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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 24, 1922.)
A item which failed to get into the Record News last week was mention of the accident in which Ed Dugan came within a small margin of losing his life.
Mr. Dugan was driving a large thresher engine across a bridge near J.W. Glass farm in Poe township when the bridge gave way. Mr. Dugan went down with the engine and landed in several feet of water.
His son, Guy Dugan, who was driving the tank wagon, rushed to his assistance and with the assistance of some neighbors succeeded in removing the wreckage so that Mr. Dugan was able to get out. Examination by a physical revealed the fact that several ribs were cracked, outside from this Mr. Dugan suffered no serious injury.
Six men of Ellston and vicinity entered pleas of guilty to gambling in Judge Fuller’s court Saturday evening and fines ranging from $25 to $50 were assessed.
Indictments were returned by the Grand Jury on information furnished by the sheriff and county attorney. One of the men, against whom three indictments were returned, was given 6 months jail sentence, the sentenced being suspended for good behavior.(As the twentieth century began, there were forty-five states in the Union. The territories of Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona gained statehood between 1907 and 1912. According to Rose, the closure of casinos in New Mexico and Arizona was a precondition for statehood. In 1910 Nevada outlawed casino gambling. That same year, horse racing was outlawed in New York, and almost all gambling was prohibited in the United States. The only legal gambling options at the time were horse races in Maryland and Kentucky and a few isolated card clubs.)
Marriage: May 20, Pearl Summers and Edwin Ford.
Obituary in this edition was: Alsada Filby Foltz.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 22, 1947.)
Marilyn Yashack, 22 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Yashack of Diagonal, was killed Sunday when the plane, in which she and her roommate, a former Burlington resident and a Denver University student, crashed near Monument, Colorado.
G.E. Raines of Red Oak, working for the Burlington Trailways, has contacted people in this vicinity about a proposed bus route from Greenfield to as far south as Bedford.
Other towns included in the schedule would be Orient, Creston, Kent, Stringtown Junction, Sharpsburg, Lenox, Conway and Gravity. Two round trips would be made each day, making connections with bus lines going to Des Moines and Omaha.
Marriage: April 26, Mable Woods and William McKelvey…May 10, Barbara Morey and G. Leonnard Smith…May 16, Jewell Darling and John Williams.
Births: May 8, twins, Charla and Charlee, to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Beck…May 5, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Reed…A daugher, Phyllis, was welcomed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Harvey…May 17, a son, Larry, to Mr. and Mrs. James Bowen…May 18, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Turnbull…May 12, a daughter, Marilynn, to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Barnes.
Obituaries in this edition were: Edward M. Lourie, Bertha Whitsitt Miller, Adam Sheets, Rebecca Jane McConnell and Curtis Edward Abarr.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 25, 1972.)
Seventy-eight members of the Mount Ayr Community high school class of 1972 will receive diplomas at the annual commencement exercises Friday. Speaker for the annual event is Rev. Ron Davis.
Kenneth Hunt will be awarded a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Iowa State University during commencement exercises May 27 in the Hilton Coliseum in Ames.
Three Raiders to state track meet; Brent Geringer, John Allen and David Henderson will be the Mount Ayr participants in state Class
A track meet to be held in Jefferson this Saturday. Brent Geringer and John Allen will compete in the discus and Geringer the shot put as well. David Henderson will be competing in the 120 yd high hurdles.
Births: May 18, a daughter, Shelia, to Mr. and Mrs. Max Smith…May 23, a daughter, Jennifer, to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Andrews…May 17, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Hill..May 21, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Denton Lantz.
Obituary in this edition was, Clara Hill Jones.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 15, 1997.)
Raid of ‘SkipDay” party catches 20 plus students and school seeking names.
A raid on “senior skip day” by Ringgold County sheriff personnel meant almost two dozen students were caught and several cases of beer confiscated Friday.
According to Ringgold County sheriff deputy Bob Bennett, the party was found in the Tinkerville area in the southeast part of the county. Some 54 of the 68 Mount Ayr community seniors didn’t come to school Friday as part of an unofficial “skip day” tradition, but less than half of them were at the scene of the party.
Names of twenty students were taken by law enforcement officials and parents were notified. No charges have been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.
Most of the students have had excuses from parents of one kind or the other for the skip day, so school officials have their hands tied in taking action. Rumors are going around this time that the names will not be released until after graduation.
A Diagonal junior placed second in the Algebra II division at the Bluegrass conference math contest held in Seymor recently.
Zach Gunsolley of Diagonal placed second on the test in the contest attended by seven of the Bluegrass conference schools.
Obituaries in this edition were: Richard C. Ives and Margaret Ada Kauble Taggert.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 17, 2012.)
Three students tied for valedictorian honors for Mount Ayr Community class of 2012.
They are Claire Andresen, Alex Sobotka, and Matt Kerns…Honor graduates for the Diagonal Community school district included valedictorian, Jenna Berger and salutatorian, Bailey Cameron.
For the second time in a row, Ringgold County is hosting the United States Border Collie Handlers Association National Cattledog Finals, with the four-day event set to be held at a site at junction of 110th Ave and County Hwy J55 four miles west of Redding.
Obituaries in this edition were: Vera Geneva Olney Combs, Anna Pearl Collier May.