A familiar face at the Mexico-Audrain County Library is closing this chapter on her life. Barbara Robinson has been at the library for nearly 21 years. She says she will spend more time at her farm and traveling with her daughters.
A Mexico man has entered a guilty plea just before his trial was set to begin today. [Wednesday] 34 year old Travis Kelly is convicted of 2 counts of sodomy, 6 counts of statutory sodomy, 2 counts of abuse of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. All of the charges are felonies. […]
An Illinois man is recovering from moderate injuries after a one car accident in Montgomery County last (Tuesday) night. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports it happened around 5:40, on Westbound I-70 at the 166.8 mile marker. 45 year old Jeffrery C. Rako went off the road in a 2007 Saturn Ion, hit a rock bluff […]
A drug testing policy for all is being discussed by the Jefferson City Board of Education. The policy currently tests students who participate in sports and other activities. However no policy is in place for the students who are not involved in extracurricular activities. The board of education is exploring an on the spot drug […]
The Randolph County Commission has decided to reverse a decision and re-fund the University of Missouri Extension Office. A vote to decrease the extension offices budget from thirty thousand dollars to ten thousand dollars was approved by the County Commission last week. The move would have ended the local 4-H program, and upset many residents. […]
A wrongful death suit is being filed against the Second Chance Homes in Fulton along with many other people and organizations in the case of Carl Debrodie. Carolyn Summers the mother of Debrodie is filing the suit claiming that all of the defendants failed Debrodie and attempted to cover up the circumstances of his death. […]
Mexico Public Safety Department reports responding to the following calls yesterday (Tuesday). A domestic physical incident at 522 Yale. A vehicle break in at 500 Green Boulevard and at 115 East Whitley. Loitering at 203 East Liberty.
Longtime Managing Editor and writer for the Mexico Ledger Brenda Fike is retiring today (Wednesday). Fike has put in 45 years of service covering many school board and city council meetings and happenings in the town of Mexico. A retirement reception is being held at the Ledger from 10-2 located at 300 North Washington.
In high school basketball action last (Tuesday) night the Paris Boys defeated Marion County 68-39. Brett Miller returned to the team after recovering from a surgery for ACL damage to his knee, he scored 15. Konner Heitmeyer led the coyotes with five three pointers for a game total of 21. The Monroe City Boys […]
A plea hearing is scheduled for next week for one of the suspects involved in a bank robbery and police chase in Audrain and Montgomery County. David Franklin will be in court on February 7th to plead on 2 counts of assault on law enforcement, 2 counts of armed criminal action, tampering with a motor […]