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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
September 06, 1916

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

School began Monday morning with a splendid corps of teachers.

Fink & Myers have moved their stock of jewelry from Jessup's Drug Store to the Variety Store, as Dr. Jessup's pianos require all his available space.

O. C. Bradley has been appointed mayor to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of B. S. Harriman.

Thomas Ballew, who has been employed for the past few years in G. E. Ogden's grocery store, has accepted a position of manager of the Smith store at Ellston and went Saturday morning to that city to assume his duties. Mr. Ballew is a first-class clerk and will no doubt meet with splendid success.

Mamie Main recently accepted a position as assistant in the office of the county superintendent. Miss Main graduated from the Mount Ayr public schools last year.

Edna Wright is the new clerk at the Nichol Book Store, having begun work Monday.

C. W. Chandler, of Kellerton, Ringgold county's only exhibitor of livestock at the state fair this week,won the most coveted prize offered for fine Shropshires. In a class of 15 aged rams, representing th best flocks of the United States, Mr. Chandler's aged ram won first prize. Besides competing against American sheep, a number of flock herders from Great Britian were shown.

DIAGONAL - Elmer Ropp of Shannon City, formerly with the firm of Ropp & Myers of our city, came Thursday to take up his duties as clerk for D. D. Dolecheck. Arthur Bonebrake, who has worked for Mr. Dolecheck the past few years, resigned his position and went Friday to Benton, where he and his brother, Willard, will take possession of a new store they recently purchased.

ELLSTON - School teachers for the ensuing year are: Superintendent, John G. Parisho; principal, Miss Curray; domestic science, Miss Zaner; grammar room, Miss Campbell; intermediate, Miss Duell; and, primary, Miss Manley.

KELLERTON - Mildred Whithorn, who represented Ringgold county in the state fair spelling contest for the state championship, received one of the $5 cash prizes.

MALOY - The school board has hired James Worthington to drive the school wagon for the north route. No driver was secured for the other route.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2016


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