Looking Back May 23
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, June 4, 1919.) With the Soldiers at Camp Dodge: The $25,000  appropriation granted by the last legislature for the comfort of Iowa men in hospitals at port cities is not available to aid the returned Iowa soldiers in search of a job, Adj. General L.…

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Looking Back May 16
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, May 28, 1919.) Wesley Redhead, an elderly settler of Des Moines, long since deceased, brought the first dandelion seed to this state from his old home in Pennsylvania. In that state and at that time dandelion was grown as a garden herb, the leaves being…

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May 9, 2019
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, May 21, 1919.) Officers Make Big Booze Seizure-The largest seizure of liquor ever made in Ringgold County was made Saturday evening by Sheriff Nicholas and Frank C. Lewis, when they captured a Cadillac “Eight” which was laden to the brim with whiskey and beer en…

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Looking Back May 2
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, May 14, 1919.) To Editor of the Record News; I see by last weeks paper that Ringgold County must provide a new building for the County Home and that “Taxpayers” suggests the selling of the present county farm and the purchase of a smaller location…

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Looking Back April 18
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 30, 1919.) With the soldiers at Camp Dodge: April 28, 1919. The principal interest in military and patriotic circles, centers in paying tribute to the fighting 168th regiment of the famous “Rainbow Division” which is expected to reach Camp Dodge early in May. The…

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Looking Back April 11
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 23, 1919.) Work of the Iowa Legislature-Minimum wage for school teachers-All attempts to get a teacher’s pension bill through this session of the general assembly failed. Just as the same effort has failed for the past ten years, but instead of pension the legislature…

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Looking Back April 4
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 16, 1919.) Details on the Victory Loan (The Victory Loan of 1919 was a bond issue intended to help pay World War I costs)  announced by Secretary of the Treasury, Carter Glass, Monday. Amount $4,500,000,000. No over subscriptions will be accepted, all subscriptions  up…

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Looking Back March 28
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100 Years Ago From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 9, 1919.) (Citation) Headquarters 42nd Division, American Expeditionary Forces, France, from Major General, USA commanding 42nd Division, August 13, 1918. To the officers and men of the Rainbow Division: A year has elapsed since the formation of your organization. It is therefore fitting to consider…

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Looking Back March 21
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 19, 1919.) Letters From the Soldier Boys: From Marion Stephens; Toul, France, December 19, 1918. To the Editor of the Record News; Dear Sir, enclosed you will find the official citation that was bestowed upon the officers and men of the old famous 42…

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Looking Back March 14
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 2, 1919.) Work of the Legislature Amend Traffic Law: Auto drivers may soon be compelled to look to the right when they are approaching an intersection and give the car crossing their path at right angles from the right, the right of way. The…

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