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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 13, 1922.)
A petition asking the annulment of a marriage which was performed at New Market, Taylor County, last week was filed in the district court of Ringgold County and the case was heard Saturday by Judge Homer Fuller, who granted the petition.
The court action was the results of the elopement of a young man, aged 21 and a young lady, aged 14, both of Beaconsfield. The young couple went to Clarinda, Page County and the marriage took place at New Market, so that the Taylor County, proceeding was not recorded according to law. Other complications were the facts the young lady was not of marriageable age without the consent of her parents and the young couple are first cousins and when the fact was announced to the parents the annulment proceedings was at once instituted.
The city council of Cresco, Howard County, has taken a hand in a dance controversy that has been a source of annoyance to the peace and dignity of that place for some months.
The feet must be the primary implements in dancing, according to the terms of an ordinance passed by the city council in which such dances as the grizzly bear, bunny hug, Texas Tommy, shimmy toddle, Lorraine, cheek to cheek and similar dances are barred on Cresco dance floors.
Girls under 16 years of age are forbidden under any and all circumstances.
Marriages: September 14, Marguerite Torrance and J. Campbell Martin.
Obituary in this edition was, Lloyd Haller.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 11, 1947.)
Making plans for disaster-Miss Frances Shields, field representative from the mid-western area of the American Red Cross, came to Mount Ayr Thursday for the purpose of organizing disaster relief in Ringgold County.
Former chairman, Arthur Palmer, had requested the services of Miss Shields immediately after the tornado at Worth County Missouri.
Twenty-two Camp Fire girls were divided into eleven groups, each group being assigned various parts of the town to inquire the location of caves which could be used in case of a tornado. Sixty-eight caves were located, which is an unusually high percentage for a town of this size.
The Ringgold County volleyball team won the state championship at the Farm Sports Festival held in Ames Friday and Saturday September 5th and 6th.
Players on the winning team were: George Novak, Bill Smith, Eldon Triggs, Lowell Schlapia, Milt Henderson, Bob Skinner, Don Poore, Hugh Terwilliger and Donald Buck.
Marriages: September 7, Ruth Euritt and John Harris…September 8, Elizabeth Rusk and Clifford Webster…September 1, Dorothy Lux and Raymond Alvine…August 29, Alice Bruner and Richard Larsen.
Births: September 5, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Dick Yashack.
Obituaries in this edition were: Howard E. Edwards and Susie Matilda Pritchard Dulany.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 21, 1972.)
Named players of the week by the Mount Ayr coaching staff were Kurt Nichols, left offensive player and Larry Bishop, right defensive player. Nichols played offensive end for the first half and quarterback for the second half. Bishop, middle linebacker, was credited with 15 tackles and assists.
Loren Ibbotson of Tingley has been named president of the Mount Ayr Community school board.
Action was taken Monday night at the organizational meeting of the board following the annual school election–Max Pool of Mount Ayr was named vice president.
Janene McGilvrey was installed as Worthy Advisor of the Rainbow Girls on September 17. Also installed were Worthy Associate Advisor, Lora Sickels; Charity, Karen Elliott; Hope, Angela Fisher; and Faith, Vickie Irving.
Marriages: July 15, Mitzi Virden and Gaylen Tann.
Births: September 16, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. William Warin…September 18, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mullin.
Obituaries in this edition were: Frank Henry Kimble, Pearl Shannon Hensley and Eugene Paul Martin Clough.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 28, 1997.)
A Mount Ayr teenager was killed in a traffic accident south of Mount Ayr late Saturday evening, he 3rd traffic fatality in Ringgold County so far this year.
The death if 15 year old Benjamin Curtis Dodge of Mount Ayr cast a shadow over the opening of the new school year in Mount Ayr Community school district.
Mount Ayr will soon have a new street paved and ready for traffic in the new housing development near Judge Lewis Park in the west part of Mount Ayr. Work was being done this week on Jessica Parkway, the new street with a cul-de-sac that will serve new homes being built in the housing development developed by Doug Hymbaugh.
Mary Triggs of Mount Ayr was recognized with a centenarian certificate for passing her 100th birthday by the Iowa Department of Elderly Affairs recently.
Obituaries in this edition were: Alice Louise Mitchell Boyd and Leola Mae Kneedler George.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 13, 2012.)
Mount Ayr postmaster, David Richards is retiring at the end of the month after a thirty year career with the United States Post Office.
Ella Waske, 4 year old daughter of Julie and Justin Neas of Kellerton and Josh Waske of Mount Ayr, was crowned the Iowa State pedal tractor pull champion in the state competition held in Marshalltown recently.
Births: August 13, a daugther, Sadie, to Mr. and Mrs. Justin Akers…September 7, a son, Colton, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hubbard.
Obituary in this edition was, Sandra Jean Johnson.