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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 8, 1921.)
At a meeting of the town council held on June 1, 1921, the undersigned was, by resolution of said council, directed to give this public notice that the water furnished Mount Ayr in its water system, is not fit for drinking or culinary purposes, and that it has been condemned for such purpose; and everyone is by this notice advised to not make use of said water for any drinking or culinary purpose.
State Game Warden Albert announces the completion of the annual spring distribution of game fish from the several hatcheries in Iowa.
It is estimated that 10,000 game fish have been placed in Iowa lakes and streams the past two months. The bill introduced in the last general assembly requiring a license fee from fisherman failed in passage, but restrictions of previous laws are to be vigorously enforced. A new law makes it a crime to fish from any boat propelled by power, other than by oar.
Marriages: Last Saturday Myrtle Campbell and Adrian Main were united in marriage…May 27, Elsie Lantz and Donald Mathany…June 1, Leo Taylor and Faye Davis.
Births: June 1, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Adair…May 24, a son and a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boll…May 26, a son, Bobbie, to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Stephenson…May 19, a son, John, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Davis…May 29, a daughter, Darline, to Mr. and Mrs. William Paxton.
Obituary in this edition was: Eliza Ella Bowman Varner.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, June 6, 1946.)
Pro-labor stalwarts were joined by conservative elements in congress in blocking immediate passage of anti-strike legislation pushed forward as a result of the costly railroad and soft coal walkout.
Though the house acted quickly in passing President Truman’s emergency anti-strike bill by a 306 to 13 vote, the measure was stalled in the senate, where its delegation of wide powers to the chief executive was met with distrust and its constitutionality was doubted. (President Harry Truman decided that the unions had gone too far, and after the railroad workers rejected a settlement, he seized control of the railroads. Despite the government takeover, the workers continued with their strike plans. As a result, on May 24, 1946, Truman issued an ultimatum declaring that the government would operate the railroads and use the army as strikebreakers. When the deadline passed, Truman went before Congress to seek the power to deny seniority rights to strikers and to draft strikers into the armed forces. Just as Truman reached the climax of his speech, he received a note saying that the strike was “settled on the terms proposed by the President.”)
Twenty-six discharges on record in May, from four branches of the service. Sixteen from the army, six from the navy, two each from the coast guard and marines. These discharges bring the total number to 618.
Those discharged are as follows: from the army Blanche Bickel (nurse), Maurice Brimmer, John Bucy, Arnold Combs, Raymond Fogle, Leo Hacker, Milton Henderson, Glen Hutchinson, Donald Keller, Charles W. Lawhead, Vernon McGahuey, Loyd Robinson, Thomas Stanely, Glen Swank, Thomas Teal, Duane Wilson. From the navy; Robert Allen, William Buck Jr., Richard Hayes, Alexander Huggins, Lawrence Kilgore, Ralph Ogier. From the coast guard and marines respectively; Jacob Keith Cole, Elvis Hunt, Albert Jackson and Raymond Mackey.
Marriages: June 2, Marilyn Miller and William Greene…May 13, Beverly Laird and Joe Holgate…June 1, DonElla Dailey and Kenneth Reed…May 23, Dorothy Clarey and J.B. Routh.
Obituaries in this edition were: Randolph Beall, Michael Lyndon Guess (infant), Etta O. McFarland Stephenson, Perry Waller, Albert Hagans, and Ariel Earl Knapp (infant).
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 10, 1971.)
After 53 years in Mount Ayr, the Kimble name will no longer be associated with shoe repairing. Announcement made this week of the sale of Frank Kimble’s shoe repair business to Paul Christensen, 36, of Leon, Iowa. Christensen will be open for business at 121 N Taylor, Mount Ayr, Monday morning under the name of Paul’s Shoe Repair, he will be open everyday but Wednesday.
Winners in the annual Mount Ayr Open golf tournament Sunday were, Jim McIntosh, 4th place; David McNeill, 3rd place; Doug White of Houston, TX 2nd; Bill White of Lamoni 1st.
Marriages: May 22, Ann Crawford and William Beech…May 21, Linda Jennings and Jim Dukes…May 16, Theresa Mason and Lyle Chaloupka.
No births or obituaries recorded this week.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 6, 1996.)
Kenny Hebensperger, 67, of Mount Ayr received a heart transplant Monday, June 3 after a long wait. Hebensperger had been on a waiting list since August 1995 and had been in Mercy Hospital since December 1995.
A chimney and a pile of rubble was all that was left of a farm home south of Mount Ayr after fire completely destroyed it Sunday morning. Kory and Debbie Klommhaus lost most all of their possessions in the early morning blaze. The Klommhauses escaped by climbing out of a second story window.
Robert Galloway of Kellerton was named the recipient of the Des Moines Area Community College academic excellence award from the Ankeny campus Student Action Board. He graduated from the school’s tool and die program, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average throughout his five semesters.
Senior Raiderette pitcher, Tara Groves, celebrated her 100th softball victory this week. Groves is the second Mount Ayr Raiderette to reach this mark, and there are more than 30 games left.
Obituaries in this edition were: Melba Irene Groom Pittsenbarger and Gertrude Lorene Simmons Hobbs Owens.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 2, 2011.)
Mt. Ayr municipal swimming pool in Judge Lewis park was supposed to open by this weekend but there has been a wrench thrown into the plan. Or make it that the grate over the drain in the bottom of the pool. It looks like there has been a safety recall on the bottom drain grate and replacement will need to be installed before the pool can open.
When the tornadoes ripped through Joplin, MO on the afternoon of May 22, a former Ringgold County resident was there. While Julie Maudlin Hulley, a 1975 graduate of MACHS, did not have damage at her house her daughter lost her household items, car and workplace in the disaster.
The Diagonal Maroons archery team competed in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) National Archery Championships held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY recently, placing 43rd in the elementary school competition and 54th in the high school team competition.
Obituaries in this edition were: Ervin Wayne Kelley, Charlcey Ann Bowen, Floyd A. Ferry and Gordon Sickels.