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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, September 04, 1941

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

Construction of the state fish rearing ponds south of Loch Ayr was completed this week, two months after the project was begun. After the fish has been been left in the ponds for about a year, the ponds will be drained and the fish will be used to stock Loch Ayr. Surplus supplies of the fish will be sent to other lakes in Iowa.

Rex Lesan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Lesan, tied for second place in the state crops juding contest held during the Iowa State Fair. Rex scored 860 points. Rex will receive a silver medal and a $40 scholarship to Iowa State College [present day Iowa State University at Ames]. Other members of the team are Robert McCreary, Jim Watson and Robert Skinner.

The 4-H livestock judging team, composed of Merritt Triggs, Merrill Johnson, Marvin Sobotka and Donald Vorhies, ranked 25th among the 100 teams entered.

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Stuck and Yvonne Kay moved last week from Redding to Mount Ayr, where he began work Monday as a clerk in the Piper Grocery.

In the "Bundles for Britain" contest held in conjunction with the Iowa State Fair, Mrs. Floyd Beaman placed sixth in the state knitting contest, competing with 208 entries. Mrs. Beaman completed a nine-inch square of 39 rows, a total of 3,120 stitches, in one hours. The knit squares will be used in an afghan for convalescent members of the Royal Air Force.

Transcriber's Note: In response to Adolph Hitler's invasion of Poland, Britian and France, both allies of the overpowered nation, declared war on Germany on September 03, 1939, the beginning of World War II.

Monica Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Ward of Lincoln township, left Thursday for Nashville, TN., where she has employment in a business school. For the past four years, she attended the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport, and was selected last year as a member of the national girls' all-star basketball team. She was also adjudged third place athlete in the state of Iowa.

In a single-ring ceremony performed August 23, Ellen Christensen, daughter of Andrew Christensen of Sergeant Bluff, was married to Loren Hickerson, of Iowa City, son of Mr. Carl Jackson of Mount Ayr. The Rev. G. F. Foresberg officiated at the service in the home of Charles Murphy, of Sergeant Bluff. The couple is at home in Iowa City, where Mr. Hickerson is serving his second year as editor of The Daily Iowan.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2016


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