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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 19, 1923.)
Mention was made in the Ringgold Record last week that W.P. Turner of Lotts Creek township topped the Chicago market a week ago Monday with his shipment of Hereford and Angus cattle.
There were 49 nice head of market toppers in the lot, instead of 39 as stated. The cattle were sold by the Bowles Livestock Commission Company to Armour and Company on an order for the grand opening of the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angels, CA.
The top $12.90 per cwt. for the 49 head of 1,468 pound of cattle, was the highest price paid on the Chicago Market.
The first football game of the season on the local field will be played Friday afternoon at 3:45 between Lenox and Mount Ayr. It will be the first game on the new field.
Adopted into a well-to-do family at Boone, IA, when he was four and one-half years of age and reared in Mount Ayr as a member of the family, Roy Hale, now 23 years of age, was not apprised of the fact he was born at Kellerton and that his father, S.V. Hale, resided in Mount Ayr, nor did the father know the whereabouts of the son, until a few weeks ago when the young man came into possession of a letter which caused him to make a inquiry.
Upon learning the facts he at once came to Mount Ayr and is now visiting at his father’s home.
Roy’s mother died when he was 4 years of age, leaving him and a younger brother, Virgil. Soon thereafter the father was taken ill and homes were sought for the boys.
Roy was adopted by the family at Boone and Virgil was taken by a family at Bismark, ND. Virgil’s foster parents died when he was 18 years old and since their death he has twice visited at the home of his father, but this is the first time the older son has visited.
Marriage: September 19, Lucille Rush and Clarence Dickerson.
Birth: Born Saturday a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Elza Hathaway.
Obituaries in this edition were: Nancy J. Smith Knight, Grace McClaren Pike, Arthur E. Axtell and James P. O’Grady.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 16, 1948.)
Harrison Link of Liberty township, representing Ringgold County, won 1st place honors in the contour plowing contest held yesterday afternoon in connection with the four-county Soil Conservation Field Day at the Tom Dougherty farm, six miles north of Clearfield.
Link received $50 as first prize.
Home ownership is still on the increase in Ringgold County, according to the records of County Auditor, Roy Lepley, which show a total of 2,081 claims for homestead credit. That number is an increase of 45 over a year ago and 645 more than the year 1938.
Student Ayr: What event are you looking forward to the most of all during this school year?
Walter Pritchard is looking forward to graduation day; Norma Rice, prom; Mary Ellen Pine, the end of the school year; Patty Main, prom and graduation; Claire Eason, the homecoming game; Belle Sickels, senior skip day.
Marriages: August 7, Dorothy Smith and Robert McCreary…August 29, Frances Ferranti and Harold Scott.
Births: September 7, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Ruby…August 30, a son, Wayne, to Mr. and Mrs. Hallie Moore…September 8, a son, Dennis, to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Bailey…September 9, a daughter, Vee, to Dr. and Mrs. Morton Crew…September 8, a son, John T., to Mr. and Mrs. John D. Warin.
Obituary in this edition was, Orion Pearce Latimer.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 20, 1973.)
A special worship service will follow the regular Sunday morning worship at First Lutheran Church of Mount Ayr, Sunday, September 23.
First Lutheran will dedicate its new building site located south across Highway 2 from Andy Johnson Chevrolet.
At the regular meeting of the Mount Ayr Community school board Monday night, Richard Weehler was elected president of the board and Dr. Max Pool was named vice-president.
Officers and directors of the Ringgold County Speedway Inc., were elected at the annual meeting held September 10.
Elected to president for the second straight year is Jack Hutchinson. Other officers include; Jake Powell, vice-president; Lloyd Glendenning, treasurer and Roland Buck, secretary.
Marriages: July 14, Denise Mattox and Joseph McFarland…August 10, Linda Norton and Michael Dennis…June 9, Amy Cooper and George Anter…June 29, Janice Larson and Glee Mobley…August 19, Deanna Powers and Jack Emerson.
Obituaries: Lois Beryl Snethen Friend.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 10, 1998.)
Governor Terry Branstad made the Ringgold county stop on his “thank you” tour of Iowa’s 99 counties here Wednesday, September 2.
The Iowa Mobile Education Training headquarters, a portable exhibit to educate communities on the dangers of methamphetamine and other drugs, will visit Mount Ayr during the Ayr Days celebration.
Joyce England of Mount Ayr was honored at a recent national conference in St. Louis, MO, as the 1998 trainer of the year in the nation for the Rossiter System training with assists in employee recovery from repetitive motion injuries.
England is employed by Bunn-O-Matic Corp in Creston, IA.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 19, 2013.)
The Mount Ayr Public Library will host a book signing by another local author next week. Debbie Gilliland of Mount Ayr has written a book entitled “To Comfort A King”
Beginning this month, families struggling with food insecurity are finding some relief with a new program-Ham Sandwiches for Kids- made possible by the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms.
The program delivers $5 coupons four times a year for sliced or shaved ham to Iowa families who have children participating in the FoodBank of Iowa’s Back Pack Program.
Obituaries in this edition were: Hazel F. Skow Walker, Walter Byron Head and Fern L. Swietlik Temelcoff.