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(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 30, 1921.)
The first public highway across the state was promoted by Hon. Lafayette Young of Des Moines and it was given the name of the River-To-River Highway and was duly marked.
There are numerous roads now that were evolved from the success of the first cross state highway. It is announced that changes in the River-To-River road are in contemplation which if carried out will complete a speedway unequaled in road building.
A survey has been made across Iowa and in this survey sharp turns have been eliminated and wherever possible they have been disposed of entirely. This straightening process is contemplated entirely across Iowa and the survey has been made under the direction of the Highway Commission. The road runs across the state from Davenport to Council Bluffs, a distances of 333 miles.
Marriages: Last Saturday evening Ramona Smith became the bride of Orlie Lynch…March 24, Ruth Cowell and William Buck.
Births: March 24, a son, Earl, to Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Brown.
Obituary in this edition was, G.A. Kinblade.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 28, 1946.)
More people in the world will be hungry and starving this year than anytime during the war.
The need for home gardens is reflected on the processed food supplies which must be shipped by America to Europe and Asia. These supplies are none to great. If every family who possibly can, will raise a garden, conserve its own produce and cut down on purchases of commercially processed foods, it will help solve the problem.
Price Board News: Housewives are urged to save home canning sugar made available on March 11. Spare stamp #9 good for 5 pounds of sugar until October 31, was validated to meet the needs of early crops in the southern states.
Midwestern homemakers are urged to save their stamps until later on in the season when northern fruits and vegetables are ready for canning.
Sugar will not be plentiful this year. In fact, supplies are almost as tight as they were last year. The Philippines and Java, once large sources of our sugar, are still out of the picture. That makes us dependent on the Cuban sugar crop.
Then there is relief feeding to consider. Sugar is a world wide problem. We, in the US have to share with other nations in the International Sugar Bowl, and world output is at an all time low…six million tons less than it was pre war.
Marriages: March 23, Aileen Milligan and Supt. Ganum Findley…February 23, Edna Pearce and Elmer Scott.
Births: March 25, a daughter, Marie, to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Eurritt…March 20, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stabe…March 22, a daughter, Linda Lee, to Mr. and Mrs. Leman Blank…Born Tuesday, a son, Ronald, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Woods…Born Sunday, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hunt…March 23, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Mryle Reasoner.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, April 1, 1971.)
Sixteen cars of a Chicago & NW Railroad freight train were derailed Saturday afternoon about a quarter of a mile north of Maloy. Four of the derailed double deck transport cars were loaded with 60 new automobiles according to railroad officials.
Approximately $180 were stolen early Saturday morning from a cash box at the Warin Oil Co. Station east of Mount Ayr on highway 2. Entrance to the building was gained by breaking a window in the Black Angus Room, located on the second floor of the cafe above the station.
News of Men in the Armed Services: Army Private 1st Class, Paul E. Hill, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hill of Maloy, recently completed an 8 week Nike Hercules fire control crewman course at Fort Bliss, TX. During the course, he studied the computer, switchboard, multi channel data recorder and missile and target tracking radars used in firing and controlling Nike Hercules guided missiles.
Births: March 25, a son, Sean, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas…March 28, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ward…March 29, a son, Dustin, to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Skinner.
Obituaries in this edition: Bluford Sutherland and Clara McAninch Wroughton.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 28, 1996.)
A grain bin and several out buildings were destroyed and a home damaged when a tornado touched down in Ringgold County Sunday evening as a storm system moved through the area. The damage was reported at the farm of Jim and Patty Pollock, six and one-quarter miles north of Mount Ayr.
Spring break was special for 37 MACH school science club students who took a trip to Chicago. Students left March 18. While they were in Chicago they visited the following: Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Sears Tower, Stock Options Trading Center, Museum of Science & Industry, Milwaukee Public Museum, Pabst Brewery, and arrived home late on March 21. Chaperones for the trip were science teachers, Fay Howie and Tim Kloewer and parents Cindy Stephens and Karen Taylor.
Obituaries in this edition were: Phyllis Marie Fetty Dulany, Joseph Alphonzo Drake, Ray Doser, and Arthur James George.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 24, 2011.)
The honors keep coming for MACH Raiderettes as three members of the 2011 squad were selected to the Iowa Basketball Coaches Assoc. All-Region team. Seniors, Bailey Myer, Becca Pennigton, and Jensen Stewart made the region 7 team. Thad Streit was chosen region 7 coach of the year for 2011.
MACH senior Jake Glendenning was named to the all-state speech celebration with his individual improvisation entry at the state individual speech contest.
Births: March 17, a son, Adrian, to Darin and Ann Schlapia.
Obituaries in this edition: Naomi Scott Bryant, Gifford F. Knapp, Maxine Lance Sickels, Lowell James Watson, and Patricia Dorine Wertz.