CGI board to recommend sale or closure

The board of directors for Community Grocers, Inc. in Mount Ayr will recommend to stockholders that the store either close or be sold to another entity. Community Grocers opened in late 1996 after around 350 investors from Ringgold County or with ties to the county, secured the funds to open. In an advertisement on page…

Council approves design work

The Mount Ayr city council voted to move forward with two street reconstruction projects at their regular meeting Monday, December 1. Garfield, Cleveland The council approved a professional services agreement with Garden and Associates of Creston for design work associated with the Garfield Street and Cleveland Street reconstruction projects. The Garfield project would straighten two…

Christmas in the Ayr Saturday

The annual Christmas in the Ayr celebration will be held Saturday, December 7 featuring many holiday-related activities. • The Princess Theater and Moonlighter’s Theater Group will present a production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. in the Mount Ayr high school auditorium. Tickets are…

Superintendent search survey results released

Results from the survey asking for public input in the search for a new shared superintendent for the Mount Ayr and Bedford school districts have been released. The survey is part of the search for a new shared superintendent to fill the vacancy when current superintendent Joe Drake announced his intention to retire at the…

MACHS has National Honor Society induction

Induction of new members into the Mount Ayr Community High School chapter of the National Honor Society were held November 21. New and existing members included  (front row, L-R) Dawson Frost, Cayden Lambert, Jordan McAlexander, Brice Phelps, Trae Ehlen, Rhett Larson, Bryce Shaha, Dalton Elwood, Isaac Grose, and Ryker Hickman; (back row) Stephanie Post, Shaylinn…

Axne grilled on trade, impeachment

Third District Representative in the U.S. House Cindy Axne met with about a dozen constituents in Mount Ayr Saturday, November 23. Axne was asked why progress wasn’t being made on the USMCA (the trade agreement among the U.S., Mexico, and Canada). Polly Hartsook told Axne her farming operation was being harmed by the lack of…

Raiderettes get win over Clarke Lady Indians

Mt. Ayr 78, Clarke 47 Monday night the Raiderettes traveled to Osceola to face the Clarke Lady Indians. Coming off a loss to Red Oak, Mount Ayr looked to get into the win column. Sam Stewart led the Raiderettes at the bucket, despite an ankle sprain during the Red Oak game, and looked quick and…

Raiders down Clarke Indians Monday

Mt. Ayr 64, Clarke 46 The Raiders defeated the Clarke Indians in a one-sided contest in which the Raiders scores 64 points, led by Dawson Frost with 20, including two dunks. Isaac Grose scored 17 points with 12 rebounds and Payton Weehler scored seven points with seven assists in the win over the Indians. The…

Bowlers take season opener

The Mount Ayr bowling teams opened the winter season with a home meet against Lamoni-Central Decatur and Southeast Warren. The Raiderettes took home their first win of the season, scoring 1,676 while Southeast Warren took second with 1,402 and Lamoni-CD scored 1,317 for third. Kaitlyn Dolecheck had the highest combined score for the Raiderettes with…

WILMA MARIE CLAYTON

Wilma Marie Clayton, daughter of Fred Clayton and Esther Clayton was born April 27, 1935 and passed from this life November 27, 2019. Wilma was born in a farmhouse in Ellston, IA and lived most of her adult life on a farm just outside of Mount Ayr, IA in Ringgold County. She attended school in…

ERMIL MAXINE BAKER

Ermil Maxine Baker was born at home on a farm near Forest City, MO on January 12, 1927 to Minnie Marie (Wake) and George Lewis Baker. She grew up in Forest City and walked to a one room country school and later boarded with relatives to attend high school in town. After completing two years…

ANNABELL BROWN

Funeral Services for Annabell Brown was Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Cummings Family Funeral Home in Bedford, IA. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.  Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blockton, IA. Memorials may be given in her name to a charity of choice. Cummings Family Funeral Home…

Don’t move the FRC

To the editor: I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to the Family Resource Center! What a wonderful asset to this community that we have a full time daycare available as well as early childhood learning. The FRC is an economic strength for Ringgold County and it cannot be overstated how important it…

Trumps never served in military

To the editor: As we pause to remember and honor America’s veterans, here in Mount Ayr, we can be proud of the beautiful Ringgold County Veterans Memorial. This beautifully carved black granite monument and the benches that surround it, honors the service of veterans from the Civil War through Desert Storm. Carved onto the black…

Support Wounded Warriors

To the editor: The other day, my wife and I were watching television. A commercial came on and they were looking for sponsors for the Wounded Warrior Project. This is a wonderful organization that helps our veterans. I told my wife though that there should not be a need for this sort of organization. She…

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, December 5 Holiday Ladies’ Nite in the Ayr at local businesses from 4 to 8 p.m. See ad for participating businesses. Ladies Nite at United Farmers Cooperative Country Store from 5-7 p.m. Ladies…

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, November 14 Pioneer Cemetery meeting at 7 p.m. in the Ringgold County Courthouse conference room. Type 2 diabetes screening from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mount Ayr Community Health Clinic. Friday,…

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 12 Fall’s in the Ayr – Ladies’ Night Out, 4-7 p.m. Friday, September 13 Come congratulate Ginny Eighmy on her ritrement on Friday, September 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the…

Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, December 30, 1919) Most of the loot taken from Tingley Bank found in school house near Lorimor. A large part of the property including notes, mortgages, registered bonds, which last night was found in a school house about a mile and a half east  of…

Clyde Brand poses on the driveway of Brand’s Standard in Mount Ayr.

BY MIKE AVITT I believe this week’s photo was taken in the early 1950s and shows Clyde Brand wearing a Standard Oil cap. A Red Crown gasoline pump appears on the far right  and the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home can be seen on the upper left. Thanks to Mari McGehee for this great picture. This filling…