Huntington finalist for East Union-Murray superintendent

April 21, 2021

Mount Ayr Middle/High School principal Bill Huntington has been named one of three finalists for the position of shared superintendent for the East Union and Murray school districts. In an April 16 post appearing on the Murray schools Facebook page, the districts announced their respective school boards had conducted electronic screening interviews with six candidates.…

Council makes preparations for future projects

April 21, 2021

Preparations for future projects were among topics considered during the Mount Ayr city council’s regular meeting Monday, April 19. The council approved a letter of engagement with the Southern Iowa Council of Governments for the Mount Ayr 2021 housing rehab grant. Under the agreement, SICOG will complete the Low and Moderate Income Survey and Homeowner…

Ringgold County COVID rate remains among lowest in area

April 21, 2021

According to latest statistics compiled by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 in Ringgold County stands at 1.9 percent among those tested over the past seven days. below the 4.4 percent state average. The county’s 14-day positivity rate came in at 1.5 percent, below the 4.5 percent state…

MACH prom set for Saturday

April 21, 2021

After a year’s absence due to COVID restrictions, the Mount Ayr Community High School prom returns this Saturday, April 24. This year’s theme is “A Night Under the Stars.” Prom-goers and their families and friends are invited to take pictures on the courthouse square beginning at 3:30 p.m. The public is also invited to attend…

After settlement, White resigns from RCSO

April 14, 2021

The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Department is short one deputy following the signing of a settlement agreement between the county and sheriff’s deputy Landon White. In the agreement signed by the Ringgold County supervisor chair Ron Landphair on April 5, White agreed to voluntarily resign his employment with the county effective April 9. White was then…

Johnson and Johnson vaccine not administered in Ringgold County

April 14, 2021

Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) has released a statement regarding the suspended usage of the Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine in light of recent reports of side effects. As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are…

Haley, Ehlen medal as Raiderettes take first, Raiders take third

April 21, 2021

The Mount Ayr golf teams traveled to Corydon for a night on the golf course against Wayne April 13. The cold, windy day made for less than desirable conditions for golf, however, the Raider and Raiderette athletes battled through it to produce good scores throughout. The Raiders as a team scored a 223, while Wayne…

Mount Ayr track competes at Earlham, Knoxville

April 21, 2021

Tuesday night saw the Mount Ayr track teams head to Earlham to compete at Jack Padilla Field with 14 other teams such as Earlham, Panorama, Harlan and Van Meter. The Raiderettes finished the night in fifth with 70 points, just behind fourth place South Hamilton. Taking home the gold was Van Meter with 103 points,…

Golfers hit the links for first time in two years

April 14, 2021

The Raider and Raiderette golf teams were in action Monday night for the first time in two years. In their first outing, the Raiders took third in a triangular with Martensdale-St. Mary’s and Nodaway Valley on the links in Greenfield. Coming in first was Martensdale-St. Mary’s, shooting a 222, while the home team scored a…

LEO ELBERT BANNER

April 21, 2021

Leo Elbert Banner of Des Moines, IA passed away April 13, 2021. He was born October 16, 1938 in Union County, IA to Vurl Banner and Marie Twombley Banner. Leo is survived by his wife Sara Joan and children and grandchildren: Leigh Ann Arthur (Ed), Sarah, Thomas, Mary and Rachel; James Banner, Breanna and Alana;…

VERLA LOUISE REPP

April 14, 2021

Verla Louise (Adams) Repp, daughter of Samuel and Lucille (Hellyer) Adams, was born November 9, 1934 in Iowa. Verla graduated from Mount Ayr High School. Verla was united in marriage to Harold B. Repp on November 29, 1953 at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. They were married for 58 years with many adventures.…

WANDA LYDDON SOBOTKA

April 14, 2021

Wanda Lyddon Sobotka, 76 of Glade Valley, formerly of Hickory, NC passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Alleghany Memorial Hospital. Born in Council Bluff, IA, on May 4, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Donald Wayne and Mary Melissa Smith Lyddon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death…

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…

Elderly have rights

April 21, 2021

To the editor: “Nursing Home Residents Have Rights” – our Elderly should have rights too! Long ago, as part of a Federal Nursing Home Reform Law, enacted in 1987, in the Social Security Act, were silver residents rights, it requires Nursing Homes to “promote and protect the rights of each resident and places a strong…

Support the Legion

April 14, 2021

To the editor: I would like to thank Lola Link for her well-written letter several weeks ago concerning our local American Legion. She is correct about the American Legion family needing community support and participation. Those who regularly attend breakfasts and dances weekly are greatly appreciated! Thanks also to the organizations and individuals who give…

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…

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. With limited events and gatherings opening, please check with event organizers to confirm your events status. Thursday, July 30 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center in…

Looking Back with Lora Stull

April 21, 2021

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 27, 1921.) For the first time in the history of Ringgold County, women will be called to serve as trial jurors in the district court at the May term which convenes Monday, May 16 with Judge P.C. Winters presiding. The two women chosen…

Snapshot of History

April 21, 2021

BY MIKE AVITT I found something really interesting about the religious life in Knowlton, so I’ll just share everything I have. On July 20, 1922, lightning struck the Methodist Church and burned it to the ground. What the newspaper said about the history of the building came as a shock to me. This church building…