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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, January 18, 1922.)
A distressing accident which resulted in the fatal injury of Harvey Johnston happened Friday evening about 4:30 o’clock on Deport Street near the Snow White Bakery.
John Spencer and Paul McCandless, high school boys, were driving through town advertising a basketball game to be played that evening. They had driven to the school house to get a megaphone and upon arriving there discovered that the radiator of the Ford run-a-bout they were driving had frozen up.
They secured a blanket over the radiator. They had just driven on Depot Street when Harvey either stepped in front of the car or was standing in the street as the car approached. Neither of the boys saw him until just before the car struck him. Harvey was struck down by the car and sustained a severe injury to his scalp, both eyes were injured and his collar bone fractured which had penetrated his lung causing his death.
Marriage: January 5, Edith Bliss and Edwin Swank.
Obituaries in this edition were: William Robert Mosbarger, Harvey Johnston, George C. Kopp and Samuel England.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 16, 1947.)
Everett Galloway purchased this week from H.W. Terrell his buildings and stock and parts located on Depot Street, in Mt. Ayr, immediate possession being given.
The business will be conducted under the name of the Mount Ayr Wrecking Company.
Two neon signs bearing the inscription “MT AYR”, ordered December 3 by Mayor O.B. Mack, were installed Monday January 13.
These signs appear at the Art Moore corner on Hwy 169 and near the Shafer Service Station on Hwy 2. The signs were purchased from the Buss Neon Sign Co. of Des Moines, at a total cost of $522.
Marriages: August 13, 1946, Ava Smith and Henry Rademaker, Jr.
Births: December 22, a son Steven Darrell Werner…January 12, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Campbell…Deceber 23, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. William Wheatley…January 11, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Schaefer.
Obituary in this edition was, George Washington Dickerson.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 20, 1972.)
Elaine McAlexander, senior in the Mount Ayr Community school, has been awarded a certificate of honor and membership in McCall’s Teen Fashion Board for outstanding work in the field of textiles and clothing classwork.
The Mount Ayr Raiders, with a score of 95-69, made the Villisca Bluejays their ninth victim Friday night at Villisca.
The Raiders led at halftime 41-33. Benny Hainline, senior, paced the winners with 23 points. Kurt Nichols, junior center, pumped in 16 points, with David McNeill adding 14, Bob Johnson 11, Dave Henderson 15, Rick Adams 10 and senior Gordon Bradley 6 to round out the top scorers.
Marriages: December 4, 1971, Fannie Sue Garner and Frank Carson.
Obituary in this edition was, Patsy D. Greenrod.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 9, 1997.)
Installation is almost complete on the new CAT scan equipment at Ringgold County Hospital-the first time that the hospital will have this equipment available on a daily basis.
Until now a mobile CAT scan unit visited the hospital one day a week and scans that could not be done when the mobile unit visited had to be done elsewhere.
The Ringgold County Jail in the Ringgold County courthouse is in full operation after being shut down for almost a year.
The facility was closed to allow the opportunity to build a fire escape, which became mandatory for jail operation.
A former resident has accepted a new position with the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Anna Mae Kobbe, who has been on the extension home economics staff in Missouri for a number of years, has been hired for a position with the USDA in Washington, D.C.
Births: December 26, a son, Anthony, to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lohmann…December 1, a son, Hunter, to Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Walters.
Obituaries in this edition were: Ora Ruth Anderson Walter, Hallie Robert Moore, Crystal S. Glendenning Cole, Clyde Carroll (Pete) Horton, and Thelma Zoe Terwilliger Canny.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 12, 2012.)
Ringgold County recorded its first fatal traffic accident of the new year early Saturday morning.
Larry Jackson, 55, of Kellerton, was killed in the accident at 3 a.m. on county road J45 south of 240th Street.
Two long-time Mount Ayr Community faculty members have accepted the districts retirement incentive and submitted their resignation letters to the board.
Marilyn Hawkins, 5th and 6th grade math teacher and James Smith, secondary math teacher, will both leave the district effective at the end of the current school year.
Jim Werner was given a plaque during the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association convention in December honoring his family as the 2011 winners of the ICA Environmental Stewardship Award Program.
Jim and Ann Werner of Werner Family Angus in Diagonal, were named the state winners last April. They have worked for more than 30 years to restore numerous ponds, wildlife habitat and quality pastures for their cattle operation in the southwest corner of Iowa.
Obituaries in this edition were: Louise Knapp Addison, Larry Dean Jackson and Jerry Willis.