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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 21, 1923.)
Bank robberies in Iowa have been cut from $500,000 a year in 1920 to $15,000 in 1923 Ben Gibson, attorney general of Iowa announces.
Several arrests for reckless driving have been made by the officers in Mount Ayr during the past week and fines have been imposed.
Elsewhere in this edition Sheriff Stephens requests the cooperation of automobile drivers in an effort to see that the laws are strictly observed and it is plainly the intention of the officers to see to it that the prescribed penalties are inflicted upon those who persist in exceeding the speed limit.
James Nobles, wife and daughter of Astoin, WA, who have been visiting his sister-in-law Mrs. H.H. Parsons and other relatives and friends, left for their home last Thursday.
His father, Luther Nobles, was one of the pioneers of Ringgold County, coming here in 1856. He settled on a farm in Liberty township.
There were five sons in the family, all enlisted and served in the civil war. James, the youngest, answered the call for 100 day men at the age of 16. At the close of the war the five brothers returned home.
James left Ringgold in the spring of 1870 for Oregon, later going to Washington where he now lives. He still remembers his Ringgold friends whom he visits every few years. His youngest sister, Mrs. John Pierson, lives in Kellerton.
Marriage: Thursday of last week, Mildred MacCammond and Ernest Ahlberg.
Obituary in this edition was: Rachel Jane Forman Harvey.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 21, 1948.)
George Mosbarger, former proprietor of Ringgold Dairy Products, has accepted a position at Irving’s Clothing Store, having assumed his duties Saturday. Mr. Mosbarger has not made definite plans for the future, but will assist with the work at Irving’s through the holidays.
Howard Bryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bryan of this city, went Tuesday of last week to Des Moines where he took and passed the physical examinations required for entrance in the U.S. Navy.
Plan Military Services for Pvt. Harold Webb-Pvt. Webb, 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Webb, was killed in action December 24, 1944 at Luxembourg.
Dean Gardner, of Mount Ayr, Monday was awarded the American Farmer Degree at the 20th annual FFA Convention being held in Kansas City.
Bill Staats of Redding 4-H Farmers, won the ten-ear exhibit for 4-H Corn Club members in the contest recently. Gerald Waggoner, of the Kellerton club, had the second prize exhibit and Loren Campbell, of the Washington Chaps, the 3rd best. Obituaries in this edition were: William Orlo and Mary Lutitia Buck Johnston.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 22, 1973.)
Top winners in the district “Make it with Wool” contest are Ringgold County residents, Mrs. Duane Triggs and Marla Wilkins.
Receiving sweepstakes award at the regional soil conservation banquet in Mount Ayr November 14 were Mr. and Mrs. Vance Geiger. The award was given for outstanding practice of conservation.
Iowa governor Robert Ray presented the Governor’s Leadership award to Perry Woollums, president of the Kellerton community betterment committee, November 1. It recognizes the efforts of Kellerton has made in improving their community.
Anthony’s after Thanksgiving Sale: Men’s denim flare jeans, $2.99…men’s insulated vest, $8.99…men’s tie $1…children’s hooded sweatshirt $1.99…ladies better dresses and dusters $5.99…Cannon blankets, twin or full, 3 for $10…Cannon bath towels (full) 2 for $1.00.
Births: November 14, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Weese…November 18, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hensley…November 18, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Junior Wion.
Obituaries in this edition were: Jennie Sylvia Arnold Vanatta, Rosamond L. Tedrow Newton, Joseph A Bretz, Clifford R. Rinehart and Earl Fisk.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 12, 1998.)
A large crowd of people, some looking for bargains and some looking for a bit of history for themselves, were on hand in Kellerton Saturday as the items in the former Grand Valley elementary school were auctioned off.
Ringgold county residents may have a new telephone company for local service in coming months. GTE Network Services, which currently serves Ringgold county customers with local calling service, announced last week that it plans to sell or trade 1.6 million of the 21.5 million total domestic local access lines that the company currently has.
Former MACHS football player Chip Brundage is a stand-out football player at Simpson College again this year. Brundage, a senior, is starting left defensive end for the squad.
Obituary in this edition was, Mark Alan Elmer.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 21, 2013.)
An Amish woman from Michigan, driving a one-horse buggy, escaped serious injury last week in an accident on Ringgold County road P27, just north of Redding.
According to reports, the horse pulling the buggy shied and ran into the ditch when a truck approached.
A large number of Raider football players have been named to the Class 1A All-District 7 teams. Included on the first-team offense are lineman Mason Mercer, and utility player Jacob Sobotka. Defensive players named to the first team are lineman Joe Ricker, linebacker Cody Stackhouse and back Erik Freed. Mercer, Ricker and Freed were unanimous choices.
Manager Roger Townsend and the Mount Ayr Hy-Vee were recognized for the store’s long-time partnership with Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Obituaries in this edition were: Charlotte Rice Cunning, Dorothy Bird Main, Beverly Jean Moore and Gary Lee Shields.