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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 4, 1922.)
The demand for a suitable place in Mount Ayr in which to hold public sales is to be met by the conversion of the H. Middlesworth barn, one block east of the NE corner of the square into a sale pavilion.
For some time Col. W.P. Turner has been interested in providing a suitable place for sales and it is likely arrangements will be made for holding community sales during the season.
The first sale to be held in the pavilion will be E.E. Brown’s sale of pure bred spotted Poland China hogs, which will be held Friday of this week.
The children, as well as the older folks enjoyed a real circus Saturday when a real old-fashioned animal show passed in review in front of homes of the farmers of Riley while they were on the way from Redding to Lamoni.
We all enjoyed the sight of having the pleasure of seeing from our front porches, monkeys, lions, buffalo, mules, ponies and elephants. The name of the show was Lucky Bills. (William “Lucky Bill” Newton made his debut in Quenemo during the fall of 1902. He had already established himself as a wagon circus operator, operating A First Class Vaudeville Show, a traveling exhibition that included magic, ventriloquism, marionettes, songs, marksmen and short sketches.)
Obituary in this edition was, Thomas Jefferson Jones.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 2, 1947.)
Ringgold County has been selected to head the “A” priority list of 26 areas which are void of acceptable hospital facilities.
This announcement was made Tuesday by the health department of Iowa, which ranked 71 communities in the order of their hospital needs.
Roger Morrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Morrison, of the Tingley vicinity, is Ringgold County’s first official entry in the second national trail ride which will be held October 9, 10, and 11.
Marriage: September 7, Elizabeth Foxwell and Everett Merritt…September 13, Theola Monk and Lloyd Cameron…September 6, Bettie O’Laughlin and Leland Abarr.
Births: September 27 a son, Gene, to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hutchinson.
Obituaries in this edition were: John Richardson and John William Matthews.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 5, 1972.)
Proceedings in eminent domain, initiated by the Low Rent Housing Agency of Mount Ayr to obtain title to land owned by Marie Ida Simpson have been declared null and of no validity.
The judge based his ruling on two flaws in the eminent domain or condemnation proceeding; the condemnation hearing was held 13 days following final publication of the notice instead of 20 days as prescribed by law. The members of the compensation commission took an oral oath instead of filing a written oath with the sheriff as the law prescribes.
Ron Gator of Creston has been named Ringgold County Assessor, effective January 1, 1973.
Student Ayr: An oscilloscope, or lie detector machine, is located in the science department.
This machine was constructed by Danny Cross and Syd Comer students in the Electronics Class, instructed by Barton French. Mr. French concluded that this is a crude “Lie Detector,” but very functional. They will soon be testing out the machine.
Marriages: August 20, Lana Sickels and Carey Crowson…June 24, June Jackson and Robert Boles.
Births: September 29, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bastow…September 30, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Don Drake.
Obituaries in this editioin were: Albert L. Goldner and Grace Edna Bryan Arneal.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 18, 1997.)
Developing a community plan to come to grips with the attitude that alcohol must be present to have a party or good time.
That was the focus for a meeting Tuesday September 9, at Mount Ayr Community high school, which was attended by representatives of city and county law enforcement, the county board of supervisors, Mount Ayr city council, Mount Ayr Community school board, Ringgold County Conservation Board, Ringgold County Ministerial Association and other groups and individuals.
Voters in the Grand Valley school district may be making a decision that only one school district in Iowa has made before when they go to the polls, Tuesday September 23. The dissolution process has only been completed successfully in one other district at Renwick. The voters in the Grand Valley district will be voting whether to dissolve the school district and distribute its territory, assists and liabilities to surrounding school districts.
Births: September 4, a son, Trevor, to Sam and Linda Anderson.
Obituaries in this edition were: Alvin Giles, Dr. Dan Steele, and Lucille Bryant Morrison.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 4, 2012.)
Darrell Dodge has begun responsibilities as the new News Editor for the Mount Ayr Record News.
Madison Hosfield was crowned queen and Zane Sickels was crowned king at Mount Ayr Community high school homecoming activities last week.
Work began this week on the final phase of the town square beautification project. The first three phases have replaced sidewalks and street lighting on the north, east, and south sides of the square.
A ribbon cutting to commemorate the re-opening of the Ramsey’s Supper Club was held recently. Eric and Connie Brown are co-managers.
Obituary in this edition was: Margaret Mary Hanning Henderson.