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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 27, 1921.)
According to an Association Press dispatch, a farmer up near Dubuque declared DeDucks got all his money he received when he sold his corn recently and trying to explain to a local banker the necessity of a loan to tide him over a lean period, the niceties of market problems as faced by the farmers now were outlined. “But,” said the banker, “I don’t understand why you should want to borrow money when you have just shipped your corn. What did you do with the money:?”
“DeDucks got it,” replied the farmer. “What do you mean by DeDucks?” “Well,” explained the farmer, “I shipped the car to market and sold it for 52 cents. They de duck freight, that left 31 cents; de duck one cent commission, that left 30 cents; de duck elevator charges, that left 27 cents; de duck husking, that left 15 cents; de duck hauling, that left 5 cents; de duck the hired man’s wages from that and you are a darn sight better farmer than I am if you can find anything left.”
Births: July 20, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Will Breckenridge…July 14, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Poore…July 19, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Buck.
Obituary in this edition was Elmer H. Dehart.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 25, 1946.)
The Ferguson Produce at Tingley was sold last week to Joe Thompson of this city, immediate possession being given.
Arthur Skinner, 48, pilot and J.M. Seehan, 42, passenger were injured Saturday forenoon, when their place crashed just after taking off from the airport, seven miles north of Mount Ayr.
H.K. Lorimor, who witnessed the accident, said the plane made a good takeoff from the field, but after clearing the north end of the north-south runway the pilot apparently pulled it up too steep a climb and the plane stalled and fell. The plane crashed about 40 rods north of the airport on Homer L. Minnick farm.
Marriage: July 20, Alice Link and William Chaney.
Births: July 18, a daughter, Diane, to Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Denney.
Obituaries in this edition were: Charles Bond Ouderkirk, Mary Myrtle Smith Johnson, Lydia Ellen DeVoss Brown, Orion K. Knight, and Mary M. Bennett Goldner.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 29, 1971.)
News of Men in Armed Services: Army Private, Ivan R. Grout, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grout of Tingley, recently completed 8 weeks of basic training at the US Army Training Center, Infantry at Fort Lewis, WA.
Orville Bentley of Diagonal, Barton Turner, of Mount Ayr, and Robert Beck of Kellerton were appointed July 21 as members of the Ringgold County tax review board for terms of 6 yrs., 4 yrs., and 2 yrs. respectively. They will assume their duties January 1, 1972.
Marriages: July 7, Lucille Mullenax and Robert Bastow…July 17, Janet Shum and Jeffrey Haley.
Births: July 24, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Junior Dredge.
Obituaries in this edition were: Myrtle Ann Jefferson Denney and John Garrity.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 25, 1996.)
A hometown boy and girl are returning to their midwestern “roots” so that their children may enjoy some of the advantages the couple had as students in the Mount Ayr Community schools and as part of the Ringgold County community. Dr. Ricker and his wife Michell, a social worker, have been in Phoenix, AZ for the past 13 years, where Bruce was in a sole family practice of medicine. They plan to be ready by the fall of 1997.
Father Thomas Dooley has arrived to begin his ministry as pastor of Mount Ayr St. Joseph’s, Maloy Immaculate Conception, and Leon, St. Brendan’s Catholic Churches.
Obituary in this edition was, Loren Francis Ibbotson.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 21, 2011.)
Ashley Phelps of Kellerton was named queen and Jaylyn Klejch was named princess of the 2011 Ringgold County Fair.
Forget the talk about closing down Mount Ayr airport. After a visit with airport commission members and other interested people, the Mount Ayr city council is looking into ways that the airport could be revitalized instead.
A Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting was held at the new location of Mount Ayr Massage Therapy Clinic at 303 S. Cleveland Street in Mount Ayr. Cherrye Still is the owner.
Obituaries in this edition were: Alice Lorene Munyon Potter and Calvin Coolidge Rinehart.