misconduct, sexual abuse and abuse of a vulnerable person.

Bell was arrested following a warrant that was issued on May 31st of this year.

Bell is expected to be in court for an arraignment Monday July 28th at 9am.

Jul 15 2014

Mexico Man Arrested After Leading Police on Chase

More details have emerged in the arrest of a Mexico man on drug charges.

Audrain County Sheriff Stuart Miller says a Kenneth Bates was arrested Saturday on drug charges.

According to a probable cause statement, an officer attempted to question Bates and the driver of a 2005 Taurus whiled stopped at an intersection of Maple and Clark. The officer was alarmed because the intersection did not have a stop sign. Bates moved into the driver’s seat and sped away as the officer activated their lights and siren. A chase ensued with several drivers being forced to stop as Bates allegedly drove through multiple traffic controls. The vehicle was driven into a yard on Pollock Street where Bates is accused of abandoning it then leading police on a foot chase. Once apprehended Bates admitted having a needle in his pocket which he allegedly admitted using for the injection of methamphetamine.

The probable cause statement says Bates admitted to evading authorities because he knew of an existing warrant out of Camden County.

Bates faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and careless and imprudent driving.

Jul 11 2014

Overlay Work Begins on Mexico Streets

The Asphalt Overlay Project has begun in Mexico. The Contractor performed work in the overnight hours on streets with high traffic businesses. KXEO spoke with City of Mexico Public Works Director Kensey Russell about the work being performed who said crews worked in the overnight on Promenade, Olive, Clark and Western streets.

Russell says the project is a different type of work than the recent micro-seal projects that have been completed. This work, he says is milling with hot asphalt and portions of the road being re-done.

Russell reminds residents that lanes may be closed or reduced to one lane traffic due to micro sealing. The city asks residents not to leave cars parked on these streets during these periods and to plan routes and schedules accordingly as the work is completed.

Jul 10 2014

Progress Continues in VFW Building Construction

Progress continues in the construction of the veterans of foreign wars post 3772 building that was damaged in a roof collapse last year.

Heavy snow caused the old building to be damaged, leading to the construction. Currently the furnace walk in cooler & kitchen cabinets are installed. Tiles are expected to be laid in the kitchen this week. The remainder of the floor will be concrete throughout the building. A small stage has been set in the main room and a sound system was constructed on July 3rd.

Officials are hopeful the project will be complete by the end of this month.

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