Column published April 10, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"An ideal Boy Scout program, according to the manual in every detail, is being arranged for next Monday's Scout meeting at the Cabin. At the Council Fire the matter of securing an instructor for the summer months will be considered by the membership. For that reason a full attendance is desired."
50 Years Ago
"The speaker at the Easter Dawn Service, to be held at 6 a.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, will be Dr. Fred Helsabeck, president of Culver-Stockton College at Canton since 1956. The Mexico Ministerial Alliance, which is sponsoring the Easter worship program, made the announcement."
25 Years Ago
"The city of Mexico has been awarded a $456,894 Federal Aviation Administration grant to complete construction of a 1,500-foot addition to the municipal airport's new 4,000-foot runway, U.S. Sens. John Danforth and Kit Bond announced today. The grant will cover construction work and installation of lighting along the 100-foot-wide concrete runway extension. The city will be expected to provide $58,600 in matching funds, half of which may be provided through state funding."
10 Years Ago
"Slightly more than expected went to the polls in Audrain County Tuesday as 4,416 or 30.37 percent of registered voters decided on whether to enact County Planning and Zoning, and selected among candidates for seats on the school board, city council and Audrain Medical Center Hospital Trustees. Audrain County voters chose not to adopt County Planning and Zoning by a margin of just under 1,200 votes. As a result, 63.79 percent voted against P&Z, while 36.21 percent voted for it. For the Mexico City Council, Dan Botts and Linda Reed were elected to two seats. Beverly Borgeson and Chuck Rentschler were both re-elected to three-year terms on the Mexico Board of Education. Beverly MacFarlane was voted to fill the two-year unexpired term vacated by William Maloney."
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