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(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, April 4, 1923.)
Fortieth Session General Assembly:
There is considerable friction in state game and fish circles over what is claimed to be inequality in the present game law. It exacts a license from hunters but none from those who fish but money obtained from the hunter license is largely used in fish propagation.
Hunters claim that those who fish but do not hunt should contribute toward that fund. To meet this objection the committee on fish and game in the house has introduced a bill fixing a license fee of $1 for resident fishermen and $2 for non-resident.
The debate team of Mount Ayr Community school will go early in May to Iowa City to debate with the winners in the east half of the state for the state championship.
By winning from Hawarden Friday evening in the semi-final debate the three members of the local team; Esther Fuller, Ainslee Hickerson, and Helen Willis, they will receive a four-year scholarship to the State University of Iowa.
Marriages: March 28, Homer Hamblin and Bertha Peters; March 28 Mack Rubida and Velta Hamblin; Wayne Cavendar and Pauline Skinner.
Obituaries in this edition: Judge I.W. Keller and John Wesley McDowell.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, April 1, 1948.)
Mary Jones, eighth grade student of Tingley Number 7, won the Ringgold County spelling contest, which was held Saturday in Mount Ayr. Mary is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Jones.
Thirty-two boys reported last Thursday to Coach Kinch for baseball practice. Eight are lettermen.
The boys who reported are; Don Bethards, Lyle Drake, Jim Eason*, Bill Eddy*, Bill Scott, Mike Trimble*, Laurence Bishop*, Loren Campbell, Harold Cooper, Don Daughton, Kenneth Davenport*, Bob Drake, Bill Garner, Elbert Ingram, Melvin Ingram*, Dick Lindstrom*, Jim Pottorff, Jim Skinner, Wiley Webb, Jack Braby, Duane Cox*, Claire Eason, Vern Hacker, John Love, Cliff Teale, Duane Swearinglon,George Hayes, Richard Reynolds, Bob Rice, Franklin Smith, Harold Warner and Marvin Woollums. (* indicates letterman)
Marriage: March 26, Mary Johnston and W.L. Nash.
Births: March 27, son, Rex, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Townsend…March 21, a son, Arthur, to Mr. and Mrs. David Allen…March 29, a son, Harold Lowell, to Mr. and Mrs. James Minnick…March 27, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Campbell…March 11, a daughter, Beverly, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kennedy and March 9 a son, Peter, to Mr.and Mrs. Pete Bandera.
Obituaries in this edition were: Moses H. Pottorff, Mary Elizabeth Armstrong Hubbard, Rev. O.L. Jones, Addie A. Austin Cavendar and Henry Lewis Carr.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, April 5, 1973.)
Glen McDonald, head basketball coach at Mount Ayr Community high school, has been named Class A coach of the year in the southwest district of Iowa.
McDonald in his second year at Mount Ayr guided the Raiders to a 22-4 record and a berth in the state basketball tournament last month.
Sheriff Elbert Strange advised Ringgold County residents to keep an eye out for hovering helicopters. Area law enforcement officers believe livestock rustlers are using helicopters as lookouts during rustling operations.
Who is the mysterious man with the moustache in the Biology room? An Italian iceman, Hungarian Hamburger Helper? No, it is plain old Rodney Bastow, Biology student teacher.
Marriage: March 23, Lyla Cavin and John Maxwell.
Births: March 28, a son, Eric, to Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Swank…March 28, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. David Henry…April 1, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Stephens,,,April 2, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sheets.
Obituary in this edition was, Rex Rankin Heyle.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 26, 1998.)
Dredge Feed Service, the Kent Feed dealer for Mount Ayr area, was recently recognized at a company sponsored appreciation and awards banquet in Des Moines. Dredge Feed received recognition for outstanding sales and service.
A former Mount Ayr Community high school graduate has been hired as the first women police officer in the Indianola police force.
Jennifer Grose, 21, a Kellerton native and junior criminal justice major at Simpson College in Indianola, joined the Indianola police force in March. She is the daughter of Larry and Cheryl Grose of Kellerton.
Births: March 20, a son, to Dr. and Mrs. Yogesh Shah…March 21, a daughter, Mallory, to Jennifer and Billy Bell.
Obituaries in this edition were: Gilbert Keith Vance and Leota Lavon Knight Gaule.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, April 4, 2013.)
Ringgold County marked the end of an era Friday March 29, with the closing of Lynn’s Sinclair at the corner of Hwy 2 and Taylor Street.
With no adjoining districts expressing an interest in reorganizing with the Clearfield district, the board of directors were forced to proceed with plans for dissolution of the district following the 2013-14 school year.
The “Breakfast with the Master” series sponsored by the Ringgold County Ministerial Association completed its 6-day run on Saturday. Organizers reported 495 people took part in the event this year to commemorate the Easter Holiday.
Obituaries in this edition were: Junior Lee “Rocky” Bolinger and Max Elton Greimann.