Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 20, 1921.) Bernhard Coyne, reputed to be the tallest man in the world, died recently at his father’s rural home near Anthon, Woodbury County. He was 8 feet 8 inches tall and wore a #24 shoe. The local undertaker sent to a casket…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 15, 1921.) In Clarke County several head of cattle have died from hydrophobia. The heads of two dogs thought to be afflicted were sent to the Iowa State University of Iowa City and a chemical test left no doubt as to the presence…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 8, 1921.) At a meeting of the town council held on June 1, 1921, the undersigned was, by resolution of said council, directed to give this public notice that the water furnished Mount Ayr in its water system, is not fit for drinking…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 1, 1921.) A message received by relatives this morning from the war department announces that the body of Clinton F. Lesan, who gave his life while serving in the American Army in France, had arrived and would likely reach Mount Ayr on Friday.…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, May 25, 1921.) The President and two ex-Presidents of the United States have joined for the first time in the history of the country, in an appeal for a philanthropic enterprise. President Harding, ex-President Wilson and ex-President Taft are all in the forefront of…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, May 11, 1921.) Kellerton Globe: some fellows from Des Moines were in Kellerton last week trying to find something damaging to the character of Sheriff Robb. They were quickly told that they would have to go elsewhere to get any damaging evidence against Mr.…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, May 4, 1921.) With the end of the war have come many revelations of the unusual methods used by the Germans to spread their harmful propaganda in the countries and of the clever work which often frustrated their well-laid plans. In one case, mentioned in…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 27, 1921.) For the first time in the history of Ringgold County, women will be called to serve as trial jurors in the district court at the May term which convenes Monday, May 16 with Judge P.C. Winters presiding. The two women chosen…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 20, 1921.) Prohibition officials and workers all over the country were amazed at the Palmer ruling which would permit the manufacture and sale of beer. It made an ugly leak in the prohibition law and the clear intent of the 18th amendment may…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 13, 1921.) Sheriff H.W. Terrell and Deputy Sheriff M.W. Snethen captured Emanuel Martin, an escaped convict from the state prison at Fort Madison, Friday evening. The sheriff and his deputy were on their way home from the northern part of the county when…

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