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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 Although Shannon City has withdrawn their cooperation in the work, the three towns of Tingley, Arispe, and Ellston have decided to go on with the movement, at a…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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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, December 30, 1919) Most of the loot taken from Tingley Bank found in school house near Lorimor. A large part of the property including notes, mortgages, registered bonds, which last night was found in a school house about a mile and a half east  of…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, December 24, 1919.) Tingley Bank robbed last night. Entrance to the bank had been effected through the rear door, the door to the vault had been opened by the use of an acetylene torch, safety deposit boxes had been rifled and several thousand dollars of…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, December 17, 1919.) Ellston votes for electric lights-the light question has finally ben settled for Ellston. The election for electric light bonds on Friday, December 5 proved successful. Of the 42 votes cast by the men, only 4 were against. The intelligence of the women…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, November 14, 1919.) With the thermometer registering 22 degrees below zero and no prospect in sight for securing more coal within a month; with a splendid system devised in operation for the relief of the situation in Mount Ayr, but with insufficient wood choppers to…

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