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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 30, 1924.)
Reports that seed corn in southern Iowa was badly damaged by the severe cold weather early in January which reports have been confirmed by tests made, has caused apprehension lest there should be difficulty in obtaining seed for the coming season.
It is a matter that demands serious consideration for the farmers cannot afford to take chances. That the farmers are alert to the consideration was indicated at the Bayless sale, held last week in Athens township. Col. W. P. Turner reports that when 100 bushel of 1922 corn was offered for sale a number of farmers of that community joined in purchasing the corn for seed and the 100 bushels was purchased at $1.50 a bushel.
F.E. Gleason Furniture Store is having a carload furniture sale…3 piece Walnut Bedroom Suite,$63.50; 8 piece Walnut Dinning Room Suite, $83.95; 3 piece over stuffed living room suite, $124.95; solid oak dresser, $15.95; bed, springs, and mattress for $17.95.
Marriage: January 23, Fred McCowen and Bessie Frazee.
Obituaries in this edition were: F.F. Buchanan and Imogene Bennett Rowell.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 27, 1949.)
Marion Euritt is serving as acting postmaster of the second class office in Mount Ayr. Following his appointment, he assumed his duties in that capacity on October 16, succeeding P.J. McGrath, who transferred to the Denver, CO. post office. His salary is $3,850 annually.
Temperatures in Mount Ayr during the past week have ranged from 36 degrees on January 23, to winter low of 12 degrees below zero on January 22 according to the local weather observer H.L. Cornelison.
John Irving, of Mount Ayr, was elected president of SW Federated Power Coop. Inc. for the coming year at the annual meeting to name members of the board of directors and officers held Tuesday at the plant office northeast of Creston.
Marriage: December 24, Audrey Livingston and Lawrence James.
Births: January 21, a son, Elbert Jay, to Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Watson…January 23, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. William Findley…January 18, son, to Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Abhl…January 22, a son, Darrell Joe, to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Washburn…January 12, a daughter, Dona, to Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Norris..January 25, a girl, Cynthia, to Mr. and Mrs. Grover Han…January 8, a girl, Alice, to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Minnick…January 21, a daughter, Linda, to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Curry Jr…January 18, twins, Johnnie and Tommy, to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Larson…January 23, daugther, to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Barnett.
Obituaries in this edition: Corena Ruth Sines, Philip Butler, Mary Catherine Flowers Mariner, Donald Polsley, Allison M. Tidrick, Phalla Hinkley Clark and Ed Bowen.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 31, 1974.)
Former Raider wrestler Duane Burchett has been seeing varsity action for the Bearcats of NWMSU. Duane recently made his 3rd varsity start against Wayne State of Nebraska.
The Ringgold county rural water survey meeting was held January 23 in the community room of the Security State Bank in Mount Ayr.
`Representatives of 10 townships present will begin a door-to-door survey to collect information to determine if rural water system is feasible in those townships-Benton, Rice, Clinton, Middle Fork, Riley, Liberty, Union, Tingley, Jefferson and Waubonsie.
The flu bug, which invaded the northern part of the state has finally migrated southward, leaving victims coughing in its wake.
The disease hit the area last week, with the high school feeling the first effects last week. By early this week the sickness had worked its way into the lower grades. School officials said 245 students were absent from classes Monday.
Births: January 23, twins, a boy and a girl, to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Elliott…January 25, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mercer…January 25, a son, Heath, to Mr. and Mrs. Danny Straight.
Obituaries in this edition were: Victor Skinner and Mrs. Floy Bliss.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, January 21, 1999.)
A meeting to provide details on a cooperative venture to construct three 900 stall milking facilities in a five county area will be held in Mount Ayr Friday, January 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Rideta Electric building.
A steering committee from Adair, Clarke, Madison, Ringgold and Union counties plans to construct the first of three large milking facilities near Macksburg in the coming year.
High school has new rules put in place for school dances. At the last couple of dances there have been a few new rules added.
These rules included: No Moshing, No Slamming, No Body Surfing, No Body Passing, No Jumping. The reason for these new rules is because at a dance about a month ago some of the students got out of hand while moshing and the chaperones didn’t agree with their actions.
Moshing is running around in a circle and hitting each other with your upper body. Slamming is when two people run into each other, usually jumping at the time of impact and meeting in mid-air. Body surfing and body passing is when someone is literally picked up and passed around the crowd, being held up over the heads of the many people in the crowd.
Births: January 13, a daughter, Alayna, to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Link…December 29, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hightshoe.
Obituaries in this edition were: Drexel Carl Jackson, William L. Johnston, Dortha May Palmer Moss, Paul Fred Rychnovsky and Monica Marie Sheil Smith.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 30, 2014.)
The Ringgold county sheriff office has reported two new break-ins in the county over the weekend.
According to the incident report, thieves broke into the city halls in both Mount Ayr and Kellerton and made away with an undisclosed amount of cash in both cases.
A Mount Ayr senior football player has received two high honors in the past week. Jacob Sobotka has been selected to play in the 2014 Iowa Shrine Bowl and has been chosen as a member of the 2013 Iowa Football Coaches Association Academic all state team.
Birth: January 10, a son, Gage, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clemens.
Obituaries in this edition were: Dennis Cooper, Edna Pearce Scott and Janine Marie Burright King,