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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, August 21, 1941

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

Helen Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Jackson, of Middle Fork township, is Ringgold County's new health champion and will reprsent the county at the Iowa State Fair. The health champion had the high score of 99.4 on her examination. Marjorie Jackson, sister of the champion, and Patricia Fleming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geoge Fleming of Washington township, tied for second place.

Mrs. E. E. Black, of Middle Fork township, has won the grand championship in the Ringgold county pie baking contest, with an apricot pie. Mrs. Black uses milk in making her pie crusts. The pies were auctioned off afterwards and the champion pie was sold to Roy Lepley for $2.00. The second place pie, cherry, entered by Mrs. Fred Jezek, of Diagonal, went to Howard Cornelison for $1.50.

Marjorie Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Fisher of Benton, and John McFarland, son of Mrs. Clara McFarland of Mount Aye, were united in marriage August 16, at St. Joseph, Mo. The single-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Arthur A. Halter, pastor of the First Methodist Church. They were attended by Maxine Wilson and Lavon Gray, of Mount Ayr After August 25, they will be at Redfield, where he has been coach for the last four years.

Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Jackson left Tursday for Boulder, CO., where he will serve as junior high principal in the schools of that city.


  • Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Davenport, of Poe Township, August 18, a daughter. Weight, six and one-half pounds.
  • GRANT CENTER - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vanderpluym are the proud parents of a daughter, born in the Greater Community Hospital in Creston.
  • Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Truman Dulany, August 19, a son, Jerry Dee. Weight, nine pounds.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2016


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