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Looking Back By Lora Stull

Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 4, 1922.) The demand for a suitable place in Mount Ayr in which to hold public sales is to be met by the conversion of the H. Middlesworth barn, one block east of the NE corner of the square into a sale pavilion. For some…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 27, 1922.) Road workers have been busy this week changing course of the public road running under the railroad bridge out by the Frances Whitson farm road to Ellston, the big curve being considered dangerous in meeting cars. Jarnagins Weekly: At Oskaloosa a new defense…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 20, 1922.) Quite a little excitement was caused here Saturday afternoon by the capture of three fellows who had escaped from the jail in Albany, MO the evening before. They had been sentenced to serve a penitentiary term for robbery and were being held in…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 13, 1922.) A petition asking the annulment of a marriage which was performed at New Market, Taylor County, last week was filed in the district court of Ringgold County and the case was heard Saturday by Judge Homer Fuller, who granted the petition. The court…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 6, 1922.) School opened Monday morning-The high school is filled to capacity, the enrollment to date being 246 as follows: freshman class, 79; sophomores, 74; juniors, 48; seniors, 45- the largest high school enrollment in the history of the school, with about the usual enrollment…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 30, 1922.) In an early day Jesse Hiatt, a Quaker from Indiana, secured from the government a tract of land near what is now Peru, in Madison County. In improving the raw prairie tract he set out an orchard, the varieties of apples desired being…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 9, 1922.) Gail Dalton has taken possession of the Benton Garage. He has Mr. Edd Darr for a partner. J.A. Bliss, county agent of Ringgold County urges that the weed fight in Iowa be made a community affair, rather than one in which the individual…

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Looking Back by Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, August 3, 1922.) Rabies among dogs seems to be epidemic in Ringgold County. In addition to the dogs previously reported afflicted with the disease, O.V. Messinger of Poe Township reported Monday that one of his dogs became suddenly ill one day last week and showed unmistakable…

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Looking Back by Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 19, 1922.) Kendall Warns Striers: Governor Kendall tonight gave out for publication the following statement: “It is reported to me tonight that in some sections of the state threats of violence are being employed to prevent men from performing certain kinds of labor. If such…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 12, 1922.) Report of Dr. M.R. French Assistant State Epidemiologist, Concerning Trip To Mount Ayr: In compliance with request from the office of Dr. Fagen, Secretary Executive Officer of the State Board of Health, on July 2, I went to Mount Ayr, July 3, 1922.…

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