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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 22, 1919.)
The new automobile law. Fees must be paid by January 1, the fee is based on the list price and weight of the car, being 1 percent of list price and 40 cents per hundred pounds of weight. The fee for trucks is based on load capacity. Registration is to be made with county treasurer. No car can be sold without removing the certificate of registration with both owner and purchaser signing the transfer. All trailers must be registered. The county treasurer will furnish the number plates and issue receipts for fees. Cars owned by the government, state, county or other subdivision of government are exempt from paying fees if vehicle is used for official business only, but must carry plates issued by secretary of state.
The American Legion is to the soldiers of the late war, what the Grand Army of the Republic (The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) quickly became the preeminent veterans’ organization formed at the close of the Civil War. Membership reached its peak in 1890, when over 400,000 members were reported. By then the GAR had well over seven thousand posts, ranging in size from fewer than two dozen members in small towns, to more than a thousand in some cities. Almost every prominent veteran was enrolled, including five presidents: Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Harrison, and McKinley. The organization of the GAR was based upon three objectives: fraternity, charity, and loyalty.) Iowa now has 212 posts of the American Legion, but two other states having a larger number. The first death in Iowa among the membership was at Bloomfield, Davis County, and the victim was Elmer McVey of Post 78, and his funeral was conducted by the members of the Legion.
October 14, Harry Hull and Vesper Fierce were united in marriage.
Obituaries in this edition were: Earl W. Beard and Guy E. Shrimplin.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, November 2, 1944.)
1st Lieut. Logan Thackrey of Diagonal, B-17 Flying Fortress navigator, has been decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for “extraordinary achievement” on bombing attacks on enemy Europe. Veteran of more than a score of combat missions, Lieut. Thackrey has taken part in three aerial attacks on Leipzig and two on Hamburg and Ludwigshaven. His other targets have included Pienemunde, Merseburg, Augsber, Nienburg, Frankfurt and Rheine.
October 22, Staff Sgt. Keith Lininger and Twilla Hall were united in marriage…October 22, Wanda Beck became bride of Paul Duncan.
Births: October 26, a son, Warren Dean, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stanley…October 26, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Elton Werner…October 26, a daughter, Mary Ellen, to Mr. and Mrs. Everett Stuck…October 22, a daughter, Linda Lou, to Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Cornwall.
Obituaries in this edition were: Mary Louise Johnston and Sarah Ann Howe Jarvis.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 22, 1969.)
With Halloween season approaching, parents are reminded that under a new Iowa law passed by the last general assembly, parents are responsible for any damages caused by minor children under the age of 18 years.
One Mount Ayr boy won division honors Saturday in the Iowa Invitational Junior Judo tournament held here. He is Malcolm Eighmy, who took the 14 year old division by defeating four opponents without a loss. That division was the toughest of the eleven classes, with twelve competitors fighting for the top spot. Larry Bishop of Mount Ayr won three straight matches in this division. Others who participated were, Carlin Lawhead, Randy Smith, Paul Fell and Bob Ricker. Instructor is Jeen Park.
Mount Ayr Raiders managed to salvage a tie with East Union at Lorimor Friday 8-8. There really wasn’t much to thrill fans in that East Union game, unless you happened to be a devotee of alley fighting. Six players were ejected during the last half for various types of illegal activities.
August 24, Jane Ellen Sissel and David Smith were united in marriage.
Births: October 15, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller…October 18, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis.
Obituary in this edition was: Eugene Winegar Pritchett.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 20, 1994.)
The late Mike Moser, who was reared in Mount Ayr was one of 44 Americans who died in “Operation Restore Hope.” Moser died March 14, 1994 while serving as a gunner on a AC130 gun ship in support of ground troops in Somalia. On Monday, October 3, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA., a group called “No Greater Love” made possible a time of remembrance that was held to honor Moser and 43 others who died in service of their country.
Jeremy Patrick Irving of Rock Island, IL. has been accepted into the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He is presently a senior at Augustana College in Rock Island and will graduate in May 1995 before moving to Iowa City. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Irving of Davenport and the grandson of Dave and Darlene Irving of Mount Ayr and the late Claire Foltz and Hazel Foltz of Des Moines.
It was no surprise when the Mount Ayr Raiders rolled past East Union 48-8 in Afton Friday night. The Raiders have the second best record in the Pride of Iowa Conference. Steven Stull was the leading rusher for the Raiders, picking up 134 yards in 13 carries for a little over 10 yards per carry. Robert Martin had 106 yards in seven carries, Cody Cochran ran 73 yards in seven tries for more than a ten yard average as well.
Obituaries in this edition were: Jacob Lee Lepley, Otis Howard Carson, and Lyle LeRoy Walter.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 21, 2008.)
Tiffany Wimer was crowned queen and Brian Still was crowned king as the royalty for Mount Ayr Community high school homecoming celebration October 1.
Friday night football in Mount Ayr has tons of traditions and for the last four years Maci Sickels has been one of them, on the sidelines clapping and cheering for the Raiders as a football cheerleader. This year Maci is a co-captain of the squad.
Births: September 21, a daughter, Kathryn Lane to Dr. and Mrs. Greg Hanson.
Obituaries in this edition were: Algie Ira Link, Charles Nicholas Manders and Paulene Long Wheelen.