Hartzler In Mexico

United States Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler made a stop in Mexico this afternoon [Monday] for a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Information Session. Hartzler, along with State Representative Kent Haden and State Senator Jeanie Riddle were in attendance to hear about different options to help local communities with the ongoing challenge regarding wastewater regulations. […]

Three Injured In Audrain Crash

Three Audrain County residents were injured in a crash involving a semi-truck last night on Route E, one half mile north of Highway 22. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 60 year old Phyliss Vanderhook of Benton City crossed the center line and struck a semi driven by 29 year old Timothy Armstrong of […]

Legislators Attend Forum On Wastewater Challenges In Audrain County

The Audrain County Commission and Lois Hays, the mayor of Benton City, held a forum this afternoon [Monday] to discuss the overwhelming cost of wastewater improvements in every community the county. Audrain County Commissioner Alan Winders explains. State Representative Kent Haden, State Senator Jeanie Riddle, along with representatives from the offices of Roy Blunt, Josh […]

Thousands Of Acres Of Corn Destroyed In Storms

Thousands of acres corn crops in Audrain and Montgomery County were destroyed when severe storms blew through the area on Monday night. Melanie Utterback with Utterback Crop Insurance says she has had multiple individual farmers report having 600 to 800 acres damaged by strong winds. She says the corn is broken, twisted and laying flat […]

Four Arrested In Vandalia Shooting Incident

Four people have been charged after a shooting incident in Vandalia on June 27. According to a probable cause statement, on July 5, officers said 17 year old Brent Borders-Fugate admitted he was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 19 year old Dominic Bennett. He said Bennett had an issue with 19 year old […]

Audrain Municipal Election

Communities in Audrain County will be heading to the polls for municipal elections tomorrow. [Tuesday] In Benton City, voters will be asked if the village should be authorized to forgo annual elections if the number of candidates who have filed for an office is equal to the number of positions in the office to be […]

2 Arrested, Several Sought In Audrain Burglary

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying and locating suspects in a burglary in rural Audrain County last week. Three of the people involved have been identified as Quaid Carlson and Roger Shuck Jr. who were located in a house on Holt Street in Mexico. The third, Jerry Baugh, has not yet […]

New Ambulance Station Opens Doors

The newly constructed Audrain Ambulance District Station 2 had their first full day of serving the County on Monday.  The new building is located on Highway 54 near Benton City.