Column published March 26, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"The citizens of Mexico are vitally interested in the extension of the Electric R.R. They showed that they were deeply interested in this proposition when they subscribed $80,000 to build the road. This was by all odds the largest and cleanest subscription ever made in Mexico for any enterprise."
50 Years Ago
"Last night was pay day for the Mexico city councilmen as each received a framed $1 bill for his year's service. Mayor Wallace Melahn conducted the final meeting for the current council which also includes Harold James, Carl Turnbough, Harry Hildebrand and R.J. Johnson. Melahn did not run for reelection after serving two three-year terms. Next Tuesday Mexicoans will cast their ballots for two of the three candidates for upcoming three-year terms: Mr. Turnbough, running for reelection; Leonard W. Snyder, a supervisor at International Shoe Co. and Kenneth Sullivan, office manager of MFA."
25 Years Ago
"The annual Jaycees Lenten Breakfast began this morning at the fellowship hall of the Mexico United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ed Saferite of the Mexico United Methodist Church was the guest speaker at this morning's event. The breakfast will continue throughout the week, and other speakers will include the Rev. Roger Obermeier of Kentucky Road Christian Church; the Rev. Jerry Ostrom of Centennial Baptist Church; the Rev. Mike Dietiker of Victory Christian Fellowship; and the Rev. Irwin Young of Trinity United Church of Christ."
10 Years Ago
"The League of Women Voters of Audrain County hosted a public forum Tuesday night for candidates running for Mexico City Council, Mexico School District Board of Education, and Audrain Medical Center Trustee. City Council candidates appearing at the forum included: Byron Jahn, Linda Reed and Dan Botts. The three are running for two three-year City Council terms. Board of Education candidates included three candidates running for two three-year terms: Dr. Elwood Rice, Beverly Borgeson and Chuck Rentschler. Candidates Beverly MacFarlane and Dustin Pascoe are seeking one unexpired two-year term. The only Hospital Trustee candidate to appear at the forum, Roy Popp, is running against Jim Hickman for one five-year term. Charles Schafer, who also did not appear at the forum, is running unopposed for a one-year term."
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