Mulch fire quickly extinguished

Mulch in a flowerbed caught fire after a person in the 300 block of West Jackson Street did not properly put out some smoking material, according to a Mexico Department of Public Safety report.

The department responded at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday, quickly extinguishing the fire. There was no damage to an adjacent building and no injuries were reported.


MoDOT to temporarily close county route

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close Route CC in Audrain County for a resurfacing project from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 to Sept. 26. Motorists will need to use an alternate route during these times. All work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled.

For more information on work zones, call MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit