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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 16, 1921.)
Four men who came to Mount Ayr Thursday were arrested Friday evening by Sheriff H.W. Terrell and his assistants and were lodged in the county jail until they could be investigated.
In the capture the sheriff was assisted by Deputy Sheriff M.W. Snethen, Town Marshall Bird Gilliland, and Earl Faris.
The four men came to Mount Ayr Thursday evening in a Ford car. They secured lodging at the hotel, where they remained during the night and all day Friday and as there was no evidence that they had any particular business in the city, the officers became suspicious and the arrests were made.
Search revealed the fact that a grip owned by the men contained a complete set of burglary tools, said by the sheriff who has had extensive experience in his work as sheriff and state agent, to be the finest set of pocket burglary tools he had ever saw.
In the automobile were found two loot bags and extra supply of gasoline. Three loaded guns and a supply of ammunition were also taken in charge by the officers. (Tools that may be considered burglary tools if the jury concludes that the defendant possessed them with the intent to commit burglary (or a similar crime) include crowbars, slim jims, lock picks, master keys, screwdrivers, hammers, ceramic spark plugs, torches and other tools capable of burning through concrete or steel. In some states, even items of clothing that can be used to disguise a person or a person’s fingerprints, such as masks and gloves, can be considered burglary tools.)
Obituaries in this edition were: Mrs. S.E. (Hatch) Livermore, Myrtle Slattery Ecklin, and Charles A. Foster.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 14, 1946.)
Hale Miller, veteran, Wednesday assumed ownership of the Standard Oil Company station on Depot Street. The station has been owned and operated for the past 15 years by V.L. Whitmore.
On November 1, 1946 the Farmers Home Administration, US Department of Agriculture came into existence by act of Congress. This congressional act provides for the merger of the credit facilities and services formerly performed by the Farm Security Administration and Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Division.
Births: November 15, a son, James, to Mr. and Mrs. Velmar Stephens…November 10, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Carter…November 6, a daughter, Constance, to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Reynolds…November 6, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Walters…November 16, a daughter, Linda, to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Norris…November 5, a son, Richard, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Haight…November 6, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Morrell.
Obituaries in this editioin were: Theodore Edward Ricker and Frank Adams.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 18, 1971.)
Recipient of the silver Beaver Award, highest honor transferred on adult volunteer Scout leaders, is William French.
Anthony’s Founder Day Sale: Ladies double knit polyester pant suits $18; Men’s no-iron shirt and tie set, 2 for $5.50; Women’s fleece robes, $7; Men’s insulated coveralls $16.50; opaque ribbed panty hose $2.
Births: November 10, a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mason…November 11, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tull.
Obituary in this edition was, Daniel Edward Croy.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 14, 1996.)
The first Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) housing unit in Ringgold County was installed northwest of Mount Ayr last week.
The barrier-free, energy efficient and relocating housing unit for senior citizens are installed adjacent to existing single family homes and provide an affordable option for many older persons and their families.
A new grocery store opens in Mount Ayr Monday, bringing two grocery stores back to Mount Ayr for the first time in four years.
Community Grocers, Inc. or CGI Foods for short, will open Monday in the former Place’s building north of the square.
A Mount Ayr student has been named to “Who’s Who” Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. DeAnna Faris, a student at Simpson College in Indianola was one of 37 Simpson College students named to the honor.
Obituaries in this edition are: Donald D. Rice, Viola Maxine Willey Kimble, Pauline Miller Waugh Barber, and Lois Arvilla Turner Pine.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 10, 2011.)
Social Security provides over 11% of income for the county. If Ringgold County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments form the Social Security Administration, 11.5 % of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $16,291,876 in 2009, according to a recent study.
Mount Ayr Raiders had a total of eleven young men selected to some mention on the Class 1A District 7 all-district teams for th 2011 season. Jacob Sobotka, Dustin Pritchett and Zane Sickels were selected first team. Braydee Poore, Levi Martin, Mason Mercer, Alex Sobotka, and Shane Swank are members of the second unit. Dusty Lyden, Cody Stackhouse and Johnathan Triggs were honorable mention.
Marriage: June 18, Kristi Lamb and Brian Hunt.
Obituaries it this edition were: Lois Elaine Deemer Johnson and June Mardale Liles Rinehart.