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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 28, 1920.)
Two young men were arrested Friday evening after they had entered the “Palace of Sweets” on the north side of the square and were in the act of replenishing their supply of candy, tobacco and cigars. For several weeks Mr. Collins had suspicioned that petty thieving was being indulged at his place of business and on Friday notified Sheriff E.L. Nicholas of his suspicion. The sheriff was given a key and in company with his deputy, L.M. Brinkerhoff, went to the store soon after Mr. Collins had closed his place of business and gone home for the night. The officers stationed themselves in the kitchen and it was but a few minutes until the two young men, aged 16 and 18, were heard entering the building through the basement.
Last Saturday evening Will Price’s Davis car was stolen and up to the present time there has been no trace found. A party who was working for Daub Bros. drove Mrs. Price to Mount Ayr in the afternoon and in the evening went to Creston to meet Mr. Price who was returning from Omaha. The gentlemen took with him a new tire and tube borrowed from Daub Bros., and a fur robe from the Barnes Auto Co. He intended to make his get away with the car in the afternoon as Mrs. Price told him not to go to Creston. He went just the same and is still going for all that can be learned of the car.
Marriage: April 20, Miss Marshall and Roy Gerringer…April 22, Ona Rush and Guy Miller…Last Sunday evening Rosina Hamilton and Roland Nichols…Last Saturday evening, Edith Barger and Dr. Chas. McPhetters.
Births: April 22, a baby to Mr. and Mrs. Will Sutherland.
Obituary in this edition was: Pansey Lanham.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, May 3, 1945.)
At a meeting of the Mount Ayr Aeronautical Club held Tuesday night at the city hall in Mount Ayr, land on the H.K. Lorimor farm, seven miles north of Mount Ayr on Hwy. 169, was leased for a period of 1 year to be used as an airport. The size of the field is 100 feet wide by 1,800 feet long.
One hundred-twelve seniors in the 10 high schools of Ringgold County will receive diplomas at commencement exercises. Tingley graduates: Cleone Overholtzer, Dorothy Zarr, Bert Wright, Donald Bosworth, Roger Morrison, Mary Boyd, Peggy Mohr, Donald Hullinger, Marvin Kester, Donald Weeda, Doris Borrusch, Rex Morrison, John Dailey and Dean Johnson. Beaconsfield graduates: Kenneth McAlexander and Harold Moore. Ellston graduates: Donald Creveling, Frank Butcher, Kenneth Hosfield, Boyd Taggert, Jean McConnell, and Freda Bolton. Kellerton graduates: Imogene Cooper, Clarence Greimann, Myna Hughes, Rosalie Higday, Ralph Ogier, Loren Powers, and June Woollums. Maloy graduates: Willam Sheil, Ruth Johnson, and Junior Higdon. Redding graduates: Eva Saville, Ruby Caldwell, Keith Walker, Duane Knapp, Ethel Norris, Virgil Howie, Betty Hobbs, Harold Quick, and Margaret Campbell. Diagonal graduates: Robert Ostrander, Raymond Fogle, Roy Lumbard, Bernard Sobotka, Earl Jezek, Willard Bentley, Richard Hammond, Virginia Yashack, Margaret Goodale, Bernadine Adams, Cleo Hageman, and Helen Huber. Delphos graduates: Geraldine Garrett, Madge Livesay, Doyle Trullinger, and Lincoln Rundle. Benton graduates: Marilyn Butler, Evelyn Turnball, and Eldon Triggs. Mount Ayr graduates: Wayne Brenizer, Alice Greenman, Wm. Bryan, Dave Irving, Roland Buck, Marjorie Jackson, Margaret Ann Denhart, Bill Johnston, Pauline Lynch, Norma Swartz, Carroll McAninch, Louella Rice, Marie Mosier, Jane Richards, Irene Monday, Robert Richardson, Leslie Olney, Norma Robison, Edna Pearce, Robert Roe, Helen Pratt, Minnie Sheldon, Marjorie Ruth Saville, Marietta Stamper, Julia Sheumaker, Robert Teale, Irene Toland, Ruth Wheelock, Beverly Vaughn, Cappy Williams, Alice Vanderflught, Bob Wilson, Basil Willis, Helen Warrick, Lois Brand, Roger Conant, Thelma Campbell, Wanda Sandage, Don Ella Dailey, Loyd Hudson, Mildred Dixon, Helen Hetzel, Margaret Drake, Betty Michelson, Jack Elliott, Lois Hansen, Beatrice Fleming, Junior Dillenburg, Jackson Foster, Jennie Kimball, Roena Snethen and Athena Rose Kinder.
Births: April 30, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Velmar Stephens.
Obituaries in this edition were: Lillian A. Bailey Whitmore and Samuel Jarvis.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 16, 1970.)
A 1969 Plymouth Fury convertible, was given as a gift to Mount Ayr Community school from Chrysler Corporation for use in motor mechanics course. Walter Cobb, Art Steinman and Earl Brand went to Chicago April 9 to pick up the car, which had been damaged in a train derailment.
News of Men in the Armed Services: SP-4 David Groves left April 8 for Fort Dix, NJ and subsequently Frankfurt, Germany, concluding a 20 day leave spent with his mother, Mrs. Iona Groves of Benton. David recently completed a 14 week automotive repair course at the US Army Ordinance School in Aberdeen, MD.
Marriages: March 21, Ellen Ibbotson became the bride of William Goettler.
Births: April 9, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. John Kelley…April 12, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Swigart.
Obituaries in this edition were: Martha Sue Meyer Burgher, Paul Bevington, Jennifer Jobe, Cora Mae Goins Swett, Vernon Dean Nichols, and Bernice H. Jackson Gibson.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, Apri13, 1995.)
Farmers made slow progress in their field work in some areas of Iowa last week, before the return of winter-like weather over the weekend. Preparation of fields and planting of oats remains behind schedule in most of the state. Precipitation last week averaged 1.01” throughout the state, which is nearly twice the normal weekly rainfall.
Congratulations to Mack Greene as new owner of Community Meat Processors in Mount Ayr.
Obituaries in this edition are: Lee Edward Keenan, Evelyn Rose Wilson Cobb, Lois Ann Schafer Swanke, Carmen E. Barnes Campbell, Alice D. Dolson Twomblly, Bessie Faye Barnhart Bucknell, Hazle Ruth Saville Newman and Kenneth L. Catterson.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 8, 2010.)
100,000 meals for Haiti to be made in marathon here. The Kids Against Hunger marathon where meals for Haiti will be packaged over a 24 hour period will be held Friday and Saturday April 9-10.
Iowa’s seventh annual Greater Prairie Chicken Days is scheduled for Saturday April 10, at Kellerton Grasslands Bird Conservation Area. “Prairie chickens are amazing birds and the Kellerton area is something that all Iowans can take pride in” says field day cordinator and DNR wildlife biologist, Chad Paup. “This is our only public prairie chicken booming ground and there’s nothing else like it anywhere in the state. Prairie Chicken Days is highly unusual in that it’s an outdoor event where people are virtually guaranteed the chance to hear and observe wild prairie chickens as they conduct their annual spring ritual in a natural setting. In many ways it’s like traveling back in time and catching a glimpse of what Iowa once was.
Births: March 31, a son, Lane, to Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Parrish…March 30, a daughter, Megan, to Aaron and Stephanie Riley.
Obituaries in this edition were: Ruth Jorgensen Barnes, Alice Marie Dodge, Erma Carol Westlake Jones and Clarence B. Robertson.