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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 11, 1923.)
President Harding, in his address at Denver, came into direct conflict with those who urge that because the prohibition laws are difficult to enforce they should be repealed.
“There can be issue in this land paramount to that of enforcement of the law, “the president,” declared. Thus does he rescue the question of prohibition from the flood of hysteria and place it on a sane and reasonable basis.
Birth: July 1, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. A. Vanderpluym…Tuesday morning a son, to Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Shay.
Obituaries in this edition were: Eliza Frances Haley Green Cornelison, Sadie E. Blake Dempsy.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 8, 1948.)
Children and adults alike are enjoying the swimming instruction at the city reservoir beach these hot summer days.
Since the beach opened June 25, 122 persons have enrolled in classes ranging from beginners to senior life saving.
Fire originating from a bolt of lightening caused the total destruction of the Alvin Tull barn, eight miles east of Mount Ayr at 6:30 o’clock Thursday morning.
Mr. Tull was away harvesting hay near Tingley at the time and his father was the only person at the farm.
Mr. Tull said he noticed the barn was on fire soon after he heard the lightening strike and immediately went to the barn to remove what he could from the building.
After getting the livestock out, he went back to remove the Oliver tractor, however he did not know how to start the machine and consequently it burned with the contents of the barn.
Marriage: June 20, Patricia Hull and Robert Fulton…June 30, Ruth Warrick and Charles Kibbe.
Obituaries in this edition were: Lyndon J. Curry, Ralph William Stringham, infant son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Richard Wittman.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 12, 1973.)
Larry Brown, of Mount Ayr won the cook-out king contest held the 4th of July in the courtyard in Mount Ayr as sponsored by Ringgold County Farm Bureau. Brown prepared ham steak on a hibachi.
A patriotic theme won top prize at the annual 4th of July kids parade here last Wednesday.
Taking top honors were Mike and Kelly Hensley dressed as Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross.
Paul Smith of rural Blockton has been named “Outstanding District Commissioner,” according to Keith Lininger, chairman of the Ringgold County Soil Conservation District.
Lyle Main and Jeff French were the feature winners Sunday night at the Ringgold County Speedway, as another big field of drivers was in action before a big crowd.
Marriage: July 6, Roberta Richards and David Schuetts.
Births: July 4, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Stroburg…July 4, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Robison…July 5, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Phil Stevenson…July 6, a daughter, Jodie, to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bradley.
Obituaries in this edition were: Lela Grace Kibbe Lindstrom and Perry L. Stephenson.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 2, 1998.)
The first race on the new figure 8 track being constructed at the Ringgold County fair grounds north of Mount Ayr is set for Thursday July 9, during the Ringgold County Fair.
Work has been done to construct the guard rails around the east side of the banked track where cars race in a figure 8 pattern.
The Diagonal Lions Club is sponsoring the event at the fair this year, it is hoped that there can be other races during the year at the new facility.
A horse owned by Al Clough of Ellston won the feature Iowa race recently at Prairie Meadow Racetrack and Casino in Altoona.
Miss Homebuilder from Clough’s Thunderhead Farms ran the six furloughs in 1:2101 to capture a purse of $20,111.
Marriage: May 17, Andrea Butler and Joshua Terrell.
Births: June 20, son, Clay, to Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wimer…June 13, a daughter, Mason, to Mr. and Mrs. James Walters.
Obituaries in this edition were: Mildred Helene Main Sobotka and Mike Trimble.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 11, 2013).
The Ringgold County Sheriff office is currently investigating a suspicious incident in Redding.
According to the sheriff’s report, at 10 a.m. Tuesday a middle-aged male driving a green late 80’s Chevrolet pickup stopped and offered some toys to two children in Redding. A grandparent witnessed the incident and took the children to his home. When he headed back to talk to the man in the green pickup, the pickup took off and left town.
Logan Wimer won reserve champion at the scholarship cutting held in Lincoln, NE July 5-7 and now qualifies to compete at the National High School Rodeo Finals.
Obituaries in this edition were: Dean R. “Bud” Breckenridge, Lola Winona Vanderflught Peppmeier, and Ronald Eugene Smith.