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. […]

Callaway County House Fire

No injuries reported in a house fire in Callaway County on Saturday. According to the North Callaway Fire Protection District the house was located near the intersection of State roads A and B. The Auxvasse Fire, Central Fire, Montgomery County Fire and Martinsburg Fire assisted in putting the blaze out.

Two Arrested In Multi-County Chase

Two people are facing numerous charges after a multi-county pursuit yesterday. [Wednesday] According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of a vehicle, identified as Cole R. Couch of Bowling Green, fled when a deputy attempted to stop him regarding an ongoing investigation. Couch led deputies on a lengthy pursuit through Pike, Ralls and […]

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 […]

Scott’s Corner Roundabout To Open Friday

The newly constructed rural roundabout located at Scott’s Corner is set to open on Friday. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, rural roundabouts have shown an 82 percent reduction in severe crashes. The roundabout’s purpose is to slow drivers down on a higher speed highway. MoDOT worked with a citizen advisory group to find […]

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 […]

Free Fishing Days This Weekend

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be holding Free Fishing Days this Saturday and Sunday. One these two days, any person may fish in state waters without a permit, trout permit and prescribed area daily tags. Audrain County Conservation Agent Norman Steelman says user fees and permits may still be required at county, city or […]

Severe Storms Possible Saturday

The National Weather Service is reporting a chance for severe thunderstorms today across mid-Missouri. The best timing for the storms will be between 3 and 9 PM, with damaging winds and large hail being the main threats. The storms are predicted to move out of the area quickly and will leave the temperatures cooler heading […]

Investigators Still Searching For Mexico Man

Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller said there are no new leads in the search for Matthew Beauchamp of Mexico. Beauchamp has not been heard from since September of 2018 according to his family. On March 23, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department said Beauchamp has multiple active warrants, however, when he has been a fugitive in […]

Martinsburg Car Show and Cruise Night

The 16th annual Martinsburg Car Show and Cruise Night will be taking place tonight (Friday) from 5 to 8. Trophies will be given in multiple categories including best of car, truck, motorcycle, race car, antique car pre-1949 and antique truck pre- 1949. Over 200 cars are registered for tonight’s (Friday) event.