Column published April 15, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"The funeral of Miss Louise Knoebel, who died in the State Hospital, Fulton, Sunday at the age of 23 years, was held in this city Tuesday and was the first motor car funeral ever in Mexico. Miss Knoebel was the daughter of Fred Knoebel of this city."
50 Years Ago
"More than 7,000 persons in Mexico attended Easter services yesterday on one of the finest Easter Days in many years. Sunny and warm, unmarred by speck of cloud, drop of rain or flake of snow, the weather kept no one at home who wanted to worship. And it put no hindrance in the way of the thousands who wore new spring finery traditional with Easter."
25 Years Ago
"The Handi-Shop in Mexico, will be one of many recycling centers observing Recycling Week beginning Saturday. In 1987, the Handi-Shop recycled 43 tons of donated paper and 45 tons of donated cardboard. Handi-Shop Manager Stan Clubb explains that 1 ton of wastepaper recycled used 3 cubic yards of landfill space. Thus, the Handi-Shop saved Mexico and surrounding areas 264 cubic yards of landfill space – or approximately 11 garbage trucks full, says Mr. Clubb. The Handi-Shop also recycles aluminum cans, which is one source of income for the shop. According to Mr. Clubb, the shop recycled 142,500 pounds of aluminum cans in 1987. That is approximately 10 tractor trailer loads. Mr. Clubb says the shop paid $45,168 to residents of Mexico and the surrounding communities for aluminum and scrap metal. Prices for aluminum cans are at 44 cents a pound for under 100 pounds and 47 cents a pound for 100 pounds and over. The Handi-shop also buys scrap metal, radiators and copper."
10 Years Ago
"Mexico, Mo., senior Christy Bulson threw her first collegiate no-hitter Thursday in Peru State College's 9-0 victory over host Haskell Indian Nations University. Bulson fanned 3 and faced just 15 batters in the first game of a Peru State sweep. The Peru, Neb., school scored in every inning, but the second of the 5-inning contest in support of Bulson, who improved her record to 6-5. The Bobcats have won 7 of their last 8 games, including 3 by shutout, to stand at 19-12 overall and 7-3 in Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference play."
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