Audrain County Library District Closing Libraries Amidst Coronavirus Fears

The Audrain County Library District will be closing their 5 locations this Saturday, March 21st at the end of the business day. According to director Christal Bruner the libraries in Mexico, Martinsburg, Ladonnia, Vandalia and Farber will stay open until Saturday so patrons can stock up on reading material while they are practicing social distancing […]

The Van-Far Speech Team On KXEO Morning Show

The Van-Far Speech Team is performing at a very high level garnering several awards and placing with top finishes at competitions over the past several years. This morning Coach Tyler Oesch, along with members of the speech team junior Trevor Winders, sophomore Kiera Hayden and junior Harley Young joined AM 1340 KXEO and the Am […]

Audrain County Regional Libraries

Employees from 5 libraries in Audrain County Library District are pulling together to make a difference in homebound seniors lives this Christmas. Library Director Christal Bruner says library employees at the Martinsburg, Laddonia, Farber, Vandalia and Mexico locations all decided to get money together and buy items to donate to the Mexico Senior Center. The […]

League Of Women Voters Getting Residents Registered For Upcoming Elections

Today (Tuesday) is National Voter Registration Day and organizations are preparing to get residents signed up for upcoming elections. The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County is hosting an event today (Tuesday) that started at 11 am and goes until 5 this (Tuesday) evening at the Columbia Public Library. The Mexico-Audrain League of Women […]

Audrain Libraries To Close Thursday

All Mexico-Audrain County Library locations will be closed on Thursday for staff development. The libraries, located in Mexico, Farber, Laddonia, Martinsburg and Vandalia, will be closed in order for staff to come together and have agencies in the community present information about the services they offer. The goal of the library staff is to make […]

Ruptured Water Main In Farber Will Disrupt Service This Morning

Update: the boil order has been canceled. The City of Farber will be without water service at some point this (Friday) morning due to a water main break. According to a city employee they were working on the water tower when the main ruptured. After service is returned a 48 hour boil order will be […]

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 […]

One Injured In Motorcycle Crash

A Farber man is recovering after hitting a deer on a motorcycle last night [Sunday] on Highway 54, near Route PP. The Highway Patrol Crash Report says 27 year old Michael McConnell struck the deer, traveled of the right side of the road and overturned. He was transported to SSM St. Mary’s Hospital Audrain.

Van-Far Learns Reality Of Traffic Crashes

Emergency Agencies in Audrain County worked together today [Friday] to educate students at Van-Far High School about driving safety. The docu-drama brought to life the reality of traffic crashes. After the students witnessed a mock accident, Sergeant Scott White with the Missouri State Highway Patrol gave a presentation on the patrol’s initiative “Don’t Violate the […]