Looking Back By Lora Stull

Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 27, 1921.) For the first time in the history of Ringgold County, women will be called to serve as trial jurors in the district court at the May term which convenes Monday, May 16 with Judge P.C. Winters presiding. The two women chosen…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 20, 1921.) Prohibition officials and workers all over the country were amazed at the Palmer ruling which would permit the manufacture and sale of beer. It made an ugly leak in the prohibition law and the clear intent of the 18th amendment may…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 13, 1921.) Sheriff H.W. Terrell and Deputy Sheriff M.W. Snethen captured Emanuel Martin, an escaped convict from the state prison at Fort Madison, Friday evening. The sheriff and his deputy were on their way home from the northern part of the county when…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 6, 1921.) Good fortune or sheer luck is responsible for the fact nobody was killed and serious injury did not result from the collision of a Ford runabout driven by Claude Mapel and the handcar at the crossing one block west of the…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 30, 1921.) The first public highway across the state was promoted by Hon. Lafayette Young of Des Moines and it was given the name of the River-To-River Highway and was duly marked. There are numerous roads now that were evolved from the success of…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 23, 1921.) Young Bear, the son of the last Chief of the Mesquakie Indians on the reservation in Tama County, and who would probably be reigning as his successor but for the action of the Indian department in refusing to recognize any more Indian…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 16, 1921.) Although many of the people of Ringgold County have been liberal in the matter of donating to the European Relief Fund, there are many who have either failed to recognize the need or have neglected to send in their contributions. The weekly…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 9, 1921.) Washington, March 4, President Harding’s inaugural address (in part) is as follows: My countrymen, when one surveys the world about him after the great storm, noting the marks of destruction and yet rejoicing in the ruggedness of the things which withstood it,…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 3, 1921.) Burr Kuder, charged with bootlegging and held in Ringgold County jail to wait action of the grand jury at the March term of the district court, escaped from his cell and by digging through the brick wall under the east window on the…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 16, 1921.) Red Cross Notes: A thorough fumigation and cleaning was given the Delphos school house last Saturday. Temperatures have been taken this week. We hope to keep the school open the rest of the term. The first cases of scarlet fever will be released…

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