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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Record-News,Thursday, August 29, 1923.)
The trial of Fred Stacy, one of the men captured after an exciting chase following the blowing of the vault of the Redding Bank two weeks ago when currency, Liberty Bonds and securities aggregating about $5,000 were stolen, resulted in conviction. The jury returned a verdict of “guilty” after deliberating 5 1/2 hours.
With pronounced change in the new order of things in the film industry, the Princess Theater of this city will join all the other motion picture theaters throughout the country in the celebration of the 6th annual Paramount Week, Sept.. 3-8 inclusive. A few of the outstanding photo plays for the season will be: Cecil B DeMilles “The Ten Commandments”, Theodore Roberts in “The Old Homestead”, “ To Have and To Hold”, and “Adam’s Rib.”
Marriages: August 26, Edward Swanson and Marie Steele…August 26, Bud Pyle and Fern German…Sunday, Raymond West and Beulah Patrick.
Obituaries in this edition were: Joseph Collins Cornelison and David Martin Walter.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 26, 1948.)
For weeks the people of Mount Ayr and Ringgold county have been waiting for the completion and grand opening of Freeland’s new store.
For many months Mr. Freeland and his store personnel have been anticipating the day when they could present to the public one of the most modern and well equipped stores of its kind in Iowa. That day has arrived and the new store is ready for its opening Friday and Saturday, August 27 and 28.
Seven hundred, seventy-six entries were made in the twenty-two classes of foods and the section for 4-H activities in the girls 4-H achievement show held August 16-19.
This is by far the largest number of entries ever made at the county show, according to Belle Cornelison, assistant in home economics.
Marriages: August 22, Lois Elliott and Vance Cox Jr…August 15, Marjorie Jackson and Loyd Hudson.
Births: August 22, a daughter, Rebecca, to Mr. and Mrs. John Morrissey…August 11, a son, Robert, to Rev. and Mrs. R.E. Ferguson.
Obituaries in this edition were: Catherine Cumming Robertson, Margaret J. Gleason McCullough and O.P. Latimer
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 30, 1973.)
Jeff French and Lyle Main dominated the scene Sunday night at the Ringgold County Speedway. Each won three events to maintain a lead in their divisions.
Janelle and Sherri Klejch of Diagonal and members of the Liberty Belles 4-H club, won a top rating with the educational presentation on Tuesday of last week at the Iowa State Fair. The girls were given an excellent rating on their presentation of “Say it with Music”.
A flag for every home in Mount Ayr. That’s the goal of the Mount Ayr American Legion, which has undertaken the mission as a patriotism project of the local post.
Births: August 22, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Steinbach…August 20, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Schmitz.
Obituary in this edition was, Guy Walter Bradley.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 20, 1998.)
The “Corn Parade” mural in the Mount Ayr post office painted in 1941 by Orr Fisher, was cleaned and conserved by a team of art conservationists during a three day period last week.
Tom Rajer of Madison, WI, led a team of Iowa landscape artists, Fred Easker of Cedar Rapids and conservator Tim Holland of Madison, WI, in the process of cleaning the painting, touching it up and adding a protective varnish coating.
The mural here is one of 2,000 in the 46,000 post offices across the United States.
The team of Larry and Karon Giles and Cecil and Becky Dolecheck won the two-couple best shot tournament at the Mount Ayr Golf and Country Club Sunday. The winning team shot 59.
Many changes for Raider football program-This is the first year that the football program has been shared with the Diagonal Community School District and three Diagonal players are taking part in the practices this fall.
Randy Athay, new head coach, will lead the Raiders into a schedule on the Class 2A level which will mean a more far flung district this year.
Obituary in this edition was, Linford E. “Buck” Mason.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 29, 2013.)
The fate of Ringgold County Hospital’s dialysis unit was the top subject for discussion as the Ringgold County Hospital board of trustees met for their regular monthly meeting. After a lengthy discussion, the board voted unanimously to begin the process of closing the dialysis unit.
Johnathan Triggs of Mount Ayr was awarded the $2,000 IFAA Excellence in Swine Participation Scholarship by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 17. Johnathan’s parents are Kevin and Kathy Triggs.
Obituaries in this edition were: Allen Keith Elliott, Katherine Fay Bennett Werner and Bradley Marion West.