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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, December 7, 1921.)
The case of the state of Iowa vs Frances Tope, charged with the crime of adultery, commenced Tuesday and has held the attention of the court ever since.
It seems to be conducted along the sensational order and is drawing large crowds. Some of our bald-headed sports even take their lunch with them in order to hold their seats.
The testimony given was anything else than like that heard during a three month’s successful revival meeting. Judge Fuller, of this city, was the presiding judge and five days were occupied in the hearing of the case.
At nine o’clock Friday evening the case was placed in the hands of the jury and at 3 o’clock Saturday morning the jury returned a verdict finding the defendant not guilty.
Sunday evening the barn of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Fouser, north of Ellston, burned to the ground consuming twenty-two head of stock, a large straw stack and a few other things. There was some insurance. The origin is unknown.
Births: November 27, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grace…A son, Robert to Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Baker.
Obituaries in this edition were: Mary E. Hinds Drake Dicken and Sophia Oliver Bastow.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 5, 1946.)
Creston News: SW Iowa’s new radio station, KSIB, will have its grand opening on Sunday December 8, when it goes on the air at 1520 on the dial. The station will sign-on at 7:45 a.m. with dedicatory ceremonies planned for the afternoon.
The following boys who were responsible for a perfect football season with 8 wins and no defeats, they scored 110 points to 36 for their opponents: Clair Eason, Jack Braby, Don Bethards, Jim Skinner, Vern Hacker, Jim Monaghan, Charles Saville, Ray Prentis, Howard Bryan, Robert Toland, Bill Pratt, Edward Knight, Harold Frost, Laurence Bishop,
manager Cliff Teale, Allen Richards, Stan Smith, Ivan Dolecheck, Gerold Willey, Don Eurritt, Dick Lindstrum, John Ruckman, Melvin Ingram, Jim Eason, Loren Campbell, and Charles Richards. Coach, Walter Kinch Jr.
Marriage: November 23, Fern Corll and Earl Reynolds Jr., November 11, Betty Hammond and Joe Snethen.
Births: November 25, a son, Gary, to Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Main…Born Wednesday, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Swank…November 27, a son, James, to Mr. and Mrs. James McKinstry…November 23, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. William Osmond…Novmeber 29, a son, Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. Linn Sheil…November 28, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ruckman.
Obituaries in this edition were: Damon Glenn, Lois Pollock Hawthorne and Marion A. Higgins.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 9, 1971.)
Robert (Boze) Ward is the new president of the Mount Ayr Improvement club. He was elected at a meeting of the organization’s board of directors following the annual election at the Shamrock Cafe December 2. Ward will take over the reins of the community group on January 2. Retiring president is Merlyn Allen.
Honored at the annual recognition dinner of the Ringgold County March of Dimes chapter last week receiving certificates and pins for 15 years service were, Mrs. Arnold Combs, Mrs. Dean Risser, and Mrs. Earl Kelly. Those with ten years service were, Mrs. Ron Conley, Mrs. Iona Groves, and Mrs. Rolla West and Mrs. Dean Johnson had 5 years of service.
News of Men in the Armed Service: On November 17, the USS Hammerberg, home ported in Naples, Italy, cruised to Monaco, France to take part in representing United States government in honoring Prince Rainier on his birthday anniversary.
Michael T. Brimmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Brimmer of Ralston, NE and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Teale and Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Brimmer of Kellerton, was on of 25 sailors chosen to march in review before Prince Rainier and his wife, Princess Grace Kelly.
The Prime Minister of Monaco inspected the sailors before the drill in front of the castle and music was provided by the Monaco band. Congratulations on their performance were extended to the drill team by the captain of the Hammerberg.
Marriages: November 6, Noretta Weddle and Elvin Mercer.
Births: December 2, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Comer…December 2, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Clymer…December 6, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Nicklaus.
Obituary in this edition was: George Wallace Mosbarger.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 28, 1996.)
Jamie Haidsiak was crowned beef queen and Marla Bickel was name CowGal when the Ringgold County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen held their annual meeting Monday.
The McFarland family of Tingley will be featured in a segment of Iowa Public Television program “Living In Iowa” next week. The story featuring the success that David and Joy McFarland and daughter, Landi, have had in the food competition at the Iowa State Fair, will be shown when the program airs Friday. Marriage: Susan Bastow and Jeffrey Farrell were united in marriage on October 26.
Obituaries in this edition were: Donald Dean Graham, Albert Bagley, Ilah LaMoyne Ridpath Stephens.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 24, 2011.)
Another milestone in process to get the wind turbine production going at Heartland Energy Solutions in Mount Ayr came this week with the pouring of the footings for a tower for a turbine near Ramsey Farms east of Mount Ayr.
A unique foundation system has been developed for the wind turbines which includes a precast base with door frame that means the tower itself does not have to have a door for access near the base.
A total of ten girls will take the floor of Diagonal Maroonettes girls basketball team this season. Returning are four letter winners for the squad this season. Seniors include: Amber Lilienthal, Ashley Jarred, Bailey Cameron; juniors, Elly Brown, Ashley Parrish and Charlene Hingley; freshman, Elizabeth King, Jaylee Bogan, Kaitlynn Klommhaus and Katie Holmes.
Births: October 12, a son, Braxton, to Mr. and Mrs. Andy McAlexander.
Obituary in this edition was: Luella Francis Smith Young.