Column published Sept. 27, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"Details for the big Democratic rally to take place in Mexico Tuesday, October 8, are being completed by the committee in charge. The Moberly Band has been engaged and the speaking will take place in the Opera House. There will be a band concert at 10 o'clock in the morning and speaking by Hon. Champ Clark at 10:30. Band concert at 1:30p.m. and speaking by ex-Governor A.M. Dockery at 2 o'clock p.m. Announcements regarding other speakers and further details will be made later."
50 Years Ago
"The Mexico Junior Chamber of Commerce last night voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the recommendations of the Mexico 'Code for Teenagers' Committee after hearing the new code discussed by Dr. Lawrence K. Epple, Mexico school board member. Dr. Epple gave a review of the new code's provisions and pointed out that it is designed 'to give parents a guide to concerted effort in disciplining their children.' Dr. Epple emphasized that similar codes have proved very successful in other towns. In other business at the regular meeting, the Jaycees voted to discontinue their Soybean Parade float-making project. The club will instead offer to help the parade committee organize and direct the parade."
25 Years Ago
"Citizens who want their property screened from nearby commercial property and business owners opposed to the idea will have a chance to be heard at a public hearing tonight at City Hall. Past zoning changed have prompted citizens' requests for a screening ordinance. The issue was brought to the forefront again during a recent debate over a zoning change on West Monroe. Citizens with property abutting commercial zones have complained that business parking lots and loading docks are unattractive and that people gathered after hours create noise and trash problems.
10 Years Ago
"Local AmerenUe Electric consumers will receive credits on their bills in September and October and will soon secure lower rates. This is part of a joint settlement with AmerenUe in its 'overearnings' case with the Missouri Public Service Commission. In 2001, the commission's staff filed a complaint case that AmerenUe, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ameren, made $246 million to $85 million more than it should have in the last year of a six-year experimental rate plan. On July 17, Ameren settled and agreed to $442.5 million in credits rate cuts and energy aid over four years in Missouri."
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