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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 15, 1922.)
The corn husking bee at Floyd Collier farm, four miles northeast of Ellston, Friday was well attended by his neighbors and the American Legion and Auxiliary, who went in a body and husked out and cribbed 800 bushel of corn.
Mr. Collier is still in the hospital in Creston trying to overcome his injuries contracted when himself and Mr. Cooper were struck by the train at the crossing east of town several months ago.
An ordinance extending the fire limits one block farther each way from the public square was passed by the town council at the regular October meeting and the ordinance was published in the Record News last week.
Under the provisions of the ordinance it is unlawful to build, enlarge, or alter any wall structure, building or any part thereof within the fire limits until plans of the proposed work, together with a statement of the materials to be used, shall have been submitted to the mayor, who will issue a permit for the proposed work provided the plans are in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance.
The penalty fixed for violation of the ordinance is imprisonment not to exceed 30 days or a fine not to exceed $100.
Obituaries in this edition were: James T. Hill, Josephine Amanda Phillips Swank, Mary Stephens, Isabell Fraser Tennis, Emmet Farrell Jennings.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 13, 1947.)
The 60th anniversary of the establishment of Wishard Chapel will be appropriately observed Sunday, November 16. The church, which is located in Liberty township, on highway 169 north of Mount Ayr, was dedicated November 13, 1887.
Roger Morrison of the Tingley Toppers 4-H club has been awarded a trip to the National 4-H Congress in Chicago from November 30 to December 4.
Student Ayr: Inquiring Reporter- What is your opinion of having a curfew in the Mount Ayr school? The first to answer this important question was Joan Lesan who said, “I don’t think it would work, because when students are under too strict supervision they are inclined to disobey.”…Leland Sickels doesn’t think that would work because they might have trouble with the car and would not be able to be back at a certain time…Dolores McCombs quickly replied, “some of the students have a job and have to work late and besides some have dates and don’t expect to get in too early.”
Marriage: November 9, Darlene Poore and Leo Morgan…November 1, Kathleen McGraw and Robert Burchett…October 22, Lela Scott and Charles F. Gieg.
Births: November 9, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Velmar Stephens…November 9, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Horne…November 6, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Millsap…Born Friday evening, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pollard…November 4, a son, Rudolph to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Saville.
Obituary in this edition was, Charles Henry Robinson.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 16, 1972.)
A late autumn storm swirled into Ringgold County early Monday morning and by midnight had deposited up to 6 inches of snow in the area.
Cheerleaders for the 1972-73 basketball and wrestling season were selected in tryouts held November 1. They are as follows: Boys Basketball; Ellen Trullinger, captain, Sharmin Smith, Sandy Small, Cindy Poore, and Gannie Rotert, alternate. Girls Basketball: Karen Elliott, captain, Alyce Reed, Brenda Reynolds, Kit Swinton, Kathy Adams and Linda Combs, alternate. Wrestling: Lora Sickels, captain, Susan Harover, Ann Horne, Kathy Schafer and Cindy Knapp, alternate.
Marriages: October 28, Audrey Fruendt and Donald Blunck…October 28, Lanelle Thompson and Dan Thomson…July 29, Debra Worthington and Rodney Kelley.
Birth: November 7, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Babcock.
Obituaries in this edition: Vinnie Inez Stephens Garrett, Jim Chris Dukes, Susan Elizabeth Denney Hoffman, Agnes Rose Omer Allyn and Frankie Marion Frost.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 30, 1997.)
Children might have to decide whether they were going to build a snowman or carve a pumpkin this past Sunday as Ringgold County and many other midwestern areas were hit with an early snow storm. Monday following Sunday’s almost 6 inches, many tree limbs broke, causing damage to power lines around the county.
MACHS FFA soils judging team received a silver medal in the state contest in Ames recently. Members of the team participating included Michael Faris, Joe Snethen, Lewis Lumbard, and Gary Clark.
Six Mount Ayr Raiderette Cross Country team members will be running at the state cross country meet in Fort Dodge Saturday after placing third as a team at districts. Members of the squad include, Jennifer Nelson, Laura Galloway, Kari Mitchell, Mindy Stuart, Rachael Derscheid and Amber Taylor.
Births: October 17, a son, Kyle, to Allen and Susan (Buckner) Post…October 17, a daughter, Paige, to Anglea and Perry Tate.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 15, 2012.)
Eight Raider football players were named to the District 7 Academic All-District team. They include senior, Jonathan Triggs and juniors, Jacob Beamgard, Noah Larsen, Mason Mercer, Ryan Parrott, Matt Poore, Jacob Sobotka and Hagan Willis.
The first phase of a new residential housing development in Mount Ayr has been completed. Van Buren Square, located north of Hwy 2 at the corners of Van Buren, Grand, and Garfield streets, features free-standing private residences with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bath and 2 car garage. Local residents, Joe and Debbie Murphy and Kelly and Shirley Richards joined forces in 2011 to plan the project.
Births: November 7, a son, Clayton, to Samantha and Joseph Gaiser…November 9, a son, Bentley, to Casey Welcher and Hayley McVay.
Obituaries in this edition were: Leona Rose Woldruff Oxley and Mabel Mollie Petago Walters.