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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, February 1, 1922.)
Carson Williams sold the Diagonal Reporter last week to Thomas Waffle.
People who are familiar with the work done by the county nurse of Ringgold County will endorse the following article from “Parrottalks,” published by Matt Parrott and Sons Co. of Waterloo.
“It is noticed, with a good deal of regret, that a few boards of supervisors, in their zeal for retrenchment, are stopping the pay thus eliminating the County Nurse. How foolish and at the same time extravagant.”
It is the story of cutting off the hand that feeds you. There are a least 1,000 children in every county in Iowa. Putting it upon such a basis for an illustration, certainly low enough.
The salary and traveling expense of the county nurse will not exceed $2,000 make $2,500 for the next year. This would be $2.50 for the care and up keep of each boy and girl for the year.
“The greatest asset, the administrators of future government, yet we are not willing to pay the small tax of $1.50 to protect the health of our children.”
Births: January 28, a daughter, Elizabeth, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Falls…January 10, a new babe to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Price…A baby came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Erm Haley Sunday. ..January 16, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Clark…January 27, a daughter, Ellen, to Mr. and Mrs. William Warrick.
Obituaries in this edition were: John Augustus Cornelt and Mariah Jane Hampton Trullinger.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 30, 1947.)
Approximately 100 sportsmen from Ringgold County and surrounding communities participated Sunday afternoon in a wolf hunt, which took them through eight sections of land in Athens and Monroe townships.
With nothing but wolves, fox, or coyotes to be shot during the hunt, the men returned to Mount Ayr empty handed.
Potpourri: Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgement. William H. Taft…
The best judgement we can expect on the Day of Judgement is a suspended sentence…Friend; does your wife play bridge for money? Jones: “maybe she plays for it, but she never gets any.”
Marriages: January 22, Darlene Gaule and Denzel Mobley…January 24, Martena Vanderpluym and Burl Mobley…January 15, Nina Sweeney and Lloyd German.
Births: A daughter was born Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Virden…January 25, a son, Frederick, to Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Barker…January 23, a daughter, Pamela, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Evans…January 10, a son, Terry, to Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Baal…January 10, a son, Michael, to Mr. and Mrs. Marion (Jack) Dailey…January 11, a daughter, Patricia, to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wright…January 21, a daughter, Cherie, to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Johnson…January 24, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ellison…January 20, a son, Ivan, to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Salmons…January 25, a daughter, Ginny, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Guthrie.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 3, 1972.)
A Ringgold County boy has been designated to compete for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Co; he is Carey V. Crowson of Tingley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Crandler Crowson.
First use of the new addition to the Ringgold County Hospital took place Monday when patients were moved into the area.
All 16 beds of the new wing have been filled and remodeling will start in the vacated area of the original building.
Still undefeated is Raider 185 pound wrestler, David Stewart. Stewart is 16-0 for the year.
News of Men in the Armed Service: Master Sergeant Ivan C. Beede, son of Mrs. Jessie Corll of Kellerton, has been named one of the top 15 percent in his Air Force specialty. He will receive a superior performance pay bonus for one year as a result of his selection. Sergeant Beede, is a food service supervisor.
Marriages: December 27, 1996, Chloe Westfall and Merritt Padgitt…January 1, Lanetta Baker and Joe Gepner.
Births: January 31, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Barth…January 27, a daughter, Chanda, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Crawford.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 23, 1997.)
Judy Clymer of Tingley received a very special Christmas gift in 1996.
She was given the opportunity to be reunited with a child she had given up for adoption at birth. This special moment was made possible through the staff at “Leeza”, a talk show that airs at 9 a.m. weekdays on NBC.
Mount Ayr residents may soon be paying higher sewer bills because of updates to the city waste water treatment plant being mandated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
A National Guard member has been awarded the Iowa Commendation Medal.
Pvt. 1st Class Timothy Schaefer was awarded the medal for achievement during his first guard unit’s summer training in August 1996. Schaefer is a member of Company A 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry. He is a Mount Ayr community graduate.
Births: December 22, a son, Ryan, to Mr. and Mrs. John Wininger…January 17, a son, Tucker to Mr. and Mrs. Craig Winemiller.
Obituaries in this edition were: Marvin Howard Wilson, Thelma Buell Weeda and Helen Marie Hampton.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 26, 2012.)
It;s homecoming week in Diagonal Community School District.
Homecoming queen candidates are Jenna Berger, Bailey Cameron, Elly Brown, Charlene Hingeley. Homecoming king candidates are as follows: Trenton Moffitt, Shad Haidsiak, and Dominique Buchanan. Ringgold County Public Health was formed in 1972 thanks to a three-year federal grant and a portion of county funding. At that time the agency employed 2 nurses and an secretary.
Senior running back Alex Sobotka has been selected to the Iowa Football Coaches Association Academic All State team. Sobotka is the son of Gary and Darla Sobotka of Mount Ayr.
Births: December 22, a son, Christopher, to Michael and Elizabeth Schmidt…January 19, a son, Jax, to Tom & Tiffany Bradley…January 17, a son, Liam, to Kayte Bradley.
Obituaries in this edition were: Robert Darren Taylor and Sue S. Taylor Smith.