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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 25, 1916

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

C. B. Carr went yesterday to Blockton, where he purchased the stock of merchandise owned by Freeland & Hickenlooper, and will move with his family to Blockton the first of December. Announcement is made that the partnership of Freeland & Carr of this city will be dissolved.

Earl Middleworth will open a bakery and confectionery in the Timby building on the west side of Depot Street in the near future, having purchased from E. W. Poor his bakery business.

Prof. C. L. Brown has moved his music studio to the rooms in the old hotel building, until recently occupied by Dr. Peterson, who has moved to Lamoni, having bought the practice of Dr. Paul Stookey of that place.

KNOWLTON - C. C. Ives disposed of his restaurant Saturday. L. E. Yaryan will handle the restaurant goods in connection with the store.

The work of reconstructing the Mount Ayr Light & Power Company's plant and changing it to the alternating current system is now being pushed to completion, and officers of the company hope to be able to turn on the juice over 35 miles of transmission lines by the first of January. The new company has fitted up a room on the second floor of their office a fine line of electric light fixtures, and in a short time Mount Ayr will be strictly cosmopolitan in point of electric light service and equipment.

KELLERTON - J. A. Logan, of Mount Ayr, now has charge of the Grand Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frisby and Jack, who have been in the hotel for a year, left last week for Las Vegas, N.M., and will make their home there.


  • EAST RILEY - Frank Bohn and wife are entertaining a son, who came to their home on Oct. 12th.
  • MALOY - Mr. and Mrs. Wes Wheeler are the proud parents of a baby boy, born October 10.
  • POE - Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Ross Reynolds, October 14, a daughter.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2017


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