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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 03, 1941

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

Athena Kinder, Mount Ayr's entry, won first place, and Clarence Greimann, of Athens No. 2, placed second in the annual Ringgold county spelling and reading contest held Saturday in Mount Ayr. In the oral contest, Clarence was declared the winner and Evelyn Turnbull, of Benton, was second.

In the final spell off, Clarence outspelled Athena, thus winning first place over all. Clarence will represent the county in the state contest in Des Moines and Athena will go to the interstate contest in Omaha, NE.

In the reading contests Bonnie Lee Wood of Grant No. 9 (Pleasant Valley School) placed first and Marie Mosier of Poe No. 4 (Harmony School) won second in the rural division. Marietta Sampson of Mount Ayr was the first place winner and Patricia McMullin, of Beaconsfield, placed second in the town groups. There were 31 students entered in the contests.

Roy Hollen was transferred this week from Fort Madison where he has been employed as a guard at the penitentary, to Clive, where he will be a guard at the new prison farm. Mrs. Hollen plans to join her husband in about two weeks.

Donella Rhoades, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Rhoades, recently was initiated into Sigma Alpha Iota, professional music sorority at Drake University in Des Moines. Miss Rhoades, a junior in the College of Fine Arts, is a member of the Drake University a cappella choir and women's glee club.

DIAGONAL - The Rev. Alva T. Browning, of Des Moines, who has been serving as pastor of the Diagonal Christian Church, has accepted a pastorate at Rochester, MN.

STUDENT AYR - Mount Ayr entrants in the district commercial contest here Monday evening won five of six typing and shorthand trophies. Students entered in the various contests were Lorren Elliott, Howard McNerney, Betty Olson, Louis Elliott, Doris Main, Mary Lewis, Catherine Bevington, Margaret Hudson, Betty Butler, Annabelle Taylor and Alice Toland.


  • Born, March 31, a daughter, Barbara Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. John Stuck. Weight, eight pounds.
  • Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Johnston, of Redding, a son, on March 29. Weight, eight pounds. He has been named Lyle Eugene.
  • Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Worthington, of Maloy, March 29, a son. Weight, eight pounds.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2016


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