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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 21, 1923.)
The Des Moines Bible Association will present a bill to the legislature in the very near future which will have for its object the prohibition of the teaching of any theory that questions the authenticity of the Bible.
The burning out of a flue at the Hudson home in southwest Mount Ayr created considerable excitement for a time this morning.
Owing to the fact the fire alarm was put out of commission a few days ago when the sleet prevented its operation, the bell at the Church of Christ was rung, but few were advised as to why a church bell should ring at that time in the morning and the general supposition seemed to be that it was a summons to sunrise prayer meeting.
Hereafter, until more appropriate alarm is provided, the bell will be used in case of fire.
Marriage: Wednesday, Vienice Brown and Lloyd Adams were united in marriage.
Births: Saturday afternoon, a son, to Mr. ans Mrs. Fitzgerald…Sunday, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rice.
Obituaries in this edition were: William Allen Hogue and Matilda Gertrude Lee Smith.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 19, 1948.)
Marriage numbering 233, and recorded through the columns of the Record News during the year 1947, totaled 49 more than 1946.
June was the most popular month for weddings, with 29 couples. November was second with 18 and August third with 17.
Manslaughter charges were filed Friday in Winterset against Vincent Shockley, salesman, of Mount Ayr, driver of a car in which one man was killed and four injured in an accident Thursday evening south of Winterset on Hwy 169.
Led by Jim Eason, the Mount Ayr Raiders downed the Corydon five at Corydon Thursday night 58-40. The Raiders were behind only once, in the 1st quarter. The scoring: Jones 2, Prentis 7, Trimble 2, J. Eason 9, Richards 2,and Teale 4.
Marriage: February 12, Jean Breckenridge and Harry Skarda…February 11, LaVonne Gregg and Corwin Karr.
Births: February 10, a son, David Samuel, to Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Tintle…February 17, a daughter, Priscilla, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Evans…February 17, a daughter, Florence, to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Still…February 4, a son, Gary, to Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Saville…February 12, a daughter, Faye, to Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Dillenburg…February 12, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. James Haley.
Obituaries in this edition were: George Andrew Tindle, Daniel Morton Harris, Winnifred Edmondson Evans, Laura Ellen Smith Hampton, Ephriam H. Longacre, Walter John Jackson, Beulah Gertrude Bastow Moore, Asa Carlton Mincks, and Markus Lane Hulet.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 22, 1973.)
David Henderson and Pam Jackson receive awards as outstanding Ringgold County 4-Hers.
Livestock rustlers were at work again over the weekend in Ringgold County.
Seventy-eight head of feeder pigs were reported stolen at the Dixon-Elliott Farm west of Mount Ayr. It was the second rustling reported at the Dixon Elliott Farm in recent months; in November rustlers made off with 120 head of hogs.
Raiders top Clearfield in sectional opener. It marked the final home game for six members of the Raider squad: Bob Johnson, David McNeill, Rick Adams, Kurt Nichols and David Henderson. These five boys have played together since they were in seventh grade and have a record of 76 wins and 13 losses. Pat Monaghan, a reliable reserve is the other senior.
Two wrestlers, Larry Bishop and Mark Triggs advance to the state class AA tournament in Des Moines, today and tomorrow.
Obituaries in this edition were: Della Angela Oliver Parker, Walter W. Stone, Etta May Stewart Cross and Earl G. Saltzman.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 12, 1998.)
Mount Ayr Community and Diagonal Community school districts will share a football program next year and a committee of board members from Mount Ayr Community, Diagonal, and Clearfield school districts will begin meeting to discuss other sharing.
Monday was the first day for students to use the new Family Resource Center in Mount Ayr and youngsters who are part of the Cradles to Crayons Child Care Center program were the first to get to use the brand new building.
Hair Etc, a new beauty salon located at 109 E. Madison just east of the Mount Ayr square, was welcomed with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Monica Cannon and April Hinz will be working at Hair Etc.
Marriages: October 11, 1997, Carrie Schmidt and Eric Bowen…November 15, 1997 Nicole Burgher and Doug Steele.
Births: February 1, a son, Aaron, to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gent.
Obituaries in this edition were: Vera Hoffman King, Catherine Marie Green Todd, Jack Mark Elliott, Howard Eugene Pierson, and Alma Arlene Tedrow Morgan.