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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 12, 1921.)
We hear that both Kellerton and Diagonal are after the county seat of Ringgold County, since there is to be a new court house built. The Vindicator (Tingley Paper) thinks if it is to be moved, that Tingley would be an ideal location, as it is in the very best part of Ringgold County.
The Des Moines Register a few days ago contained an article which stated that some physician up in the state had lived in the same town forty-nine years and it was suggested that probably no other physician in the state had practiced in one community in Iowa for that long a time.
Just to set the record straight it is recorded here that Dr. William Horne of this city, has lived in Mount Ayr fifty-two years, having located here when Ringgold County was one vast prairie-long before automobiles was invented.
Dr. Horne came with Ringgold County pioneers and in the early days his practice extended over the entire county and into adjoining territories.
Births: September 19, a son, to Mr. & Mrs. Carroll Merritt…Born Tuesday morning a daughter to Mr. & Mrs. G.E. Grose…October 6, a son, Mac, to Mr. & Mrs. Harry Main…Born Friday a son, to Mr. & Mrs. Guy Laird.
Obituaries in this edition: Eugene Binder, Fred Skroh, Anna Kathrine Slavik Skroh, James Richardson and Lafayette R. Havely.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 10, 1946.)
Five young ladies from Ringgold County have entered the contest which is being conducted to select a member of the publicity committee “Queen of the First National Trial Ride.”
Among the entries are: Gloria Fouser of Beaconsfield; Bessie Jean Bailey of Redding; Beverly Cooper of Kellerton; Garnita Laird of Delphos; and Joan Christansen of Mount Ayr.
Following a meeting held Tuesday evening October 1 at the courthouse in Mount Ayr, at which time the “On-the-Farm” training plan was explained to veterans by C.E. Stephenson, a second meeting was held Tuesday night at the school house.
A large crowd was in attendance and at the conclusion of the meeting 53 men who had served 90 days or more in active military duty, signified their intentions of enrolling for the training program.
Marriage: October 2, Lois Schaber and Lynn Moffett.
Births: October 5, a daughter, Cheri, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mahrenholz…October 5, a daughter, Kathryn, to Mr. and Mr.s Richard Prentis…October 4, a son, Franklin, to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Main.
Obituaries in this edition were: Charles Franklin German, Isaac Zinn, Hattie Bell Gibson Tindle, and William Foster Woods.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, September 30 & October 21, 1971, missing so I will be filling in with September 24, 1896 to stay on track with dates. One Hundred-Twenty-Five Years)
It was reported here Thursday that Joe Gilliland had been killed in Lenox during the fair while riding a horse in a running race.
It was all a mistake as the real person was Joe Gilmore, and while not killed, he was considerably bruised and shaken up by the fall. Mount Ayr’s Joe, however is in Colorado, safe and happy.
Liberty township has another sensation.
Reports have come in concerning a fight between John Pease and Fred Taylor, on Thursday, during which the latter was hit on the head with a club crushing the skull, splitting an ear in to and rendering him unconscious for 12 hours.
Mr. Pease is a farmer living on a farm in the aforesaid township and Mr. Taylor is a young man who has been working for him. Taylor had purchased a horse giving his note therefore with Pease as security. Some trouble arose over the matter which ended in the fight with the results above stated.
W.M. Haught of Athens township traded his 80 acre farm on Saturday to Mrs. Eliza McCollough for the Commercial Hotel and took possession of the same on Monday.
Mrs. McCollough and family moved the same day to the farm. This is not Mr. Haughts first attempt at being a landlord, he having successfully conducted a hotel in Kellerton.
Marriage: Sunday, Martin Hull and Caroline Laughridge were united in marriage…September 30, Walter Magard and Dollie Armstrong.
Obituaries in this edition were: John W. Watson and George Neice.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 10, 1996.)
Ten high school seniors were selected as Homecoming queen and king candidates this week. They are, Alicia Still, Stasia Taylor, Brooke Mitchell, Erin Smith, Brittany Roe, Cody Cochran, Nathan Howie, Ryan Reynolds, Dennis Elliott and T.J. Brown.
Mount Ayr Community bands performed well at the SW Iowa Marching Band Jamboree in Clarinda Saturday.
The high school marching band placed second in street marching and 1st in field marching in the Class 2A competition.
The Mount Ayr Community Raiders are leading Class 1A district 9 statistics in several areas this week.
The Raiders rank 1st in total offense with 353 yards per game, 1st in rushing offense at 285.4 yards per game, 1st in scoring dense allowing eight points per game, 1st in total defense allowing 157.2 yards per game and 1st in rushing defense allowing 92.2 yards per game.
Marriage: July 6, Jeremy Irving and Jean Ebeling.
Obituaries in this edition were: Bertha Gilliland Johnson, Glee Frank Jones, Joseph Edward McNeill and Norman Reginald Noble.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 6, 2011.)
Mount Ayr City Council and the Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce are partnering in a project to replace the welcome signs on Hwy 2 and are asking for help from the public in the design.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this week to welcome the new office of Dr. David Ahnen, DPM at his Bethany Foot & Ankle clinic located at 102 E Adams Street in Mount Ayr.
Quarterback, Jacob Sobotka, was tabbed as the KMA player of the week for his offensive performance against West Central Valley.
Obituaries in this edition were: James Harlan King, Brenda Reynolds Schmitz, Milton Ray Stone, John Henry Sudduth and Mary Kay Kinsey Wion.