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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 26, 1921.)
After serving the people of Mount Ayr and Ringgold County for 49 years the Slentz store is to pass to other hands and in preparation for the change a stock reducing sale will be held commencing Friday, October 28 and closing November 12.
Smoke issuing from the front door at the Grimes Clothing store on the SE corner of the square about 11:30 o’clock Sunday night attracted the attention of two young men who were passing the building and investigation revealed the fact that the basement under the rear end of the building was a mass of flames.
An alarm was immediately turned in, members of the volunteer fire company and citizens responded quickly and in a short time the fire was under control, but not until the fire had eaten its way up the elevator shaft and several hundred dollars’ worth of clothing and shoes had been destroyed.
Dean Jacobs has rented the J.A. Williams building one block north of the NE corner of the square and will engage in the fur business on a large scale.
For many years Mr. Jacobs has purchased furs and last year marketed several thousand of dollars worth at one time. He is thoroughly familiar with the business and will no doubt make a success.
Marriage: October 23, Mary Matthews and Percy Rush…October 25, Millie Sparling and Henry Schlott.
Obituaries in this edition were: Cora Long Grable, Ernest S Fouser and William Alva Elliott.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News,Thursday, October 24, 1946.)
The Gunter Jewelry Store, owned by Harry Gunter, moved this week to the middle rooms of the new building just north of the Sandwich Shop in Mount Ayr,
Roger Morrison of the Tingley Topper 4-H club, has been selected as the outstanding member with a meat animal project in Ringgold County. He will win the Wilson gold medal which goes to the member with most outstanding purebred or market beef, swine, or sheep.
The Rhoades Funeral Home has purchased a new Buick ambulance, delivery of which is expected to sometime after January 1.
Marriages: October 11, Audra Smtih and Raymond Lorance…October 16, Dorothy Herren and John Willard Bell…August 27, Billie Bailey and Dorothy Grizincick.
Births: October 11, a daughter, Pamella, to Mr. and Mrs. M.Z. Bailey…October 13, a son, Larry, to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Rinehart…Born Monday, a son, Dennis, to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stephens…October 15, a son, Curtis, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jensen.
Obituaries in this edition were: Nancy Lillie Walter Hamblin, Lewis Burton Clark, and infant Margie Lou Lane.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 28, 1971.)
Two more Mount Ayr Boy Scouts will receive their Eagle Scout Awards, Scoutings highest rank, at a special court of honor to held November 3.
Bob French, son of Mr. and Mrs. William French and Kris Nicols, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Nichols are the recipients.
County may form program for drug abuse. Certain Ringgold County residents will be discussing drug abuse in the near future with the information of a Drug Abuse program in the county as a possibility.
Two county residents, Mrs. Chet Roed Mount Ayr community school nurse and Mrs. Lloyd Glendenning, of the county’s social services office, attended a meeting in Creston October 13, at which information concerning drug abuse programs were presented.
Births: October 21, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Shields…October 22, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Smith…October 23, twin daughters, to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Shields.
Obituary in this edition was: Otho Glen Dixon.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 24, 1996.)
A new city attorney was named by the Mount Ayr city council at its meeting Monday night.
The city council met with David DeJong of the Wilson Law Firm at the meeting Monday night and named him the new city attorney, replacing Scott Swier, who resigned and took other employment.
The council also looked at change in the city’s sidewalk ordinance that would allow the ordinance to receive city funds to help with sidewalk repair or replacement to only be used if there was an existing sidewalk on a lot where a new home is being built. Under the ordinance, the city contributes 15 percent or a maximum of $200 toward sidewalk repair or replacement when property owners work on sidewalks.
Marriage: September 23, Susan Crane and Jeffrey Carr.
Obituary in this edition was: Gladys R. Stephens Sellers.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 20, 2011.)
Mount Ayr Community high school has renamed the Mount Ayr Invitational cross country meet to the Ron Landphair Invitational in honor of the longtime track coach and industrial arts instructor at MACH. Landphair was instrumental in starting the Mount Ayr Cross Country program in 1987.
When Michael Waltrip Racing and Clint Bowyer unvealed their new number 15 5-hour energy Toyota to the racing world at the Kansas Speedway recently there was a Mount Ayr connection. Podium Ink of Mount Ayr designed the new scheme for the car that will compete in the 2012 NASCAR sprint cup series.
Births: September 29, a son, Mark, to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Roybal Jr…September 26, a son, Clayton, to Mr. and Mrs. Barton Oberhauser.
Obituary in this edition was: Dorothy Louise Buell Keller.