Column published Jan. 17, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"The competitive examination for appointment to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, which was called by Champ Clark, Congressman from this district, will be held at McMillan High School Saturday. Supt. Herbert Pryor will have charge of the examination and several teachers from over the district will be here to assist him."
50 Years Ago
"A report of thefts in the locker rooms at Mexico High School was made to the Mexico school board last night at its regular session. Board member William B. Nowell brought up the subject of the thefts and proposed the board go into executive session. The board agreed to do so but later in discussion Mr. Nowell said he really couldn't see any need for secrecy and the meeting was thrown open again. He reported there have been five thefts of money from clothing left in the locker rooms during physical education classes, one from the girls' locker room and four from the boys. Board members said measures should be taken to put a stop to the stealing. President Carl Burchfield suggested that the teachers see that everyone is out of the rooms and then lock them during gym classes. Supt. Buford Thomas said he and Asst. Supt. Joe Hodgin will investigate and with Principal William Lowry and the coaches put into effect measures to stop stealing."
25 Years Ago
"Orio Shroyer, superintendent of the Montgomery County R-2 School District, submitted his resignation to the Board of Education Thursday night. He has accepted a position as superintendent of the Chillicothe R-2 district. Mr. Shroyer will leave June 30 after nine years of service to the Montgomery County district."
10 Years Ago
"The Mexico High School Academic Bowl opened its season with a win on the road. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams traveled to Centralia for the first match of the season; and both came home victorious. MHS captain Josh Mongler scored 120 points; while teammate Peter Kreyling tallied 80 points. Captain Sarah Seigfreid was the top scorer for JV with 90 points."
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