Two new COVID cases in county

Two additional cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in residents of Ringgold County, bringing the number of confirmed cases to four in the county. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, one of the individuals is an adult aged 18-40 and the second individual is aged 41-60.  Both cases are related to…

Primary election set for Tuesday

The primary election will be held Tuesday, June 2. In Iowa, participating voters must declare their party preference, Republican  and Democrat, before receiving a ballot. Independent voters or No Party voters may declare a party preference and vote in the primary election. Poll are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Polling places are listed…

Board OKs summer school, sets start date

At a special meeting held Tuesday, May 26, the Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors approved plans for a four-week summer school and officially set the opening date for the 2020-2021 school year. Summer school The board formally approved a summer school program that will run four weeks from June 15 through July 10…

Kellerton couple honored for work with veterans

By Nancy Herberholz FCRV WT Chapter Activity Chairman [This article originally appeared in the January 1 edition of the Winter Texan Times.] The Family Campers and RVers (FCRV) Winter Texan chapter has been privileged to help the veterans at the Alfredo Gonzales Texas State Veterans Home for several years. One of the projects that the…

First Covid-19 case confirmed in county

A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in a resident of Ringgold County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, the individual is an adult age 18 to 40 and is recovering at home. By HIPAA privacy and Iowa Code Chapter 22 laws, no further information can be given at this time.…

Virus curtails Memorial Day observances

COVID-19 social distancing restrictions have forced the curtailment of many Memorial Day observances around the county. American Legion Post 172 of Mount Ayr will erect the traditional Avenue of Flags in Rose Hill Cemetery, but no public services are planned. American Legion Post 395 in Diagonal has canceled their observances in local cemeteries, but flags…

MACHS Track and Field Century Team announced

May 15, 1920. That date is significant for Mount Ayr sports, marking the first official all-county track and field event in Mount Ayr school history, however, track and field existed as early as 1914, it was an intramural sport until 1920. Rewind just two years and you have the world embroiled in two wars. The…

Mount Ayr’s Doster commits to Central College golf program

Zach Doster, a senior at Mount Ayr Community School, was recently accepted to Central College and will continue his golf career during the 2020-21 academic year. Doster’s senior golf season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Doster was a multi-sport athlete at Mount Ayr, playing basketball, golf and baseball for the Raiders.

IHSAA approves changes to postseason wrestling

The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s wrestling advisory committee has approved changes involving the regional dual qualification criteria and seeding for the State Wrestling Tournament. Schools will now be allowed to opt out of postseason dual events by the date of the scheduled competition. In the past, the top two teams from each sectional qualified…

MELVIN PARK RINEHART

Melvin Park Rinehart was born April 25, 1927, to Verne and Nina (Rice) Rinehart on a farm north of the “Nation” in Worth County, MO. Park was welcomed by his sister, Hope, his brother, Bill, and later, another sister, Iris, joined the family. Park died on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Clearview Home with his…

DORIS MAE GIBSON

Doris Mae (Duffield) Gibson was born March 3, 1915, in Padroni, CO and passed away May 20, 2020 at the Village Care Center in Indianola. Doris was the second oldest of five children born to Ray and Pearl Mae (Harris) Duffield. Doris married Chester “Chet” Gibson on May 9, 1936 in Bethany, MO. To this…

MARVIN EUGENE LANE

Marvin Eugene Lane Marvin Eugene Lane, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2020 at Clearview Nursing Home with family and friends at his side. Marvin was born the fourth of five sons to Bert and Hazel Lane September 10, 1941 on the family farm in Ringgold County, IA. Marvin grew up attending a one room…

Writer encourages Haley vote

To the editor: I am composing this letter in regards to the upcoming sheriff’s election and in support of Rob Haley for sheriff. I have worked with Sheriff Haley in a professional capacity for approximately 14 years to date.  First, I worked in the capacity of a Social Worker II for the Iowa Department of…

Writer encourages White vote

To the editor: I am writing on behalf of Deputy Landon White, who is running for the Office of Sheriff for Ringgold County. I have personally known Landon since 1987, when I was in charge of the Marine Corps K-9 program at Lackland. One of my duties was to interview and select students to fill…

Vote Haley for sheriff

To the editor: I have had the privilege of knowing Rob Haley and his family for many years. While we all know Rob as “Sheriff”, I wanted to share how I personally appreciate Rob as not only sheriff, but as a person. It takes a special individual to be able to deal with the responsibilities…

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, March 5 SAL Meeting at the American Legion at 6:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center in Mount Ayr at 306 S. Garfield St.…

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. Saturday, February 22 Fundraiser for Brad Still at 10 a.m. at the American Legion. Brad Still Benefit meal and auction at 5 p.m. Silent auction, live auction and free will donation for meal. Mount…

Community Calendar: January 25-February 8

NOTICE – If you would like your organization’s meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact  Record-News staff at 464-2440. Saturday, January 25 State Legislative Coffee at 1 p.m. at the Ringgold County Extension office, 101 N. Polk St. Mount Ayr. Friday, January 31 Card Shower for Lila Bonebrake on her 99th birthday. Please…

Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, June 16, 1920.) Warren G. Harding, US Senator from Ohio, was nominated for president by the Republican National Convention Saturday. The nomination being effected on the tenth ballot. On the final roll call the vote was as follows: Harding 674 7-10; Wood 157 1/2; Johnson…

Farmers State Savings Bank in Mount Ayr about 1911.

BY MIKE AVITT Farmers State Savings Bank was located at 105 S. Fillmore and we can see the house at 205 W. Madison in the background. The drive-up teller service of U. S. Bank occupies 105 S. Fillmore today. So, last week I told you the Laughlin and Hass clans started a bank in the…