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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, September 22, 1920.)
Sheriff E.L. Nicholas and his deputy L.M. Brinkerhoff, made the seizure of fifteen or twenty gallons of home brew and five or six gallons of wine at the home of Harry Gard, of Lincoln Township, this morning. Gard was placed under arrest and brought before Justice G.A. Tennant on information charging him with illegal manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor. Appearance bond was fixed at $1,500, which was promptly furnished.
Following the announcement of Henry Ford of price reductions ranging from approximately 4 percent on motor trucks to 31 percent on small automobiles, the Johnston Auto Co. announces a corresponding reduction in prices. The lower prices become effective at once. In his statement announcing the reduction in prices, Mr. Ford says: “Now is the time to call a halt on war methods, war prices, war profiteering and war greed. It may be necessary for everybody to stand a little sacrifice, but it will be most profitable to a pre-war condition, progress, prosperity and contentment will occupy the attention of the people. For the best interests of all, it is time that a real practical effort was made to bring the business of the country and the life of the country down to normal. Inflated prices always retard progress.”
Marriages: September 18, Mona Shroyer and Cecil King…September 22, Mary Hoffman and P.A. Pew.
Births: September 13, a son, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Brown…September 15, a son, to Mr.and Mrs. Charles Gibson.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 20, 1945.)
Four boys of the local FFA Chapter and their advisor, R.E. Hauptmann, attended the Vocational Agriculture Livestock Marketing Day at St. Joseph, MO., Friday, September 14. The boys attending the livestock marketed by each are as follows: Dean Gardner, 3 hogs; Thomas Dennis, 2 heifers; Dick Richardson, 1 steer and 1 heifer; Rolland Buck, 17 lambs. All livestock marketed was the property of the boys and represented a part of their productive project program which they carried in connection with their Vocational Agriculture class work.
William Kibbe sold his store building Tuesday to Myron Horn. The consideration was $2,500. Mr. Kibbe has not made definite plans, but at present plans to move his shoe repair equipment and stock of merchandise to his residence, one block north and one block east of the square.
Sports fans of the community will be favored with the opportunity of seeing two outstanding six man football teams in action on the Mount Ayr field when Clearfield and Prescott teams meet under the lights Tuesday September 25 at 8 o’clock. Admission charges will be 25 cents and 40 cents.
September 2, Pauline Cooper and Otis Wells were united in marriage.
Births: September 12, a daughter, Janet Lynn, to S-Sgt. and Mrs. Richard Yashack…September 13, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Homer McClintock…Born Saturday a son to Mr. and Mrs. Woody Gibson…September 6, a son, Donald, to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Swank.
Obituaries in this edition were: Thomas F. Monaghan, Sarah Elizabeth Dunlap Stevenson and Nora E. Brown Willey.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, September 3, 1970.)
New of Men in the Armed Services: Airman Dennis Adkisson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Adkisson of Grand River, has graduated from the technical training course for new members of the U.S. Airforce Medical Sevice at Sheppard AFB Texas.
David Guthland, who came two weeks ago from Rhemstine, Germany for a visit with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Sickels, was taken Friday by his grandparents to Maryville, MO., where he is enrolled for study at the NWMS College.
J.W. Triggs of Mount Ayr showed the first place heavy-weight Spotted Poland China barrow at the Iowa State Fair. The animal, weighing 218 pounds, was champion quality carcass in the cut out by Oscar Mayer packing plant, the only Spotted barrow to certify.
Marriages: August 15, Marian Matthews and Melvin Kauila Clark…July 19, Sharon Young and Dean Nickles.
Births: August 25, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Post…August 20, a son, Lee, to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Weeda.
Obituary in this edition was, Florence Elva Gilreath Overholtzer.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, August 31, 1995.)
Dr. B.R. Patel leaving Mount Ayr-Dr. B.R. Patel and Dr. Hema Patel have been in practice at Patel Medical Clinic and on staff at the Ringgold County Hospital for the past 10 years. Dr. B.R. Patel is a general surgeon and urologist. Dr. Hema Patel, who until recent years had been engaged in obstetrics, will remain in Mount Ayr in the practice of anesthesiology and family practice at 207 N Taylor.
Two Ringgold County farm families were honored as families who have owned Iowa farmland for 100 years or more at the 1995 Century Farms recognition program at the Iowa State Fair. The families that were honored are the family of Marion and Naomi Creveling and the Robert Bailey family.
Marriages: June 24, Jennifer Choi and Bradford Davis.
Births: August 25, a son, Aaron, to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Green.
Obituaries in this edition were: Margaret A. Denhart McClurg, Ann Lesan Peters, Louise Mariam Woollums Walters, Gilmore Taylor Barbour and Alta Lenore Conley Saltzman.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 26, 2010.)
Three heroic dogs, including Ringgold County’s K-9 dog Murphy, were named to 2010 Animal Hall of Fame, awards for their bravery, companionship, and professional contributions to people and the community by the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health. Named to the hall of fame in the professional category was Murphy, a German Shepherd, that is a canine officer for Ringgold County. Murphy’s handler is Deputy Shannon Arends of Mount Ayr. Murphy is well-qualified in all areas of apprehension, search, tracking and drug detection. During his 18 month tenure, he has been very active and made some major accomplishments: K-9 Murphy has had over 53 narcotic related arrests attributed to his direct efforts within the last 18-20 months and nearly 51 felony charges related to illegal narcotics.
Births: August 2, a daughter, Haydn, to Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Howie…July 26, a son, Donovan, to Mr. and Mrs. Eric Mathany.
Obituaries in this edition were: Dick Wayne Baker, Vesta B. Corll Doolittle and Alice Sophia Klimek Mecko.