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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 18, 1923.)
As a result of the explosion of the mangle in the steam laundry at Lamoni last Tuesday evening two men, H.A. Sturdyvin and Ray Chasey, were so badly scalded that all efforts to save their lives were in vain.
President Harding has often shown his interest in the savings movement and has personally invested in Treasury Savings Certificates, the valuable savings security issued by the U.S. Treasury Dept.
In a speech at Salt Lake City, Utah the President said: “No habit is so easy to form, none so hard to break, as that of reckless spending. An on the other side, none is more certain to contribute to security and happiness than the habit of thrift, of saving, of careful management in all business concerns, of balanced budgets and living within incomes.”
The good boosters of the “Biggest Little Town on Earth,” who have charge of the arrangements for the annual Kellerton reunion, have extended to the Mount Ayr Commercial Club an invitation to make one day of the reunion Mount Ayr Day.
Marriages: Last Saturday, Harold Willoughby and Elsie Clayton…Friday, Eula Hampton and Lloyd Whitaker…July 15, Jetha Smith and Mable Smith.
Births: July 11, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Myers.
Obituary in this editon was, Caroline Ludwig Lininger.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 15, 1948.)
Margaret Turner returned Friday evening from Kansas City, MO, where she had been in attendance for four days at the national Future Homemakers of America convention. Miss Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barton Turner of Lotts Creek township attended the convention as a delegate for Ringgold County.
Prices this week at the Food Market: Tide 31 cents pkg.; Cherrios, 15 cents pkg.; Spam, 2 oz can 49 cents, Gold Medal Flour, 5# 39 cents; Fortress Toliet Tissue, 2 for 19 cents; Hershey Chocolate Syrup, 16 oz can 15 cents; Post Toasties cereal, 2 13 oz pkg. 37 cents; Kool-Aid, 3 pkg. 14 cents.
Marriages: June 22, Carla Kaster and Wesley Poore, June 24, Lillian Adams and Willard Skinner, June 20, Maxine Zihlman and Robert Denney, July 3, Donella Sutherland and Duane Haute, June 20, Sharlene Welcher and Dwight Fry.
Births: July 8, a daughter, Karen, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kimball…A daughter, Vickie to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Virden…July 8, a son, to Rev. and Mrs. Redding…July 12, a son, Robert, to Mr. and Mrs. Elton Hoover…July 11, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Junior Jeter.
Obituary in this editon was, Arthur Jarred.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 19, 1972.)
Fred Stark, elementary band instructor in the Mount Ayr Community school district for nine years, tendered his resignation, July 13, to accept a similar position in Washington Community school sytem.
Mount Ayr will have a new piece of fire equipment this fall. A new 4-wheel drive unit has been ordered by the Mount Ayr Fire Safety Club. The new unit will be used for off the road fires and as a small attack truck for city and rural fires.
A Mount Ayr woman has been named to Marquis Who’s Who, eighth edition, 1974-75.
She is Mrs. Mabel Rice, who has received a certificate stating that inclusion in the volume is “limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their own field of endeavor and who have thereby contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary society.
Marriage: June 2 Kim Willey and Mark Johnson.
Births: July 6, a daughter, Jennifer, to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Jackson…June 18, a daughter, Sondra, to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dulany…July 7, a daughter, Wendy, to Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dulany.
Obituary in this edition was George Claiborne Padgitt.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 9, 1997.)
The Lamoni branch of Commercial Federal Bank was robbed Monday, July 6, by a white male who got away with less than $1,000, according to Lamoni police chief Dale Killpack.
This is believed to be the first hold up of a bank in Lamoni’s history.
Doug Greene, pastor of the recently established Lighthouse Christian Center in Mount Ayr has received ordination from Harvest Center.
Questions are being raised this week by superintendent Phil Burmeister about the legality of the transfer of some of the funds and assests of the Grand Valley school district to a charitable trust.
The Iowa Department of Education will be looking at the transfer as well when the annual reports and audit of the school district come to it for the 1997-98 school year, according to department officials.
Marriage: May 24, Heather Pine and Dr. Myles Reedy.
Birth: June 30, a son, Austin, to Dave and Christy Caldwell.
Obituary in this edition was: Robert Roe Lesan.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, July 18, 2013.)
Taylor Still was named Ringgold County Fair Queen and Aubriana Greenland was named fair princess in ceremonies held on opening night of the fair.
The Clearfield Communtiy School Board of Directors held a public hearing Monday evening to discuss the district dissolution proposal.
State Fair exhibitors named- Cole Wilmes, Tessa Shields, Jena James, Taylor Still, Madison Hosfield, Brook Rychnovsky, Jabe Burton, Samantha Schaefer, Laura Davison, Amber Davison, Elsie Schafer, Abby Schafer, Hallie Still, Kayla Bailey, Maddie Mobley, Cauy Bickel, Kirsten Dolecheck and Grant Anderson.
The pie auction during the 4-H sale Sunday night totaled $3,875 for the Ringgold Count Fair Fund.
Obituaries in this edition were: Maxine Smith Kean, Glen D. Konopasek, Dennis Kennedy and Olivia McGinnis-Taylor.