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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, November 14, 1919.) With the thermometer registering 22 degrees below zero and no prospect in sight for securing more coal within a month; with a splendid system devised in operation for the relief of the situation in Mount Ayr, but with insufficient wood choppers to…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, November 7, 1919.) December 1 marks the beginning of a campaign launched by the National Tuberculosis Association to wipe out tuberculosis.  The following will give you an idea of the terrors of this disease. If every man, woman, and child in this territory would buy…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, November 26, 1919.) At Council Bluffs a band of gypsies was intercepted carrying with them two kidnapped girls, Rosie Mitchell (14) and Sonia Evans (12). The girls were stolen in the suburbs of Philadelphia last March and a nation wide hunt for them has been…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, November 19, 1919.) During the war, the American people gave unsparingly and cheerfully of their time, labor, and money for the people of stricken Europe. Drive after drive was successfully carried through. Charitable institutions here at home have suffered a vast extent in consequence. How…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 29, 1919.) An accident which the wonder is did not result in a funeral in addition to property damage happened Sunday night about ten o’clock when a Buick car driven by Truman Dulany and an Overland driven by a young man by the name…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 22, 1919.) The new automobile law. Fees must be paid by January 1, the fee is based on the list price and weight of the car, being 1 percent of list price and 40 cents per hundred pounds of weight. The fee for trucks…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 15, 1919.) Announcement is made that Hon. F.E. Sheldon, Clyde Lesan and Harry Laird of this city and Grant McPherrin of Des Moines, have purchased from M.D. Welsh a controlling interest in the stock of the Kellerton State Bank. A warning has been issued…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 1, 1919.) Grading begun on 12 miles of road. Six car loads of machinery, horses and mules were unloaded in Mount Ayr this week for use in placing to grade the twelve miles of road on the Waubonsie Trail and Mount Ayr line, three…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 24, 1919.) Notice to milk users. Owing to the increasing cost of feed, we are compelled to announce an increase in the price of milk. After October 1, 1919, we will sell milk at 12.5 cents a quart, 6.25  cents a pint. As a…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 17, 1919.) President Wilson’s first address concerning peace treaty with League of Nations, in Columbus, Ohio: “This treaty was not intended merely to end this single war. It is meant as a notice to every government who in the future will attempt this thing…

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