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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 31, 1922.)
The large still captured by Sheriff Terrell several months ago, which at the time of its capture was employed in the manufacture of illicit booze, is to be put to the nobler and more glorious purpose of heating water and such other legitimate use as may be required by tourists who visit Mount Ayr’s tourist park.
The boiler has a capacity of twenty gallons and Sheriff Terrell will donate it for use in the park.
Charles V. Agee Ringgold County’s leading clothier of Mount Ayr was in Kellerton last Friday and leased of Mr. Lewis Akin, the store building on the west side of the street, now occupied by the Grimes-Grogan clothing company, and will open up a first class gent’s furnishing store as soon as the building is vacated by its present occupants.
Marriages: Sunday Ruth Bernizer and Roy Peasley were united in marriage…May 24, Irene Swanson and Clifford Nichols.
Births: May 17, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Billingsley…May 22, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Davis…Born Thursday, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. John Wubler.
Obituaries in this edition were: Alice H. Hoffecker Eaton and Mildred Irene Waggoner.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 29, 1947.)
Pvt. Harlan D. Layton, of this city is among the troopers of the first calvary division that is undertaking vigorous training while occupying the ten preferences of the Tokyo-Yoko-hama area.
Stationed at Camp Drew with the 99th field artilery battalion “1st of the First Flight,” he has just returned from a period of field and range practice at Maebashi, some 80 miles north of Tokyo.
While there he fired and qualified with the carbine standard side arm of troops in the FA. Among the top 20 men in his battery of 130, his score of 186 out of a possible 200 qualified him as an expert with that wepon.
Dorothy’s Beauty Shop, formerly owned by Dorothy Seebers has been sold to Maurice Bartlett of Lamoni, possession was given May 19.
Marriage: April 20, Phyllis Morrison and Rowe Smith…May 1, Donella Bramon and Robert Durham.
Births: May 22, twin sons, Daniel and Dennis, to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sickels…Born Monday, a daughter, Nancy, to Mr. and Mrs. Karl Davidson…May 22, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Barker…May 22, a son, Steve, to Mr.and Mrs. Charles Lesan.
Obituaries in this edition: Dennis Earl Sickels (infant)…Bertha Elizabeth Norris Vance, and William Don Warner.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, June 1, 1972.)
Rick Adams and Larry Bishop, who will be seniors this fall at Mount Ayr Community high school, have been selected to attend Boys State, June 3-9 at Camp Dodge near Des Moines.
Geringer wins state shot put title with a toss of 55 feet. He also placed second in the discus with a throw of 162 feet 6 inches. John Allen placed 3rd in the discus as well.
On Tuesday morning the student body and faculty, a committee of seven people picked the 1972 football cheerleaders.
The committee consisted of, Pam Jackson, Mary Cooper, Kurt Nichols, Mrs. Larsen, Mrs. Yearous, Mr. Saville and Mr. McDonald. Each rated the girls on a five-point scale, concerning their appearance, ability, knowledge of cheers, enthusiasm, volume ability to lead others and ease of performance.
The girls chosen are: Brenda Roe, Linda Dolecheck, Lora Sickels, Grace Ferguson, Ellen Trullinger, Cindy Poore, and Gannie Rotert as alternate.
Marriage: May 21, Marcia Smith and Donald Dougherty.
Births: May 28, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ragan…May 29, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Walker.
Obituaries in this edition were: Everett Shields Payton, Clifford Dean Teale, Margaret Cecilia Colgan Egly and Neva Gilbert Keplinger.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 22, 1997.)
A new Mount Ayr business was welcomed by the Mount Ayr Camber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony last week.
The new business is Patchwork Crafts, is located at the intersection of Hwy 2 & 169 west of Mount Ayr. Owner Linda Huntsman.
Eight Mount Ayr Community high school Raiderettes qualified to participate in the state track meet in Des Moines, Friday and Saturday at the district meet here last Tuesday. Qualifying to participate are: Laura Jones, Melissa Eighmy, Amanda Werner, Rachel Derscheid, Jennifer Nelson, Debbie Stephens, Jerica Jackson and Micki Straight.
Two Mount Ayr Community high school seniors were among over 1,700 students recently recognized as State of Iowa Scholars by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, a state organization which administers the annual scholarship program. Ringgold County students named to the honor were Jennifer Newton and Cameron Adams.
Births: May 13, a daughter, Hannah, to Todd and Angie Glendenning…May 11, a daughter, Maggie, to Gary and Beth Bjustrom.
Obituaries in this edition were: Warren Linden Drake, Cora Amanda Fertig Hall, and Margaret E. Wion Cole.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 31, 2012.)
City crew members were at work early Thursday morning to try to fix a water main break along W. Jefferson Street in Mount Ayr that was discovered in the wee hours of the morning.
Ringgold County resident, Don Ray, who has taught Spanish at Mount Ayr Community high school for the last 3 years, will be teaching next year in Spain. He has been accepted into the North American visiting teachers program run by Spain’s Ministry of Education.
Obituaries in this edition were: James Duffield McIntosh and Harold Brandon Repp.