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.

Apr 07 2014

Municipal Elections Tomorrow: Polling Places

The municipal election will be held tomorrow starting at 6 oclock in the morning. There are six Audrain County Polling Locations in Mexico:

Mexico 1: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Dorcas, Mexico, MO

Mexico 2: Collector’s Office, Courthouse, 101 N. Jefferson Street, Mexico, MO

Mexico 3: Recorder’s Office, Courthouse, 101 N. Jefferson Street, Mexico, MO

Mexico 4: McMillan School, 1101 E. Anderson Street, Mexico, MO

Mexico 5: Southside Christian Church, 2100 Lakeview Road, Mexico, MO

Mexico 6: First Presbyterian Church, 400 Lakeview Road, Mexico, MO

The Absentee voting in person deadline is today. Voting ends tomorrow (tues) night at 7 oclock.

Apr 02 2014

Mexico High School Spring Sports Report: 4/1/14

Here are the latest scores from recent Mexico High School spring sports:

Golf
The Mexico High School Golf match between Fulton yesterday (tues) afternoon was canceled after three holes due to inclement weather. They will consider rescheduling next week some time.

The boys golf team is scheduled to play against Boonville today (4/2/14) weather permitting.

Track
Mid-Mo Invitational Results
MEXICO BOYS 1ST
4X800 – 8:42 RORY McKEOWN, CHRISTIAN McKEOWN, MALIK HOLMAN,MICHAEL HAMILTON
1600 – MALIK HOLMAN 4:46 PR
TRIPLE JUMP – KAM EKERN 40’1 PR
DISCUS – AUSTIN OETTING 112’11.5
2ND
POLE VAULT – LEVI BALL 11’0
LONG JUMP – SKYLAR HARRINGTON 18′.75 PR
SHOT PUT – AUSTIN OETTING – 41″11
3RD
HIGH JUMP – SKYLAR HARRINGTON – 5’8 PR
LONG JUMP – ANDREW SYLVESTRE – 17’3 PR
4TH
100 – JAKE WHITEHEAD – 11.63
1600 – MICHAEL HAMILTON 5:16.40 PR
4X100 – 49.1
3200 – MICAH GUINN 13:04
4X400 – 3:57 – SAM HOBBS,MALIK HOLMAN, RORY McKEOWN,MICHAEL HAMILTON
DISCUS – GABE MARLEY 104’5
5TH
100 – LAINE CHEDWICK 11.7
800 – RORY McKEOWN 2:17 PR
DISCUS – CONNOR TEMPLETON 99’11
SHOT PUT – CONNOR TEMPLETON 37’5.5
POLE VAULT – ETHAN MUSGROVE 9’0
6TH
300 HURDLES – ETHAN MUSGROVE 48.55
TRIPLE JUMP – MIGUEL VEGA 35’2.5
8TH
400 – ANDREW SYLVESTRE 1:02
GIRLS
4X100 -53.6 TORI SHAW,ZORI HOLMAN,KAREN BAKER,DAYNEISHA SHIVERS
100 HURDLES – DAYNEISHA SHIVERS – 17.7
1600 – JAMI BRANDOW – 5:36
300 HURDLES – DAYNEISHA SHIVERS – 53.17
800 – JAMI BRANDOW – 2:36
3200 – LESLIE FISCHER – 13:28 PR
4X400 – 4:29 – KAREN BAKER,ZORI HOLMAN,TORI SHAW,JAMI BRANDOW
HIGH JUMP – ZORI HOLMAN 5’2
LONG JUMP – TORI SHAW 15′.75
TRIPLE JUMP KAREN BAKER 34’10
2ND
4X800 – 11:34 LAURA FISCHER, LESLIE FISCHER,JAMI BRANDOW,MIAH CASE
LONG JUMP – KAREN BAKER – 14’6.25
DISCUS – ABBY GOOCH – 91’6
3RD
TRIPLE JUMP – TORI SHAW 30’2.75
6TH
DISCUS – CARLY ABBOTT 80’5 PR
SHOT PUT – CARLY ABBOTT 26’0 PR
8TH
200 – ALEXIS ATKINSON 31.1

Baseball
Mexico Varsity vs. Kirksville
Mexico 7 Kirksville 1
The Varsity team is scheduled to play tomorrow (4/3) against Hannibal in a home game.

Girls Soccer
Mexico vs. Marshall
Mexico 2 Marshall 1

Apr 02 2014

Mexico Summer School Details Announced

The Mexico School District will again be offering Summer School.

This year’s sessions will run June 2 through June 27, 2014. 
Summer school is offered for students enrolling in grades K-­12 with grade 
levels being the grade astudent will be enrolling in for the next school year.
 
Grades Kindergarten through 2nd will be at Hawthorne Elementary, 
Grades 3rd through 5th will be at Eugene Field Elementary,
Grades 6th through 8th will be at the Mexico Middle School 
Grades 9th through 12th will be at the High School.   

Breakfast and lunch are provided for all students at all summer school 
locations at no cost to families during summer school.  

Student enrollment information will be sent home with students 
April 21st with the enrollment process will open on Wednesday, April 23rd.  

Apr 02 2014

Local Quilters Featured in International Magazine

Dolores Smith and Sarah Maxwell, quilt designers and quilt shop owners based out of Mexico, MO, have a quilt project featured in an international magazine. The pair from Homestead Hearth, are proud to announce publication of their work in the Quilt magazine, Primitive Quilts and Projects, hitting quilt shops, bookstores, and other retailers everywhere in mid-to-late April.

Gretchen Smith, Advertising and Circulation Director for Primitive Quilts and Projects says:

“We are tickled to have Homestead Hearth’s quilt in our magazine. It is light, geometric, and is sure to be a hit with our readers”

The quilt project featured in the magazine is made with “Primo Plaids” by Marcus Fabrics.

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