Groups working to preserve first Hy-Vee building

July 21, 2021

The original Hy-Vee grocery store in Beaconsfield may get new life if efforts of the newly-formed Ringgold County Historic Preservation Commission come (RCHPC) to fruition. In existence since March, RCHPC is considered a “certified local government,” a designation that allows the commission to qualify for grants aimed at preserving historic buildings and sites. Members of…

Vaccine survey results released by RCPH

July 21, 2021

Ringgold County Public Health recently surveyed the community to determine information on vaccine hesitancy. “What we found was mostly similar to nationwide data. One thing that differed was no identified barriers in access to vaccine,” states Becky Fletchall, Nurse Administrator. Unlike other places in the state and nation, Ringgold County Public Health has been delivering…

Swimming pool again on council agenda

July 21, 2021

The future of the swimming pool at Judge Lewis Park was again a main item of discussion at the Monday, July 19 meeting of the Mount Ayr city council. City administrator Brent Wise shared an email from Michael Maloney, a managing director from the financial services firm of D.A. Davidson, outlining potential funding options for…

Severe thunderstorm hits Ringgold County

July 14, 2021

Mother Nature threw a curveball at Ringgold County Friday night, July 9. A supercell thunderstorm entered the county at approximately 9:30 p.m. accompanied by several inches of rain, hail, and gusty winds. Below is a summary of the progress of the storm compiled by Interactive Hail Maps, an online weather service. • At 9:37 p.m.…

Decisions on MAC board agenda

July 14, 2021

Decisions in preparation for the 2021-2022 school comprised the bulk of agenda items at the Monday, July 12 meeting of the Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors. In personnel decisions, the board approved the hiring of Robin Lacquement as the elementary guidance counselor, Jackie Stewart as study hall monitor, Victoria Victor as success coordinator…

Blackmore Antique Farm Show this weekend

July 14, 2021

The annual Blackmore Corner Antique Farm Show will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18. The show is located four miles south of Ellston on County Highway P64. The show features farm machinery from the 1975 model year and older. Activity gets underway with a breakfast at the shop from 7-8 a.m. Demonstrations that day…

Raiders share first Pride of Iowa Championship

July 14, 2021

The Raiders finished out their season as co-conference champions after wins over Lamoni and Martensdale-St. Marys. The post-season then began with Wayne, before the Raiders defeated Lamoni Tuesday night to advance to the next round of post-season play. Mt Ayr 9, Lamoni 1 Mount Ayr played another tough game against Lamoni Tuesday night, just 24…

Raiderette softball stalls at Interstate-35

July 14, 2021

Mt Ayr 2, CD 1 It was the end of the road for the Raiderettes Friday night as they squared off against a heavy hitting Interstate-35 Roadrunner team. Before the loss to Interstate-35, Mount Ayr made it through a tough Central Decatur team with home runs by Addy Reynolds and senior Alexa Anderson. The Raiderettes…

Raiderettes finding rhythm as Regional play approaches

July 7, 2021

The Raiderettes had a busy week, traveling to Bedford before hosting the first day of the Raiderette Softball Classic then traveling to Southeast Warren, Central Decatur and then hosting a day full of softball on Saturday with the second day of the Raiderette Classic. Mt. Ayr 15, Bedford 0 The Raiderettes made quick work of…

HAROLD NORMAN WILLEY

July 21, 2021

Harold Norman Willey, son of Harold Franklin and Erma Fern (Danielson) Willey, was born February 29, 1936, at Mount Ayr, IA. Following high school, Norman served his country in the US Army. He was stationed in Korea for a while. After his honorable discharge, Norman worked construction. On November 2, 1974, Norman married Pamela Gragg…

ANNABELLE KATHLEEN JONES

July 21, 2021

Annabelle Kathleen Jones, age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Mount Ayr Health Center in Mount Ayr, IA. Annabelle was born June 17, 1932 in Lenox, IA to Byron and Eva (Shelman) Brown. She married Robert Duane Jones on September 16, 1967. She was a resident of the Des Moines area…

LLOYD HARDEN GLENDENNING

July 14, 2021

Lloyd Harden Glendenning, son of Harden and Lola (McPherson) Glendenning, was born March 24, 1931 on the family farm. Lloyd attended and graduated from Mount Ayr High School with the class of 1949. On December 22, 1951, Lloyd was united in marriage to LaVerne Marion Smith. Lloyd and LaVerne would welcome into their home two…

Support Bible reading

June 16, 2021

To the editor: We moved to Ringgold County (Mount Ayr) four years ago. We learned that a BIBLE READING MARATHON is held each year at the shelter on the Courthouse square. Where we lived in Indiana, nothing like this would be allowed. Reading the Bible aloud would not happen either! We feel this event is…

Guns not the problem

May 5, 2021

To the editor: In response to guns being the cause of mass shootings. The real cause is a breakdown in society and family. I am enclosing an article for your information rather than me plagiarizing someone else’s words. [In the article from The Epoch Times entitled “Most Mass Shooters ‘Dad-Deprived Males,’” author Warren Farrell contends…

Another mass shooting

April 21, 2021

To the editor: Another mass shooting, this one in Indianapolis, number eight since March 13, in all 48 people dead, killed by a fellow American with a legally purchased gun. Northwestern University mass killing data base has tracked a dozen mass killings in 2021 that have left 68 people dead and 15 people injured. The…

Community Calendar

NOTICE – If you would like your organization’s meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact Record-News staff at 464-2440. Thursday, June 24 Lester and Shirley Hickman are celebrating 60 years of marriage. Cards may be sent to 1302 West Madison, Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854. Bible Reading Marathon from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.…

Community Calendar

NOTICE – If you would like your organization’s meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact  Record-News staff at 464-2440. Sunday, January 24 Clearview Home will be celebrating National Activity Professionals week from January 24 to January 30. Monday, January 25 Ringgold County Ministerial Association will be hosting their annual meeting from 4:30 to…

Community Calendar

NOTICE – If you would like your organization’s meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact  Record-News staff at 464-2440. Thursday, September 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center in Mount Ayr at 306 S. Garfield St. Live Auction, online bidding for the Clarence Sammons Trust…

Looking Back with Lora Stull

July 21, 2021

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 27, 1921.) According to an Association Press dispatch, a farmer up near Dubuque declared DeDucks got all his money he received when he sold his corn recently and trying to explain to a local banker the necessity of a loan to tide him…

Snapshot of History

July 21, 2021

BY MIKE AVITT Hopefully, you’re familiar with a shop in Chariton, Iowa called Piper’s Candy Store. They have home-made candies and doughnuts, but also groceries. The store still has hardwood floors and wooden shelving. Vintage food and soap packaging is on display throughout the store. This week, we’ll look at Mount Ayr’s connection to the…