Column published March 4, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"The County Court, Tuesday afternoon, decided to call a special election to vote a 20-cent levy to build a new jail for Audrain county, to be held on April 12th. Petitions from all over the county were presented to the court, asking that a special election be called."
50 Years Ago
"Clyde E. Maxwell has been nominated by President Kennedy as the new postmaster at Thompson. Senators Symington and Long notified him this morning that his nomination had been received in the senate, to be acted upon shortly. The new postmaster will succeed David Meyer, who retired Aug. 31,1960, after 40 years of service. Mrs. Meyer has been acting postmaster in the interim. Mr. Maxwell, 40, has been mail messenger at Thompson since the first of the year. He and his wife, the former Billie Shire, and their three children live on a farm north of Thompson. A daughter, Pamela, is a student in the eighth grade at Centralia, a son Roger is a third-grade student, and son Dennis is 5."
25 Years Ago
"The Audrain County Historical Society has announced plans for restoration of a room at Graceland to be known as the Cauthorn-Stribling Library, honoring Mr. and Mrs. Ross B. Cauthorn, Frank A. Cauthorn and Ruth Cauthorn Stribling, descendants of Alfred Cauthorn, who settled in Audrain County in 1840. Leta Hodge, society director, said the library is made possible by a gift from Charles R. Stribling III and Mrs. Robert S. Koster, grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Cauthorn and children of Col. and Mrs. C.R. Stribling Jr."
10 Years Ago
"The Audrain Medical Center Auxiliary held its general meeting and volunteer recognition dinner Monday in the Jansen Auditorium at the hospital. The afternoon consisted of lunch followed by a check presentation, installation of officers to the volunteers for their hours of volunteering. Douglas R. Trembath, president/CEO of AMC installed the new officers and handed out the volunteer awards. Trembath also thanked auxiliary members and volunteers for all the work they do for AMC. He also gave an update on what is new and what to expect in the future at AMC. Doris Kelley, auxiliary president, presented Trembath a $50,000 check for a new endoscopy camera for upper and lower gastroenterology testing. The money was raised with various fundraisers sponsored by the auxiliary."
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