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Mexico Man Wins $100,000 On a Scratch Off Ticket

Mexico Man Wins $100,000 On a Scratch Off Ticket A Mexico man is a top prize winner on a Missouri Lottery scratch off ticket. Stacey Kincaid bought the $5 50X Payout ticket at Monroe City Amoco and scratched right away. Kincaid’s prize is one of 6 top prizes offered in the game with one more…Continue Reading

Missouri Military Academy to Host Virtual Presentation and Online Auction

Missouri Military Academy to Host Virtual Presentation and Online Auction The Missouri Military Academy in Mexico will air a virtual presentation for Maroon & Gold on Saturday, May 8th at 7pm. The online event is the Academy’s largest fundraiser of the year and will include an online auction and showcase cadets and campus with musical…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 4/20

KWWR Sports Report 4/20 The Mexico High School Boys Tennis Team picked up a 6-3 win over Capital City yesterday (Monday) in a home meet. Mexico Individual Results: Randy Hernandez 3-10 Haden Frazier 9-11 Carter McIntosh 10-2 Brendan McKeown 10-2 Ryan Pemberton 10-0 Bryson Stuehmer 10-1 Varsity Doubles: Randy Hernandez and Bryson Stuehmer 6-10 Haden…Continue Reading

Jefferson City Police Department Drug Take Back Event

Jefferson City Police Department Drug Take Back Event A drug take back will be taking place this Saturday, April 24th at the Jefferson City Police Department from 10am until 2pm. Unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at 401 Monroe Street and signs will be posted allowing drop off without exiting your vehicle.Continue Reading

Missouri DHSS Adds Forty Six COVID-19 Related Deaths Following a Review of Several Death Certificates

Missouri DHSS Adds Forty Six COVID-19 Related Deaths Following a Review of Several Death Certificates The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is adding 46 Coronavirus related deaths after the state’s disease surveillance system analyzed several death certificates yesterday (Monday). Officials say the deaths will be captured and reported publicly through the dashboard this…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 4/19

KWWR Sports Report 4/19 Mizzou soccer coach Bryan Blitz is stepping down. Mizzou Director of Athletics Jim Sterk announced yesterday that Blitz is stepping away from the program to spend more time with his family. He is the only head coach in the history of Mizzou’s 25-year-old soccer program and built the program from scratch.…Continue Reading

Police Investigating Weekend Robberies at Columbia Convenience Stores

Police Investigating Weekend Robberies at Columbia Convenience Stores Two robberies in Columbia on Saturday night and yesterday (Sunday) are under investigation. Columbia Police responded to a robbery with a weapon late Saturday night at the Break Time on Paris Road. Then a second robbery at the Petro Mart on Stadium Boulevard just before 4am yesterday…Continue Reading

FFA State Competition Results

FFA State Competition Results Results are in for some of the Missouri FFA state competition events held yesterday (Saturday) in Columbia. Van-Far FFA members Ennis Childs, Cayden Caldwell, Devyn Keller, and Hunter Scrogin made up Van-Far’s Meats Evaluation Team and brought home the state championship and Ennis Childs also earned first place an an individual.…Continue Reading

Three Mexico High School Wrestlers Honored for Academic Achievement

Three Mexico High School Wrestlers Honored for Academic Achievement Three Mexico Wrestlers are being recognized for the work in the classroom. The Missouri Wrestling Association awarded Academic All State honors to Juniors Keith Ransom, Jokiah Sewell and Freshman Katie Bowen at a banquet held in Columbia today (Sunday) at the Marriott Inn. Ransom, Sewell and…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 4/17

KWWR Sports Report 4/17 The St. Louis Cardinals lost 9-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies on the road last night (Friday). Redbirds starting pitcher Carlos Martinez was charged with 6 runs on five hits in five innings. The Cardinals and Phillies play game 2 of their 3 game series this afternoon (Saturday) with a 3:05 first…Continue Reading

Five People Arrested at Mexico Motel

Five People Arrested at Mexico Motel Five people are now facing drug charges after an arrest yesterday morning (Friday) at a Mexico motel. The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office says they received information that a wanted fugitive was occupying a room at the America’s Value Inn, located in the 4200 block of South Clark Street. The…Continue Reading

