Column published Oct. 8, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"The Grand Opera House was filled to overflowing Tuesday morning with the crowd that turned out to hear speaker Champ Clark make a political address. A number were turned away. The Moberly and McMillan bands furnished the music on the street before Speaker Clark was scheduled to deliver his address. Speaker Clark visited Hardin College Tuesday morning and addressed the girls at the morning chapel services."
50 Years Ago
"John T. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Clark of Mexico, has been selected as the outstanding Boy Scout in the Great Rivers Council for the second year. John won this honor yesterday after competing with Scouts from the other districts in the Great Rivers Council, which includes 23 northeastern counties of Missouri. He will compete in the statewide selection for the outstanding Scout to be held in Columbia later this month."
25 Years Ago
"Mexico's Planning and Zoning Commission considered requests Monday afternoon to rezone property on Highway 54 East and to vacate two adjoining alleys in the Lakenan and Barnes Southside Addition. The commission gave unanimous approval to a request by Odell Priest, John T. Salmons and Marion C. Hellyer to rezone from residential to C-3 commercial land located on the north side of Highway 54 near Route JJ."
10 Years Ago
"Overshadowed by other issues and amendments, Amendment No. 3's change to term limits may be a mystery to many local voters. Rep. Ted Farnen (D-Mexico) who was the House sponsor of the bill, is helping to spread the word about the amendment. The proposed amendment thus far has received little opposition. The group that spearheaded the passage of the term limit law in 1992 has remained neutral on the issue."
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