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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 16, 1942

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

Mrs. Kate Dalton, who has been in charge of the Benton post office since the resignation of Leo S. Fertig, received her commission March 28 and is now serving the patrons of Benton post office in the official capacity of postmistress.

O.C. Varner, superintendent of the Diagonal schools, has been appointed Ringgold county chairman of the physical training and education program under the supervision of the State Department of Public Instruction.

Four new teachers have been elected by the Mount Ayr school board. They are Hugh B. Steele, of Winterset, high school principal; Marjorie Wenstrand, of Red Oak, sixth grade; Thelma Hockenberry, of Exira, fifth grade; and R.E. Hauptmann, vocational agriculture.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl P. Abarr, of Diagonal, announce the marriage of their only daughter, Florence Olive, to Charles W. Lawhead, only son of Dr. and Mrs. C.C. Lawhead, which occurred December 29, 1941. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph P. Lane, pastor of the Methodist Church in Oskaloosa, KS. The couple will be at home in Iowa City, where Mr. Lawhead will continue his dental course.

Barbara Hayes, 13-year old eighth grade pupil of the Mount Ayr Junior High, won the county spelling championship Saturday in Mount Ayr, and became eligible to participate in the state contest to be held this month in Des Moines. Arlene Main, seventh grade pupil of Liberty No. 5 [Center School], was the second place winner in the final spell down. Barbara correctly spelled "pulley" and "romance" to win the contest. The county spelling contest was won by Billie Spence of Mount Ayr, and Marguerite Stephens of Liberty No. 9 [Flowery Glen School]. Second place winners were Jean Bonebrake, of Diagonal, an Norman Klejch, of Washington No. 2 [Campbell/Fairview School?].


  • TINGLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Baker are the proud parents of a boy, born Saturday.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2017


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