Column published Jan. 8, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"The annual Commercial Club banquet will be given at the Clarkson Hotel, Thursday evening, Jan. 16, at 9 o'clock. The Clarkson dining room is the largest in Mexico, but will not accommodate over two hundred persons, the tickets will be limited to that number. The tickets may be procured by the members of the Commercial Club, only for themselves and ladies. The arrangement committee has made arrangements with the entertainment committee of the local Lodge of Elks to serve the banquet and the menu will be splendid in every respect and served in a most dainty and appetizing way. An orchestra will play during the entire evening and the different committees have arranged for an extra fine program, which will be announced the evening of the banquet."
50 Years Ago
"The Mexico city administration's hopes for an underpass in west Mexico to follow the southeast underpass now scheduled by the state highway department are on the way to Fort Worth, Texas today. An application for survey and planning funds to study proposed west underpass urban renewal area was forwarded to the Fort Worth regional office of the Housing and Home Financing Agency for federal scrutiny and approval. The area was designated by the city council Dec. 26. In its regular session last night, the Mexico Housing Authority passed the necessary resolution authorizing L.A. Daugherty, executive director, to file the application."
25 Years Ago
"The Martinsburg Bank announced today that an application has been filed with the Missouri Division of Finance requesting permission to move its headquarters to Mexico. The bank facility in Martinsburg will continue to operate in its present location without any change in service or personnel. Robert G. Bachmann, president of the Martinsburg Bank, explained that a significant part of the bank's business comes from the Mexico trade area and the bank had been considering a move to Mexico for several years."
10 Years Ago
"Chuck Rentschler who is serving his last year of a three-year term on the Mexico Board of Education, filed for re-election Tuesday. He will be seeking another three-year term. Rentschler, president of Show-Me Credit Union, is the fourth candidate to throw his hat into the ring. Others filing earlier were Beverly Borgeson, a current board member; Beverly MacFarlane, a newcomer; and Dr. Elwood Rice, who previously served on the board. Two regular three-year terms will be e up for election and the unexpired two-year term of William Maloney will also be on the ballot. Maloney resigned from the board Dec. 10."
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