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(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 24, 1923.)
Jarnagin’s Weekly: E.R. Harlan, curator of the State Historical Department, has been giving special study and investigation to the historical setting of the Indian tribes who at various stages in the somewhat remote past occupied what is now Iowa.
He says that the Sac and Fox Indians, to which group the Tama Indians belong, made their home in the Rock River Valley near Rock Island for over 250 years.
In later years they stretched to larger territories, crossing the Mississippi to hunt and trap Iowa.
Indian corn, every kind of bean, except the Mexican and the pumpkin, were handed down to the Americans by the Indians, according to Mr. Harlan.
He elaborates this statement by a description of the way in which Tama Indians prepared their corn, pumpkin and other foods.
The Sac and Fox tribe had a hard time, he states, because their neighbors on the north were the warlike Sioux and divided their tribe into warriors and hunters and they swept down on the Iowa tribe almost wiping them out in many instances.
Fortieth Session of General Assembly: A bill to repeal the teachers minimum wage law was introduced in the house by Representative H.H. Schulte of Worth county.
The minimum wage law was passed by the thirty-fifth assembly and amended by the thirty-eighth. All existing states on the law would be repealed by Mr. Schulte’s bill.
Marriages: January 18, Florence Page and Clarence Dailey…January 20, Dee Lesan and Keith Prugh.
Births: January 18, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen…January 18, twins, a boy and girl, to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Foster…January 17, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Higday…January 12, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown.
Obituaries in this edition were: Spencer Lutz, Charles Simpson, and Myron Anthony Johnston.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 22, 1948.)
Hospital trustees meet in 3 hour session. It was pointed out at the meeting that, according to the hospital survey conducted by the state hospital board, the need for a hospital in Ringgold County is greater than any county in the state eligible for federal aid.
It was also explained that architects estimate that the cost of construction of a thirty bed hospital (about what would be required for Ringgold County) would be well in excess of $200,000. Under present conditions $150,000 will be available, $100,000 authorized by the voters at the November 1946 election and $50,000 in federal aid. It is estimated that another $20,000 would be added to the fund from the sale of 200 acres of the poor farm.
Five lots in Sheldon Heights south of E.E. Carr residence (what now is Shellway Drive area) have been donated for building site purposes. I.J. Dalbe leds the list of public spirited citizens with three lots; Dr. C.C. Lawhead follows with his expression of generosity by giving one lot; and the fifth lot that was owned by Vernon McGahuey, was purchased by Clyde Lesan and Security State Bank and then given to complete the building site.
Marriges: December 31, Ruby Caldwell and Kenneth Schoonover…January 7, Joanna Henry and W. Ralph Poore…January 10, Georgia Goldsberry and Frank Tennant…January 27, Harriett Cook and Robert Maytag.
Births: Born Friday, a daughter to Mr. an Mrs. Lloyd Saville…Last week a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James Owen…January 19, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Garland Martin…January 9, a son, Maurice, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elliott…January 14, a daughter, Judith, to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Grubb…January 20, a son, Thomas, to Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Gamble.
Obituaries in this edition were: Charles McCahon and Frank S. Marsh.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 25, 1973.)
Lewis Estate provided scholarships at Mount Ayr Community high school. The will of Judge Charles Lewis, who died January 2 at Clearview Home, has bequeathed $100,000 in a trust to be invested in US Government securities and the income will be used to provide scholarships for graduates of Mount Ayr high school.
Mount Ayr has a new member of the town council. Dwight Hickman has been named by Mayor Raymond Hutchinson and the town council to take the place of Rollin Noble, who resigned to assume his duties as Ringgold County Clerk of Court.
Rex Galloway has been named to the board of directors of the Iowa Fertilizer and Chemical Association.
Lora Sickels, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sickels and a senior at Mount Ayr Community school, was installed as Worthy Advisor of the Mount Ayr Assembly No. 160 Order of the Rainbow for Girls, in an open installation held Sunday at the Masonic Temple. Other officers installed were: Karen Elliott, Angie Fisher, and Dayna Norris.
Births: January 17, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Garrett…January 19, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bryant.
Obituaries in this edition were: Veril Golden Johnston, Henry Arthur Kibbe, and Lettie Brownlee Berry.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 15, 1998.)
The number of cases handled by the Ringgold County Clerk of Court office increased in most categories in 1997 over the 1996 year, according to a year end report from the office.
During 1997 there were 33 marriage dissolutions decrees made, up from 14 in 1996. In small claims court, the number of cases went down. There were 105 cases filed in 1997, down from 113 in 1996.
State Representative Cecil Dolecheck of Kellerton has been selected to make the first motion of the 1998 legislative session in the Iowa House of Representatives.
Students qualifying for the Elks Hoop Shoot in Creston include: Alden Adams, Cameron Wiedenthaler, Bryan England, Katie Zollman, Tracy Fletcher, Hilary Ward, Sarah Geist, Jentry Johnson, Jana Johnson, Kylee Minnick, Ryan Gregg and Michael Smith.
Births: January 7, a daughter, Taylor, to Mike and Lori Wilson…January 7, a son, Rhett, to Jared and Leslie Murphy.
Obituaries in this edition were: Tom Floyd McVey, Doyle James Denhart, Bert Elmer Drake.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 24, 2013.)
Laurance and Margaret Bishop attended the installation of officers ceremony of the Hobbs, NM Masonic Lodge. Their son, Larry Bishop, was installed as Worshipful Master. Also attending were his son, Ross and daughter, Brenna.
Ashley Parrish and Ryan Parrott were named homecoming queen and king in festivities held January 11 after the Diagonal Maroons victory over Mormon Trail.
The archery skills of a junior in MACH school have gained the attention of a national bow manufacturer. Jake Ricker, son of Brent and Martha Ricker of Mount Ayr has received word that Performance Shooting Equipment (PSE) of Tuscon, AZ has chosen to sponsor Ricker as he competes in amateur shoots in the midwest.
Marriage: December 26. 2012, Ethan Baker and Amelia White.
Obituary in this edition was, Lavon McMath Brown.