Column published August 30, 2011 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
“The regular baseball game scheduled between the Presbyterian and the Methodist Sunday school teams for Friday afternoon was not played, but may be some time later. There was a game, however. It was played between pick-up teams of the two Sunday schools. There were only a few there, and no admission was charged. The result of the game as played was 16 to 7 in favor of the Methodists. The reason for not playing the regular game was because only three or four men of either lineup appeared on the diamond.”
50 Years Ago
“The children of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Usnick of Mexico got to see themselves on a television show in Kansas City recently and this was pretty exciting for Tommy, Steven and Susan. They were filmed with their cousin, Laura Ann Olson of that city, at the Children’s Zoo in Swope Park. On Saturday evening they were elated to see the pictures of themselves at the zoo on television. ... Now showing at the Liberty Theatre: ‘The Private Lives of Adam and Eve’ with Mickey Rooney and Mamie Van Doren.”
25 Years Ago
“Penny Montague, of Mexico, and her husband Gary left today for a week-long vacation in Hawaii. She was winner of the trip in a Polynesian Days promotion by Shop Mexico in July. ... No record set with this morning’s low temperature of 42 degrees but it tied the record set in 1967. Not likely to set a record Sunday morning (most people hope not) since the lowest temperature reading for that date is 39 degrees set in 1967.”
10 Years Ago
“Sept. 5 marks Mexico’s sixth annual Good Neighbor Day, sponsored by Wonneman’s Flowers and Gifts and Garden Gate Florist. Mexico residents can receive free flowers and an opportunity to connect with friends and neighbors. Good Neighbor Day is made possible by area businesses who donate time and resources to the event. ‘The Ledger is pleased to be a co-sponsor of Good Neighbor Day,’ said Joe May, publisher. ‘This successful event provides another opportunity to promote the friendly community moniker associated with living in the city of Mexico.’ This year the florists will give out 7,400 carnations to area residents. The flowers can be picked up at either location beginning at 8 a.m.”

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