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(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 22, 1922.)
In the triangler field meet at Ames Saturday, in which athletes from Drake, Ames, and Grinnell participated, Frank Keating, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Keating of this city won first in low hurdles, first in finals and first in the 50 yard dash. The 50 yd dash was run in 5 and 2/5th seconds.
Taylor County claims the distinction of having within its borders the oldest married couple in the state.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Duncan have just celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. They reside on a farm near New Market. They have never moved, having entered the farm on which they live in 1849.
They had eleven children, ten of whom are living. The oldest daughter that died left ten children. Mr. Duncan served in the civil war. He is 96 and she is 91.
Marriages: Vera Gaines and Ralph Dillenburg…Last Thursday Goldia Swett and John Link…March 8, Ruth Kendall and Fredrick Sobotka.
Births: March 18, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Skinner.
Obituaries in this edition: Robert Lorimor and Ethel M. Anderson Grout.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News March 20, 1947.)
Junior Jeter, who recently signed a contract as pitcher with Tulsa Oilers baseball team, will go about April 1 to Iola, KS to begin spring training.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jeter of Clearfield, Junior served with the US Army for 37 months. Since receiving his honorable discharge February 26, 1946 he has been employed at the Mount Ayr Cleaners.
While attending high school Junior was prominent in athletics, especially in the sport of baseball. Last summer he served as pitcher for the local veteran’s baseball team and established a number of enviable records in the pitching field.
Student Ayr–Friday afternoon Mr. Steele accepts four honorary trophy awards to display in the show case.
Franklin Smith presented the consolation trophy of the junior high basketball tournament-Bill Pratt presented the county basketball trophy-Jim Braby presented the sectional basketball trophy-Ivan Dolecheck presented the 1946 Blue Grass Conference football trophy to the high school for the 1946 undefeated season.
He also presented the 1947 Blue Grass Conference trophy for basketball.
Marriages: March 8 Velma Wimer and Lawrence Kimball…March 2, Charlotte Rice and Dwight Cunning…March 7, T-5 Fred Siverly and Virginia Keenan.
Births: March 14, a son, James, to Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Ethington.
Obituaries in this edition were: Anna Turpin Waggoner and Lodeema Alma Todd Bennett.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 23, 1972.)
A Ringgold County girl, Diane Taylor, 18 years of age, of Diagonal, will reign as Miss South Central Iowa Pageant to be held June 14-17 at Davenport.
Mount Ayr shoppers will be hundred of dollars to the good next year, according to members of the retail promotion committee of the Mount Ayr Community Improvement Club.
The committee is in the process of planning a year-long promotion to be known as “Greenback Days,” to be held every Wednesday in Mount Ayr for the next 52 weeks. Preliminary indications are that between 45-50 businesses will participate in the program, which will feature weekly cash prizes to be awarded to selected shoppers.
Brent Geringer placed second in the state Federation track meet held at Graceland College in Lamoni Saturday, as the Mount Ayr track men opened their 1972 track season.
Geringer, a sophomore, had a toss of 52’ 4 1/4” in the shot put which was a new school record and almost 5’ better than his pervious best competitive mark. He helds the old school record of 47’ 9”.
Marriages: March 3, Rosalie Travis and Jerry McAlexander.
Births: March 13, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. James Exley…March 17, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Constant…March 17, a son, Patrick, to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Drake…March 17, a son, Todd, to Mr. and Mrs. Don Allen.
Obituary in this edition was: Rebecca Hall Bumgarner.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 13, 1997.)
Nine Mount Ayr Community High School Business Professional of America students qualified for the national contests with first, second, and third place in state contests at the state BPA convention recently.
Qualifying to advance to National contest to be held in Orlando, FL include: Jessica McGahuey, Alicia Still, Brooke Mitchell, Nikki Murphy, Kary Mitchell, Chip Williams, Cody Cochran, Nathan Reasoner and Alicia McNutt.
Student Ayr-Question of the Week- What do you think should happen to people if they don’t wear green on Saint Patrick’s Day?
Joe Hynek: On Saint Joseph’s Day (a Bohemian Holiday) you get kicked if you don’t wear red. I don’t know what they do in Ireland, but if I were in Czechoslovakia on March 17 without any green on, I’d be watching my backside…
Dara Creveling, freshman: They should have to drink all the spoiled left over, skunky green beer.
Obituaries in this edition were: Bernetta Cordelia Roe Stephens and Ralph D. Culver.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 15, 2012.)
Eight Mount Ayr Community high school students were selected by the Pride of Iowa Conference band directors as a member of the 2012 Honor Band on Monday, March 12 at Wayne of Corydon high school.
Those participating from the Raider band were: Matt Kerns, Taylor Lynch, Desirae Trammel, April Shields, Maggie Jennett, Jasper Abarr, Emily Fox and Erin Dolecheck.
All-Loop honors-Three Mount Ayr community Raider boys basketball players were given post season Pride of Iowa Conference all-team honors. They include: Braydee Poore, Dusty Lyden and Jake Still.
Obituary in this edition was, Vicki Prentis.