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KWWR Sports Report 10/19/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/19/21 The St. Louis Blues defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7-4 last night (Monday). The Blues scored five straight goals in five minutes and 7 seconds in the second period. Jordan Binnington made 22 saves. St. Louis have won their two games this season. The Blues complete their 3 game road trip tomorrow…Continue Reading

Mexico Financial Institution to Build New Facility

Mexico Financial Institution to Build New Facility

Mexico Financial Institution to Build New Facility A new building is coming to the southwest corner of Green Boulevard and East Liberty Street in Mexico. First State Community Bank closed on the purchase of the property last week and will be building a new facility in the coming months. Plans for the new home of…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 10/18/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/18/21 The Kansas City Chiefs evened their record at 3-3 yesterday (Sunday) with 31-13 win over the Washington Football Team. The Chiefs committed 3 turnovers in the first half, that included 2 interceptions from Patrick Mahomes. In the 2nd Kansas City turned a 13-10 deficit into a double digit victory. Mahomes finished…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 10/16/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/16/21 The Mexico Bulldogs Football Team had a huge night at Hawthorne Heights last night (Friday) with a 41-14 win against North Central Missouri Conference rival Moberly. Anthony Shivers reached the end zone 5 times and put up 252 yards rushing. He also intercepted the ball twice. Senior Deacon Haag had a…Continue Reading

Lincoln University Modifies Mask Protocol

Lincoln University Modifies Mask Protocol Lincoln University in Jefferson City is modifying their mask protocol. Effective Monday, October 18, masks will be required in classroom spaces and optional on the rest of campus. The university plans to continue to monitor COVID-19 trends and adjust the protocol as needed.Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 10/15/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/15/21 The Mexico Bulldogs Football Team will play their final home game of the regular season tonight (Friday) at Hawthorne Heights against the Moberly Spartans. The Bulldogs will honor 8 players tonight on Senior Night. Mexico has a 5-2 overall record while Moberly is 2-5. Both teams are 2-2 in the North…Continue Reading

Mexico Woman Injured in Callaway County Accident

Mexico Woman Injured in Callaway County Accident A Mexico woman is recovering from minor injuries after an accident in Callaway County last night (Thursday). According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on Highway 54 East of Callaway County Road 1048. A vehicle driven by 44 year old Cassanda L. Bail went off the right…Continue Reading

Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt Fired

Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt Fired The Cardinals have parted ways with Manager Mike Shildt. In a press conference this afternoon (Thursday), President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said it was a decision that was not influenced by outside factors and involved a difference in Philosophy. Shildt spent 13 years player development as a scout, coach,…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 10/14/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/14/21 In high school District softball the Class 1, District 7 semifinal games between Paris and Westran and Madison and Cairo were postponed and moved to today. Class 1, District 8 Silex defeated Clopton 2-1. They will meet Van-Far in the District championship game after the Indians beat Community R-6 6-4. Salisbury…Continue Reading

Multiple Crashes Back Up I-70 In Callaway County Wednesday Afternoon

Multiple Crashes Back Up I-70 In Callaway County Wednesday Afternoon Moderate injuries are being reported in a crash on I-70 in Callaway County that backed up traffic for almost 3 hours. The incident involved four separate crashes with 5 tractor-trailers and three passenger vehicles according to a tweet from the Missouri Highway Patrol. It happened…Continue Reading

Former Center City Clerk Sentenced to Prison

Former Center City Clerk Sentenced to Prison Tracey Ray, former City Clerk in Center, is sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly 315 thousand dollars in restitution. An audit, initiated after a whistleblower complaint, found that Ray misappropriated taxpayer funds through materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises. The…Continue Reading

Slight Rise in COVID-19 Cases in Audrain County

Slight Rise in COVID-19 Cases in Audrain County Audrain County COVID-19 cases are up slightly over last week, according to the Audrain County Health Department. Active cases rose by three from last week with a total of 22 today (Wednesday). Active probable cases rose by two over the week and are now at 13. Mexico’s…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 10/13/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/13/21 The Mexico Lady Bulldogs offense exploded last night (Tuesday) with a 14-9 win over the Centralia Lady Panthers in Round 1 of girls high school softball districts. Senior Ruby Haefling hit the first home run of her high school career with a 3 run blast in the 1st inning. Jordyn Thurman…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 10/12/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/12/21 Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is set to miss a few weeks after injuring his knee in Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills. According to the NFL Network Edwards-Helaire suffered an MCL sprain. In the Major League Baseball playoffs the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0.…Continue Reading

Vandalia Man and Columbia Woman In Head On Collision In Audrain County

Vandalia Man and Columbia Woman In Head On Collision In Audrain County A Vandalia man and Columbia woman have serious injuries following a head on collision in Audrain County last night (Monday). According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on westbound US 54, 1800 feet east of County Road 416. A vehicle driven by…Continue Reading