New Mexico Middle School Principal Hired

New Mexico Middle School Principal Hired A new principal for the Mexico Middle School will be recommended during the Mexico School Board of Education meeting next week. Mexico Superintendent Dr. Tammy Lupardus says they had 7 candidates interview for the position. Lower currently serves as the Assistant Principal at the Mexico Middle School. Current principal…Continue Reading

Mexico School District Seeing Members of Administrative Team Leave This School Year

Mexico School District Seeing Members of Administrative Team Leave This School Year The Mexico School District is seeing a number of administration members turn in resignations this school year. Since November 2020, seven Mexico School District administrators have left the district. That number includes today’s (Friday) announcement of Mexico High School Activities Director Travis Blevins…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 4/16

KWWR Sports Report 4/16 The Mexico Bulldogs High School Baseball Team defeated the Centralia Panthers 10-7 last night. Jesse Fennewald went 3-5 with 3 RBI, 3 runs and 2 stolen bases. Landon Kleinsorge, Tyler Thoenen, and Andrew Runge all put up 2 hits. Josh Forbis pitched 6 innings and struck out 8 batters. William Dobyns…Continue Reading

Human Remains Found West of Boonville

Human Remains Found West of Boonville An investigation is underway after human remains were found west of Boonville yesterday (Thursday). According to a social media post from the Cooper County Sheriff’s Department they responded to a rural area after they received a report of possible human remains and when deputies arrived on the scene they…Continue Reading

Two AVT Vaccination Clinics in Audrain County Vaccinate Over 150

Two AVT Vaccination Clinics in Audrain County Vaccinate Over 150 Two Adaptive Vaccination Team COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Audrain County yesterday (Thursday) and today (Friday) inoculate a total of 157. The clinic in Vandalia yesterday (Thursday) at the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA vaccinated 76 residents. The clinic today (Friday) at the Audrain County Health Department…Continue Reading

Lightning Speed On the Way to Westminster College as Mexico Track Star Moenaisa Sidique Signs National Letter of Intent

Lightning Speed On the Way to Westminster College as Mexico Track Star Moenaisa Sidique Signs National Letter of Intent Mexico Track Star Moenaisa Sidique will be running for Westminster College next school year. Sidique signed her National Letter of Intent at the Mexico High School Sports Complex this afternoon. Moenaisa is the daughter of Aisha…Continue Reading

S & S Expert Auto Detail in Mexico Open and Ready to Serve

S & S Expert Auto Detail in Mexico Open and Ready to Serve A new auto detailing in Mexico is open for business. The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at S&S Expert Auto Detail at 409 South Clark. The business is co-owned by Scott Long and Shannon Dorsey Sr. Shannon Dorsey…Continue Reading

Mexico Public Safety Responds to Car Fire on West Monroe

Mexico Public Safety Responds to Car Fire on West Monroe An electrical system issue is the presumed cause of a car fire in Mexico last night (Wednesday) in the 400 block of West Monroe. According to Mexico Public Safety it happened around 11:44p, and responding personnel found a small fire in the engine compartment of…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 4/15

KWWR Sports Report 4/15 Mexico Boys Tennis Team JV Results vs MMA JV 4/14: Doubles: Noah Harlan and Dominic McKeown 6-4 Andrew Stephens Matthew Huemann 6-3 Declan Gleeson and Andrew Pemberton 4-6 Nathan Bull and Trent Lierheimer 4-6 Zeven Ruiz and Andrew Pemberton 6-8 Zeven Ruiz and Trent Lierheimer 6-3 Singles: Noah Harlan 6-3 Dominic…Continue Reading

City of Ashland Settles Lawsuit with Former Police Chief

City of Ashland Settles Lawsuit with Former Police Chief The City of Ashland has settled a lawsuit with their former police chief. According to documents obtained by the Columbia Missourian through an open records request the City of Ashland’s insurer paid former police chief Lynn Woolford $112,636, and his attorney received $24,863. Neither side admitted…Continue Reading

Fulton Teen Dies After Weekend Crash in Callaway County

Fulton Teen Dies After Weekend Crash in Callaway County A seventeen year old Fulton High School student had died following a weekend crash. Xander Noel died after the crash that happened on Saturday on Route WW in Callaway County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol Noel had been declared brain dead. He was a member…Continue Reading

