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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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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, August 11, 1920.) An explosion of sewer gas Friday afternoon resulted in the severe burning of Jim Thompson and Patsy Greenrod. The two boys and Joe Keating, impelled by curiosity, were inspecting a sewer NW of the Keating residence in the west part of…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 4, 1920.) About a year ago  the Mount Ayr post office passed from the class of small town post offices. At that time it stepped up from third class to second class and is now entitled to city delivery of mail. With the post…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 28, 1920.) Last Thursday night the bank at Grand River was relieved of the bonds and small change that were in the outer vault by two young men, strangers in the community. The theft was discovered in the morning and the thieves were…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 21, 1920.) Diagonal Robbery: The local post office was robbed of about fifty dollars on last Thursday evening between the hours of seven and nine o’clock. Our local post master had left the building open in front and also the side door which…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 14, 1920.) Through a deal consummated last week the trustees of Faith Lodge #179, A.F. and A.M., traded the building and lot owned by the Masonic Lodge on the west side of the square to George Allyn for the two south rooms of…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 30, 1920.) Speeders Take Notice: Some of you seem to have forgotten the penalty that you are subject to for fast driving in the streets of Mount Ayr.  Now listen, we will most certainly give you the limit if you are brought before…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, June 23, 1920.) Several years ago Warren G. Harding, the Republican nominee for president of the United States, addressed a chautauqua audience in Mount Ayr. He spoke in many parts of the state and was found the most pleasant speaker brought to Iowa by the…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, June 16, 1920.) Warren G. Harding, US Senator from Ohio, was nominated for president by the Republican National Convention Saturday. The nomination being effected on the tenth ballot. On the final roll call the vote was as follows: Harding 674 7-10; Wood 157 1/2; Johnson…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 9, 1920.) Good Milk Ordinance…Published in the Record News today is an ordinance adopted by the town council last week providing for inspection of dairy cows to prevent milk being supplied to users from cows that are tubercular. This ordinance was enacted to…

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