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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 22, 1923.)
Five indicted for robbery-Trial of Fred Stacy will begin in district court Friday morning.
Stacy is one of the two men taken in charge by the officer a week ago Monday evening after an exciting chase after the five yeggs who burglarized the Redding Savings Bank early that morning.
Stacy, with William Fuller, was captured in a patch of weeds about four miles southeast of New Hampton and the two men were placed in the jail at Bethany until extradition papers could be obtained.
Be it remembered that on the night of August 10, 1923, the first night airplane in the U.S. made its initial journey across Iowa.
This division extends from Chicago to Cheyenne.
Guided by great search lights poised upon 50’ towers at 30 mile intervals the aircraft passed over the aviation station just southwest of Des Moines shortly after midnight on its western journey. An hour later another plane headed eastward passed over, having met its eastern neighbor a few miles this side of Omaha.
The airship is equipped with lights that may be easily seen as it approaches but is not visible after it passes.
Here is the beginning of a service that has tremendous possibilities. The airplane on its first journey carried 500 pounds of mail. If the experiment proves a success, planes will be used that will carry a ton.
Marriage: August 17, Clyde Stephens and Elma Small…August 15, A.W. Dufty and Mary Martin…Sunday, John Henry and Grace Wood.
Births: August 16, a girl, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hart…August 12, a boy, to Mr. and Mrs. Lew Payton…August 12, a boy, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bayless…July 30, a girl, to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Shary…August 18, a girl, Florence, to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stuck…Tuesday a girl, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henderson…August 8, a boy, to Mr. and Mrs. John Harris.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 19, 1948.)
Two business blocks, from the Johnston Farm Supply to the Anderson barn will be paved with concrete under the present street improvement program now in progress in Mount Ayr.
These two blocks will bring to 74 the number of blocks to be improved.
School opens August 30 in Mount Ayr. A freshman day program is being inaugurated for the first time in the high school. The program is to aid freshman students to become better acquainted with the high school and with each other.
Another new feature to be added to the school this year will be a noon, hot lunch program, whereby students who so desire may eat their lunches at the school building during the noon hour.
The bodies of the late Machinists Mate Second class Glee Smith and Sargent Robert Miller, being returned from Manila aboard US Army Transport, Dalton Victory, due to reach San Francisco on or about August 12, will be forwarded at a later date through the American Graves Registration Distribution Center in Kansas City, MO to Mount Ayr, the final destination requested by the next of kin.
The town of Benton is getting a new look, the men are at work tearing down the old brick Chicago Great Western Depot. The railroad company sold the old depot and replaced it with a little depot made from half a box car.
Marriage: Sunday evening, Beatrice Flemming and Robert Roe…August 17, Jessie Pine and Guy Reynolds.
Births: Friday twin boys to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moore.
Obituaries in this edition were: Jessie Bele Hall Cabaret, Artie Calven Fouser, William Halterman, and Olive Ethel Baird Williams.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 23, 1973.)
It was the thrill of a lifetime for Mrs. Elmo Roe Sunday afternoon. That is when she watched her tee shot from #5 at the Mount Ayr Golf & Country Club arch through the air, land on the green and roll in the hole. Mrs. Fra Roe, who was golfing with Mrs. Matt Bevington, used a driver for the shot.
Mothers of the 1973 MACHS football players will be special guests of the Raider coaching staff at a meeting Tuesday, August 28 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym.
According to Coach Gary Wimmer, the moms will have various pieces of equipment explained to them and learn a bit about the strategy and rules of the game.
Steve Shiflett, 23 of Diagonal, died early Tuesday morning in the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines of injuries suffered Monday night in a one-car accident one mile north and three mile east of Diagonal.
Marriage: June 30, Arden Routh and Peggy Kline…August 4, Katherine Maley and Bob Noggle.
Births: August 15, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles King…August 19, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Johnston…August 7, a daughter, Jacquelyn, to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ward… August 5, a son, Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Matthews.
Obituary in this edition was: Henry Owen Spencer.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 13, 1998.)
Ringgold County resident was interviewed on a national television news program on CBS television recently.
Peter Hayse of Redding was shown on a report about hay being taken to farmers in Texas and Oklahoma, where a drought has made it hard to find feed for cattle.
Matthew Weeda showed the champion pen of three in the swine show at the Ringgold County Fair. Weeda also showed the carcass champion at the fair.
Gene and Carol Smith are host parents at a hostel in Ketchikan, Alaska. Their youth hostel is located in the First United Methodist Church in Ketchikan. Since its opening in 1972, travelers have found a place to stay here from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Obituaries in this edition were: Cecil Fay Kendig, Edith Orretta Knight Sissel, Donald K. Ford, and Elmer “Jim” Jeter, Jr.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 22, 2013.)
The manhunt for an escaped prisoner from the Clarinda Correctional Facility has ended with the death of the inmate at the hands of a Taylor county couple.
State authorities report that Rodney Long forced his way into the home of Jerome (71 yr.) and Carolyn (66 yr.) Mauderly of rural Bedford and held them approximately four hours when the couple finally decided to defend themselves.
WHO reports a shot gun was discharged killing Long.
Taylor county auditor Bonny Baker has announced absentee ballots are now ready for the September 10 vote to approve the Clearfield Community school dissolution plan.
Births: August 19, a son, William, to Brandi and Eric Snyder.
Obituaries in this edition were: Kylie Christine Hunter, Edwin Wendell King,