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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 29, 1921.)
Deputy game warden Bob Akers was ordered off the premises of a farmer in Decatur County. The Grand River flows through the farm and as the farmer owns the land on both sides of the stream he laid claim to the stream also up which he says he pays taxes.
The game warden discovered a number of fish traps in the river and these he destroyed over the protest of the farmer who, while disowning the traps, made vigorous claim to the ownership of the river and the fish that are therein. He claimed the fish were as much his personal property as were the hogs and cattle that were peacefully grazing upon the succulent grasses in the valley.
Mr. Akers appealed to the state game warden Albert, at Des Moines, and from him received notice that “the river in question is state water, therefore the state owns the river bed and banks to the original high water mark. No one could keep you from such waters or from enforcing the state laws on such waters.” The Grand River is not a very elaborate water-way but they do say that it contains more large yellow cat-fish than any other stream in the state.
Marriages: June 21, Marie Broholm and Burrus E. Beard… June 28, Donella Ballou and Cecil Lutz.
Births: Saturday, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gallaugher…Last week, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Will Leeper…June 24, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sawyer…June 25, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Gladd Baker.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 27, 1946.)
Staff Sgt. Rolland W. Hensley has been declared officially dead by the War Department after being missing in action for over a year. This notification was received last week by his wife, Mrs. Reca Dale Hensley of Pleasanton. Sgt. Hensley, 27 years of age, was the son of Mrs. Pearl Hensley of Kellerton.
Announcement is made in an advertisement in this issue of the sale of the B.F. Seaton General Store at Delphos to Ganum Findley, who served the past year as superintendent of the Delphos school. Mr. Seaton has owned and operated the store at Delphos for 46 years, and had been employed as a clerk for eight years prior to the time of purchase. H.E. Gunter announces this week his purchase of the jewelry department of the J. B. Currie store, possession to be given July 1. Mr. Gunter formerly served as watchmaker at the Currie Store and is well known to the patrons.
Marriages: June 25, Thelma Anderson and William Rusk…June 21, Winifred Scott and Albert Roach…June 21, Betty Nichols and Walter Bradley…June 22, Lucille Lisle and Norman Wilson…June 17, Roxie Ward and Doyle Trullinger…June 23, Dorothy Gray and Doyle Hunter…June 23, Audrey Del Rio and John Dugan…June 1, Margaret Conner and Dwayne McGahuey.
Births: June 16, son, Douglas, to Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Dykestice…June 17, a son, Gary, to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood…Born Monday, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kesterson.
Obituary in this edition was: Bert C. Hoover.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 1, 1971.)
Max A. Mekus, DVM, will assume the veterinary practice of Max G. Pool, DVM, effective today, July 1. Dr. Mekus, has been associated with Dr. Pool in practice here for the past 2 years.
Members of the petit jury panel of Ringgold County district court have been notified to report to court room at 10 a.m. Tuesday July 6. That’s when a jury will be chosen for the trial of Robert Thomas of Red Oak on charges stealing six head of cattle that were on consignment to sell at Mount Ayr Livestock that belonged to David Irving of Mount Ayr.
Marriages: May 29, Pam Deemer and Owen Heckathorn…June 5, Susan Frimml and Andy Rusk…June 6, Becky Skarda and Cecil Dolecheck…June 5, David Blades and Shirley Butcher.
Births: June 28, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Jim England…June 23, a son, Martin, to Mr. and Mrs. James Galloway…June 23, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Tim Novak…June 25, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Walkup.
Obituary in this edition was: Elmer George Glick.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 27, 1996.)
Will Ringgold County soon have the opportunity for home connections with the internet through a local telephone number? Rideta Electric Cooperative., with headquarters in Mount Ayr, is studying becoming a provider of internet service to customers who can call Mount Ayr. For the cooperative to be interested in providing the service, however, it needs to be assured that there are 40-50 homes or businesses in the county who would like to have the service.
A former Ringgold County resident was one of the Olympic torch carriers when the torch went through the twin cities in Minnesota June 1-2 on its journey to Atlanta, GA. Mike Carr, son of Marian Hughes of Lenox and a MACH school graduate, is an employee of General Mills. He was one of the people who carried the 3 1/2 pound torch for one kilometer on its 15,000 mile route across USA.
Obituaries in this edition were: James Duane Bolton and Carla Jean Hightshoe Martin.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 23, 2011.)
Ringgold County Hospital, Ringgold County Emergency Management, and Ringgold Count Public Health have teamed together to initiate a new state-of-the-art technology system that will allow Ringgold County citizens to receive instant alerts for risks on hazards.
It’s been a stormy week in Ringgold County, with tornado warnings sending residents of the eastern part of the county for cover Sunday night. While no tornadoes actually touched down, strong winds did a lot of damage to trees in Kellerton and other parts of eastern Ringgold County.
Births: June 17, a son, Eddy Joe, to Amanda Rotert and Dustin Auen.
Obituaries in this edition were: Margaret Ellen Barker Ballinger, Elvin “Doyle” Campbell, Karl Oren Gepner, Jack Edgar Moore, Jeanne Louise McMillon Thompson, and Paul Trullinger.