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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 26, 1921.) One out of every four persons living in Iowa is enrolled in schools. This is shown in statistics prepared by P.E. McClenahan, State Superintendent of Public Instruction at request of P.P. Claxton of Washington, D.C., National Commission of Education. Based on 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, January 19, 1921.) The Diagonal vicinity raised nine hundred dollars for the relief of the starving children of Europe in an organized drive made last week.  In Mount Ayr the Methodist Sunday school has raised a little more than $100 and the Baptist Sunday school…

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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 12, 1921.) Jarngin’s Weekly: Iowa Newsletter; Has an orphanage a legal right to keep secret the names of persons adopting children? A suit is now pending in Polk County district court wherein the Iowa Children Home Society is defendant.  Three years ago, three children…

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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 5, 1921.) Governor Harding is sending out invitations to a National Conference on Parks to be held at Des Moines, January 10-12, 1921.  This is done in cooperation with Hon. John Payne, Secretary of the Interior, and in recognition of the public parks movement…

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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 29, 1920.) The appeal now being made for funds to save the lives of the more than three and one-half million of starving children in eastern and central Europe is meeting with a hearty response throughout Iowa. The 3,500,000 children are the helpless victims…

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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 26, 1895.) The disputed boundary line between the states of Iowa and Missouri is now before the supreme court of the United States for adjustment. The line has been settled by the courts heretofore: but in part of the line between the county…

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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, Decenber 19, 1895.) On Tuesday President Cleveland sent a special message to Congress relative to the Venezuela situation. (The Venezuelan crisis of 1895 occurred over Venezuela’s longstanding dispute with the United Kingdom about the territory of Essequibo and Guayana Esequiba, which Britain claimed as…

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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 12, 1895.) A Patriotic Spirit- During the war a patriotic American girl went into a shop to buy some pins. The salesman offered her some of English made, and spoke of their excellence. She asked, “ Have you any made in this country?”…

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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 1, 1920.) Eight rules for Health: 1. Be careful about ventilation, especially this time of year. Open the windows and doors and ventilate your house at least one time daily. 2. Be careful about your clothing. Wear loose, porous clothing, warm enough for 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, November 24, 1920.) Roy Jiricek found not guilty of attempted murder of his father in Ringgold County district court last week. Edison Devices Aided US Navy- “Listener” warned of torpedoes and “Drag” enabled ships to make quick turns to escape. The Sunday New York American…

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