Column published Jan. 3, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"Judge Matthias Crum, acting president of the Mexico, Santa Fe and Perry Traction Co. was in Columbia, Tuesday, going over the electric line situation with Columbia men who are interested in electric connections between this city and Columbia. Judge Crum explained to the Columbia men that the small line in operation from here to Molino is a financial success and that he desired an extension of the line, particularly one to Columbia."
50 Years Ago
"The city of Mexico has acquired from state Civil Defense authorities two vehicles to be used in CD work here. The 1957 model car will also be used as an auxiliary police car and by other departments as needed, and the six-wheel drive truck will be used to flush streets, as well as for Civil Defense fire use, City Manager Robert Semple said. The city paid $100 for the 1957 Chevrolet which had previously been used by Military Police and $200 for the six-by-six Army truck. A 2,000 gallon water tank will be mounted on the truck with a 500-gallon per minute pump for Civil Defense fire use in case of emergency. Meanwhile, it will be used in cleaning streets, the city manager said. Cost of the truck, new, was $6,617, Semple said. Original cost of the car was $1,257."
25 Years Ago
"The Audrain County Democratic Central Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the community room of the courthouse. This will be the first of three such meetings being held for the purpose of getting acquainted with prospective candidates for election this year. Audrain County will elect both east and west county commissioners, sheriff, assessor, coroner, public administrator and surveyor in November. All committee men and women will also be elected this year."
10 Years Ago
"As a part of Audrain Medical Center's restructuring plan, its home health and hospice services, known as AMCare was officially returned to Audrain City-County Health on Jan. 1. The service is now known as Audrain City-County Health Unit, providing home health and hospice services. The change comes almost seven years after the health unit initially sold home health and hospice to AMC in May of 1997."
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