Column published May 2, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"Most of the rooms in the new Morris building on Jefferson street from the basement to the roof have been contracted for and by the time the building is completed every room will be full."
50 Years Ago
"Voter registration reinstatements are coming in at the Audrain County Clerk's office at the rate of 25 a day, Mrs. Walter Harrison, registrar of voters, said today. Mexicoans have until May 27 to get their registration in proper form. The registration books will close on that day until after the special election June 18 on the Mexico sewer bond issue. A list containing more than 1,700 names to be removed from the registration lists was published in The Ledger Saturday."
25 Years Ago
"Democrats from the 22 counties in the 9th Congressional District will meet in Mexico on May 10 to select delegates to attend the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Ga., July 18-21. The meeting will be held in the Community Room at the Audrain County Courthouse. Stuart D. Miller, district chairman, will be in charge. Five delegates and two alternates from the district will be chosen to attend the national convention. Delegates and alternates who were selected at earlier mass meetings and county conventions will constitute the official roll of the district meeting, which is open to the public."
10 Years Ago
"It might be presumptuous to call it the end of an era in Mexico schools, but with 19 retirements and 575 years of combined experience from teachers, administrators and staff leaving in June, some are calling this a transition year for the District. Those retiring include: J.R. Houchins, Ellen S. Wilson, Darriel E. Douglas, Barbara Green, Bucky Green, Charles J. Lind, Linda Rosendahl, Bryan Nickerson, Jo Ann Thomas, Karen Linnemeyer, Janice Douglas, Robin Turley, Terry Henage, Edward M. Larson, Priscilla Medley, Thomas E. Dudley, Sue Tyler Lucas, Susan A. Atkins and Judy Dye."
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