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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 9, 1921.)
The exercises attending the corner stone laying of the Delphos Baptist Church were held Monday afternoon, November 7 at one o’clock.
In Jones county there was an automobile collision and damages in the district court were sought against the party that it was claimed was responsible for the smash-up. In the taking of the evidence it was shown that the automobile so badly damaged was being operated without a state license and was therefore an outlaw, with no rights whatever to the highway, and therefore the question of negligence or carelessness on the part of the defendant should not be considered.
It was so ordered by Judge Anderson, and this set a new precedent in court rulings.
Marriages: Thursday evening Avis Stephens and Willard Bonebrake were united in marriage.
Births: Born this week, a girl, to Mr. and Mrs. Hoarce Johnston.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News,Thursday, November 7, 1946.)
The voters of Ringgold County favored both public measures submitted at the general election held Tuesday.
A total of 2,502 votes were cast in favor of the proposed county hospital while 1,051 voted “no”. The “yes” vote represents 70 percent of total vote cast on the issue.
Ted Ricker, 42 years of age, died Sunday evening in the University hospital in Iowa City, from injuries received last week, while operating a corn picker on his farm, 4 miles west of Mount Ayr.
Mr. Ricker suffered a fractured spine when his clothing became entangled in a power take-off of the corn binder.
Marriage: Saturday, Fern Woollums and James Robert Jeanes were united in marriage…October 20, Thelma Brown and James Brinker…October 27, Rosalind Main and Robert Wickett.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Combs are proud parents of a daughter…October 28, a daughter, Dixie, to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Whitson.
Obituary in this edition was: Mary Estes Baker Johnston.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 11, 1971.)
Loch Ayr can support the town of Mount Ayr about one year and 8 months if water is used for no other purposes and no rain fall added water to the lake.
The Mount Ayr reservoir has 75 percent of its original water storage capacity left according to a recent survey by the US Soil Conservation Service.
Basketball and wrestling cheerleaders for the coming season were chosen October 29 by a panel of student council members and faculty.
After the final count, the wrestling cheerleaders are: Lora Sickels, Ann Horne, Susan Harover, Suzi Baker and Connie Frost. And an alternate, Sandy Comer. Basketball cheerleaders include: Janet Packwood, Joyce Golliday, Bonnie Roudybush, Vickie Schafer, Vicki Sickels, Diane Weehler, Cindy Poore, Terry Hymbaugh, Ellen Trullinger and Gannie Rotert and an alternate, Becky Hunt.
Obituaries in this edition were: Howard Don Smith and Frances Henry Ayres Sr.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 7, 1996.)
Several efforts to work at beautifying the Ringgold County courthouse square have been made in the past and a new one was suggested at the city council meeting Monday night.
Larry Foltz came to the council with the idea of placing old-fashion style lighting fixtures around the square. He noted a similar effort had been made in Afton recently.
An Mount Ayr resident was named to the Iowa Cosmetology Hall of Fame at the 62nd annual convention of the National Cosmetologists of Iowa held in Des Moines recently.
Cathy Ward of Mount Ayr received the Mary Grobman Hennings trophy, the Iowa Associations highest honor.
Marriages: August 31, Sharyn Bastow and Keith Whittington.
Obituaries in this edition were: Doris Wadley Rainey and Mary LaVisa Swinford Burchett.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 3, 2011.)
With the stint of recent dry weather, a number of grass fires have kept county area fire departments busy in recent days.
Voters will be choosing city officials, Sun Valley Improvement board members and making decisions on a public measure to prove $9 million for county road improvements when they go to the polls Tuesday November 8.
A ribbon cutting was held at Jan’s On the Square, the new clothing consignment shop located on the north side of the square in Mount Ayr last week. Owners, Al and Jan Rusk.
Cindy Allen of Tingley, first grade teacher of Mount Ayr elementary school, was inducted into the NWMSU M Club hall of fame along with the other members of the 1975 softball team in a recent celebration.
Obituaries in this edition were: Edna Mae Greenman Gibson, Herbert Dwain Callies, Timothy A. Simpson, Olive Virleen Blackmore Verploegh and James George Votava.