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Looking Back By Lora Stull

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One Hundred  Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 5, 1924.) Tingley is  having quite a surplus of measles in town. On account of bad roads Rev. Gray walked to Fry Chapel Sunday to fill his appointment. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wehrle and children spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rex…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 27, 1924.) Chicken thieves caught~Clarence Brace, aged 31, and Glen Butterfield, aged 22, were caught in the act of stealing chickens at the John Clough farm in Monroe township last Wednesday afternoon around 3 o’clock. The officers were notified and the men were arrested and…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 20, 1924.) Ringgold county located in the world’s most fertile area. The most fertile spot of ground in the world for outdoor fertility is within 100 miles of Clarinda, Page county, with that town as the center of a circle superior in fertility to the…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 13, 1924.) The town of Beaconsfield suffered fire loss aggregating thousands of dollars last evening. The fire, which was of unknown origin, was first discovered in the hardware store on the west side of the street and had gained such headway that it was not…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 6, 2024.) Forty years of continuous service in business in Mount Ayr is the unique record of C.R. Keating, local hardware dealer. Mr Keating learned the hardware business and the trade of plumber and tinsmith from his father. His first store was located in a…

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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…

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Looking Back – January 11, 2024 Issue

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 16, 1924.) After six years as postmaster Mrs. B.F. Seaton has resigned. Mrs. H. K. Seaton is her successor beginning work January 1. The postoffice has been moved from B.F.Seaton Store to the M.H. Evans building across the street. Truman Dulany, who is associated with…

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Looking Back – January 4, 2024

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 9, 2024.) State of Iowa vs Murry and Ruckman; charge of bootlegging and written answer of plea of guilty to crime charged. It is order and judgment of the court that the defendants pay a fine of $75 each and costs of action. As was recorded…

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Looking Back December 28, 2023

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, January 2, 1924.) George L. Bastow, who during the summer and fall has had a force of men at work remodeling the old Mount Ayr house, announces that the new hotel, which will be known as Hotel Mount Ayr, will be formally opened Thursday evening…

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