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Looking Back – November 30

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 5, 1923.) A seven and half pound jack rabbit was run down by Austin Agee on primary road No. 3 west of Mount Ayr last evening. Mr. Agee endeavored to miss the rabbit, which blinded by the glare of the headlights, dashed suddenly in front…

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Looking Back

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 28, 1923.) Frank Wilson of this city was recently appointed as assistant district attorney for the southern district of Iowa and will assume the duties of his office January 1. In the past 15 years in Iowa the death rate from tuberculosis has been lowered…

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Looking Back November 16, 2023

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 21, 1923.) Bank robberies in Iowa have been cut from $500,000 a year in 1920 to $15,000 in 1923  Ben Gibson, attorney general of Iowa announces. Several arrests for reckless driving have been made by the officers in Mount Ayr during the past week and…

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Looking Back

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 14, 1923.) Almost impassable roads resulted from the rain early Monday morning prevented a large attendance at the American Legion Armistice Day celebration in Mount Ayr. The clouds hung heavy practically the entire day and it was not possible to carry out in full the…

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Looking Back November 2, 2023

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, November 7, 1923.) Roy Swigarts Ford caught fire near Ringgold store Friday evening. The men present succeeded in pushing the car away from the buildings and extinguished the flames with water. Considerable damage was done to the bed but Roy was able to drive the…

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Looking Back October 26, 2023

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One Hundred Thirty Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Ringgold Record ,Thursday, October 26, 1893.) Now that the World’s Fair is about over, those people, who early in the season predicted that it would be one of the greatest disease spreaders in existence, now may look back and contemplate the incorrectness of their dire prophesies. The…

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Looking Back October 12, 2023

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 17, 1923.) The football game Friday evening between Corning and Mount Ayr was contested in a sea of mud. Both teams had pep throughout the game and were always on their toes. The teams were equally matched except that Corning had us out classed punting.…

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LOOKING BACK October 5, 2023

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 10, 1923.) Frank Lundin, the young Swede from New London, Henry county who last year won the championship in pitching horseshoes and is state champion this year, visited Frank Jackson of Kellerton who previously held both state and national records. The two men gave an…

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Looking Back by Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 3, 1923.) Billie Clark, whose father was the former blacksmith for Ellston, was bitten by a rattlesnake while with his father making fence. He was hastened to Dr. Hill, who applied remedies and hastened with him to the hospital in Creston, where he is being…

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Looking Back by Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 26, 1923.) O.T. Myers of Afton, Union County, says that a few days ago a letter postmarked Ames, IA and addressed to “Jim Saxon”, an alleged dope fiend who is being held in the county jail, waiting consideration of his case, was received at the…

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