Column published June 20, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"At a meeting of the Hardin Alumnae, at the Ringo Hotel Wednesday afternoon, it was decided to start a campaign for money for the building fund of an addition to the College. At the annual banquet of the alumnae, this year, Dr. Tralle, of the Hardin faculty, talked on the new building and the funds needed for its erection. This was an incentive for the Mexico alumnae and they will increase the building fund as much as they are able."
50 Years Ago
"J.N. Livingston, who has managed the Audrain County Abstract Co. here for more than 44 years, was a guest at a surprise luncheon in his honor today. This week is Mr. Livingston's last week in an official capacity in the abstract business here. Next Tuesday, he and Mrs. Livingston will leave for Europe for a visit in London with their elder daughter and her family and an extended tour of the continent. They plan to be away at least two months. Several weeks ago Mr. Livingston sold his stock in the abstract company although he has continued his work up until time of departure for the long vacation."
25 Years Ago
"Stacey Barley Lansche, a member of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Montgomery County R-2 High School, placed first in advanced keyboarding applications. She is now eligible to represent Missouri in the national competition in Cincinnati this summer. Stacey is the daughter of Patricia and George Barley of Montgomery City.
10 Years Ago
"The Mexico Federated Garden Club met at the home of Mary Allen on June 16 to begin the annual garden tour. In addition to the Allen garden, members toured gardens of Jeannie Hawthorne, Mary Lou Enslen, Linda Ahmann and Vicki Lierheimer. Lunch was served on Ahmann's screened porch, after which the last two gardens were toured."
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