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  • Mexico Native in National Theatre Competition

    Mexico Native in National Theatre Competition

    Mexico Native in National Theatre Competition Two students with ties to Mexico are representing University of Central Missouri at a national competition. Mexico native Riley Given and Wentzville native Jace Nielsen, whose extended family are Mexico residents, are Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 5 Irene Ryan Acting Nominees vying for scholarships. The regional…Continue Reading

  • KWWR Sports Report 11/29/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/29/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/29/22 The Blues look to get back in the win column after dropping a home game to the Dallas Stars last night, 4 – 1. They’ll have a chance to re-group before the Carolina Hurricanes blow into Enterprise Center on Thursday night. In Monday night football last night, it was the Steelers…Continue Reading

  • Former Community R-VI Student Pleads Guilty in School Shooting Plot

    Former Community R-VI Student Pleads Guilty in School Shooting Plot The former Community R-VI student accused of planning a shooting at the school is now sentenced. According to online court records, Drake Campbell plead guilty to second-degree harassment and was sentenced to one year in the Audrain County Jail. That sentence was suspended with Campbell…Continue Reading

  • Mexico City Council Meets in Regular Session

    Mexico City Council Meets in Regular Session

    Mexico City Council Meets in Regular Session The Audrain County Historical Society is the recipient of funding from the City of Mexico and better surveillance is coming to a city property. Those two items were the focus of tonight’s city council meeting. The council approved providing $4,900 to the historical society to continue to provide…Continue Reading

  • KWWR Sports Report 11/28/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/28/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/28/22 The Mizzou Tigers are bowl-bound, it’s just a matter of which one. The Tigers are 6-6 on the season after beating the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday 29 to 27 to reclaim the Battle Line Trophy. Bowl games will be announced Sunday. The Tigers men’s basketball team remains undefeated after a rout of…Continue Reading

  • Mexico Assistant Superintendent Attends Training Academy

    Mexico Assistant Superintendent Attends Training Academy

    Mexico Assistant Superintendent Attends Training Academy Mexico Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Allen Miles is now certified as a School Safety Specialist. Dr. Miles recently attended the School Safety Academy sponsored by the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Center for Education Safety in Jefferson City. The training, attended by 45 school districts around the state at…Continue Reading

  • KWWR Sports Report 11/24/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/24/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/24/22 Mizzou basketball split a pair of games yesterday. On the women’s side, they were handed their first loss of the season in the final game of the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship in Nassau, Bahamas. The hard-fought battle against Number 11 Virginia Tech went to the Hokies, 73 to 57. The…Continue Reading

  • New Scam Targeting Mexico Residents

    New Scam Targeting Mexico Residents Mexico residents are being warned about scammers targeting professionals. According to Mexico Public Safety, they’ve been made aware of a person calling professionals that work with the department and the prosecutor’s office claiming to be a detective with “Mexico Police Department”. The caller tells the person that they have missed…Continue Reading

  • Reward Offered in Farber City Park Vandalism Investigation

    Reward Offered in Farber City Park Vandalism Investigation Vandalism at the city park in Farber is under investigation. According to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department, they took a report of property damage at the park on November 15th. Someone spray painted portions of the concession stand and other structures in the park. Now, through a…Continue Reading

  • November Firearms Deer Season Harvest Numbers Announced

    November Firearms Deer Season Harvest Numbers Announced

    November Firearms Deer Season Harvest Numbers Announced Unofficial deer harvest numbers are in from the Missouri Department of Conservation for the November firearms season. Hunters in the state bagged a total of 197,724 with over 100,000 of them being antlered bucks. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 4,175, Texas with 3,607 and Callaway with 3,416.…Continue Reading

  • Governor Parson Names New Attorney General

    Governor Parson Names New Attorney General

    Governor Parson Names New Attorney General Missouri Governor Mike Parson names new Attorney General to replace Eric Schmitt one he leaves office. Former Warren County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and currently General Counsel to Governor Parson Andrew Bailey is being tapped to be the next Attorney General. Bailey is a graduate of Mizzou for both his…Continue Reading

  • Former Eugene Field Gym Teacher Has Hearing Continued

    Former Eugene Field Gym Teacher Has Hearing Continued The case of former Eugene Field Elementary gym teacher Katrina Dukes continues in Audrain County circuit court. According to online court records, a hearing scheduled for yesterday (Tuesday) has been continued until December 6th. Dukes is accused of hitting a 9-year-old student with a bag of balls,…Continue Reading

  • KWWR Sports Report 11/23/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/23/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/23/22 The Mizzou Men’s Basketball team looks to go 6 and 0 on the season as they host Coastal Carolina tonight at Mizzou Arena. Tip off set for 6:00. The Mizzou Women’s Basketball team remains undefeated following their win over Wake Forest in the first game of the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo…Continue Reading

