Column published June 13, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"A bed of fine fire clay of the best blue flint quality has been found at Martinsburg, at a depth of 195 feet. Just above this clay is a layer of white clay 2 feet thick and above the white clay is a vein of coal 3 feet thick. The coal is hard and clean and produces nearly twice as much heat as soft coal, it is claimed."
50 Years Ago
"The State Highway Department will treat four Audrain County roads with oil aggregate during the next few days, it was announced today. During the work the road surfaces will be slick from the fresh oil, the highway department said. It warned motorists to use other routes when possible. When driving on the treated roads, District Engineer G. E. Wolf said, slow down. The roads in Audrain are Route 151, seven miles, north of Route 22; Route Y, two miles north of Route 22; Route M, 2.5 miles south of Route D; and Route D, 2 miles west of Route M."
25 Years Ago
"Montgomery County 4-H'ers who will be attending a trip to Washington, D.C., July 30-Aug. 7 include: Michelle Heim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Heim of Middletown, member of the Middletown Meddlers 4-H Club; Christine Sutter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Sutter of Wellsville, Coon Creek Cronies 4-H Club; Gwen Vomund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Vomund of Wellsville, Coon Creek Cronies 4-H Club; David Kombrink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Kombrink of Middletown, Middletown Meddlers 4-H Club; David Heim, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Heim of Middletown, Middletown Meddlers 4-H Club; Stephanie Cobb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cobb of New Florence, member of Kountry Kids 4-H Club."
10 Years Ago
"Intermittent rain didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd attending the Sunset Festival Thursday night on the Mexico Village Square. The Sunset Festival was rescheduled to Thursday night due to inclement weather on its original date in May. However, rain did not cancel the festivities Thursday.
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