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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 3, 1919.)
It is gratifying to the farmers to know that the Daylight Saving Law has been repealed. After October first there will be no more monkeying with the clock. Congress passed the agricultural bill early last spring, President Wilson promptly vetoing this bill because it included the repeal of Daylight Saving Law. Both the House and Senate passed the Daylight Saving Bill again by a large majority. President Wilson again promptly vetoed it. Last week Congress again by a somewhat larger than a two-thirds majority passed the bill over the president’s veto. This is one of the first instances in the history of the country where the president vetoed a bill twice and Congress passed it three times. It was through the Farm Bureaus of the country that the sentiment of the agricultural classes were made plain to their representatives in congress. The Farm Bureaus of Iowa, alone, sent to its representatives in congress the names of more than 200,000 farmers who demanded the repeal of the Daylight Saving Bill.
Marriages: September 2, Earl Stuck and Myrtle Anderson…September 1, Florence Sheil and Floyd Davis…August 14, Pearl Pyles and Robert Daniel.
Births: August 8, a son Dwayne, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richie…August 18, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. John Oshall.
Obituaries in this edition were; Jay Speed, Henry G. Schultz and Rosie Pray.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 14, 1944.)
T-Sgt. Burl Reynolds, who has been missing in action since June 25 over France, is safe in England after having been a prisoner of the Germans in a hospital in France where he was treated for wounds. This glad information was direct from Sgt. Reynolds in a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Reynolds of Tingley. The letter was dated September 4 and read: Dear Folks; I guess you must be rather surprised to hear from me again. Well, it hasn’t been because I didn’t want to that I haven’t written, and don’t think that I am not looking forward to some mail again. The last letter I received before we were reported missing in action was June 20. “Well, I was (__Censored__) a few days ago and boy, it sure seemed good to be back in American hands again. We are not allowed to say much about our wounds, but don’t worry about mine. I am all in one piece and will soon be up and around again. I guess the food the Germans gave us didn’t agree with me too much because I sure lost a lot of weight over there, but I get swell chow here and don’t think I don’t put away my share of it. We get a little candy each week, but not much. We sure didn’t get any luxuries when we were in that hospital when we were prisoners. I’ve a swell picture of the hospital in France where we were held, to bring home with me. Did the outfit send any of my personal stuff home? I hope they at least sent my air medal.”
Ration News: Rationing of coal and wood heating and cooking stoves to consumers will end October 15. Oil and gas stoves, however, will remain rationed…Discontinuance of the use of one-point blue tokens effective October 1, was announced by OPA Administrator, Chester Bowles. From September 17-30, shoppers will be able to spend their blue tokens only in groups of ten.
Marriages: June 25, Lois Pettis and Peter E. Terzis…September 9, Arminda Hendrickson and James Hatch.
Births: September 6, a daughter, Mary Kathryn, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCreary.
Obituary in this edition was Andrew Richardson.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 4, 1969.)
Parents question school bus routes. Bus routing and pickups schedules maybe a topic for discussion at Monday nights meeting of the Mount Ayr Community school board. Several parents in outlying areas have indicated they are dissatisfied with present routing and would like to see changes made. Some students, they say, get on buses first in the morning and get off last at night.
The Tingley State Savings Bank was the first bank in Ringgold County and among the first in Iowa to exceed the 1969 goal in the sale of E & H bonds.
Schoolmates of 16 years, J. William Shafer and Andrew Abarr, both of Redding, get ISU degrees. Unusual in aspect is the fact that the two young men, who had been classmates for the entirety of their education were awarded bachelor of science degrees in civil engineering on the same day from Iowa State University.
Marriages: June 29, Leola Minnick and Larry Kralik…June 29, Mary Ellen Stuck and William Anthony.
Births: August 27, a daughter, Rebecca Sue, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haley…August 28, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas…September 1, a daughter, Tammy Sue, to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Swank…August 14, a son, Jasen, to Airman First Class and Mrs. Alan Brown.
Obituaries in this edition were: William B. Murphy and Glen Miller.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 1, 1994.)
Hilary Swank has starring role as next “Karate Kid.” Shirley Hightshoe of Mount Ayr and her niece Hilary Swank, one of the stars of the movie “The Next Karate Kid” visit in Mount Ayr Monday during Swank’s visit with relatives in the Ringgold County area. Her parents are county natives and Swank was here for a Clough family reunion.
Cindy Walters was named to Class 1A all-state third team in softball when the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released its picks on Thursday.
Diagonal board sending seven students full-time to Mount Ayr. Requests for all day attendance had come from seven students. parents pointed out scheduling conflicts in trying to get the classes wanted during the allotted three hours. Some students also wanted to participate in more math and science courses. Some expressed interest in participating in extra-curricular activities as well. After further discussion the board voted to approve the all day attendance for Paul Kilgore, Ryan Lindblom, Trent Johnston, Jeremy Novak, Amanda Schlapia, Matt Stephens and Chris Whittington.
Marriages: Jennifer Nicole Klindt and Christopher Eric Dennis exchanged wedding vows May 7…Rhonda Lois Sobotka and Michael Herbert Lohmann were united in marriage June 4.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 20, 2009.)
Three new faces will be part of the faculty for Mount Ayr Community school district when classes open Monday: Kurt Christensen is the new technology director, Don Ray is the new Spanish teacher and Justin Akers is the new vocational agriculture instructor.
Two Ringgold County residents were arrested on drug charges after an incident Sunday, August 9 according to the Ringgold County Sheriff’s office. Early Sunday, Ringgold County deputies responded to a report of domestic assault at 406 E. Fourth Street in Tingley. Ringgold County K-9 dog, Murphy, was assisting deputies by offering protection while in the course of their duties. While at the door of the residence, the dog alerted to the door area, indicating the presence of the odor of narcotics. After acquiring a search warrant, a large marijuana growing operation was discovered, along with other items related to the drug trade.
Obituaries in this edition were: Lila Livingston Jackson, Kendra Rae Adams, Ruth M. Schardein Lamb, and Elma Lucille Willey Moore.