Centralia Board of Alderman Announce Interim Police Chief

Centralia Board of Alderman Announce Interim Police Chief A new interim police chief is now appointed in Centralia. The Centralia Board of Alderman appointed Corporal Nat Stoebe to take over as interim chief until the city finds a more long term solution. Stoebe has been with the Centralia Police Department for over 5 years and…Continue Reading

Gun Disturbance and Vehicle Theft In Mexico

Gun Disturbance and Vehicle Theft In Mexico An investigation is underway in Mexico following a disturbance on Friday night where a person displayed a gun. According to Mexico Public Safety it happened just after 10pm in the 1300 block of Paris Road, where a person described as a black man, about 5’10, with a slim…Continue Reading

Mexico Audrain County Library District Closed for Staff Training

Mexico Audrain County Library District Closed for Staff Training The Mexico Audrain County Library District locations will be closed today (Monday) for staff training. This includes all library district locations in Mexico, Farber, Laddonia, Martinsburg and Vandalia. The Library District is reminding patrons their digital branch is available 24-7 for checking out eBooks, audiobooks, music,…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 10/11/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/11/21 The Kansas City Chiefs lost 38-20 to the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium last night (Sunday). Patrick Mahomes took responsibility for the loss. Mahomes said it starts with me after throwing 2 interceptions and losing a fumble against the Bills, accounting for three of this team’s four turnovers in all. The…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 10/9/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/9/21 In Week 7 of area High School Football games: Hallsville improved to 7-0 after defeating Blair Oaks 56-51 Boonville dominates Versailles 47-17 Kirksville upsets Mexico 28-14 Bowling Green shuts out Louisiana 56-0 California outlasts Eldon 35-28 Capital City 46 Sedalia Smith-Cotton 7 Centralia comes back to beat South Shelby 38-32 Battle…Continue Reading

City of Centralia to Investigate Alleged Improprieties in City Administration

City of Centralia to Investigate Alleged Improprieties in City Administration The City of Centralia is hiring a law firm to investigate alleged improprieties within the City Administration. In a press release this afternoon (Friday), the city is engaging the assistance of a third-party law firm to assist in evaluating recent allegations appropriately. A special meeting…Continue Reading

Mexico Man Arrested In Shots Fired Incident On West Breckenridge

Mexico Man Arrested In Shots Fired Incident On West Breckenridge

Mexico Man Arrested In Shots Fired Incident On West Breckenridge A Mexico man is facing several charges after a shots fired incident last night. According to Mexico Public Safety it happened just after 7pm in the 1000 block of West Breckenridge. Responding personnel learned that a person drove by after having threatened area residents, and…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 10/8/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/8/21 The Mexico Bulldogs Football Team will be on the road for a second straight week when they travel to Kirksville to face the Tigers tonight (Friday). Mexico is 5-1 and 2-1 in the NCMC while Kirksville is 3-3 and 2-1 in the North Central Missouri Conference. Week 7 area high school…Continue Reading

Controversial Murals to Come Down at Boone County Courthouse

Controversial Murals to Come Down at Boone County Courthouse Murals at the Boone County courthouse that are the center of controversy will be removed, following a vote today (Thursday) by the Boone County Commission. The two murals, depicting images of Boone County’s history, some of them graphic, are located in the stairwell of the building…Continue Reading

More Officers Leave Centralia Police Department

More Officers Leave Centralia Police Department Two more officers with the Centralia Police Department have resigned today (Thursday) according to a press release from the City of Centralia. The city says they have contacted the Boone County Sheriff’s Department to assist the remaining officers within the police department as they take applications for the open…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 10/7/21

KWWR Sports Report 10/7/21 There is a new homerun queen for Mexico High School Softball. Abby Bellamy notched her spot at the top of the list hitting her ninth home run of the season last (Wednesday) against Hannibal. Bellamy was in a 3 way tie with Patience Lawson Holman – 1028 and Abby Oetting –…Continue Reading

Fulton Principal Wins National Award

Fulton Principal Wins National Award

Fulton Principal Wins National Award The National Association of Secondary School Principals is announcing the selection of their 2021 National Principal of the Year. The award goes to Fulton Middle School Principal Beth Houf. The announcement was made yesterday (Tuesday) when representatives of the organization made a surprise visit to Fulton to present the award…Continue Reading

Camping Season Extended at Mark Twain Lake

Camping Season Extended at Mark Twain Lake Increased camping demand at Mark Twain Lake has the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extending camping season in some campgrounds. The Little Bluestem Loop at Ray Behrens Campground, the Nighthawk Loop in Indian Creek Campground and the Clear View Loop at Frank Russell will be open until the…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID Numbers The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County has dropped again this week. According to the Audrain County Health Department there are 19 active cases in the report released this morning (Wednesday), which is down by 2 from last week. The number of active probable…Continue Reading

Centralia Man With Moderate Injuries In Audrain County Accident

Centralia Man With Moderate Injuries In Audrain County Accident A Centralia man has moderate injuries after a 2 car accident in Audrain County yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on Route D near Audrain Road 975 when a vehicle was towing another vehicle with a chain, and the towed unit…Continue Reading