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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 02, 1942

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

H.E. Bagley was reelected mayor of the town of Mount Ayr at the biennial election held Monday. Others reelected to office are: Councilman, James Mahan, V.L. Whitmore, Roy Caldwell, Claude Moore and Billie Finch; treasurer, Thelma Caryl; assessor, C. R. Keating; and park board, Mrs. George Irving, George Baldner and John Beard.

Twenty teachers of the Mount Ayr high and grade schools have been offered contract for the school year of 1942-43. Mrs. Victor Lesan and the former Hazel Rawlings, and Virginia Lyon, were not candidates for reelection. Supt. W. H. McFarland was reelected at a salary of $2,650, an increase of $50. All members of the teaching staff were given increases in salaries, with the total salaries amounting to $27,230, or an increase of $1,485 over the preceding year.

Don Denhart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Denhart, of Mount Ayr, has received a certificate given to previous letter winners, as a reward for his work on the Simpson College football team during the 1941 season. Don is a junior in the history department of the college.

STUDENT AYR - Billie Spencer, seventh grade student, won the grade reading contest and will represent Mount Ayr in the county reading contest. Other contestants were Joan Christiansen, sixth grader, and Barbara Hayes, eighth grader.


  • Mr. And Mrs. James M. Turner, Jr., of Los Angeles, CA, announce the arrival of Rose Katherine Turner on March 23. Mrs. Turner is the former Ruth Jackson, of Kellerton.
  • LINCOLN - Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Turner are the parents of a nine pound baby daughter, born Friday morning.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2017


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