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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 10, 1920.) Parent-Teachers Association formed. A fine audience of fathers, mothers, teachers and children were present at the first Parent-Teachers meeting held Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium. The teachers were in the rooms from 7-8 o’clock receiving the parents. Shortly after 8,…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 3, 1920.) By a vote of 75-49 it has been decreed that Lakota is to be the permanent name of what formerly was Germania in Kossuth County. The name of the place was changed during the war and after a year’s delay the post office…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News,Thursday, February 25, 1920.) Herbert Hoover, presidential possibility, has been invited to deliver an address before the Iowa Business Congress, April 14-16. He will discuss our economic future. The closing out sale of the grocery and drygoods stock of the Montgomery Store in Ellston was announced…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, February 18, 1920.) For the first time since 1880, February this year will have five Sundays and this will not happen again until 1948. Professor D.W. Morehouse of Drake University says that a similar incident will happen in 1976. A lot of us will not…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, January 16, 1920.) News of the county southeast Athens: Lots of sickness this week, bad colds, chicken pox, mumps and influenza. Prevalence of the flu has caused to be requisitioned about all the available space on the side track this week. School was dismissed on…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, February 4, 1920.) Trial of Diagonal automobile case results in acquittal of men charged with conspiracy. “Not Guilty,” was the verdict of the jury in the case of the State of Iowa vs Harry Pollen, Victor Graham, Otto Sobotka, Cecil Dillenburg and Dave Benson, tried…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 28, 1920.) In a written confession filed in the Ringgold County district court Monday, Harry Taylor, an African American of Ottumwa, tells how he was induced by a professional robber to take part in the robbing of the Tingley State Savings Bank on the night…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, January 21, 1920.) “One among Thousands” At this time when so many public men of all kinds and classes are expressing a willingness to the respective parties and even to no parties, to be presidential candidates, it is nice to read the complete  unwillingness of…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 14, 1920.) Three towns to get electric lights. The electric light proposition has taken another step forward. Although Shannon City has withdrawn their cooperation in the work, the three towns of Tingley, Arispe, and Ellston have decided to go on with the movement, at a…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 7, 1920.) Two young men who attempted to steal automobile, sentenced by Judge Fuller. Thomlinson and Elliott plead guilty to the charge of assault with intent to commit burglary. Each of the young men drew indeterminate sentence of five years, the limit under the law.…

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