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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 08, 1961
Lisa Wilson, Mount Ayr
Newly elected officers of the Ringgold county 4-H girls' organization are Joan STEPHENS, secretary; Mary Sue BASTOW, vice
president; Barbara SACKETT, president and Kathryn McCREARY, reporter-historian.
Kenneth MARKLEY of this city defeated John PAXTON of Ottumwa in a playoff of the Class A title in the southeastern Iowa
horseshoe tournament held Sunday in Ottumwa. Fred KEIPER of Palo won the Class B crown while Arlo WILLIAMS of Lineville
topped Class C.
Approximately 80 golfers from southern Iowa and northern Missouri are expected to participate in the annual open golf
tournament, scheduled for Sunday, June 11, at the Mount Ayr Country Club.
Raymond STEPHENS and Japp DALBEY of Grant City, MO defending champion and last year's runner-up, respectively, will
Wayne PETERSEN of Brayton, new highway patrolman, has been assigned to the Mount Ayr area and will begin his duties
Three new teachers have signed contracts to teach in the Mount Ayr Community school district, according to Supt. C.
Arthur HANSEN. They are Lloyd SAVILLE, Robbie SHISHLER and Mrs. Larry KIMBLE.
The large combination granary and corn crib on the H. W. BASTOW farm at the south edge of Mount Ayr was destroyed by
fire Wednesday night of last week. The contents, about 400 bales of hay, owned by D. H. SNEDEKER, were not insured.
The building was partially covered by insurance.
The board of education of the Mount Ayr Community school district awarded contracts Monday night for two 48-passenger
buses as replacement for buses which are 10 years old. The school operates 26 bus routes. The two buses were purchased
Landing facilities at the Mount
Ayr airport have been expanded and improved during recent weeks by acquisition of additional land. The airport, located
one and one-half miles west of Mount Ayr at the junction of Highways 2 and 169 and operated by the Mount Ayr Airplane
Club, has included between three and four acres owned by the club and lands owned by the state along Highway 169.
The enlargement of the field was made possible by leasing from Elmer MOTSINGER a strip of land 15 feet wide by 500 feet
long at the south end of the field. Officers of the Mount Ayr Airplane Club are Weldon BARKER, president, and E. M. WATSON,
secretary-treasurer. Other members are Jim SMITH, Bill RISSLER, Bob FISHER, Jack TAYLOR, Jo WISEMAN and John PETERSEN.
BIRTHS REPORTED FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY HOSPITAL:
May 31, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gary BUELL, Diagonal
June 1, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jack WILKINSON, Mount Ayr
OBITUARIES in Thursday, June 8, 1961 Mount Ayr Record-News:
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