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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 10, 1922.)
Friday night about 12:30 fire was discovered in the basement of the Maloy Mercantile Company Store.
The alarm was turned in at once but the building being a frame structure, was found impossible to save. The burning of the building takes away the oldest landmark of Maloy, it being over 35 years since W.R. Hart had it erected.
While plowing his farm west of Tingley Saturday, Ralph Arnold encountered a bull snake which is declared by many who saw it, to be the largest snake they ever saw outside of a circus.
Mr. Arnold killed the reptile, which measured 6 feet 3 inches in length and 3 inches in diameter, with a fence post and later took it to Tingley where it was exhibited.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sheets are parents of a son…April 30, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Vanderpool…April 22, a son, John, to Mr. and Mrs. Wibur Scott…Saturday night, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Safter Harriman…May 6, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Ward McGehee…April 25, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. John Uglow.
Obituaries in this edition were: Edna Maude Laird Timby, Eliza McClaren Mackey, Pauline A. Killion Auxier and Lorena Bathe Rhoades.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 8, 1947.)
Hundreds of sight-seers from Ringgold County visited Sunday at Worth County, Missouri to view the damage done when the town of 223 persons was virtually destroyed when struck by a tornado Tuesday of last week.
Patrolmen on duty estimated the day’s crowd at 50,000 people. Cars began streaming into the little Missouri town about 9 o’clock and by noon traffic officers had to extend operations almost 4 miles out.
United Food Markets weekly specials -Wheaties, 2 pkg at 23 cents, with a free comic book included; pork steak, 45 cents a pound; sliced bacon, Rath’s Blackhawk, 69 cents a pound; pot roast, 43 cents a pound; Armour’s Star wieners, 39 cents a pound; T-Bone steak, 59 cents a pound; and center cut pork chops, 63 cents a pound.
Marriage: May 2, Betty Hannon and Jack Monaghan.
Births: April 28, a daughter, Patricia, to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hogue…May 1, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Waugh…April 28, a son, William, to Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Stevenson.
Obituaries in this edition were: Sarah Lavina Snodgrass Trullinger, Henry H. Schwalbe and Glen Johnston.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 11, 1972.)
Ronald Landphair of Mount Ayr has signed a contact to teach Industrial Arts in the Clear Lake high school during the ensuing year. He will also assist with junior high wrestling and football.
Gary Keplinger has been elected to the position of high school principal in the Radcliffe Community school district, the duties of which he will assume at the beginning of the 1972-73 school year.
Brent Geringer sets two new school record at Panther Relays in Creston on May 2.
Geringer won the discus with a toss of 164’ 1” and the shot with a heave of 54’ 3”…Brenda McCullough set a school record in the discus with a throw of 94’ 10” at the Adair-Casey Relays last Wednesday.
Marriage: May 3, Katherine Bryan and Bernard Hull.
Births: May 8, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Elton Sackett.
Obituary in this edition was: Jennie Blanche Downey Cole.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 1, 1997.)
Leave it up to Lynn Rinehart of Mount Ayr to come up with a new twist on just about anything.
His latest creation, along with Jay Watson, is the Five State Golf Swing-36 holes of golf in four states in one day.
Taking part in the adventure were: Lynn Rinehart, Jay Watson, Jim Pedersen, Steve Roe, Gene Poppe, Tom Kelly, Steve Fetty, Bob Young, Dwight Conover, Dr. Don McKim, Ty Rogers and Don O’Hara.
During the annual spring band concert at MACHS Monday night the Arion award to the schools top senior band student was presented.
This years winner of the award was Aaron Comer. The MACH 4×100 meter relay team ran it’s best time of the season but did not place at the Drake Relays in Des Moines Saturday. Running on the Raider team were, Chip Williams, Chris Leonard, T.J. Brown and Adam Dredge.
Marriage: Dec. 24, 1996, Jackie Carr and Jason Rupe.
Births: April 12, a daughter, Alyssa, to Dustin and Amy (Gregg) Jackson…April 27, a son, Jadon, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Moore.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 3, 2012.)
Lentz building collapses at Tingley.
An old Tingley landmark building has collapsed in recent weeks. The Lentz building was built by CW Lentz and built in 1930 to replace a building that burned in a fire July 2, 1930 that also destroyed the wooden Christian Church building. Possibly, the terrific winds received in April stressed the roof and caused the large building to collapse.
The story of the restored tractor in memory of Konner Klommhaus received some wider exposure as it was featured on KCCI-TV news Monday night.
A Ringgold County six year old was one of the area hunters to come home with a turkey during the recent youth turkey season. Ryce Reynolds shot his first turkey during youth season. He is the son of Ryan and Angela Reynolds of Mount Ayr.
Obituaries in this edition was, Robert Earl Keller and Robert F. Strange.