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(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 16, 1919.)
Details on the Victory Loan (The Victory Loan of 1919 was a bond issue intended to help pay World War I costs) announced by Secretary of the Treasury, Carter Glass, Monday. Amount $4,500,000,000. No over subscriptions will be accepted, all subscriptions up to $10,000 will be allotted in full. Date of issue, May 20, 1919-Maturity date, May 20, 1923. Interest 4.75 percent for four years.
Notice to truck owners-As to the automobile law: “Motor trucks, motor dreys and deliver wagons, which have a speed capacity of more than ten miles an hour, must be duly registered and display metal number plates the same as regular automobiles,” under section 1571-M1 supplement to the Code of 1913.
A shadow of deep sorrow was cast over the community last Thursday afternoon when the word was received that George Eighme, the seventeen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Eighme of Tingley Township, had been accidently killed by the discharge of a .22 calibre rifle. How the accident happened remains a mystery.
Births: April 7, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Laird…April 11, a son to Mr. and Mrs. James Wood of Kellerton.
Obituaries in this edition; George Franklin Eighme, George William Coverdell and Sybil Pratt Lesan.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 20, 1944.)
S.Sgt. Wayne A. Teale, who has been “missing in action over enemy territory” since Feb. 24, is a German prisoner of war according to official communication received last week by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Teale of Kellerton. S.Sgt. Teale, a chief engineer, served as top turret gunner on the Liberator bomber “Little Bill” and was on his 12th or 13th mission when reported missing.
Contouring on the Increase..From the number of inquiries received in regard to laying out contour lines, farmers of Ringgold County are going to increase their contoured acres this year by quite a large percent over preceding years, states Burl Cunning, chairman of the Ringgold County Soil District Commission. Some of the important reasons for this increased interest, Mr. Cunning believes are; farmers are becoming more concerned about the erosion on their farms; farmers are realizing more and more the importance of contouring as a soil conserving practice; increased yields of both corn and soybeans from contouring and AAA payments for contouring.
Velva Morris and Alton Hanrath were united in marriage on Saturday.
Births: April 17, a daughter, Connie Lee, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fletchall…April 17, a daughter, Charyl Deane, to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Roudybush…April 15, a daughter, Donna Rae, to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Roach…April 15, a son, James Douglas, to Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Denhart…April 12, a son, Daniel Lee, to Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Carr.
Obituary in this edition was, Charles Raymond Feuring.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 17, 1969.)
Neighborhood Center to have job information-Through the joint efforts of the Iowa State Employment Service and Matura Action Corp. located in Creston, the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center located at 117 N. Taylor St. in Mount Ayr has been designated as a branch of that service, according to Mary Cavin, local supervisor of the center.
Southwestern Community College and Greater Community Hospital in Creston have been approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and the Department of Public Instruction to establish a program in practical nursing. The program will be administered by Southwestern Comm. College. Clinical experience will be under the supervision of the Greater Comm. Hospital, which recently received accreditation from the joint commission on accreditation of hospitals.
Janis Pearl Parker of Diagonal became the bride of Ron Carl Loomis of Osceola, January 25…Deanna Kay Bagley and Carmon Lyddon were united in marriage on March 21.
Births: April 9, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Moser…April 9, twins, a girl and boy, Tina and Tracy, to Mr. and Mrs. John Gillespie…April 13, a son, Darrin Robert, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bagley…Easter Sunday, a son, Kevin Dean, to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Priest…April 9, a son, Douglas Ray, to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gaule.
Obituaries in this edition; Guy Todd, Tina Ann and Tracy Gillespie, Iona Myrtle Young Sloan, John Irving Lay, Harry Ernest Bisbey and Leonard Elmer German.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 21, 1994.)
Current Maloy city officials are still seeking information from the US Postal Service about letters former council members turned over to the postal service for an investigation. A series of letters for information under the Freedom of Information Act have been sent to the postal service for information or return of the letters to the city council.
Telephone upgrade for Kellerton. A new advanced digital switching system will be installed at Kellerton in July by GTE, the area telephone company. Mike Trenkle, local manager of the company said GTE expects to place the new system in service this summer following installation and testing procedures. Overall cost of the project is almost $748,000.
Births: April 17, a daughter, Katelyn Marie, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Warin.
Obituaries in this edition were: Dennis Michael Ward, Amy Jo Wallace, Rev. Paul P. Kniess and Dorothy E. Collins.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 2, 2009.)
Catholic Church in Maloy closing after 156 years. A 156 year history of having a Catholic Church in Maloy will come to an end in early May, Catholic Diocese officials have determined. Immaculate Conception Church will close Sunday, May 3, following a 2 p.m. mass after a long history of service to people of Ringgold County. The early 1850s saw an influx of Scotish-Irish Presbyterians and Pennsylvania Dutch. Irish and Bohemian Catholics gradually moved in and settled primarily around Maloy and Diagonal, respectively. In 1874 a church was built at the cemetery near Maloy and mission churches were built elsewhere including Kellerton in 1883, Shannon City and Diagonal in 1910 and Mount Ayr 1913.
Several teachers pink slipped following the March 25, Board of Education meeting in a round of Mount Ayr staff cuts. Those who received the notice are as follows; Carol Cason, Mark Astleford, Stephanie Rylie, Sherry Norris, Jessica Frost, Courtney Werner, and reduced Stacia Nickle from full time to .8 time to take over the Junior Kindergarten.
Births: March 12, a daughter, Kelbey to Mr. and Mrs. Kim Greenland…March 23, a son Drew Curtis, to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Graham…March 9, a daughter, Danielle, to Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Stewart.
Obituaries in this edition: Mary Joan Siverly Beggs, Dennis Lee Drake, Rojean Johannsen Duben and Wilma V. Kennedy Skinner.