Column published Dec. 18, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"Manager Thompson believes in having first-class entertainment at popular prices and "Officer 666" at the Opera House tonight will prove one of the most attractive and delightful entertainments that we have had at the Opera House for a good while. If we want first-class entertainment of this character in Mexico, we must show our appreciation by a cordial and liberal patronage."
50 Years Ago
"Fire of undetermined origin considerably damaged the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Sitton at 1035 Virginia St. early Monday night. Mrs. Sitton was taken by ambulance to Audrain Hospital for treatment of burns on the right hand and smoke inhalation. Fire Chief Tom Merritt said apparently the fire had been smouldering in the living room for some time before it was discovered by neighbors across the street."
25 Years Ago
"A second candidate has filed for a seat on the Mexico City Council. David E. Adams, filed this morning for one of two upcoming council vacancies. He follows George Irion, who last Friday became the first to announce candidacy in the race. Mr. Adams graduated from Mexico High School and received bachelor's degrees in criminal justice administration and safety engineering from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg."
10 Years Ago
"The Mexico YMCA Capital Campaign got a boost this week, with a $100,000 gift from the Beatrice Snyder Foundation. Snyder and her husband, Harry, were owners of Biocraft Laboratories, a generic drug manufacturing plant that built a Mexico facility in 1990. Biocraft was later sold to Teva. Beatrice Snyder, who was chosen one of the top 50 women business owners in the United States by the National Foundation for Women Business Owners and Working Women Magazine, died in 1998. The Snyders are noted supporters of the Mexico community. Although they never resided in Mexico, Harry and Beatrice Snyder also gave $100,000 to the Advanced Technology Center in 1997.
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