Column published April 8, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"Audrain County has had three cyclones, besides the one which recently passed through the West end of the county. Only once was the danger of serious damage from a twister near this city, and that was on Tuesday, July 2, 1892, when the roof of the water works was blown away and several students in the old Missouri Military Academy had narrow escapes from falling timbers as the roof was hurled to the ground. No one was killed in this storm. "
50 Years Ago
"Harold McLane, layman of the First Baptist Church, appealed for a return to Bible reading and prayer in our homes, as he spoke before a congregation of men this morning at the first service of the Laymen's Holy Week meetings, on the theme 'Let God Have His Way in Your Home.' "
25 Years Ago
"Assistant City Manager Tom Herron has resigned his City Hall job to take a new job with Mexico's newest employer. Mr. Herron will be plant manager of the new Brookstone distribution warehouse in Mexico. The facility which will employ about 135, is scheduled to open in July. Mr. Herron was serving as acting city manager until this week's arrival of new City Manager Dan Parrott, and was key to the city's efforts to recruit Brookstone."
10 Years Ago
"While U.S. troops were fighting a sandstorm and 98-degree temperatures Sunday in Iraq, supporters in Ledgerland rallied in 50-degree rainy weather in Mexico to show their support. The Missouri Military Academy Honor Guard posted the colors to begin the celebration Sunday afternoon; the Mexico High School Dixie Gray Band played the National Anthem. The rally, called 'Operation Godspeed: Wishing our troops a quick and safe return' was sponsored by the Mexico Elks Lodge 919 and was organized by a committee of Steven Totten, Betty Salmons, Brenda Smith and Susie Williams."
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