Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 24, 1895.) The Department of Agriculture has fixed the total corn production of the year 1895 at above 2,000,000,000 bushels. These estimates are always judicious and far below the mark. It is   an unprecedented yield. Iowa leads the states with a yield of…

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One Hundred-FortyYears Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 30, 1880.) First Families of Ringgold County…Who They Were…Where They Lived and What They Did. John Scott: an old settler and one of the rich men of the county was born in Morgan County, Illinois in 1833. He came west in 1855 to Decatur County, Iowa.…

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One Hundred Twenty Five  Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 3, 1895.) Court Adjourned: The district court adjourned Saturday after a session of two weeks. Much business was done, yet many cases were continued for lack of time. The terms docket contained nothing of special interest. The case of Dr. S. Bailey…

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One Hundred-FortyYears Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 20, 1880.) First Families of Ringgold County…Who They Were…Where They Lived and What They Did. CS Palmer- was born in Ashtabula, Ohio in 1850. He tried to enlist but his widowed mother objected. He moved to this county with his mother in 1870. Three years 77-78,…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 20, 1920.) The Union Savings Bank at Redding was robbed last night. The loss has not been fully determined as yet but includes about $200 in bonds and $845 in currency. In addition to this there was taken $600 worth of government stamps, which…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 6, 1920.) The Ringgold County Fair held last week under the auspices of the Livestock and Agricultural Association was successful in every way. Wednesday was devoted to placing the exhibits and on Thursday and Friday the streets were thronged with people..a happy throng, filled…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, September 29, 1920.) Preliminary announcement of the population of Ringgold County, as shown by the fourteenth census, was received the first of the week. The report show that Ringgold County has a population of 12,919 an increase of only fifteen over the report ten…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, September 22, 1920.) Sheriff E.L. Nicholas and his deputy L.M. Brinkerhoff, made the seizure of fifteen or twenty gallons of home brew and five or six gallons of wine at the home of Harry Gard, of Lincoln Township, this morning. Gard was placed under…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 15, 1920.) More than 1,000 public schools in Iowa are serving hot lunches to their students, according to reports from 83 counties covering 1919-1920 collected by the agricultural extension department of Iowa State College. Consolidated schools have the best showing. Of the 242 consolidated…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, August 18, 1920.) At a meeting of the directors of the Ringgold County Fair, held yesterday afternoon in the Farm Bureau office, it was unanimously voted to grant no questionable concessions at the fair to be held in Mount Ayr September 29, 30 and…

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