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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 14, 1923.)
Two dramatic debates will be features of Better Citizenship meetings under the auspices of the Iowa Anti-Saloon League, will be observed by all churches of this vicinity Sunday February 18.
A corps of Anti-Saloon League speakers will invade the city presenting plans of the drays for more strict observance of the prohibition laws and exposing plots of the wets to come back and nullify prohibition.
Christebelle Cooper, when on her way home from school Thursday evening, was thrown from her horse and quite badly bruised. She was unconscious for a time, but is reported at present as improving. She and her companion were riding fast when her horse became frightened by a pig running across the road in front of it, and suddenly stopped, throw her to the ground, with the above results.
Marriage: January 31, Earl Brown and Hazel Cornielson.
Births: February 7, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Don Armstrong.
Obituaries in this edition were: Hosea Henry Long, Hannah Jane Passmore McClain and James Henry Payton.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 12, 1948.)
Accompanied by individual military escort, the remains of the Richard Moore, which arrived February 11 in San Francisco, CA. aboard the US Army transport Cardinal O’Connell, will be delivered in Mount Ayr in the near future. Also aboard the transport is the body of the late Flight Officer, Leo Herrold, of Diagonal.
Beaconsfield won the girls sectional basketball tournament Saturday night at Shannon City by downing Lorimor in the finals by a 59-31 score. The win moves the Ringgold County girls into district tournament play February 19 and 20 at Afton, when they meet Thayer in one of the first round games of the two day meet.
Marriage: February 9, Beulah Gallagher and E.A. McPherson…February 1, Arlene Main and William Kimball.
Births: February 3, a son, Gary, to Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Saville…Sunday morning a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Feuring…February 7, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Evans…January 28, a son, Donald, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dymond.
Obituaries in this edition were: Frederick Baumann and Marshall C. Barlow.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 15, 1973.)
Mrs. Carl Stickleman of Blockton recently presented a $300 check to the board of trustees of the Ringgold County Hospital for the purchase of a patient bedside cardiac monitor, in memory of her late husband.
Christians of Ringgold County are continuing in their united effort to confront everyone in the area with Jesus Christ and the salvation he earned for all men by his death and resurrection.
Last Sunday over one hundred persons went out into the rural areas, made calls and distributed “Love” booklets.
Marriage: January 6, Sharon Glew and Dale Walkup…November 26, 1972, David Groves and Betty Lou Brown…January 19, Patricia Burke and Jerry Shaner.
Obituary in this edition was, Walter Stone.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 5, 1998.)
FBI in Mount Ayr Thursday during a hunt for kidnap suspects with ties to the county.
Mount Ayr City Hall was a Federal Bureau of Investigations command post for six hours Thursday evening as federal authorities searched for a couple with area ties wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a new born baby from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.
Eight FBI agents from the Kansas City, MO office were in the area looking for Amanda Tull 18 and Buddy Hall, 30, after they were recognized in a security video from the hospital where Carlie Shockey, a new born disappeared.
Royalty for Diagonal homecoming festivities Friday night were, king Mike Goodale and queen Karie Shiflett.
Obituaries in this edition were: Inez Mary Jones Burchett Ferber, William Riley Lynch, Edna Iona Ellison Shelman, Alfred Lonzo “Boots” Stanberry.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, February 14 2013.)
Caylie Hickman took first place in the 12 year old girls division of the Knights of Columbus district free throw contest held in Osceola February 3. She will now advance to regional contest February 24 in Albia.
The Wallace Centers of Iowa will offer up to four apprenticeships in 2013 at the Henry A.Wallace Co. Life Center near Orient. The apprenticeship program is designed to provide practical experience to individuals who are committed to sustainable farming practices and want to work within the process of food production.
Erik Freed won the 133 pound district wrestling championship and will compete in the state wrestling tournament beginning this week in Des Moines.
Obituaries in this edition were: Helen Vance Anderson, Wilfred (Willie) Eugene Dolecheck, Joyce Caldwell Johnston, Jesse Alan Minnick, Arloa Jean Wyman Wackernagle, Elno Hoffman, Vernice Mae Banner Shields.