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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 5, 1921.)
All county offices except Auditor moved from the condemned court house. Auditor will move tomorrow.
Under the existing conditions the building known as the Sullivan garage, one-half block west of the NW corner of the square, offered a very satisfactory solution of the problem of housing the offices. The building is practically fire proof, furnace heated and is large enough to accommodate all the county offices except those of the county attorney and sheriff.
The widow of Roy Emerson, who killed his mother in Creston and latter committed suicide, will receive the murdered mother’s estate, following a decision by the state supreme court.
The court ruled that the Iowa statute forbidding a direct heir or family from participating in the estate of a parent whom the heir killed, did not cover the case in question.
The estate was originally willed to Emerson and his mother, share and share alike. The son was found guilty of murdering his maternal parent with the alleged purpose of getting money, committing suicide following the conviction.
Obituary in this edition was, 18 month old Virginia Mae Butler.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 3, 1946.)
Margaret Turner was selected as on of four outstanding girls who styled in the 4-H revue at the International Show at St. Joseph. Margaret styled her blue rayon poplin dress that won for her first place in the county.
Arthur Palmer, Mount Ayr abstracter, was elected Ringgold County chairman of the American Red Cross at a meeting held Monday morning in the offices of the district court in Mount Ayr.
Mrs. Eddie Lynch of Redding and O.G. Dixon of Mount Ayr entered their horses in the First National Trail Ride to be held October 10-12. Mrs. Lynch will ride her own horse and Keith Stevens will ride the Dixon horse.
Marriage: September 7, Norma Matheny & Robert Hipsher.
Births: September 26, twin girls, Twila & Terry to Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Morrow…September 21, a son, to Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Kibbe.
Obituaries in this edition were: Frank Wackernagle, Maude Estelle Dinkel Haviland, Alwilda Hagans Cain, & Andrew Jackson Conklin.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 14, 1971.)
The doors opened yesterday on another new industry for Ringgold County-the Raintree Manufacturing Corp.
The new company will engage in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of Raintrees, a form of automatic lawn sprinklers. The former Chevrolet garage building on South Taylor Street owned by E.E. Carr has been leased and equipment will be moved in soon as possible.
Two local Scouts honored for Eagle awards-Kris Nichols and Bob French members of Troop 165, Mount Ayr and Mike Routh member of Post 130, Clearfield, were given special recognition for their achievement of the Eagle Scout rank during the annual Bluegrass Recognition Dinner served Thursday night at Creston.
Marriages: September 5, Jayne Gross & Greg Ferguson…September 4, Carolyn Campbell & Kenton Rohren…August 7, Phyllis Payne & Hank Freund.
Births: October 11, a daughter, to Mr. & Mrs. Harold Ness.
Obituaries in this edition: Amanda J. Milligan, Mary Bernice Drake Gray, Harold K. Lorimor and Morris Blair Heizer.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 3, 1996.)
Mount Ayr Raider football coach, Dave Still reached a milestone in his coaching career at the Cumberland-Anita-Massena game for which his players honored him following Friday night’s district win over Southwest.
The win over C-A-M was Still’s 100th as a Raider football coach and with Friday’s win his record went to 101-57 at the Raider helm.
A former MACHS football player is a member of the Simpson College football team this year. Chip Brundage, a sophmore at Simpson College, is playing defensive end for the Simpson Storm this year.
Marriages: Amy Rinehart and Scott Weber were united in marriage Saturday night.
Births: September 15, a son, Jared, to Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hunt.
Obituaries in this edition were: Gloria Jeane Black Stamper and Hallie Agnes Clark Cooper.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, September 29, 2011.)
Claire Andreson was crowned queen and Matt Sobotka was crowned king of the Mount Ayr Community high school homecoming activities this past week.
A Mount Ayr teenager was killed and another one injured in a traffic accident following the Mount Ayr Community homecoming celebration.
Births: September 19, a son, Aiden, to Kevin Roudybush and Tonia Pontier.
Obituary in this edition was: Konner Evan Klommhaus.