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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, March 1, 1922.) Two deaths from small pox…Profound sorrow filled the hearts of the people of the community Monday when it was announced that Walter Showalter of Blockton and Mrs. J.J. Lepley had passed away. Both Mrs. Lepley and Mr. Showalter had been suffering from…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, February 22, 1922.) Proclamation of Mayor-By the request of the Local Board of Health, made at a meeting held at the town hall Monday evening, February 20, 1922, I am urging upon every resident of Mount Ayr the urgent advisability of the vaccination of every…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, February 15, 2022.) Tingley News: Elmer Poor of New Virginia has bought the McDowell Barber Shop…Messrs Hawkins and Watkins of Lucas County bought the barber shop owned by G. L. Berger and will take possession at once. As results of action by the State Board…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, February 8, 1922.) The Charles Richardson home across the street west from Sheldon Heights, was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday night. On account of the prevailing high wind the fire whistle was not heard in many parts of town and only a few persons…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, February 1, 1922.) Carson Williams sold the Diagonal Reporter last week to Thomas Waffle. People who are familiar with the work done by the county nurse of Ringgold County will endorse the following article from “Parrottalks,” published by Matt Parrott and Sons Co. of…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, January 25, 1922.) Tingley News: The general store of J.S. Sheesley was broken into sometime Sunday night, the miscreants gaining entrance through the front door, blowing open the safe and securing about $5 in cash and a pair of shoes. The work looks like…

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Looking Back by Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, January 18, 1922.) A distressing accident which resulted in the fatal injury of Harvey Johnston happened Friday evening about 4:30 o’clock on Deport Street near the Snow White Bakery. John Spencer and Paul McCandless, high school boys, were driving through town advertising a basketball…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, January 4, 1922.) This past year has in many ways has probably been the most trying that Iowa farmers have ever faced. We have been favored by climatic conditions that have enabled us to produce abundant crops but confronted with conditions that make it…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, December 24, 1896.) It is suggested that on January 1, 1900 a new division of the year into thirteen months be instituted. Such a change is not preposterous as most people would be likely to consider it at the first thought. If such…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record -News, Thursday, December 21, 1921.) Thirteen cases of eggs were stolen from the Humphrey Produce House on the west side of the square Monday night. When Billie Finch and his assistant, Millard Ballew, reached the place of business yesterday morning they found the side door on…

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