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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 29, 1919.)
An accident which the wonder is did not result in a funeral in addition to property damage happened Sunday night about ten o’clock when a Buick car driven by Truman Dulany and an Overland driven by a young man by the name of Bohner of Kellerton, met head-on in the road just west of John Holden’s residence NE of the city. The automobiles are in local garages and each is minus a front wheel, the front axel of each is bent to the breaking point and the radiators are out of commission with numerous other damages which will cost a considerable amount to repair and replace. Wreckless driving was the cause of the accident.
Roy Bailey of Diagonal and Inez McPherrin of Anita were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in this city this forenoon.
Obituaries in this edition were: Thomas Louis Tullis, Ivan William Price, John Leo Novak, and Elizabeth Brown Schultz.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, November 9, 1944.)
Flying enthusiast of Mount Ayr vicinity met Monday night at city hall and organized the Mount Ayr Aeronautical Club. Seventeen men and women were present for the meeting and elected John Freeland, prominent Mount Ayr business man, president and Mrs. Mabel McCullough, Ringgold County’s only woman pilot, as secretary. Flying lessons will be started Thursday with take offs and landings being made from the A. G. Moffatt farm in Poe Township.
News of Kellerton: The cafe building owned by Hal Bassett just north of Dr. Walker’s office, was sold Tuesday to L.E. Paist.
The office of War Utilities of the War Production Board has asked the city officials, civic groups, Chamber of Commerce, merchants and citizens generally to dispense with outdoor decorative lighting for the Christmas season as was done in 1942 and 1943, according to information received last week by W.F. Hutchinson, local manager of the Iowa Southern Utilities Company. The order issued at the request of Solid Fuels Administration for War, was issued primarily to save fuel and not become of a shortage of electric power. It is estimated by officials that elimination of outdoor Christmas lighting will save enough fuel to meet the lighting and power requirements of a city of 50,000 people for one year.
October 31, Ellen Reisetter and Pvt. Franklin Price were united in marriage.
Births: Nov. 3, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Burnett Sheldon…Mr. and Mrs. Junior Newton are parents of twins born Sunday night…Nov. 3, a daughter, Patricia, to Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Wells…Nov. 1, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Horne…Nov. 4, a daughter. Mary Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Woods…Nov. 5, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stephens Jr…Nov. 5, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Davenport.
Obituaries in this edition were: Cecil Beamer and Mary Johnston.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 30, 1969.)
Service Notes: Ordered to report to Ringgold County local board of the Selective Service System for induction on October 28 was Jerry Kneedler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Kneedler of Mount Ayr…A-1C Jack Main left Seattle, WA. October 6 and flew to Phan Rang Vietnam. He is in Weapons Release and is a trouble shooter for armament systems.
In the near future if you are in the vicinity of Mr. Barton French’s science room, beware of dangerous animals. Mr. French, freshman science instructor, has come up with another first. That is the purchase of a four foot boa constrictor. This snake will come from Laplace, LA. and its cost was $15.
September 27, Sue Strouburg of Blockton and Robert Popalisky were united in marriage.
Births: October 25, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hainline…October 25, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Stevenson…October 26, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stanley…October 26, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Everhart.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 27, 1994.)
Elisa Jones, a senior at Mount Ayr Community High School, has attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 1994 All-State Chorus.
Lenox and Clearfield school boards are discussing the possibility of whole grade sharing between the two districts.
A mother, Vickie Knight, who lives south of Mount Ayr and daughter, Wendy Jarred of Tingley, were in Nashville, TN. October 14-15 where they recorded three “country western” songs.
Three Ringgold County residents were among the honorary recognition winners at the annual 4-H awards program Sunday. Jay and Pat Meester were recognized for their efforts in revitalizing the horse program at the county fair and Mike Sobotka was honored for his volunteer efforts on county council projects and at the county fair.
September 3, Robbin Creveling became the bride of Jake Hepner.
Births: October 19, a daughter, Hannah Mae, to Tim and Lesa Saville.
Obituaries in this edition were: Jasper Klise Dalbey and Avis Bertha Olney Maudlin.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 15, 2009.)
Lynn’s Sinclair celebrated it’s 20th anniversary Wednesday, October 7, with customer appreciation day. Owner Lynn Rinehart presented gifts and corsages to top winners of a drawing.
Salute to Ringgold County’s Industry: Heartland Energy Solutions began in 2009 and makes wind turbines…WoodLink Ltd. was opened in 1989 and employees 33 people and manufactures bird houses and feeders…Excel Engineering opened in 2002 and employees 10 people and provides engineering services…Taylor Fiberglass was opened in 1961 and produces fiberglass burial vaults and employees 7 people…SW Iowa REC has been providing electric service for over 70 years and employees 14 people.
Births: October 6, a son Isac, to Dennis and Nina Dugan…October 11, a son, Liam, to Dave and Racinda (Jackson) Godbold.
Obituaries in this edition were: Donna Iris Smith Greimann and Merritt Leo Triggs.