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(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 29, 1922.)
Coach Yearous was very much pleased with his football squad after they gave the Lenox eleven such a trimming.
As the score indicates, the game was very one-sided, the outcome being 72-0.
The State Board of Health is making up it’s report for the year 1921 for submission to the legislature, contends that there were 3,571 preventable deaths in the state that year. These are listed as follows: Tetanus, 45; typhoid fever, 120; railway accidents, 124; automobile accidents, 172; drowning, 149; deaths of babies under one year old, 2,961. During the summer months the house increases the hazard, the board sets forth. Statistics show the summer peak of infant deaths during the months of July, August and September says the report, “the peak running highest in August.” Careful observation shows that in the dirty homes and among unscreened babies, twice as many have diarrhea or summer complaint during the summer months as among the screened babies in clean homes.
Marriage: November 18, George Blunck and Lovisa Summers.
Obituaries in this edition were: James Bleakly Holden, Mary Jane Cutshall Kimball, J.R. Plummer, and Grace Gertrude Baldwin Scott.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 27, 1947.)
Through the efforts of members and friends the Mount Ayr Methodist church now owns the very latest in equipment for the showing of sound movies for religious education and information. The movie machine is a 16mm Victor, compact, portable, fireproof, and most adaptable for use in teaching.
A contract was let Monday by the Board of Supervisors to the Grand River Limestone Company for the re-surfacing with crushed stone of fourteen and three-fourths miles of county roads. The two roads designated for maintenance surfacing include the Kellerton to Beaconsfield road, a distance of 7 3/4 miles and the Diagonal to Clearfield road, a distance of seven miles.
Marriage: November 21, Dorothy Zarr and Richard Myers…November 15, Donna Hartke and Maurice Steward…November 20, Maxine England and Donna Round.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Butcher announce the birth of a daughter, Barbara…November 15, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Norris…November 23, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Cross…November 19, a son, John, to Mr. and Mrs. O.I. Martin.
Obituaries in this edition were: George Curtis Hass, Elizabeth M. Overholtzer, and Joseph Enoch Atwood.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 7, 1972.)
A new business will open its doors in Mount Ayr this weekend. The Dredge Fabric Shop will have it’s grand opening Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the building formerly occupied by Ellen’s Dress Shop, two doors west of the bowling alley. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Dredge are owners of the enterprise, with Mrs. Dredge and Donna Dredge operating the store.
The big snowstorm predicted for the Ringgold County area didn’t develop, but a cold wave did. Old man winter sent his lowest temperatures of the season to date Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. According to US cooperative weather observer, Barton French, the official reading here Wednesday morning was 6 below zero, coldest since January of last year.
Marriages: November 4, Janet Packwood and David Breckenridge…September 30, Vicki Berg and Mike Austin…November 11, Sandra Shum and Larry Fletcher…November 28, Patricia Daily and Jim Hoffman.
Births: December 3, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Godden…November 18, a son, Jamie, to Mr. and Mrs. Phil Jarvis.
Obituaries in this edition were: Virginia Faye Gardner Clouse, William Mangelum Hunt, Walter N. Lamb, Cyrill C. Novak, Forest Clay Morgan.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 13, 1997.)
Dr. Peggy Whitson visited in Mount Ayr Elementary school on Monday to talk to the students about being an astronaut. Whitson a 1978 graduate of Mount Ayr Community school is in the midst of training as an astronaut which will be completed in April 1998. Then she will wait to be assigned to a shuttle flight.
People crowded into the Ringgold County courthouse lobby Friday night for the short program recognizing the first time that the new decorative street lights have been turned on, on the Mount Ayr square. Larry and Debbie Foltz organizers of the project gave a history of the effort and thanked the donors and volunteers who made it happen.
Obituaries in this edition were: Howard Sidney Jackson, Harold Marvin Kilgore, Mamie Delight Sweeney Calhoun.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, November 29, 2012.)
Roger Townsend is the new manager of the Mount Ayr Hy-Vee store. Townsend comes to Mount Ayr from Algona, where he was the assistant manager.
Up go the walls of the new bath house/storm shelter at Judge Lewis Park. Mid fall weather aided workers as they errected the pre cast wall panels to provide a glimpse of what the final product will look like.
The Ringgold Raider youth football program wrapped up its seventh year of programming with junior and senior championship titles. Ringgold Raiders dominated the Pride of Iowa youth football south division. For the first time ever, the Ringgold Raiders won both championships.
Births: November 15 a son, Jaxon, to Colton & Amelia Quick.
Obituaries in this edition were: Raymond Harold Frost, Donald “Joe” Sobotka, Dora May Robison Thomson, Hazel Lillian Reichert Taylor.