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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News,Thursday, April 26, 1922.)
At the meeting of the Mount Ayr Commercial Club last evening at the city hall, the committee to select site for a tourist park reported favorably to the location of the park on the school grounds or on the lots west of the Highland Addition in west Mount Ayr.
The club voted to locate the park on the lots west of Highland Addition. (Dunning Avenue, a block west of Shellway Drive, seems to have been developed about 1920.
This development was known as the Highland Addition and the Mount Ayr Tourist Park would be build nearby in the mid-20s.)
Marriages: April 21, Maude McClanahan ang Francis Fuller.
Births: April 15, a son, Paul, to Mr. and Mrs. Gus Novak…April 7, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Keller…April 17, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Edd Long.
Obituaries in this edition were: Susanna Negley Kelley and Mary Ann Clayton Long.
(From the Mount Ayr Record News,Thursday, April 24, 1947.)
F.F.A. win high honors in State Meet-The Mount Ayr chapter was awarded superior rating in the State Parliamentary Procedure contest.
The local team consisted of Wayne Foltz, Dean Gardner, Dick Richardson. Ivan Dolecheck and Don Euritt.
Futhermore the Mount Ayr chapter had three members awarded Iowa Farmer Degree, namely: Stan Smith, Thomas Dennis and Wayne Foltz.
Notice is hereby given that the practice of riding bicycles on the sidewalks in the town of Mount Ayr is in violation of law and such practice must be discontinued. O.B. Mack Mayor.
The Tingley Garage, owned by E.M. Heizer, was purchased recently by Clifford L. Ross.
Mr. Ross has rented the building and operated the business for the past 2 years, or since George D. Blunck,who formerly, operated the garage, and his family moved to Idaho.
Births: April 10, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Beamer…April 21, a son, Roger, to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lynch.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News,Thursday, April 27, 1972.)
In a ceremony held April 1 on Firebase Maud near Da Nang, Republic of Viet Nam, 1st Lt. Gary Main was presented the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces and the Air Medal for meritorious achievement while participating in sustained aerial flight in support of combat ground forces in the Republic of Viet Nam.
The awards were presented by LTC Rocco Negir, commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion 21st Infantry.
Lt. Main spent 4 months as an infantry platoon leader and since mid-November, 1971, had served as battalion liaison officer responsible for co-ordination of air and artillery fire support of ground combat units, both U.S. and Vietnamese.
For his work with the Vietnamese, he was awarded the Vietnamese Honor Medal and Vietnamese Staff Medal. Lt. Main, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Main of Mount Ayr.
Births: April 17, a daughter, Melissa, to Mr. and Mrs. James Clark…April 21, a son, Eric, to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Schlapia.
Obituaries in this edition were: George E. Allen, Amanda Melvina Howard McConnell, Nona Mae Dewey Giles, and Flossie Lee Curry Nickle.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News,Thursday, April 17, 1997.)
Dr. Dane Johnson of Phoenix, AZ has accepted the contract that was presented to him by Ringgold County Hospital. As soon as Dr. Johnson has acquired his Iowa license, he will be moving to the area. He will practice general laproscopic surgery.
A spring snow storm dumped a foot of snow on Ringgold County before the official instruments stopped working to measure the white stuff and activities ground to a halt Friday.
Here is a riddle-What do you get when you mix prom and alcohol? You get trouble; even more trouble this year because there is a greater chance at getting caught. There have been rumors floating around the high school about a breathalyser test at prom.
Births: April 19, a daughter, Morgan, to Mr. and Mrs. James Walters.
Obituaries in this edition were: George W. Minnick and Thelma Cordella Webb Adams.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 19, 2012.)
An internet broadband planning committee is holding a public meeting at the Ringgold County Extension office, Tuesday April 24. The main topic of this 60 minute meeting will be to discuss the access, adoption and use of broadband internet in Ringgold County.
A new five foot by eight foot mural saluting veterans is the new focal point of the stage area at the Mount Ayr American Legion building.
The painting was done by local artist Shirley Wallace, who is a veteran herself.
Births: April 10, a daughter, Evalyn, to Ed and Amber (Taylor) Schafer.
Obituaries in this edition were: Mary Anne McGehee Lane and Lila Mae Reynolds Richards Overholtzer.