More Schools Closings Announced Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

A number of Missouri schools are closing in an effort to halt or slow the spread of COVID-19. The Mexico School District will close this Friday, March 20th and be back in session after April 14th. The Moberly Public Schools will be out tomorrow (Wednesday) March 18th and will be out through April 3rd. Centralia […]

Sturgeon FFA Receives Donation

The Sturgeon FFA chapter is investing in technology thanks to a generous donation. Local farmer Rush Farms received a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities grant from Bayer Fund and directed it to go to Sturgeon FFA. The funds will be used to purchase chromebooks to assist students with SAE Business Plans among other things. Sturgeon […]

One Man Hospitalized After Shooting In Sturgeon

The victim of an apparent shooting last night (Tuesday) in Sturgeon is in a local hospital. Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies went to a shots fired call around 6:18 last night outside of the Heuer’s Country Store and Cafe that is permanently closed and located at 15471 Old U.S. 63 in Sturgeon. One man was shot, […]

Sturgeon Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Indiana Accident

A Sturgeon man pleads guilty in an Indiana courtroom to charges stemming from a fatal accident last July in Indianapolis. According to online court records, 57-year old Bruce Pollard was charged with 3 counts of reckless homicide, 7 counts of reckless driving causing bodily injury, and one count of reckless operation of a vehicle in […]

List of Cancellations For 2/5/20

Impending inclement winter weather is causing a host of cancellations today. Mexico Public Schools, St. Brendan in Mexico, Williams Center in Mexico, Callaway Head Start, Centralia R-6 and Centralia Head Start. The Callaway Senior Center in Fulton. The Audrain County Historical Society is closed today. The CMCA- Family Resource Center in Callaway County, Columbia College, […]

Community R-6 Lady Trojans Win Sturgeon Tournament

The Community R-6 Lady Trojans defeated the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs 37-27 last (Saturday) night to take first place in the Sturgeon Tournament. Their last first place finish in the tournament was in 2004 and this marks only their second championship title from the Sturgeon Tournament since 1985. To get there, they defeated New Bloomfield […]

State Audit Of City Of Sturgeon Finds Mismanaged Funds

A recent state audit is finding that the City of Sturgeon mismanaged funds. According to the audit released by Nicole Galloway on December 17th, the city improperly transferred 2 certificates of deposit from the cemetery fund to the general revenue fund. The audit also found the city’s budget, financial reporting and accounting records are in […]

Boone County Fair Leaving Sturgeon

The Boone County fair will be leaving Sturgeon after 4 years. The announcement was made this week by the Boone County Fair Board president Jeff Cook, that the fair would be returning to its previous home in northeast Columbia. Cook says the county giving the city of Columbia the fairground to be run by Columbia […]

Sturgeon Teen Injured In Audrain County One Car Accident

A Sturgeon teen is recovering from moderate injuries after a one car accident in Audrain County last (Tuesday) night. According to the highway patrol it happened on County Road 116, just west of Route Y. 16 year old Lowell W. Hoskins lost control of his vehicle on the gravel road and overturned and was ejected. […]

Sturgeon Man Formally Charged Given $100 Thousand Bond In Crash

A Sturgeon man was formally charged today with three counts of reckless homicide and one count of reckless operation of a vehicle in a highway work zone in Indiana today. [Thursday] Bruce Pollard is accused of speeding in a work zone causing a crash that killed 29 year old Alanna Koons and her 18-month-old twin […]