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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, December 21, 1921.)
Thirteen cases of eggs were stolen from the Humphrey Produce House on the west side of the square Monday night. When Billie Finch and his assistant, Millard Ballew, reached the place of business yesterday morning they found the side door on the south open and investigation revealed the fact thirteen cases of eggs which were to have been shipped yesterday were missing.
At the market price the eggs were worth about $200.
Twenty-three head of Angus steers fed by W.P. Turner and 25 head of grade Hereford steers and heifers fed by W.W. Moffatt sold on the Chicago Market during the first week of December, topped the market by a wide margin, the Turner steers bring $1.50 more and the Moffatt cattle $1.25 more than the next best load.
Marriage: December 21, Gladys Ellmore and Frank Sefrit.
Birth: A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth Hiatt…December 18, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller.
Obituaries in this edition were: Mrs. George Swain and John S. Tyrrel.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 19, 1946.)
Student Ayr: I was talking to Claire Foltz in the halls the other day. He says it’s just around Christmas time that the fellow’s girls get so terribly biased. I asked him what he meant and he said, “It’s now that they keep saying, bias this and bias that until a guy’s almost broke.”
To elect fair officers and nine directors.
Checks will be ready for distribution to county fair exhibitors at the postponed annual meeting of the Ringgold County Fair Association, which will be held December 23.
Present officers are: Frank L. McCreary, president; John Irving, vice-president; and Stuart Hoover, secretary/treasurer. Directors are; John Blauer, Herbert Bastow, Clyde Lesan, Duane Triggs, John Triggs, Frank McCreary, O.G. Dixon, Roy Gardner and John Thomas.
Marriages: Doris Johnston and Sgt. John Weems were united in marriage…December 11, Eleanor Burhart and Roy Beck…November 28, Pauline Comer and Philip Henn.
Births: December 14, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rosebraugh…December 15, a daughter, Perri, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Thomas…December 17, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Butler…December 11, a daughter, Joy Kay, to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bolinger…Mr. and Mrs. Jack Caldwell are the proud parents of a daughter born Wednesday…December 13, a daughter, Nancy, to Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Hunt…December 5, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ricker…December 7, a daughter, Donita, to Mr. and Mrs. Grove Evans… A son was born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Joe DeBarthe.
Obituaries: Barbara Johnston (infant), John Horton Bailey, and Fred Morrison.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 23, 1971.)
A $46,000 insured loan to construct a second rental housing unit in Mount Ayr has been approved by the Farmers Home Administration, reports Roy Swartz and Kermit Miller.
The loan to Mount Ayr Manor Inc., will finance the construction of 4 apartments at the lot purchased by the corporation north of Fennema Implement Company at the corner of Fillmore and Columbus streets.
The addition to Ringgold County Hospital plans to open the first part of January, at which time the final steps of remodeling can be completed in the present building according to administrator James Luft.
Marriages: November 21, Marsha Hosfield and Maurice Jones…November 25 Deborah McAlexander and Chuck Jackson…November 19, Carolyn Carter and Bill Jones.
Births: December 17, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Saltzman.
Obituaries in this edition were: Lucy L. Smith Denton and Clarence Luther Jackson.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 12, 1996.)
Open house and ribbon cutting were held at the Lodge, the newly refurbished section of the I.O.O.F. building in Mount Ayr, owned by Charles and Connie Manus.
A former Mount Ayr Community school wrestler was the only Central College wrestler to place in a tournament over the weekend.
Jim Rotert, a junior from Beaconsfield, posted a 3-1 record to take second place in the 158 pound class at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls tournament.
Ringgold County residents placed high in the 23rd annual Iowa State Reserve Competition state shoot held in August at Camp Dodge in Des Moines.
The Ringgold County Reserves team of Ringgold County sheriff’s office reserve officers placed second for the 3rd straight year. The team of Kelly James, Steve Pritchard, and John Newton scored 1,684 points to place second to the Marshalltown team that had 1,748 points.
Births: December 2, a son, Maxwell, to Joel and Aliene Fenton.
Obituary in this edition was: Paula Maxine Shay Carr.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 8, 2011.)
The Mount Ayr Community Spark’s drill team competed in the Iowa State Drill Team competition held in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, December 1, bringing home state awards.
In the pom category alone, there were 110 routines. The Mount Ayr Community Sparks accomplished something special as the team captured the first place trophy.
Team members include: April Shields, Taylor Lynch, Megan Doubleday, Madison Hosfield, Kylie Wilson, Allison Wallace, Logan Wimer, Catilin Giles Ashton Johnson and Maggie Jennett.
Births: November 15, a daughter, Riley, to Aaron and Trisha Stevens…December 2, a daughter, Allison, to Jeff and Michelle (Hymbaugh) Hines.
Obituaries in this edition were: Michael Henderson Graham, Mary Lucille Swett Novak and Wilma Lauretta Willis Wilson.