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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, September 28, 1921.) As a result of the inspection of the Ringgold County courthouse by State Architect Liebbe and William Gordan, of Des Moines, the board of supervisors at a meeting last Saturday condemned the building and in compliance with law, there has been…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, September 21, 1921.) The report of State Architect H. Liebbe, who inspected the Ringgold County courthouse a week ago Monday, mention of which was made in last week’s Record News, was received by county auditor E. Cornwall Monday. Mr. Liebbe finds the building is…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, September 14, 1921.) For several months the condition of Ringgold County courthouse has been a subject of considerable discussion among county officials and those who during the course of business have occasion to visit the building. The openings caused by the settling of the…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, September 7, 1921.) The Mount Ayr schools opened Monday with an enrollment of 495, and with bright prospect for a successful year’s work. The enrollment in high school on the opening day was 185, the largest in the history of the school and the…

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Looking back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, August 31, 1921.) Every feature of a high class street carnival from doll racks and red lemonade to high class band and orchestra music, will be provided at the carnival to be conducted by the Village Improvement Society at Depot Park Saturday September 3.…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, August 17, 1921.) What is declared by Sheriff H.W. Terrell to be the largest equipment for the manufacture of liquor he has ever seen in operation was seized last Saturday morning by the sheriff and his assistants, Deputy Sheriff M.W. Snethen, N.D. Reynolds and…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, August 10, 1921.) It is expected that at least 100 Italians will leave Des Moines for sunny Italy during the month of August. For several months the better class of Italians have been arranging their affairs, getting their money together and planning to return…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, August 3, 1921.) On September 9, two-hundred, twenty-two farms will be opened to homestead entry by soldiers of the World War on the North Platte Irrigation Project, WY. and one week later, September 16, fifty-seven farms will be thrown open under the Shoshone Project…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 27, 1921.) According to an Association Press dispatch, a farmer up near Dubuque declared DeDucks got all his money he received when he sold his corn recently and trying to explain to a local banker the necessity of a loan to tide him…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 20, 1921.) The Indians on the reservation in Tama County have developed wonderful divers. The Iowa River runs through the reservation and this stream affords opportunity for developing expert swimmers. These men are in demand when drownings occur. Natural instinct and intensive training…

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