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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 20, 1922.)
Marion Stephens, who at the November election was elected to the office of sheriff of Ringgold County, announces the appointment of C. U. King as deputy sheriff. The appointment will meet with general approval. Mr. King served as sheriff during the war and is thoroughly familar with every detail of the work.
Jarnagin’s Weekly-The town of Fontenelle, Adair county, has royal blood coursing through its veins. Logan A. Fontenelle was a soldier of fortune, son of a Frenchman who married an Indian maiden of the Omaha tribe. This made Logan an half-breed. He was chosen chief of the Omahas from which tribe he selected his wife and from which Nebraska’s leading city derived its name. Fontenelle’s grave is said to be on a high bluff overlooking the Missouri river and its wide valley a few miles south of Omaha. Early settlers west of the Missouri river always found a friend in Chief Fontenelle. The Omaha Indians often crossed the “big muddy” and made hunting excursions in western Iowa.
Obituaries in this edition were: Isabella McNaughten McWilliams and J.E. Snedaker.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 18, 1947.)
Only 25 out of 733 property owners filed objections to the street improvement program in Mount Ayr at a meeting held Friday at the town hall. The program includes paving of two business blocks of stablized rock base with curb and gutter and 70 blocks of stablized rock base with armor coat or cement.
The Mount Ayr Raiders defeated the Lamoni Demons last Friday night on the local floor, 68-28. Jim Jones led the scoring with 18 points on 9 baskets.
Marriage: November 20, Anna Kromer and Dale Cooper…November 30, Mildred Wright and Dean Nelson.
Births: A son to Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Siverly…A son to Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Hewitt…December 11, a daughter, Norma, to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Barry…December 9, a daughter, Sarah, to Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Hargrove…December 8, a daughter, Nancy, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Strange…A daughter Sherry, to Mr. and Mrs. William Lepley…November 18, a son, Jack, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bethards…December 5, a daughter, Jean, to Mr. and Mrs. Max Pool.
Obituaries in this edition were: Litha Maranda Stroud Surface, Harriett Ann Rush Reasoner.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 20, 1972.)
Young folks in the community have been invited to attend a special New Year’s Eve party at the youth center, the Cellar, in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. The event will be a costume party, with those attending urged to come as one of their favorite persons. The party is set for December 31 from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Cellar and is open to all junior and high school students.
Winners were announced in the Holiday Lighting contest. Prize winners in the annual Lions Club holiday lighting contest were as follows; non-religious, 1st to Ted Perlenfein, 2nd Jim Mahan; Religious, 1st to First Luthern Church.
Births: December 18, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Gregg…December 19, a daughter, Erika, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shields…December 21, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Smith.
Obituaries in this edition were: Velma Griffith Sterner, Charles Northy, Kate Irene Dant Dalton.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 4, 1997.)
Ringgold County Board of Supervisors held an open meeting last Tuesday regarding hog confinements. Supervisors Kenneth Quick, Jim Goins, and Lloyd Bedier led a discussion of the county’s options concerning large scale hog confinement.
Bob Roe, owner of Bob Roe Insurance Service in Mount Ayr for the past 15 years, announced his retirement to clients last week. Roe sold the business to Phil Tyler of Tyler Insurance, Inc. of Creston.
Champions of the East Union Tip Off Tournament, that’s the title the Mount Ayr Raiderettes picked up with their first two wins of the season and Diagonal Maroonettes won the consolation title, (53-52). The Maroonettes got close but couldn’t quite take the victory over the Raiderettes. Leading scorers for both teams were as follows; Mount Ayr, Cara Smith, 16, Melissa Eighmy 15, and Katie Routh 10; Diagonal, Amber Sobotka 21, Kylene Stamps 15, and BreAnne Teply with 14.
Births: A daughter Anna to Paul and Denise (Jobe) Rueschhoff.
Obituaries in this edition were: Leona Marie Hutchinson Taylor and Anna Bernice Baldon Walker.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, December 20, 2012.)
Heartland Energy Solutions reached a milestone this week with the installation of its first commercial wind turbine. Purchased by BB & T Feed and Grain near Winterset.
Eric Freed finished second in the Pride of Iowa Conference wrestling meet at 132 pounds and Joe Ricker was the heavy weight champion. The Raiders finished fifth in team scoring.
Ringgold IOOF lodge 570 of Benton and Grand Lodge of Iowa presented a $400 donation to the Mount Ayr Aquatic Center fund drive. Bill Andrews, treasurer of the lodge 570 presented the check.
Births: December 14, a daughter, Callie, to Michael and Bethany Knox…Decemeber 12, a son, Trenton, to Ryan Cloud and Clara White…December 6, a daughter, Aria, to Mr. and Mrs. Adam Stephens.
Obituary in this edition was Dick Barnes.