Costello, Norris seek state senate seat

October 28, 2020

Born and raised on a farm southwest of Red Oak, Joey Norris graduated from Red Oak High School in 2008. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University. While at Iowa State, Norris founded an engineering firm called Dream Forge LLC, an invention and product development company that helps entrepreneurs and…

Costello, Norris seek state senate seat

October 28, 2020

Senator Mark Costello grew up in rural Imogene, graduating from Nishna Valley High School and the University of Northern Iowa in 1984. He was employed as a computer programmer/analyst with Garst Seed Company in Coon Rapids for five years prior to returning to the family farm. Senator Costello and his wife, Rachel, were married in…

County to host ‘Save Your Town’ visit

October 28, 2020

Ringgold County residents will soon get the opportunity to “Save Your Town.” That’s the goal of Deb Brown, a native Iowan, and her business partner Becky McCray from Oklahoma, founders of the SaveYourTown organization that aims to help small towns help themselves to survive and thrive. “We picked the name SaveYour.Town because that is what…

BEING NEIGHBORLY

October 28, 2020

From 1965 to 2018, the MATURA Neighborhood Center in Mount Ayr was open Monday through Friday, serving those in need in the county. However, in 2018 the organization lost a federal grant and to make ends meet, the center had to close on Fridays. But there is a determined group of young people working to…

General election next Tuesday

October 28, 2020

At long last, the General Election is next Tuesday, November 3. Polls will be open that day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the following polling locations: Athens precinct – Kellerton City Hall Clinton* and Mount Ayr 2 precincts – First Christian Church in Mount Ayr Mount Ayr 1 precinct – American Legion Building…

Future of city recycling discussed

October 21, 2020

Equipment needs and the future of the city’s recycling service were on the minds of the Mount Ayr city council at their regular meeting Monday, October 19. Equipment In a discussion carried over from the previous council meeting, city superintendent Brent Wise presented costs associated with repairing or replacing the city’s backhoe as well as…

Raiders draw Underwood in upcoming playoff POD Friday

October 28, 2020

The Raiders outlasted the Roadrunners for the second time this season, keeping them alive in the playoffs. The next POD pits the 7-1 Raiders against the 8-1 Eagles out of Underwood. The Underwood Eagles are coached by Nate Mechaelsen, along with Time Richard, Tyler Ridder and Jon Williams as assistant coachces. The Eagles are averaging…

Raiders outlast Roadrunners

October 28, 2020

Mt. Ayr 20, CD 14 The Raiders hosted Interstate-35 in their second meeting this season. Receiving the kick, the Raiders went three-and-out, followed by a Roadrunner three-and-out. The Raiders struck paydirt on a Payton Weehler rush down the sideline for 34 yards. It was awhile before the next score of the contest, after the defenses…

Raiderette season ends in Greenfield

October 28, 2020

NV 3, Mt. Ayr 0 The Raiderettes faced a tough Nodaway Valley volleyball team Wednesday, October 21. The Raiderettes held with the Wolverines, but the strong attack of the Nodaway Valley girls charged forward, defeating them 25-14, 25-17 and 25-19, to win it after three. The Raiderettes finished out the season 4-14 and will graduate…

RICHARD JAMES O’DELL

October 28, 2020

Richard James O’Dell, 91, of rural Kellerton, IA, passed away peacefully with family by his side October 24, 2020, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Richard was born on December 1, 1928, to Albert and Stella (Bowen) O’Dell. On August 3, 1945, he married Bernice Ruth Stewart. To this union was born a daughter, Hazel…

PHYLLIS MARIE HAWKINS

October 28, 2020

Phyllis Marie Hawkins, daughter of Donald Lewis and Dorothy Evelyn (Channin) Collins, was born at home in Lucas County, IA on August 2, 1932. Phyllis grew up on farms around Russell, IA attending country schools and graduating from Russel High School in 1950. Phyllis trusted Jesus Christ as her personal savior as a teen and…

OLIVE LUCILLE DAVIS

October 28, 2020

Olive Lucille Reynolds was born on February 16, 1929, in Lamoni, IA, and was the oldest daughter of Earl (Shorty) Theamon Reynolds and Opal Lucille Puttroff. She departed this life on October 23, 2020. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1947, taught at a country school and married Paul Fordyce Davis on December…

Offers rally speech for Trump

October 21, 2020

To the editor: Wrote a rally speech for Trump please forward for his consideration “We are off to see the Wizard” starring Trump as Dorothy and Pence as Toto. Dorothy (Trump) is a young girl who lives with Auntie M (Melania) and her dog Toto (Pence) on a farm somewhere in Iowa. One day she…

Need new leadership

October 21, 2020

To the editor: What do we want in Southern Iowa? Southern Iowa population continues to decline. Small towns continue to lose businesses. Community services are stretched thinner and thinner. What will our counties look like in 10 years? We’re at a crossroads. We can continue to accept things as they are, or we can band…

It’s time to change to Democrats

October 14, 2020

To the editor: I have friends who left the GOP because of President Trump. Others remain Republicans but won’t vote for him. Still others, which I admit I have trouble understanding, remain Trump supporters. But the fact remains they do, and the fact remains they are still my friends. Seldom have I voted a straight…

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…

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. Friday, July 24 Blackmore Corner Antique Farm Show begins with a 9 a.m. Tractor Ride. Lamb’s Barn garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lamb’s Barn across from Fife’s Grove. Saturday, July…

Looking Back with Lora Stull

October 28, 2020

One HundredTwenty Five Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 31, 1895.) During the administration of President Benjamin Harrison the government paid and canceled $230,000,000 of its interest bearing debt. During the administration of President Grover Cleveland thus far the debt of the nation has been increased over $160,000,000. Draw your own conclusion…

Snapshot of History

October 28, 2020

This week’s photo was taken about 1895 and shows A. A. Huggins’ new building he operated as a farm implement business. Built in 1891, an elevator allowed Huggins to place farm equipment upstairs, as well. In this photo, John Wall & Son have their grocery store in the northern one-third of the building. H. U.…