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Local volunteers build beds for kids

June 29, 2022

No kid sleeps on the floor in our town. That is the mission statement of a national charitable organization known as Sleep in Heavenly Peace. This past weekend that slogan was brought to life as volunteers from Ringgold and Union counties came together to build 20 beds for local kids in need. Robin McDonnell, a…

Mount Ayr native new hospital president

June 29, 2022

CHI Health is pleased to announce that Alicia Reed has accepted the offer to serve as president of CHI Health Mercy Corning. Reed started serving in this role fulltime June 7. Alicia (Still) Reed is a 1997 Mount Ayr Community High School graduate. Reed is not a new face to CHI Health Mercy Corning as…

Dragoon Trace Nature Center celebrates five years

June 22, 2022

Ringgold County Conservation is thrilled to celebrate the five year anniversary of the opening of the Dragoon Trace Nature Center on June 24 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Join RCCB for an afternoon open house celebration in honor of 12 years of award-winning environmental education programming and check out all the changes and additions to…

Public library Summer Reading Program is more than books

June 22, 2022

Thursday, June 16, Ringgold County Conservation Director “Ranger” Kate Zimmerman gave an excellent program about the prairie to 76 children and adults at the Mount Ayr Public Library. Participants enjoyed feeling bison, wolf, coyote, fox, and rabbit fur. Ranger Kate read a beautiful book, “The Prairie That Nature Built” by Marybeth Lorbiecki. Athena the snake…

Barn Lights & Country Nights

June 22, 2022

With the month of June drawing to a close, attention will soon focus on the upcoming Ringgold County Fair – “Barn Lights and Country Nights.” The 2022 fair will run from Tuesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 17. This year’s fair features a combination of old favorites with new attractions to draw visitors to the…

Council wrestles with pool decisions

June 22, 2022

The pool and streets again topped discussion items for the Mount Ayr city council at their Monday, June 20 meeting. Swimming pool To begin the pool discussion, councilman Mack Greene reported the recommendation from the Pool Committee that the city proceed with the roughly $4 million plan to construct a new pool at the site…

Local youth attend football camp hosted by Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott

June 29, 2022

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott recently hosted the Mathews-Dickey football camp that saw 600 kids, aged 5-14 attending, including a few local youth from Ringgold County. Koven and Kaiden Stull, Cole Ruby (cousins of Elliott) and Daxtyn and Eastyn Daily took the trip to St. Louis for the camp. The camp was free to…

Raiderettes suffer two losses before taking win over Wolverines

June 29, 2022

The Raiderettes had a tough week, dropping two before taking the win over the Nodaway Valley Wolverines on Friday. SEW 4, Mt. Ayr 2 The Southeast Warren Warhawks visited Mount Ayr where they put two runs up early before the Raiderettes tied things up late in a game that went into extra innings. The Raiderettes…

Raiders take Pride of Iowa title

June 29, 2022

In a week with five games, the Raiders dropped one. The Mount Ayr baseball team opened with the 13-10 win over Wayne before hosting Southeast Warren which saw the Raiders fall to the Warhawks before coming back to win the next three. SEW 3, Mt. Ayr 2 The Raiders opened the game with a run…

DARLENE Y. WEETER

June 29, 2022

Darlene Y. Weeter, age 78 of Lincoln, NE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. in Bryans Hospital Lincoln, NE. Darlene was in her 79th year of life as she had already completed the 78 years and only a few months away from finishing the 79th year of life. She was…

ROBERT LOUIS WILLIAMS

June 29, 2022

The world lost a kind, curious and determined soul on June 11, 2022, when Robert Louis Williams passed away peacefully at the age of 92 in Fullerton, CA. Robert was born on December 18,1929 in Boise, ID to Robert E. and Marietta J. Williams but grew up in Kellerton, IA. He was raised largely by…

SUSAN ANGUS

June 29, 2022

Susan Angus, 73, of Cedar Rapids; formerly of the Mount Ayr / Creston areas, died Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at her home. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Tim Maxa will officiate. The Service…

Vote to save abortion

June 29, 2022

To the editor: If the six Supreme Court justices who made the majority decision to overturn Roe v. Wade think that they have settled the issue once and for all, I suggest they consider the Dred Scott decision in 1857. This decision of the then Chief Justice Roger B. Taney caused outrage and anger, further…

School Lunch Information

June 22, 2022

To the editor: Thanks to the USDA, meals provided to our students have been served free of charge since the COVID Pandemic started. This has been very beneficial to families in our community. Due to guidance we have received from the Federal Department, the students will not be receiving the free breakfast and lunches for…

Ruled by criminals?

June 22, 2022

To the editor: My first letter to the editor stated we were governed by idiots who were advised by morons. I now feel we are being ruled by criminals who refuse any advice. Many January 6 non-criminals are still illegally jailed without hearings or a whimper from spineless Republicans. It took Joe only 15 months…

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

June 29, 2022

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, July 5, 1922.) Miss Ruth Michael of Diagonal has been selected by the judges as the most beautiful girl in Ringgold County. Register subscribers have watched with interest the progress of the Register-Iowa State Fair beauty contest. The selection of county winners has bee made from…

Snapshot of History

June 29, 2022

BY MIKE AVITT There was a building boom in Mount Ayr in the early 1890s and this building was one of the results of that boom. Built in 1891 for grocer Thomas Liggett, the building housed Liggett’s grocery store on the ground floor while the upstairs was occupied by Ellis C. Miller Post 96 of…