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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, January 4, 1922.)
This past year has in many ways has probably been the most trying that Iowa farmers have ever faced.
We have been favored by climatic conditions that have enabled us to produce abundant crops but confronted with conditions that make it impossible to realize cost of production.
The Farm Bureau Federation in their efforts to promote and protect the interests of agriculture have made such progress in their plans for cooperative marketing and financing and have so successfully waged their fight against high freight rates, unequal taxation, gambling with the grain markets and other abuses that work against the farmer that they have aroused the direct and open opposition of many of the organized interests who see their interests endangered.
This is the time when we need to take a solid stand and face the future with firm faith in the integrity of our leadership and the truth that right must eventually win.
Marriages: January 2, Minnie Reynolds and Ray Short.
Births: December 20, a daughter, Donella, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Munyon…Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Taylor are rejoicing over the arrival of twin girls, Alice and Alma, at their home Tuesday.
Obituaries in this edition were: Sarah Dunlap Swain and Maria Jane Hampton Trullinger.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 2, 1947.)
Fire caused by an over heated furnace did considerable damage to the United Presbyterian Church in Tingley Sunday December 22.
Prompt action by the Tingley fire department brought the fire under control and limited the damage to the joists and flooring just over the furnace room.
Myron Rogers, the only young man from Mount Ayr and Ringgold County ever to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, will be presented at a Court of Honor this Thursday evening at the Methodist Church in Mount Ayr. Myron is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gar Rogers.
Marriage: December 22, Wanda Jeter and Vernon McGahuey…December 14, Royjean Pottorff and Harry Loghry…December 23, Delma Saurs and Chauncey Daly…December 22, Phyllis Moon and Russell Faubion.
Births: December 17, a son, Michael, to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Butler.
Obituaries in this edition: John A. Grogan, Mrs. William Stahl, and George Polen.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 6, 1972.)
A Mount Ayr business is putting the finishing touches on a major expansion and expects to be in full production within 30 days.
That’s the story from Green Hills, Inc. liquid feed and fertilizer formulator and dealer. But the new expansion is for another facet of Green Hills operation-manufacturer of liquid feed boxes.
Mount Ayr Volunteer Fire Department responded to 35 calls during 1971, just one short of the number in 1970, according to the annual report of Harold Golliday, secretary-treasurer.
Included were 19 rural fires and 16 town fires.
The Caledonia Church will observe its centennial on July 30, according to an announcement by the committee in charge of the celebration.
Through issues of the Record News for 1971 were reported 204 deaths, which included 105 males and 99 females.
News of Men in the Armed Service: Airman Stephen Swank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Swank of Mount Ayr, who recently completed his Airforce basic training at the Air Training Command’s Lackland AFB, TX, has been assigned to Keesler AFB, MS for training as a personal specialist.
Marriages: December 12, Cathy Lynn Buck and Elvin Dean Swank.
Obituaries in this edition were: Raymond McGraw, Maggie Teale Beck and Wilbur Wallace Campbell.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 26, 1996.)
Members of the Mount Ayr Community high school band will head to the Fiesta Bowl parade and game in Phoenix, AZ as part of the Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band.
Those that will be participating are: Julie Roudybush, Aimee Stephens, Jessica Hymbaugh, Shannon Norris, Scott Lauristen, Jamie Haidsiak, Erica Petersohn, Brandy Adams, Korbie Rinehart, Brittany Roe, Aaron Comer, Stasia Taylor, Darin Dolecheck and Lindsey Comer.
A request for an election court in the close race for Ringgold County supervisor has been withdrawn by Democrat Ethel Campbell of Shannon City. Lloyd Bedier will be sworn in as a new member of the board of supervisors in January.
The new fire escape is in place at the Ringgold County courthouse and a flag was flying advertising “Lyle’s Bed & Breakfast opening soon” one day this week.
The flag refers to Sheriff Lyle Minnick, who may be able to reopen the jail here following the fire escape work.
Obituary in this edition was, Grace Margaret Phippen Saltzman.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 22, 2011.)
The Mount Ayr Raiders are pleased to announce that Dustin Pritchett has been selected to play in the 2012 Iowa Shrine Bowl.
Sydney Davenport, a junior at Worth County high school in Grant City, MO, received the Missouri State High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship award during the Show-Me-Bowl in St. Louis, MO. The Worth County Tigers won the 8-man state football championship at the Edward Jones Dome and finished their season with a perfect record, 13-0.
Births: November 28, a son, Bryant, to Robert Martin and Stacia Ward.
Obituaries in this edition were: Shirley Ann Dellinger Buchanan, Leslie Wilbur Landphair and Evelyn Grace Pollard Sissel.