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One Hundred Thirty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Ringgold Record ,Thursday, October 26, 1893.)
Now that the World’s Fair is about over, those people, who early in the season predicted that it would be one of the greatest disease spreaders in existence, now may look back and contemplate the incorrectness of their dire prophesies.
The cholera has reached no further than a few unimportant cases in New York, which were very summarily stamped out. The yellow fever has only gained a footing in one little town in Georgia.
The health authorities of the whole country are to be congratulated for their vigilance in successfully preventing the outbreak of these or any other great scourges.
R.H. Stone & Co. have opened their marble and granite shop opposite the Record office, and respectfully solicit the patronage of all parties needing millinery goods very cheap at Lura B. Eaton’s Emporium in Redding.
Rectitude, the trotting stallion owned by the Mount Ayr Horse Co., has been kicking up the dust on the track at Independence at a lively rate. He was taken there to be tracked by Oliver Bear a few weeks ago and at once commenced showing excellent speed and action.
He went against time on last Thursday and made a record of 2:28, trotting the mile without a single break.
Marriages: October 21, Vardy Walter and Cyrena Dicky…October 22, William Hosford and Iris Knight.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 28, 1948.)
Eight musicians of the instrumental department of the Mount Ayr Community school qualified Saturday at Shenandoah for membership in the All-State Band.
They were Mary Jane Eddy and Shirley Boothe, clarinets; Perry Beasley, piccolo; Rex Stuck, cornet; Edith Nichols, oboe; Dorris Toland, bass clarinet; Dean Stuck and Jimmy Taff, trombones.
A hearing will be held Friday afternoon, October 29, at 2:30 o’clock at the council rooms in Mount Ayr on the proposal to surface certain streets in Mount Ayr with crushed stone or gravel.
For Sale: to settle estate, 320 acre farm, improved, one mile west of Watterson, $9,200 ($28.75 an acre).
For Sale: 1929 Model A Ford, good motor, 5 good tires, good battery and cheap transportation. First $100 takes it.
Marriage: October 22, a double marriage of Dorothy Dulany to Donald Stull and Junior Dulany to Mildred Slavik…Sunday Judith Sanderson and Forest Robison were united in marriage.
Births: October 20, a son, Larry, to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Trullinger…October 25, a son, Kenneth, to Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Walter.
Obituaries in this edition were: Pfc. Ivan Wilson Mickael and Joseph C. Cornelison.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 1, 1973.)
Cheryl Rotert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Rotert of Beaconsfield, has earned a spot in the 1973 All-State Band.
More than 100 area youngsters enjoyed Halloween activities Saturday afternoon in the 1st floor of the Masonic building, formerly occupied by the Mount Ayr Furniture Co.
Bruce Henderson has been named head coach of girls track at the Atlantic high school, which program he will start in the spring of 1974.
Marriage: August 25, Cheryl Jackson and Barry Jones…September 22, Diane Weeda and Kenneth Sorensen.
Births: October 25, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Townsend.
Obituaries in this edition were: Gar Alva Rogers and Thomas Jefferson Ballew.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 22, 1998.)
A Rideta Electric Cooperative employee was injured in an accident Tuesday afternoon.
Duane Schafer, line foreman for the electric cooperative, was involved in an electrical contact injury at the Clearfield substation. Schafer was transported to Ringgold County Hospital and then flown on to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.
Kimberly Parrish, daughter of John and Patty Parrish of Diagonal, was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society on Sunday October 18 at Memorial Union in Ames.
Three Ringgold County teachers have been selected by their former students to be included in the fifth edition of “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers of 1998.”
Named to the publication from Mount Ayr Community school were Joseph Catanzareti and Fay Howie. Named to the publication from Diagonal Community high school was Richard Stephens.
Two new churches serving the Mount Ayr area have been completed recently and are hosting services.
The Mount Ayr Assembly of God is working on finishing touches on its new church home south of Hwy 2 in the west part of Mount Ayr. The Lighthouse Christian Center will celebrate the grand opening of their new building, Sunday October 25.
Obituaries in this editon were: Wendall A. Cornwall, Irene Mae Lane Harsh, Anna M. Saville Ridenour.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 31, 2013.)
The Mount Ayr Raider football team has qualified as the 3rd seed in Class 1A District 7 and enters playoffs for the 6th consecutive year.
In cross country action, Raider senior Noah Larsen captured 1st place at the district cross country meet last week and now advances to the state meet Saturday, November 2 in Fort Dodge.
A pair of Mount Ayr business owners are among 5 area finalists in a regional business competition. The South Central Area Partnership in partnership with Univeristy of Northern Iowa, have announced Podium Ink and owners Brad Elliott and Burton Murphy as one of the top 5 area businesses in the “Dream Big, Grow Here” contest.
Births: September 23, a daughter Adalyn, to Ed and Amber Schafer…October 3, a son, Coy, to Nathan and Wendy Creveling…October 25, a daughter, Lucy, to Trevor and Trina Paulus…October 25, a daughter, Aurora, to Danika and Justin Hornyak…October 18, a son, Grant, to Shannon Hartman and Luke Graves.
Obituaries in this edition were: Marilyn Carr Besh, Mary Lee Terwilliger Hill, and Jacquelyn Ann Towry Mosher.