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(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 28, 1923.)
Fortieth Session General Assembly- The house committee on the suppression of intemperance, of which introduced, a bill that has the endorsement of the senate committee on the suppression of intemperance of which McIntosh, of Decatur, is chairman.
It takes into account a great weakness in present laws, because there is no penalty attached when a whiskey still is unearthed unless it can be shown that the owner had been guilty of selling his output. This bill would permit search for stills without showing liquor is being sold, as is now required.
The bill also permits the service of notice of seizure on persons in charge of the premises, as bartenders in temp bars; and requires notice of intention to claim liquor seized 3 days before the time set for a confiscation hearing.
The standard sized loaf of bread disappeared when food regulations were inaugurated during the war.
Recently the Iowa bakers in their state convention adopted a resolution instructing the officers of the association to prepare a bill for a standard weight bread loaf to be presented at the present session of the legislature. It is hoped to require all bakers to manufacture bread in pound and pound an one half size loaves so that the housewife will know at all times what quantity she is getting when she buys a loaf of bread.
Births: February 20, daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Phil Sinnamon…February 13, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Burnard Saville…A son to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Keith.
Obituaries in this edition were: Lucinda Smith and Mary Dunahoo Paullin.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 26, 1948.)
Library notice to Patrons: We are advised by our oil dealer that he can possibly take care of our needs on a limited scale from now on, so we will continue with the hours that we have been observing.
Each day the library will be open at 4; earlier if there is oil. On Saturday the library will open at 2 and we will remain open as long as the oil supply will permit. Remember daily 4 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m…Louise Askern Librarian.
Marriages: February 22, Ruth Wheelock and Maurice Bartlett…February 20, Catherine Milligan and C.A. McLuen…February 20, Edna Ritter and Charles Hanks.
Births: February 13, a son, Marion, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Reece…February 16, a son, Frankie, to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Carson…February 19, a son, Stephen, to Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Johnston…February 17, a son, Maurice Dan, to Mr. and Mrs. Linn Sheil…February 20, a daughter, Linda, to Mr. and Mrs. Evan Davenport…February 20, a son, Jimmy to Mr. and Mrs. Everett German.
Obituaries in this edition were: Artie Ellsworth Deweese, Henry W. Terrelll, and Minnie Tellier Eason.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 1, 1973.)
Mark Triggs, Mount Ayr’s 105 pounder, placed fifth in the state Class AA wrestling tournament in Des Moines Saturday.
Interest slow in county Meals-On-Wheels program. Today is the final day for Ringgold County residents to register their interest in a proposed program to furnish nourishing hot meals to those unable to do so themselves.
Public Health nurses for the county, Mrs. John Kelley and Mrs. Ed Hightshoe, say response so far has been less than expected.
Mount Ayr Raiders captured their fifth straight sectional title last Thursday night at Afton as they defeated Lenox 60-46. Bob Johnson led the Raiders scoring with 20 points, including 9 of 19 from the field; he got help from Dave Henderson and Dave McNeill with 11 each, Kurt Nichols 10 and Rick Adams 7.
News of Men in the Armed Services: Airman First Class Stephen Swank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Swank of Mount Ayr has been named outstanding airman at Fairchild AFB, Washington…Charley Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Miller is stationed at Lackland AFB is with the drum and bugle corps, which is composed of approximately 400 men and was recently promoted to first chair and first music.
Marriage: January 6, Karen Gotcher and Steven Goodale.
Births: February 21, a son, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bowen…February 25, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Roach…February 20, a daughter, Diana, to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Thomsen…February 22, a son, Joshua, to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lidey…February 22, a daughter Kelley, to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Allen.
Obituaries in this edition were: Kenneth Thompson, Della Iantha Spencer Jackson and Grace Estella Harsh Wheelen.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 19, 1998.)
Grand Valley board terminates contracts for staff as district dissolution nears.
Terminating contracts for staff members and looking at alternatives for the future of the school building in Kellerton were topics for the Grand Valley school board at its regular meeting February 11.
For second year in a row the MACH Raiderettes have put together an undefeated POI Conference season and gained the undisputed conference title.
The sectional title Saturday put the MACH Raider wrestling team on the state dual tournament trail. This is the 1st time ever for the Raiders to reach state dual wrestling tournament where the team competes as a team.
Signs were changed at the Kellerton bank office Friday as the former Library Financial Corp. commercial and thrift holding company was merged into the Omaha based commercial Federated.
Obituaries in this edition were: Frank James Deemer, Ona Faya Lynch, Darrell V. Powers and Jennie McCann Rusco.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 28, 2013.)
Ringgold County was hit by a surprise snowstorm early Tuesday morning with snowfall amounts approaching a half-foot accompanied by gusty winds.
Locals serve as water rescue volunteers-
A group called the Ringgold County Water Emergency Team (RCWET) consists of a number of local residents who participate in water rescue and recovery whenever the need arises. Approximately a dozen active members take part in regular training exercises both on a local and regional level to hone their skills in water rescue. The group consists of both divers and shore personnel.
Divers include, Mike Wimer, Bob Galloway, Dave Wolfe, Nikki Sobotka, Zach Schafer, Alex Rotert, Ed Rotert, and Daniel Stull. Wes Zollman is currently a diver in training. Shore personnel include, Vera Haley, Eddie McCreary, Doug Godding, and Bill Stull.
Geraldine (Gerri) Smith of rural Ellston graduated in January with her masters of arts in mathematics education from the University of Phoenix. Smith 75, said she began the pursuit of her degree “to see if I still had the ability to learn.” Originally from Texas, Smith began her career as one of the first African American women to work for AT & T as a design engineer. She currently substitute teaches in Diagonal, Clearfield, and Murray school systems.
Birth: February 21, a daughter, Gracie, to Clarissa Vogel and Mitch Pasnek.