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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 30, 1923.)
Why vote “Yes” on courthouse proposition. Election will be held Monday, June 4, 1923.
1. Rinngold County needs a courthouse.
2. County records should be protected.
3. Value of property affected by the delay.
4. Responsibility is with the voters.
5. Equitable distribution of cost.
6. Assessment will be light.
7. Would serve best interest of the ENTIRE county.
8. Delay would be expensive.
9. Property values would be enhanced.
10. Would stop the agitation about re-location.
Births: May 27, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Percy Skinner.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 27, 1948.)
Howard Verploegh of Tingley has contracted with the Mount Ayr Park Board and the Ringgold County Chapter of the American Red Cross to serve as life guard and swimming instructor at the municipal pool at Mount Ayr. He will assume his duties June 21 and will continue instruction for a period of nine weeks.
Immunization programs open June 1 with the idea in mind that all children should be vaccinated against small pox, diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus, the Ringgold County Medical Society and the State Department of Health are co-operating with the Ringgold County Chapter of Red Cross, in making available an immunization program for all children from the ages of 5-10 years.
Marriage: May 23, Ramona Reynolds and Clyde Brand…May 22, Merilee Jones and Duane Knapp…May 8, Joanne Morine and Clinton Snith.
Births: May 17, a daughter, Sandra, to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Stradley…May 10, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Cracraft…May 15, a son, Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bell…May 22 a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Young…May 18, a son, Edwin, to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Young…May 18, a son, Edwin, to Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon Ferber…May 7, a daughter, Jacqueline, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ols.
Obituaries in this edition were: Marge Dowling Freeland, Mary Ellen Reeves Bower and Norita Gail Payne (infant).
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 31, 1973.)
Dunfee-Brown business sold to Rhoades Wilson Funeral Home effective June 1.
Five hundred acre lake lures many visitors to Sun Valley, what a difference a year makes. That is what visitors to Sun Valley Lake near Ellston are saying these days. The vast recreation and retirement area being developed by Mr. and Mrs. Quenton Anderson has come a long way in the last 12 months. Electric service is now available, all weather roads have been constructed, heavy rains have filled the lake to within 3’ of the spillway. Construction has started on four home around the lake as well as the marina.
Elaine McAlexader of Beaconsfield will be participating in the National Women’s Federation track meet in Wichita, KS on June 1-2. She is a member of the Iowa State University track team.
Carla DeVries has been chosen as representative to the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State by Ringgold County unit 172 in Mount Ayr.
Marriage: April 7, Joyce Heyle and John Hunt.
Births: May 17 a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Winn…May 22, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fletcher…May 26, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Cole.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, May 21, 1998.)
A Mount Ayr student was named the top fine arts senior by the drama department. The award is presented for participation in music, drama, and art during a student’s high school career.
Named as the fine arts award winner this year is Jamie Haidsiak.
Winner of the 1998 Arion Award as outstanding senior band member was Erralee Bailey.
Nolan Howie advanced to the district golf tournament at Colfax-Mingo Friday after placing in the top seven golfers in the sectional golf tournament at Greenfield Friday.
Marriage: May 2, Larry Clark and Peggy Horton.
Births: April 23, a son, Ethan, to Steve and Terri Newton…May 15, a son, Marcus, to Scott and Jodie England.
Obituaries in this edition were: George Franklin Bailey, Sr., Dora Lee Kleckner Fisher, and James Laverne Worthington.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, May 30, 2013.)
Podium Ink brings two Mount Ayr graduates home. Brad Elliott and Burt Murphy are founders and co-owners of Podium Ink in Mount Ayr. Both are Mount Ayr Community high school graduates, Elliott and Murphy returned to the town to pursue their passion for creative design and to establish a business that has clients and customers nationwide.
Great Western Bank has donated their former branch office building in Kellerton to the Kellerton Food Pantry for use as their new location.
Births: May 25, a daughter, Jentry, to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Shields…May 12, a son, Gabriel, to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Road.