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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 3, 1922.)
Rabies among dogs seems to be epidemic in Ringgold County.
In addition to the dogs previously reported afflicted with the disease, O.V. Messinger of Poe Township reported Monday that one of his dogs became suddenly ill one day last week and showed unmistakable signs of having hydrophobia.
Mr. Messingers shot the dog as a precautionary measure and also dispatched a younger dog which he prized very highly.
S. Davenport also of Poe Township, killed his 2 dogs one day last week after one of them had shown evidence of being mad.
School Lunches Success- “The hot lunch project succeeds best as a community enterprise,” says Miss Baker of the extension service. “So simple a thing as serving a cup of cocoa or a bowl of soup to each child in the noon hour has often formed a community interest which has brought together the teacher, children, partents and directors of the rural schools.”
Births: July 24, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Collier…July 17, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. H. Frus.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 31, 1947.)
A 120 acre farm, located 2 miles west and one-half mile north of Kellerton, was sold Friday by John Price to Charlie Reed for $6,000.
With x-raying of 60 persons at a conference to be held Wednesday, August 6 at 9 a.m. at the Mount Ayr schoolhouse, the current tuberculosis cases in Ringgold County will be concluded.
Advertisement: McNeilly Drug-Cool Off at our Fountain; Booth Service: giant malted milk, .20 cents; ice cream soda, .15 cents; sundaes .15 cents; phosphates (all kinds) .5 cents; ice cream cones .5 cents.
Marriages: July 24, Eva Greimann and Robert Wright…July 25, Leota Surface and Floyd Eades.
Births: July 25, a son, James, to Mr.and Mrs. Arlo Dillenburg…July 19, a daughter, Sue, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harvey…July 24, a son, Monte, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Akers.
Obituaries in this edition: Rollard O. Harper, Earl S. Long, and Arden Earnest Hathaway.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 10, 1972.)
Mark Triggs, 17, of Mount Ayr showed the champion and reserve champion market beef in the 4-H and FFA division of the Ringgold County Fair.
Named queen of the 1972 Ringgold County Fair was Nancy Morgan and Kathy Jones was first runner-up. Princess was Vanetta Hunt.
David McNeill senior to be, member of the 1972 Raider golf team, captured the Mount Ayr Golf and Country Club membership tournament Sunday by carding 35-32-39 for a total of 106.
Caledonia church observed it’s centennial on a beautiful sunny day July 30.
Births: July 31, a daughter, Heidi, to Mr. and Mrs. Danny Lutrick…August 7, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shields.
Obituaries in this edition were: William D. Link, Charles Elton Miller, and Charles Thomas Groves.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 24 1997.)
The Family Resource Center will break ground for it’s new facility next week.
A log cabin discovered when a Mount Ayr home was being torn down is having new life at Fife’s Grove Park north of Mount Ayr.
The cabin being rebuilt at 12’ x 14’ size is using the original logs plus some extras taken from Boone Woods and planned to be used on the project.
Another post office has closed in a Ringgold County community with the closing of the Maloy post office coming officially Friday, July 18.
Obituaries in this edition were; Mary Catherine Canny Vanderpluym, Edna Pearl Glendenning Payne.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 2, 2012.)
The worst drought since 1956. July as the third hottest and fifth driest July in 140 years of the state records.
The same weather pattern in terms of heat and dryness as the summer of 1936. Since April 1. the area has received 11.22” of precipitation, which is 4.5” short of normal. For the past week the high was 101 degrees and the low 62 degrees with an average of 82 degrees–seven degrees higher than normal.
The Iowa Department of Public Health announced this week the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus disease in Iowa of 2012.
Births: July 23, a son, Lewis, to Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Angus…July 23, a son, Blake, to Matt and Kristy Gilliland…July 27, a son, Bohdin, to Mr. and Mrs. Craig England.