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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 14, 1917

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

M. E. Freeland announces that he has sold half interest of his Mount Ayr store to Richard Loutzenhiser, of Blockton, and that the business will be conducted under the name of Freeland & Loutenhiser. Mr. Loutzenhiser is a present superintendent of the Blockton schools and will continue to serve in that position until the close of the school year, after which he will moved to Mount Ayr. Mr. Freeland has been identified with the business interests of Mount Ayr for thirty years.

Grant L. Hayes, justice of the law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta, and Frank Wilson, president of the academic fraternity, Phi Zeta Epsilon, are two of 70 University is Iowa students invited to attend the Finkbine-Kuehnle banquet at Hotel Jefferson on Feb. 21. The purpose of the banquet is to reward students who have shown leadership in university activities and to foster a spirit of good fellowship and enthusiasm among students and alumni. Invitations are awarded on a merit basis pure and simple.

C. G. Allyn, cashier of the Mount Ayr State Bank, has been elected town treasurer to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of R. A. Lawhead and William T. Timby, assistant cashier of the bank, was elected a member of the council to fill a vacancy.

The telephone companies met Saturday for the purpose of reorganizing a telephone system here. The ordered a new switchboard and elected Mrs. Eunice King as operator.

Dug Sullivan, local Ford dealer, has purchased from W. T. Trotter the lot one black north of the northwest corner of the square and will begin at once the erection of a brick building where he will conduct a Ford service station. After April 1, his son, Glen Sullivan, will have charge of the store on the south side of the square.

DIAGONAL - A deal was closed last week whereby J. W. Ostrander traded his stock of merchandise in Diagonal to Fred Bonebrake and Lee Lightner, of Arispe, for their stock of merchandise at that place. Mr. Ostrander sold his stock at Arispe.

KELLERTON - Frances Stephenson, of College Springs, has taken charge of the Jackson Hill school as Iowa Reger, who had been teaching here, has accepted a school near Des Moines.

In the declamatory contest held Wednesday evening, Ethelyn Dickens won first prize overall; Leone Lambert, second; and Ruth Graham, third.


  • Mr. and Mrs. George Kessler are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl in their home on February 10.
  • MALOY - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Matthews are the proud parents of a baby boy, born February 6.
  • Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Arnold, of Poe Township, are the parents of a son, born February 10. Weight, eight pounds. The young man will be known as Leroy Calvin Arnold.
  • NORTH WASHINGTON - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robinson are the proud parents of a daughter, Anna Virginia, born February 4.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2017


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