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Holiday Lights in the Park coming soon

November 30, 2022

Join Ringgold County Conservation and the Ringgold Conservation Foundation for the fifth annual Holiday Lights in the Park event at Poe Hollow Park (2434 State Hwy 2 – Mount Ayr). This year’s displays are the biggest, brightest and best yet. Ringgold County Conservation staff has been working tirelessly to turn our park into a must…

Accident claims life of Benton teen

November 30, 2022

A traffic accident Friday, November 25 has claimed the life of a Benton teen. According to the accident report from the Iowa State Patrol, at approximately 7 p.m. a 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Abbi Overholser, 15, was traveling southbound on County Highway P33 south of Diagonal when she swerved to avoid a deer in…

Christmas in the Ayr coming Saturday, Dec. 3

November 30, 2022

Titled “A Candyland Christmas,” the annual Christmas in the Ayr celebration will take place Saturday, December 3. The evening kicks off at 4 p.m. with “Sing Christmas,” a concert by Simply Voices at the United Methodist Church. Entries for the lighted parade with line up at the Depot Museum at 5:30 p.m. with the parade…

Iris’s Beauty Salon 71 Years Young

November 30, 2022

by Mike Avitt It is common for farms to be passed to children and grandchildren, but less common for retail or service businesses. Iris’s Beauty Salon is one of those rare enterprises that has thrived for seventy-one years in the same location with the same family ownership. Iris Culbertson was born in Knowlton in 1924.…

Holiday Lights in the Park coming soon

November 23, 2022

Join Ringgold County Conservation and the Ringgold Conservation Foundation for the fifth annual Holiday Lights in the Park event at Poe Hollow Park (2434 State Hwy 2 – Mount Ayr). This year’s displays are the biggest, brightest and best yet. Ringgold County Conservation staff has been working tirelessly to turn our park into a must…

County auditor completes election audit

November 23, 2022

Ringgold County Auditor Amanda Waske conducted a successful post-election audit of two races in the November election on Tuesday, November 15th. Ballots in the absentee precinct were hand counted by election workers to ensure they matched the totals reported by the ballot tabulator. The precinct was randomly selected by the Secretary of State following Election…

Frost’s 38 points puts Raiders over Clarke Indians in season opener

November 30, 2022

Mount Ayr 76, Clarke 71 The Raiders hosted the Clarke Indians, a year after the Mount Ayr boys lost a 79-43 contest in Osceola last year and had a taste for revenge in this contest. The Raiders came out fast, leading 20-8 in the first quarter before Clarke found rhythm and trailed by only two…

Raiderettes run out of time against Indians

November 30, 2022

Mount Ayr 63, Lamoni 24 The winter basketball season got underway last Tuesday with the Lamoni Demons traveling to Mount Ayr to face the Raiderettes. The Raiderettes started strong, putting up 19 points in the first quarter, while allowing only three to the Demons. Mount Ayr coach Thad Streit wanted to start fast and keep…

Mount Ayr sees five girls suit up

November 30, 2022

Girls state sanctioned wrestling is off and running as of November 14 of this year, while the Southern Tier Wrestling team, comprised of Mount Ayr, Central Decatur, Lamoni and Wayne schools, will be seeing its first action this Saturday, December 3 at the Newton Invite at Newton High School at 10 a.m. The Southern Tier…

WAYNE KEMERY

November 30, 2022

On a bright and frigid Friday, the 13 in January of 1939, a baby boy was welcomed into this world by Clyde and Leah (Drake) Kemery on the family farm north of Blockton, IA. He joined the family with his older brother, Jerry. These two enjoyed many adventures growing up. Blockton was made home throughout…

ABBI RYANN OVERHOLSER

November 30, 2022

Abbi RyAnn Overholser, daughter of Tomie and Amanda Overholser was born May 2, 2007. Abbi passed away on November 25, 2022, at the age of 15 at the Ringgold County Hospital as a result of a car accident. Abbi loved life and enjoyed living it to the fullest. She was always on the go and…

LaVONNE NELSON

November 9, 2022

LaVonne Nelson, age 71, passed away peacefully at home with her daughter and son-in-law by her side in West Des Moines, IA on November 4, 2022 after a hard fought battle against multiple myeloma. LaVonne was born in Maryville, MO on March 19, 1951, the youngest daughter to Everett and Lenore (Zollman) King. She grew…

Wake up America II

November 30, 2022

To the editor: WAKE UP AMERICA II Joe Biden and his Chinese partners are rapidly destroying America’s middle class. Joe has purposely created high inflation, economic slowdown, a badly weakened US military divisiveness among Americans and a huge sovereign debt crisis. The Chinese are getting huge dividends on their investments in and corruption of the…

Dear Editor

November 16, 2022

Dear Editor, Mr. Sickels, by his own admission in his last letter to the Mt. Ayr Record News, watches the Fox News channel twenty to thirty hours a week which would seem to leave him little time to listen and view other news sources, let alone news sources from printed or digital media. My views…

An historic election

November 9, 2022

To the editor: With the historic midterm elections over, I would like to recall another historic election, the election of 1864, in the midst of the Civil War. Things were not going well for the Administration and Lincoln was facing defeat. Lincoln, who had defined democracy better than anyone as a “government of the people,…

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

November 30, 2022

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 6, 1922.) The matter of building a new hotel in Mount Ayr was again considered at a meeting of the Commercial Club last Wednesday evening at the town hall and those who have taken the initiative in an attempt to provide this much needed improvement…

November 30, 2022

This week’s picture comes from an early 1950s postcard. The August 10, 1950 Record-News tells us about the beginning of the Clinton Motel. The motel was owned and built by the McCullough Motor Company which was owned by Clinton “Whitey” Rice and his wife Mabel McCullough Rice. Materials for the 244’ x 25’ motel came…