Column published Sept. 20, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"Action was deferred until a later date on a plan for extending the Mexico, Santa Fe & Perry Traction Company electric road. Judge W.W. Botts, active in the interests of the line, is at work on a plan to extend the road to the south connecting with the North end at the ice plant railroad crossing in west Mexico. The southern extension will be to Hereford and should it succeed will likely interest Columbia and Fulton capital."
50 Years Ago
"Remember the 'Boy Scout Cabin' on the Ellis farm north of Mexico? Does anyone have a picture of it? Who has information about its history – one story is that it was an Indian fort and trading post. ... Thirty-nine persons visited the Audrain County Historical Society museum Sunday. There were visitors from Cornstalk, W. Va., Wewock, Okla., Hugoton, Kan., and Centralia, Middletown, Wellsville and Lamar, Mo. Hostesses were Mrs. Ernest Jenkins and Miss Pauline Craddock."
25 Years Ago
"The miniature home made by Paulette Fick was one of those viewed by such visitors as Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Chapman and Rae Jesse at the annual 'Homes in Miniature' show and sale Sunday at the Mexico High School cafeteria. A total of 10 vendors took part and there were 30 exhibits in the event sponsored by the Altrusa Club of Mexico and the Mexico Miniature Society. One group made miniature windsocks for the show and sale."
10 Years Ago
"Miss Missouri 2002 Shandi Finnessey competed in her third round of preliminary competition Thursday at the Miss America Pageant and came away a winner in the evening wear competition. Finnessey, who captured the title of Miss Missouri 2002 in June at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, wore a black and gold beaded gown Thursday night, the same gown (which weighs 18 pounds) she wore in the state pageant, when she also won the evening wear preliminary competition. Finnessey competed in swimsuit and talent competitions Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Her interview with the judges took place Tuesday."
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