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(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 22 1922.)
The football game at Bedford reminded us of politics-it consisted of a mud slinging. And with the usual result one party proved to be more proficient in the art and this party was Bedford. The final score was 6 to 18. Mount Ayr showed in this game as in the game played at Mount Ayr that with the same chance Mount Ayr was as good as Bedford, but Mount Ayr could not overcome the unusually muddy field.
What have Christmas Seals done in the last year? Christmas seals have financed the campaign against tuberculosis which has cut almost in half the death rate. Have brought to thousands of the afflicted the glad message that tuberculosis is curable and to millions of the well that it can be prevented. Every 5 people die in Iowa of tuberculosis. Every tenth funeral is due to tuberculosis.
Marriage: November 11, Richard Johnston and Iva Knight.
Births: November 13, a son, To Mr. and Mrs. Sam Weatherwax…November 11, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Butler…November 19, a daughter, Gertrude, to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thomas.
Obituaries for this edition: James Madison Thompson, Crystal Maggie Higday (infant), J.B. Holden, Emmett Farrell Jennings, Minnie Hollingsworth Wells Kauble.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 20, 1947.)
Twenty-three boys reported to “Pop” Varner for basketball practice Monday evening, November 10. Among these were six seniors, eight juniors, four sophmores, and five freshman. The list included seven lettermen (*Indicates Lettermen). Those who reported were: Seniors, *Jim Eason, *Ronnie Johnston, *Jim Jones, *Ray Prentis, *Allen Richards, Mike Trimble; juniors, *Laurence Bishop, Ed Bryan, Bob Drake, Melvin Ingram, Richard Kirby, *Dick Lindstrom, John Ruckman, Tom Sheumaker; sophmores, Jack Braby, Clair Eason, Dean Stuck, Cliff Teale; freshman, Gene Reynolds, Richard Reynolds, Leland Sickels, Franklin Smith and Marvin Woollums.
Marriage: November 16, Betty Pearce and Stanley Scott.
Births: November 11, a son, Barry, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Monaghan…November 6, a daughter, Janis, to Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Bagley.
Obituaries in this edition were: Matilda Louise Ferber Fry, John Wallace Buck, Martin Loren Bonham, S.H. Bradley, Emma Rood Fulton and Cecil Carlton.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 23, 1972.)
Mrs. Duane Triggs is Master Farm Homemaker-According to Wallace’s Farmer, Iona Triggs sees to it there is never a dull moment in her life. Her days are filled with community, church, and family activities. And yet she is never too busy to work along side her husband in the field. As a 4-H leader for 8 years, she has been an inspiriation to its members. She participates in extension education programs and county Farm Bureau women’s work. She is active in adult education classes, politics and the headstart program in her county. Mrs. Triggs belongs to the First Baptist Church, serves on the board of guild area chairman, director of the department of missions and associate Sunday school teacher. Sewing and cooking are two of Mrs. Triggs specialties. Not only is she a talented seamstress and made most of her own clothes and her children’s clothes, but has also instructed many 4-H girls in clothing construction. The Trigges have five children. Marilyn, a sophmore at Iowa State University, at Mount Ayr Community school, Mark a senior, Melodie a freshman, Merle is in fourth grade and Max is 4 years old.
Donkey ball, said to be the worlds craziest sport, comes to Mount Ayr, next week, sponsored by the junior class. The ball game is played from the backs of trained donkeys and is reputed to be wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus. Training for the big night are: Mike Pierson, Dave Richards, Kenny Robertson, Kim Driftmier, Ed Adair, Debbie Quick, Ned Foltz, John Egly, Kenny Reynolds, Kevin McFall, Judy Kiburz, Lori Cooper, Sue Swanson, Neil Hartman, Debbie Sickels, Sherry Sheldon, Randy Ward, Billy Powell, Donna Jones, Karen Caldwell, Kenny Runyon, Mike Avitt, Scott French, Mark Calhoun, Cindy Strange, Gregg Drake, Mark Avitt, Pam Foltz, Trudy Smith and Tim Saville.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 6, 1997.)
Bohemian heritage was celebrated in Diagonal Saturday, October 25, when 70 friends and relatives gathered at the Diagonal Community Center to hear a report of a trip to the Czech Republic by Earl and Janet Jezek. The Jezeks recently returned from a trip to Europe and Czech Republic. While there they visited withVolov Jires, whose great-grandfather, Josef Jezek, was a brother to two emigrants, Anton and Vaclov Jezek. The Jezeks and Yashacks of today are all descendants of these emigrants,
B.J. Poppe brought Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce members up to date on the new youth center at the groups regular meeting Tuesday night. The center is being put into place on the second floor over the Mount Ayr Medical Clinic on the west side of the square in Mount Ayr.
Births: October 28, a son, Tyler, to Dan and Aimee Dredge…October 30, a son, Tyler, to Randy and Kelly (Hensley) Nelson.
Obituaries in this edition were: Frank M. Slezak and J.P. Arnold.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 22, 2012.)
Eight new members were inducted into the Parnasus Chapter of the National Honor Society. Three seniors and four juniors joined the three current members. New members are seniors, Madison Hosfield, Jena James, and Jonathan Triggs and juniors, Matthew Poore, Brook Rychnovsky, Jacob Sobotka, Allison Wallace and Hagan Willis.
Five Mount Ayr Raider football players were named to the Iowa Newspaper Association All-State football team in Class 1A this week. They include, 1st team, Jake Ricker, Braydee Poore and Jacob Sobotka. Second team, Mason Mercer and third team, Levi Martin.
Births: November 14, a daughter, Ella, to Benjamin and Kristen Graham…November 13, a daughter, Kaelyn, to Robert and Sarah Schafer…November 12, a son, Jace, to Jared and Chelsea Armstrong.
Obituaries in this edition were: Myrna Laurette Dodge, Betty Jean Graham Grose amd Frank Joseph Lonetti.