Column published Feb. 26, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"E.D. Graham writes The Ledger from San Antonio, Texas, that he likes the climate there very much, but that there is 'no place on earth that suits him as well as good, old Mexico, Missouri.' Mr. Graham says that he meets quite a number of old Mexico people, among them are John Hill and family, and Hon. Joseph Potts and family, and they are all trying to make him feel at home. Mrs. Graham expects to join her husband shortly."
50 Years Ago
"The temperature in Mexico dropped to 2 degrees below zero last night, a mark that continued as the reading at 7 a.m. today. It was an all-time record low for the date, beating the 1 below set in 1934. That year the very next day, Feb. 27, 1934, the temperature dropped to 17 below zero, one of the lowest February lows on record. Then in 1962 it was 4 below on both the 27th and 28th. The cold wave of last night moderated under bright skies into the 20s today and lows tonight are not expected to be below 10. And it is supposed to be much warmer tomorrow."
25 Years Ago
"After failing to have a quorum for its regularly scheduled meeting last week, the Audrain Medical Center Board of Trustees met Thursday to discuss a variety of issues. A key item on the agenda was the board's approval to replace the mechanical penthouse on the roof of the obstetrics unit. The work will be done by Reinhardt Construction Co. of Centralia at a cost of $157,654, with the possibility of paying an additional $7,500, contingent on the need for more substational roof covering during construction if weather conditions warrant it."
10 Years Ago
"Marshall Faulk, football quarterback of the St. Louis Rams, has once again helped aid the local PATCH (Parents and Their Children) program at the Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Vandalia. For the past three years, the Marshall Faulk Foundation has contributed to the PATCH Program with a monetary donation. This donation is in turn used to purchase discovery toys for the children visiting their incarcerated mothers during a Christmas gift give-away weekend held annually through the PATCH Program at WERDCC."
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