Column published March 18, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"At a special meeting of the City Council, Monday evening, E.R. Locke manager of Mexico Power Co., submitted his proposition of lighting the town, again. This proposition has been submitted once before, but no action was taken. At the meeting, Monday evening, the Council decided that a member from each ward accompanied by Mr. Locke and Sam Duncan, also of the Power Co., should go over their ward and locate just where the new light will be placed before final action on the proposition is taken."
50 Years Ago
"The planning and zoning commission of Mexico will have a special meeting at 7:30 tonight with members of the city council to further discuss a rezoning plan for the W. Boulevard area in a section where officials of the Audrain County Fair Assn. have requested a change to commercial zoning. At last week's city council meeting, some objections were raised to the rezoning proposal submitted by the planning board."
25 Years Ago
"Roger Yazell, 40, of Mexico, officially announced his candidacy as a Republican challenger to 15th District State Rep. Ray Hamlettt (D-Laddonia) during a news conference Thursday afternoon at the Community Room of the Community Federal Savings and Loan building. Primaries will be held in August for each party, and the general election is in November."
10 Years Ago
"An expansion plan for True Manufacturing that promises at least 50 new jobs was recommended by the Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday. 'It's another strong sign that Mexico is not only a good place to locate a business but a good place to expand an existing business," said Mexico Economic Director David Boone, who presented the $2.5 million project to the Planning and Zoning Commission. If approved, the True Redevelopment Corporation will acquire approximately 15 acres of the area northeast of the current location of True Manufacturing Company, Inc. at 2525 Lakeview Road."
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