Column published May 23, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"Two hundred and sixty-nine people, the majority of them alumni of McMillan High, attended the first High School alumni banquet ever held in Mexico, at the McMillan High School building, Thursday evening. The study, hall and library were packed full and desks in the hall were used for tables, so large was the crowd."
50 Years Ago
"Thirty-five district captains of a citizens committee for sewer system improvements met last night with Chairman Wallace Melahn to plan for the June 18 sewer bond election. Block chairmen are to be named next and an intensive door-to-door campaign will start after June 6. The group was 'very attentive' during the 1 1/2 hour session and asked several questions of good quality which should be answered for the public."
25 Years Ago
"About 50 foster parents from Audrain County will be honored at the sixth annual Foster Parents Recognition Banquet Tuesday at the Golden Corral in Mexico. The event is sponsored by the Missouri Division of Family Services. Dr. Nancy Bunge, local pediatrician, will be the principal speaker. She works with the Division of Family Services in cases of child abuse and neglect and will be speaking on that subject. The foster parents will be presented recognition certificates and other special awards."
10 years Ago
"Several area students received degrees May 16 at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. Receiving bachelor of science degrees were: Sean Brooks, Sarah Colley, both of Mexico, and Lizabeth Barber of Vandalia. Morgan Shock, Mexico, received a master of science degree...Three Mexico girls recently received honors for the All-NCMC Conference Girls Soccer team. Junior forward Liz Runnels received First Team honors, senior defender Danielle Robley and senior midfielder Amy Bakke received Second Team honors.
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