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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 15, 1921.)
In Clarke County several head of cattle have died from hydrophobia. The heads of two dogs thought to be afflicted were sent to the Iowa State University of Iowa City and a chemical test left no doubt as to the presence of rabies.
The state board of health has sent to a number of communities an inoculation substance to be used in case anyone is bitten and a warning has been sent out urging prompt treatment in case persons are bitten by mad dogs. In some sections all dogs have been ordered muzzled until danger is past.
It is necessary to revise the estimate of the number of wolves killed in Iowa the past year at 4,000 since Monona County, out on the Missouri river bottom, has reported. In the single month of May bounty was paid on over 100 cubs and more than 40 old ones. Fifty hides were brought to the auditor of that county in 2 days.
Five young men of Kellerton were arrested Saturday evening by Sheriff Terrell, on information filed by County Attorney Frank Reynard charging them with gambling. They pleaded guilty in the district court. Judge Fuller assessed a fine of $25 against each of the young men and gave each sixty-day jail sentence, the jail sentence being suspended for good behavior.
Marriages: May 10, Madge Lesan and Theodore Ramsey… May 21, Thomas Rhoades and Belle Goodnight.
Obituaries in this edition were: Will Polley and Francis Hopkins.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 13, 1946.)
Weekly News Analysis: Ban Segregation-Charging that segregation of white and colored people on buses traveling across state lines interfered with interstate commerce, the Supreme court handed down a 6 to 1 ruling against the practice permitted by statute in ten southern states.
Passing on an appeal brought up by Irene Morgan, a Negro, who was fined for refusing to leave the white section of a bus in Norfolk, VA, the high tribunal decreed that since there was no overriding federal law regulating segregation individual state statutes might impose handicaps upon travel.
States affected besides Virginia include, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. In the sole dissenting opinion, Justice Burton claimed that the majority ruling was not based upon violation of the 14th amendment of the Constitution or federal law, but upon consideration that the nation’s interest in interstate travel was of greater importance than Virginia’s statute involving racial relations.
Marriages: May 18, Maxine Bagley and Henry Barnett…June 2, Deloris Fish and Hugh Shaw…May 25, Marcella Knight and Donald Weese.
Births: May 31, a son, Lonnie, to Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Huntsman…June 8, a daughter, Susan, to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Henderson…June 6, a daughter, Lora Lynn, to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Beaman…June 9, a son, Robert Alvin, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strange.
Obituaries in this edition were: Albert Walter Bird, George Earl Nickel, Lillie Belle Brown Hill, Andrew Swanson, Jr., and Harvey Byron Reed.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 17, 1971.)
Lana Sickels, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sickels, was installed as Grand Representative to Colorado at the Iowa Rainbow Grand Assembly held in Davenport Monday through Wednesday of this week.
An open house has been set for Saturday at the Tingley State Savings Bank in Tingley to give area residents a chance to view the newly remodeled and expanded quarters of the bank. Carl G. Riggs, president of the bank said the bank will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday for inspection.
Nancy Morgan and Ted Smith received citizenship awards presented annually by the county bar association to outstanding senior boy and girl.
News of Men in Armed Services: Katherine L. Novak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Novak of Mount Ayr has completed basic training at the Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX and has been assigned to Kessler AFB, Mississippi for training in the administration field.
Marriages: May 29, Janet Barfels and Steven Padgitt.
Births: June 11, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stringham…June 11, a daughter, Laura Lynn, to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Friday.
Obituaries in this edition were: Lloyd L. Gibson, Marvin Joyce Butler, and Arthur James Clayton.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 13, 1996.)
A display of the “traveling” Viet Nam Memorial Wall will be exhibited at the Cass County 4-H fairgrounds in Atlantic from August 15-22, the southwest Iowa Veterans Association has announced. “The Wall” is a one-half scale replica of the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
Glendenning Motor Company of Mount Ayr has been awarded the 1996 Five Star Award of Excellence by Chrysler Corporation. The award recognizes total commitment in both sales and service as determined by customer satisfaction ratings.
Continued cool wet weather is affecting planting progress and plant development across Iowa, and could affect yields later. Four percent of the total corn acres in Iowa have been or will be replanted. This includes as much as 12 percent of the corn acres in south-central Iowa.
Marriages: Anglea Hentges and George Thurman.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Terry Thurman are proud parents of a son named Matthew Alan.
Obituaries in this edition: Luella Kay Pyle Allen, Ellen Lu Hasty St. Clair, Billy H. Davis, Myrtle Faye James Arehart, and Velva Mae Duffield.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 9, 2011.)
Another year for Kids Against Hunger is coming to a close, the fourth year since the project was started in Ringgold County. In that time, over one-half million meals have been packaged through the program here. These were done by hundreds of volunteers in Ringgold County as well as surrounding counties, especially Lenox and Clearfield communities. A name change is coming for the program for the new year, but nothing else will change. The new name of the program will be Ringgold County Kids Care.
Births: June 2, a son, Gabe, to Dustin and Kinda Larson…June 1, a son, Bryson, to Brian and Annette Tennant…June 2, a daughter, Esther, to Peter and Erin Cornish.
Obituaries in this edition were: Lucille Barth Fischer and Juanita B. Horst.