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One Hundred Years (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, March 1, 1922.)
Two deaths from small pox…Profound sorrow filled the hearts of the people of the community Monday when it was announced that Walter Showalter of Blockton and Mrs. J.J. Lepley had passed away.
Both Mrs. Lepley and Mr. Showalter had been suffering from small pox more than two weeks.
For the benefit of those who do not know, we, the people of Delphos and vicinity, wish to tell everyone the rumor going about small pox at Delphos is a mistake.
There is no small pox here and we are using precaution in the form of vaccination to prevent it. Also there is not a case of scarlet fever.
Marriages: February 20, Lee Bastow and Ava Miller were united in marriage.
Births: February 16, a daughter, Sue Marie, to Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Moore.
Obituary in this edition: Floyd McCarty.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, February 27, 1947.)
Plans for the school Miniature X-ray program, sponsored by Ringgold County Tuberculosis Association, have been announced by Miss Joy Harmon, R.N. Tuberculosis Consultant, State Department of Health and Miss Geraldine Busse, RN Advisory nurse of District #10.
The school program includes high school students in the 9-12 grades of both public and parochial schools and the teachers include, high school, elementary, and rural. Other personnel to be x-rayed include clerks, bus drivers, those preparing lunches and custodians.
Lester Sickels of Liberty Township, has one of the best flocks of grade ewes I have ever seen. These ewes have plenty of size, yet are really the right type. Lester had 29 lambs saved from his first 19 ewes, which is doing alright.
Marriages: January 26, Geraldine Garrett and Donald “Jake” Dailey…February 23, Mae Smith and Selby Stanley…February 21, Laura Arnold and Kenneth Lepley…February 21, Maurice O’Connell and Herbert Orth.
Births: February 20, a daughter, Margaret, to Mr.and Mrs. Eugene Mosier…February 10, a son, Eugene, to Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Banner.
Obituaries in this edition were: Haskell Tallman (infant), Fred Jezek, Rev. Christopher Shaw, Rebecca Ann Stull Steinkamp and Blanche Cora Moreland Lininger.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, March 2, 1972.)
Another wildlife refuge in Ringgold County came a step closer to reality this week, as the State Conservation Commission took possession yesterday of 800 acres in Lotts Creek Township in the southeast part of the county.
The new area will be known as the Ringgold Wildlife Area. Purchase of the land was made in early January with 240 acres from Howard and Margie Brown and Lloyd R. and Maxine R. Hicks. And 200 acres from M.L. and Elsie Swanson and 360 arces from Wayne Ackelson.
Total cost of the area, $100,500.
During the year 1971, the Record News recorded the births of 208 babies: 107 boys and 101 girls. Included in the list were six adoptions and four sets of twins.
Births: February 25, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Steinman…February 29, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Barton Shields…February 7, a daughter, Merilee, to S.Sgt. and Mrs. Joe Brown.
Obituaries in this edition were: Mae Coie Stephenson and Julia Gerldine Drake Meyers.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, February 20, 1997.)
Items about the dissolution of the Kellerton school district headed the agenda for the Grand Valley Community school board at it’s regular meeting February 12.
For the first time ever a Mount Ayr Community high school senior has been named to the All-State Jazz Band. Aaron Comer, a Mount Ayr Community senior has been chosen as one of four trombones in the Class 1A-2A All-State Jazz Band.
Six Mount Ayr wrestlers qualified for the district wrestling tournament, they are: Jamie King, Andy Shields, Ben Dorr, Justin Gourley, Jermone Alexander and Brett Shields.
Regan Main, daughter of Kelly and Terri Main, a high school junior at Mount Ayr Community school, was installed as Worthy Advisor of the Mount Ayr Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Sunday January 26.
Births: January 13, son, Christian, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nichols…February 1, a son, Caleb, to Mr.and Mrs. Kenneth Rush.
Obituaries in this edition were: Richard Claire Routh, Frances Marie Noftsger Sellers and Iris Cornwall Maas.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, February 23, 2012.)
A milestone was reached recently for the Family Resource Center, the program which provides preschool and day care services for many families in the area.
The loan with USDA Rural Development, which was used to finance the building, was paid off officially December 31, 2011. The building was built in 1998 and the programs have served the community now for some 13 years.
Shane Swank, 152# for MACH Raiders made his first trip to the Class 1A state wrestling tournament this past week and ended up off the medal stand with a 1-2 record.
A Diagonal player received honorable mention on the Bluegrass Conference girls all-conference team announced this week. In addition Diagonal won the sportsmanship award for the year. Ashley Jarred made the honorable list for the all-conference squad.
Births: February 14, a son, Cyrus, to Mr. and Mrs. Eric Herzberg.
Obituaries in this edition were: Elizabeth Love German Campbell, Teddie Donald Huff Jr., and Frankie Kay DeBoard Johnson.