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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 10, 1940

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

The Eureka Church in Rice township, which was constructed in 1891, was sold Monday at public auction to Jack HUTCHINSON, whose bid was $176.

Plans are being made for the annual Ringgold county corn husking contest to be held October 21, and entries to date are Donald WYCKOFF, Dave JOBE, Lennis AUSTIN and Maurice HANSON. Last year's winner was Roy SICKELS and the second place winner was Dave JOBE. Others who picked last year were Floyd CLOUSE, Lester SICKELS, Glenn McKEE and Russell LAIRD.

Siloam, Washington No. 9 [school], with Maxine BAGLEY as teacher, has opened with 10 pupils enrolled: Carol SOBOTKA, David SOBOTKA, Allen COMER, Elmer DeBOLT, Ethel COMER, Clair EASON, Jimmy EASON, Norma Jean SOBOTKA, Myrtle COMER, Eldon YASHACK and Margaret YASHACK.


  • ELLSTON - Born, Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn STEWART, a five-pound girl, Marilyn Marie.

  • ELLSTON - Born, September 29, to Mr. and Mrs. Norman MOON, a five and one-half pound son, Charles William.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2015


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