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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 13, 1924.) The town of Beaconsfield suffered fire loss aggregating thousands of dollars last evening. The fire, which was of unknown origin, was first discovered in the hardware store on the west side of the street and had gained such headway that it was not…

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Looking Back

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, February 6, 2024.) Forty years of continuous service in business in Mount Ayr is the unique record of C.R. Keating, local hardware dealer. Mr Keating learned the hardware business and the trade of plumber and tinsmith from his father. His first store was located in a…

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Looking Back

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 30, 1924.) Reports that seed corn in southern Iowa was badly damaged by the severe cold weather early in January which reports have been confirmed by tests made, has caused apprehension lest there should be difficulty in obtaining seed for the coming season. It is…

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LOOKING BACK One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, January 23, 1924.)

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School hot lunch menu announced by Miss Otto for next week is as follows: Monday, January 28, cream of pea soup; Tuesday, January 29, Coca; Wednesday January 30, potato soup; Thursday January 31, cream of corn soup; Friday February 1, vegetable soup. Milk is also served each day at less than cost. Beaconsfield news: The…

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Looking Back – January 11, 2024 Issue

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 16, 1924.) After six years as postmaster Mrs. B.F. Seaton has resigned. Mrs. H. K. Seaton is her successor beginning work January 1. The postoffice has been moved from B.F.Seaton Store to the M.H. Evans building across the street. Truman Dulany, who is associated with…

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Looking Back – January 4, 2024

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 9, 2024.) State of Iowa vs Murry and Ruckman; charge of bootlegging and written answer of plea of guilty to crime charged. It is order and judgment of the court that the defendants pay a fine of $75 each and costs of action. As was recorded…

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Looking Back December 28, 2023

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, January 2, 1924.) George L. Bastow, who during the summer and fall has had a force of men at work remodeling the old Mount Ayr house, announces that the new hotel, which will be known as Hotel Mount Ayr, will be formally opened Thursday evening…

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Looking Back – December 21 2023

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 26, 1923.) The rural mail carriers will not carry mail on Christmas this year according to word received from the postmaster general. This is the first time they have had this holiday since the beginning of the service. (1896 first 82 routes; universally implemented in…

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Looking Back – December 14, 2023

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 19, 2023.) A vigilance committee of 32 members was organized at the town hall in Mount Ayr Friday evening and guns and ammunition were distributed by Sheriff Marion Stephens. The committee was organized at the instance of the Iowa State Bankers’ Assoc., working through the…

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Looking Back – December 7, 2023

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 12, 1923.) At the regular monthly meeting of the town council last Wednesday evening it was voted to provide all night light service around the square and on the street leading to the depot; also to have a beacon light placed on top of the water…

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