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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 28, 1920.) Two young men were arrested Friday evening after they had entered the “Palace of Sweets” on the north side of the square and were in the act of replenishing their supply of candy, tobacco and cigars. For several weeks Mr. Collins…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 21, 1920.) Jobes brothers of Haywarden, IA purchased last week from C.G. Cooper the Princess Theatre, possession being given Friday. Mr. Cooper has been proprietor of the show house for several months and under his management the business has prospered and high class…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, March 31, 1920.) Whiskey sent to state institutions. The four hundred and eighteen pint bottles and sixteen quart bottles  of whiskey seized by Sheriff E. L. Nicholas when he captured a Cadillac automobile last summer and which has since occupied a cell in the…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 7, 1920.) For the first time in many years Ringgold County was visited by a windstorm of cyclonic nature last Wednesday evening. The storm came from the northwest and the first evidence of damage in Ringgold County was found about 4 miles west…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, March 31, 1920.) W. Moore, of this city, received a letter last week bearing the Madrid, Spain post mark. The letter imparts the information that the writer is in prison in Spain and aid is solicited in securing release that he may raise the…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 24, 1920.) Ellston-March 22- The bonds for the new consolidated school building carried by a large majority. There were 215 votes cast of which there were 91 men votes for the proposition and 42 against and 65 women votes for  and 17 against, making…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 17, 1920.) Mount Ayr light plant destroyed by fire. Fire which started in coal bins at the local light plant of the Iowa Southern Utilities Company at 12 o’clock Wednesday completely destroyed the plant, including the engines, dynamoes, boilers, and other equipment and large…

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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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