Column published May 13, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
""W.J. Morris, superintendent of the Mexico plant of the International Shoe Co., Frank Morris, superintendent of the Kirksville plant of the same firm, and E.T. and Charles I. Morris, of this city, have resigned their positions and have practically accepted the offer of a $50,000 factory from the Commercial Club of Quincy, Ill., in which they will manufacture men's welts, the entire output of the plan having been already contracted by the Sels-Schwab Shoe Co. of Chicago."
50 Years Ago
"Break-ins at two Mexico churches were discovered this morning. Although nothing was missing, except a $1 bill from the First Baptist Church, police reported vandalism at that church and also at the First Christian Church. A spade was used to force the door jambs on the pastor's office and the door to the education director's office at the Baptist Church, police said. A dollar bill was missing from a desk drawer. At the First Christian Church the pastor's office had been entered by breaking the glass in a door, police said."
25 Years Ago
"More than $105,780 in scholarships, grants and awards was announced during Mexico High School's annual awards ceremony this morning in the school gym. Included in the presentations were the recipients of the $1,000 Creasey Scholarship. The scholarships are from a trust fund established by the late Roy Creasey, a retired A.P. Green executive. Eleven Mexico High School students received the award."
10 Years Ago
"Jaye Jackson, of Mexico, was awarded the Outstanding Missourian Award for her 18-year involvement with the Next Step program in the Mexico School District, a program that ironically may be a victim of budget cuts next year. Jackson was recognized in a short presentation on Monday by Rep. Steve Hobbs (R-Mexico) and colleagues in the Missouri House of Representatives in Jefferson City. The Outstanding Missourian Award, according to Hobbs, recognizes Missourians who have shown outstanding service to their community and its betterment through the years."
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