Column published May 9, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"May 22 will be Class Day at McMillan High School. On that day the graduates will present the school with a memorial and will plant ivy, a custom which is common in all larger colleges and universities. Miss Dorothy Worrell, president of the class, will make the presentation speech when the class memorial – a picture of the class – is presented to the school. Kenneth Sanford is in charge of the ivy planting."
50 Years Ago
"Another off-street parking lot in Mexico is expected to be completed by the end of this month. It will accommodate 24 cars. The site at Promenade and Clark streets was cleared last fall. Now sidewalks have been relocated and an entrance and exit prepared. The concrete will take awhile to set up and cure before a rock base and hot mix are applied. Entrance to the parking lot will be from Promenade St. and traffic will be routed one-way to exit on the alley between Promenade and Jackson and onto Clark St."
25 Years Ago
"Delena Koelling and Marie Kick received top honors at the 1988 Missouri State Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Skill and Leadership Olympics held at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. They are students at Davis H. Hart Vo-Tech school in Mexico. Delena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koelling of Mexico, received first place in the mechanical drafting contest. Marie, daughter of Robert and Alice Seiger of Benton City, was first in the job skill demonstration contest. About 1,000 VICA members and advisers attended the conference. First place winners at the state competition are eligible to take part in the national competition."
10 Years Ago
"The Mexico Planning and Zoning Commission recommended at a meeting on Thursday, the preliminary approval of a Planned Unit Development located south of Mexico Doctors Park. Americare Properties Inc. submitted plans to build a residential housing complex for senior citizens, named Teal Lake Community, on Huntingfield Drive and Medical Park Drive. The plan proposed would initally build a central residential care facility and several duplexes and triplexes with more possible in the future."
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