A former prinicipal and coach of Mexico High School is to be honored before tonight's football game against the Centralia Panthers.
Darriel Douglas was a part of the school system for 34 years, serving in various roles. He was a teacher, track coach, assistant principal and principal. He passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2012.
MHS Athletic Director, Jeff Anderson, explains the dedication:
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One man is in custody after assaulting a Mexico Law Enforcement Officer.
Major Brice Mesko reports officers responded a fight in progress in the 200 block of East Breckenridge. Upon investigation, it was learned 32 year old Quaid Carlson had come to the house and assaulted one of the residents.
Officers located Carlson on Pollock Road, and when they attempted an arrest, he fled on foot and struck an officer with obstacles in an attempt to escape. The officer was uninjured.
Carlson was taken to the Audrain County Jail to post bond on charges of assault, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
-attempted burglary at 915 Hassen
-physical domestic in the 900 block of Trinity
-threats at 1025 East Jackson
-fights in progress at 208 East Breckenridge, 23 Marine Drive, and on Carrico
-careless drivers on South Clark and on East Liberty
-non-injury accident at 1028 East Monroe
-utility problem at 1 Terrace Circle
-suspicious activity at 1015 East Liberty, 6 Wonneman Circle, 802 Fairground and on Hendricks
-road hazard on East Liberty and on West Street
-property damage at 1016 Mansfield
-civil disputes at 1329 Neptune, 725 East Monroe and 1003 West Breckenridge
-stealing at 2711 South Clark
-intoxicated person at 5000 Snyder
-fire alarm at 1525 West Monroe
-and a wrong way driver on the City Square.
-railroad crossing problems on Highway 22
-property damage at 808 East Monroe and 3602 South Clark
-burglar alarm at 203 East Liberty
-non-injury accidents at 1051 Old Farm Road and 1224 West Breckenridge
-indecent behavior at Lakeview Park
-attempted burglary at 912 West Love
-ex-parte violation in the 200 block of Mars
-property dispute at 808 East Lafayette and 1313 Omar
-civil dispute 809 North Jefferson
-missing juvenile in the 400 block of West Vine
-juvenile problems on South Calhoun
-suspicious activity at Lakeview Park, 4787 East Liberty, 2250 Jubel Drive and at 802 Fairground
-physical domestic in the 600 block of Carson
-intoxicated person at 101 North Western
-and a fire alarm at 620 East Monroe.
Mexico resident, Ron Whitaker, will be recognized during tomorrow night's football game against the Centralia Panthers.
Whitaker has been involved in the track and field program for 50 years.
The high school track was renamed in his honor in the spring.
On Saturday, a Mexico High School Track reunion will be held at the Elks lodge beginning at 6:30. All former track athletes and coaches are welcome.
A storm spotter program will be taking place in Mexico this evening.
The National Weather Service out of St. Louis and the Audrain County Emergency Communications Group, along with the Audrain County Emergency Management Agency will be presenting the class.
It is free and open to the public.
It starts at 6:30 and runs until 9:30 and will be held in the Community Room in the Audrain County Courthouse.
The Mexico Senior Center is inviting all retired and former employees of Audrain Medical Center and retired seniors who worked in the medical field to a lunch to reminisce with former employees today.
The lunch will begin at 11AM and last until 1.
A 22 year old Mexico woman has died after a 2 car crash near Rush Hill yesterday morning.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at the junction of Route B and KK around 7:20 yesterday morning, when a car driven by Rachel Eickleman turned into the path of a car driven by 52 year old Kenneth VanBoening of Perry.
Both drivers were taken to University Hospital by helicopter in serious condition. Eickelman later died of her injuries.
Tonight in area football:
Montgomery County will take on Bowling Green in a home game
Fulton will face Hannibal at home
North Callaway will travel to Wright City
Moberly will play Marshall in their Homecoming matchup
Missouri Military will take on Harrisburg in their Homecoming game
Jefferson City will host Rock Bridge
Hallsville will face off against California for their homecoming
and Mexico will face Centralia.
The games begin at 7:00.
A Joplin businessman has given gubernatorial candidate, Eric Greitens 500 thousand dollars for his campaign.
David Humphreys gave the money to Greitens yesterday.
In the primary election, Humphreys had previously supported and donated to Peter Kinder's campaign. Kinder lost to Greitens in the election.
Greitens is running against democratic attorney general, Chris Koster.
University of Missouri Health Care infectious disease experts say getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent influenza and limit the spread.
Influenza is a respiratory illness that can be life-threatening if it spreads through the upper respiratory tract and invades the lungs. Infants, children and the elderly have the highest rates of hospitalization from influenza. More than 20 thousand confirmed cases of the flu were reported in 2015.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends receiving vaccinations between now and the beginning of November.
Medical Marijuana will not be allowed on the ballot for the November 8th election.
A Cole County judge ruled yesterday the initiative petitions fell short of the number of required signatures by about 22 hundred after local officials disqualified thousands of the collected signatures.
A 53 year old man is listed in serious condition after a Montgomery County accident yesterday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports William Binger ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned multiple times.
He was transported by helicopter to Mercy Hospital.
KXEO is working to gather information on a car accident that reportedly happened this morning at the intersection of K and B, near Rush Hill.
Listeners are reporting multiple helicopters responded to the scene.
More information as it becomes available.