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(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, April 18, 2023.)
The theft of a pocketbook from the home of Clyde Stephens of Poe township was reported to the officers Monday morning and bloodhounds were brought from Creston.
The stolen property was located and restored to the owner but no arrests have been made.
H.W. Terrell, who is employed as prohibition enforcement agent, came last Saturday for a short visit with his family.
Mr. Terrell has been working in Jasper and Carroll counties. At Newton and Colfax eleven violations of the prohibitory law were taken into custody and in Carroll county the officers captured a large still in operation. Thirty-two gallons of finished whiskey and twenty-five barrels of mash were taken with the outfit.
Sunday school Baseball League-Rules governing Mount Ayr Sunday School League-A player must be in regular attendance for two consecutive Sundays before he is eligible to play his first time; thereafter he must be in attendance the Sunday of the week in which he plays. No player can change teams during a playing season. Swearing, other bad language, use of tobacco, use of intoxicants, are forbidden on the ball grounds during practice and games.
Marriage: April 4, Marie Hogue and Day Thompson…March 31, Reed Sponsler and Madge Spencer.
Births: April 10, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Smith…A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Milt Jones.
Obituaries in this edition were: Rowena Marie Millard, Bertha Isabelle Swigart Danison, Myrtle Lydia Dufty Dady, Agsolum D. Baird, and James Cavin Curry.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, April 15, 1948.)
Walter Hynik, cashier of the Tingley State Savings bank, tendered his resignation of the position at a recent meeting of the board of directors.
Sealed bids were received by the town council of Mount Ayr until 2:30 p.m. Friday for grading and surfacing approximately one hundred blocks within the town.
The Mount Ayr Vets dropped their initial baseball game of the season Tuesday to Van Dyke House of David team 8-5 on local diamond. Mount Ayr’s five runs were earned from six hits. Coach Herman Fennema used three men, Skarda, Geist and Reynolds on the mound and allowed each to pitch three innings. Claire Johnson was on the receiving end. Smiley Johnson and Jim Markley shared honors at short stop, and Geist held down the first sack for, three innings he pitched when he was relieved by Troy Weehler. Others who played were Gene Hannon, at second, Sam Newton at 3rd, Billy Breckenridge right field, Jack Monaghan, center field, and Shorty Dulany, left field.
Marriages: March 25, Mary Stevens and Bill Weldon…March 22, Freda Riggle and Wayne Washburn…April 2, Alma Barna and Loren Elliott…April 1, Alyce Florea and Thomas Dennis…March 28, Vaunciel Beck and Lowell Brott…April 9, Phyllis Seay and James Hill…April 3, Bessie Bailey and Gordon Parker.
Births: April 6, a son, David, to Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Caldwell…April 10, daughter, Nancy, to Mr. and Mrs. Rex Fleming…April 12, a son, Thomas, to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kelly.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, April 19, 1973.)
Claire Foltz, Deputy Sheriff of Ringgold County for the past year, has resigned his position, effective May 1 and will resume operation of his farm in Washington township. Foltz will be succeeded by Laverne Worthington.
Four students of the Mount Ayr community high school have placed among the top ten students at their levels in the statewide contest for high school students of Spanish.
The students-Debbie Galloway, Lynn Keenan, Mike Pierson and David McNeill, will compete in the fi