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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 9, 1922.)
Gail Dalton has taken possession of the Benton Garage. He has Mr. Edd Darr for a partner.
J.A. Bliss, county agent of Ringgold County urges that the weed fight in Iowa be made a community affair, rather than one in which the individual farmer, especially if he be a renter, on a short time lease, takes very little interest in the matter, save as pertains to his immediate problem.
“The fight against weed pests is not generally considered community problem,” says Mr. Bliss, “however, when over 40 percent of the farms are cultivated by tenants, many of whom can rent for only one year at a time, and therefore are not particularly interested in the future of the farm, we are forced to the conclusion, that to a certain extent, at least the fight against noxious weeds must become a community affair if we are to make headway against them.”
Births: July 21, a daughter, Doris, to Mr. and Mrs. Austin Schlapia… August 7, a daughter, Beverly, to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stuck.
Obituaries in this edition were: Susan Jane Tennant McCleary, William Wallace Rainey, Emmor James Deitrick.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 7, 1947.)
Notice is hereby given that all business houses of Mount Ayr are requested to close at noon, Wednesday August 13, in favor of the Ringgold County Fair, which will be in progress. Your co-operation will be appreciated. Milton Henderson, county extension director.
Marlene Braby, 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Braby, who resides north of Mount Ayr, is in critical condition in the Greater Community Hospital in Creston, following an operation Tuesday for the removal of bullet fragments from her head.
Marlene suffered injuries Monday afternoon, when the .22 cal. rifle, with which she was playing, caught on the clothesline and discharged.
Marriages: August 3, Joan Christensen and David Foltz…August 3, Frances Daughton and Evan Dickerson.
Births: July 28, a son, Larrry, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fine…July 26, a daughter, Patricia, to Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Woods.
Obituaries in this edition were: James Jarvis and Laura Jane White Wood.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 17, 1972.)
Summer vacation for 930 boys and girls in Mount Ayr Community school district will be concluded with the opening of classes on Monday August 28, announcement of which has been made by Superintendent Don Gilkerson.
Donald F. Daughton lawyer of Phoenix, AZ, is listed in the latest edition of “Who’s Who in America.” He is the son of Fred Daughton of Mount Ayr and the late Ethel Daughton.
Eric Dredge and Rodney Faris won first in the two age groups 8-12 years and 12-15 years respectively, of the garden tractor pull held August 5, as a feature at the Ringgold County Fair.
Marriage: July 21, Marcia Poore and Donald Lange…August 5, Judy Byler and Ivan Gerard.
Births: July 26, a son, Caleb, to Mr. and Mrs. George Couts.
Obituary in this edition was, Clark J. Vance.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 24, 1997.)
The Family Resource Center will break ground for its new facility next week.
Thanks in part to a new $50,000 grant from USDA-Rural Development, The Resource Center officials received approval this week from the USDA-Rural Development to officially begin work.
An interesting piece of history was discovered recently by Norm Klejch.
Klejch found the purchaser’s receipt with the Jamburg-American Line by which Frank Ricker of Diagonal paid for the transportation of the David Ricker family from Hamburg, Germany to Diagonal in 1901.
Ricker paid $204.90 for two adults and three children under the age of 12 years of age to be transported from Germany to Diagonal by regular service.
Obituaries in this edition were: Mary Catherine Canny Vanderpluym and Edna Pearl Glendenning Payne.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 9, 2012.)
The Mount Ayr Record News has a new owner for only the 4th time in a century, it was announced this week.
Tom Hawley and his wife, Tami, have purchased the stock in Paragon Publications, Inc., the corporation which owns the local newspaper, from H.Alan and Valle Smith beginning August 1.
Hawley, who currently lives in Ames, comes to Mount Ayr with a broad newspaper background. Hawley grew up on a farm outside Vail, in western Iowa, and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in mass communications.
Clay Pettit of Creston pulled in the record catch of the year at Three Mile Lake fishing tournament at Afton, IA Sunday, July 29. The catfish weighed in at 27.9 pounds. There was a $1,100 prize, which was shared by team member Kenneth Jones of Grand River.
Ringgold County nominee for induction into the Iowa 4-H Foundation Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair this year will be H. Alan Smith of Mount Ayr.
Winning the championship of the cow-calf show at the Ringgold County Fair was Cauy Bickel. Other winners were: champion feeder bull, Katelyn Holmes; champion feeder heifer, Cassidy Becker.
Births: April 22, a daughter, Poppy, to Kary (Mitchell) and Adam Wilson…July 21, a son, Jackson, to Tony and Ashley Mercer.
Obituaries in this edition were: Elizabeth Ann Watson Warin, Samuel Chris Sickels, Lyle Frederick Wilson, Jerry Allen Monday, Bonnie Naomi Mathes Richardson, Lynn Standish Stewart and Merlyn Phillip Allen.