William Woods University Plans In-Person Graduation

William Woods University Plans In-Person Graduation William Woods University in Fulton is announcing plans for in-person graduation ceremonies the first weekend in May. In a press release from the university, there will be three undergraduate ceremonies on Saturday, May 1st at 9am, 11am, and 1pm and four graduate school ceremonies on Sunday, May 2nd. They…Continue Reading

Inter-Collaborative Health Meeting Results

Inter-Collaborative Health Meeting Results Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics sponsored by the Audrain County Health Department are coming up this week. Tomorrow (Thursday) the clinic will be in Vandalia at the Eastern Missouri YMCA from 8:30am until 3:30pm and on Friday the clinic will be at the Audrain County Health Department at the same times. At…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Report

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Report The Audrain County Health Department is reporting four active COVID-19 cases in their weekly news release today (Wednesday). The only other information provided on COVID-19 from the health department in Audrain County in the weekly report is that there are 3 active probable cases. For more information…Continue Reading

Centralia Teen With Moderate Injuries in Audrain County Accident

Centralia Teen With Moderate Injuries in Audrain County Accident A 17 year old Centralia girl is recovering from moderate injuries after a one car accident in Audrain County last night (Tuesday). According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on Audrain Road 117, a tenth of a mile north of Audrain Road 140. The crash…Continue Reading

MACC & Spartan Light Metal Products Team Up for Free Program

MACC & Spartan Light Metal Products Team Up for Free Program Moberly Area Community College is teaming up with Spartan Light Metal Products in Mexico for a free program. The free Pre-Apprenticeship program is geared for individuals seeking career advancement or wanting to gain essential manufacturing skills. It is offered through MACC’s Workforce Development Center…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 4/14

KWWR Sports Report 4/14 The Mexico Bulldogs High School Baseball Team lsot 7-0 to the Marshall Owls last night (Tuesday) at home. The Bulldogs are now 6-6 on the season and 3-3 in the North Central Missouri Conference. Mexico will play the Centralia Panthers tomorrow with a 5pm first pitch. The Mexico High School Boys…Continue Reading

Boone County Health Orders Extended

Boone County Health Orders Extended Columbia / Boone County Health & Human Services is extending the current health order. The orders are now set to expire at 11:59am on May 12th unless otherwise extended, rescinded, or modified. As of yesterday (Monday), 68,871 first dose vaccines administered in Boone County and 44,206 have completed their vaccinations.…Continue Reading

Short Film Shoots in Wellsville

Short Film Shoots in Wellsville A Wellsville native turned Los Angeles fil, TV and movie producer and assistant director returns to shoot a short film in Wellsville. Stacey Nation is producing and helping direct the short film “The Return” about a young man returning to his small hometown to face his brother to make amends…Continue Reading

Montgomery County Sheriff Dispels Myth Regarding Wellsville Police Department

Montgomery County Sheriff Dispels Myth Regarding Wellsville Police Department Montgomery County Sheriff Craig Allison is dispelling myths circulating on social media that his department is planning to take over the Wellsville Police Department. Sheriff Allison says that his department has hired two now former Wellsville officers for one reason. Allison says the sheriff’s department will…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 4/13

KWWR Sports Report 4/13 The Mexico Bulldogs High School Baseball Team shut out the North Callaway Thunderbirds 10-0 last night (Monday) on the road. Ty Prince was a perfect 3-3 and said see you later to tater with a home run, scored 2 runs and stole a base. Daeye Miller was 3-4 with 3 doubles,…Continue Reading

Actor Taye Diggs Postponing Residency at MU Theater Department

Actor Taye Diggs Postponing Residency at MU Theater Department Actor Taye Diggs is delaying a residency with the theater department at the University of Missouri. It was announced last month that Diggs would be an Artist in Residence during the month of May to work with students in the Advanced Musical Theatre Performance class. Diggs…Continue Reading

MACC Announces Marie F. O’Keefe Allied Health Scholarship Winners

MACC Announces Marie F. O’Keefe Allied Health Scholarship Winners Moberly Area Community College is announcing the recipients of the $1,200 Marie F. O’Keefe Allied Health Scholarships. In the practical nursing program, winners are Agatha Osei Mensah, Audrienne Williams, and August Hayhurst, all of Columbia along with Kendrick Inman of New London, Andrea Mitchell of Centralia…Continue Reading