  • KWWR Sports Report 11/22/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/22/22 The travel to the desert last night (Monday) didn’t seem to affect the San Francisco 49ers. They came into Glendale and beat the Arizona Cardinals 38 to 10. The Blues continue their winning ways, beating the Ducks last night (Monday) 3 to 1. Jordan Faulk’s power-play goal late in the third…Continue Reading

  • KWWR Sports Report 11/21/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/21/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/21/22 The Chiefs are celebrating their latest win after defeating the LA Chargers last night in the City of Angels, 30 – 27. In Monday Night Football, the 49ers head to the desert to play the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, kickoff set for 7:15. The Missouri Tigers Men’s Basketball team remains undefeated…Continue Reading

  • Drake Campbell Court Appearance Continued

    Drake Campbell Court Appearance Continued A former Community R-VI student accused of planning a shooting at the school has his case continued. According to online court records, Drake Campbell was scheduled to be in court for a disposition hearing at 3:00 this afternoon (Monday). That hearing has been continued for a later date. Campbell is…Continue Reading

  • Kirksville Man Sentenced in Chance Davis Murder

    Kirksville Man Sentenced in Chance Davis Murder A Kirksville man is sentenced in the 2019 murder of Mexico resident Chance Davis. The case was heard in Randolph County on a change of venue. Sidiq Moore was sentenced to 25 years for 2nd degree murder, 10 years for unlawful use of a weapon, 10 years for…Continue Reading

  • KC Wolf Event Raises Funds For Two Mexico Organizations

    KC Wolf Event Raises Funds For Two Mexico Organizations

    Two Mexico organizations are richer following the KC Wolf mascot appearance sponsored by First State Community Bank and thirteen local sponsors. According to Regional Market President Ron Hopkins, the event raised ten thousand dollars with the Help Center and Bright Futures Mexico each getting five thousand dollars.Continue Reading

  • KWWR Sports Report 11/18/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/18/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/18/22 The Mizzou Men’s Basketball team adds a fourth member to its recruiting class of 2023. The University of Missouri says Danny Stephens from Augusta, Illinois is a preferred walk-on and coach Dennis Gates says Stephens is a textbook example of a player that exhibits their eight core values at Mizzou. Coach…Continue Reading

  • Train Derailment in Paris

    Train Derailment in Paris

    Train Derailment in Paris More information is being learned about the train derailment in Paris yesterday (Tuesday) morning. According to the accident report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, it happened at 11:01 when a westbound Norfolk & Southern locomotive operated by 52-year-old Anthony L. Colley of Moberly struck a northbound unoccupied 2018 Kenworth tractor…Continue Reading

  • KWWR Sports Report 11/17/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/17/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/17/22 The Blues extend their winning streak to 4 after beating the Blackhawks in Chicago last night 5 to 2. Ryan O’Reilly and Jordan Kyrou each had a goal and an assist with Jordan Binnington making 25 saves. The Blues closed out a perfect 3-game road trip with last night’s win, coupled…Continue Reading

  • MoDOT to Hold Meeting in Mexico to Discuss Unfunded Needs

    MoDOT to Hold Meeting in Mexico to Discuss Unfunded Needs

    MoDOT to Hold Meeting in Mexico to Discuss Unfunded Needs MoDOT is looking for the public’s input on unfunded projects throughout the Northeast District and is having a meeting at the Audrain County Courthouse to hear from residents. The meeting to discuss the draft updated High Priority Unfunded Needs list for transportation in Northeast Missouri…Continue Reading

  • KWWR Sports Report 11/16/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/16/22

    KWWR Sports Report 11/16/22 The Mizzou men’s basketball team remain undefeated after last night’s rout of SIU-E 105 to 80. Graduate student D’Moi Hodge picked up 30 points on 11 of 19 from the field along with seven rebounds and four steals. The Tigers remain at home Sunday as they host Mississippi Valley State at…Continue Reading

  • Mexico School Board Filing Dates Announced

    Mexico School Board Filing Dates Announced

    Mexico School Board Filing Dates Announced The Mexico Board of Education is announcing the filing period for candidates wanting to fill one of the three board seats up for election on the April 4, 2023 ballot. Filing opens December 6th from 8am until 4:30pm and will continue on regular business days between those hours and…Continue Reading

  • Colonel C. R. Stribling, Jr. Community Service Award Winner Announced

    Colonel C. R. Stribling, Jr. Community Service Award Winner Announced The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce is announcing the winner of the 2022 Colonel C. R. Stribling Jr. Community Service Award. Todd Yager, owner of five funeral homes and related businesses, will be presented the award given by the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce Past…Continue Reading

  • Mexico Board of Education Meets in Regular Session

    Mexico Board of Education Meets in Regular Session Mexico School Board members get an update on MAP testing results during tonight’s (Tuesday’s) school board meeting. According to data presented by Superintendent Melissa Chastain, overall proficiency rates have not reached pre-pandemic levels. Science and social studies especially are showing a decline along with math and reading…Continue Reading