New cannabis dispensary is one of only two now open in central Missouri
Green Releaf staff member Curt Gray prepares to wait on patients at the new dispensary in Mexico on Wednesday. [Dave Faries]
11/21/2020 - 3:29pm
Green Releaf dispensary’s first sale of THC flower came shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Owner Jay Patel missed it. “I wanted to make the first sale, but I had to come out and talk to you guys,” he said with a laugh, referring to The Ledger and...


With new coach and spirit, Colonels craft historic football season
Jimmy Peyton walks players through a drill earlier this season. The first year Missouri Military Academy coach led the Colonels to a 5-4 season, the school’s first winning record in 34 years. [Jessica Ekern]
11/19/2020 - 7:39am
It was early September and Missouri Military Academy had just lost to Highland 50-34. The team went 1-9 in 2019, were winless the year before and suffered through another 1-9 campaign before that. In fact, the Colonels could look back on only three...


11/23/2020 - 1:25pm
Larry Vomund, 72 , of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Funeral services are pending at the Myers funeral home in Wellsville. Condolences to the family may be made at