THE FINAL WHISTLE: Showalter to retire

by Chanse Hall From the classroom to the football field, Delwyn Showalter has seen a lot throughout his years at Mount Ayr Community High School. “I came in the fall of 1984, thought I would be here a couple years and move on and here I am,” said Showalter. Showalter, a history teacher, athletic director…

MAC board accepts six retirements

The halls and lunchrooms in the Mount Ayr Community Schools will miss several familiar faces next year as the Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors accepted retirement requests from six long-time employees at their regular meeting Monday, January 13. The board approved “with many, many thanks” the retirements of head football coach and activities…

Geist hired as county economic director

Ringgold County has a new economic development director. At Tuesday’s county supervisors meeting, Regan Main announced Jodie Geist has been hired as the new director of the Ringgold County Development Corporation. Geist, a 1978 Mount Ayr Community graduate, has been a teacher for 34 years at her alma mater, where she worked in the special…

Jill Biden campaigns here

Dr. Jill Biden, former Second Lady of the United States and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, made a campaign stop in Mount Ayr Sunday, January 12 at Jamie’s Coffee Mill and Deli in support of her husband’s candidacy for the Democrat nomination in the upcoming presidential election. Speaking to a group of approximately…

Employment study to be conducted in county

Ringgold County Development is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Mount Ayr area. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Mount Ayr’s workforce, regardless of political boundaries. This defined area is called a Laborshed area and is based upon commuting patterns.…

Missouri hunters pay stiff fines

Seven Missouri hunters have paid stiff fines stemming from hunting violations in Ringgold County. According to district court filings, Joseph A. Fuemmeler and Billy Spilman, both of Rushville, MO, Kayla Allen, Austin Pettigrew, and Frank L. Fuemmeler, all of Saint Joseph, MO were charged with “restrictions on taking game – deer and turkey” and fined…

Raiders win Battle of the Border

The Raider wrestlers were victorious in Missouri once more to win the Battle of the Border. The wrestlers saw Trey Fooken and Talal Rahahleh record their first high school wins. Against Albany, The Raiders saw Bryce Shaha take down Nate Doolittle, Trae Ehlen pin Brayden Dillivan, Keaton White over Jerrid Bunten, ADonovan Morales over Sam…

Raiders knock off Wolverines on the road

Mt. Ayr 67, NV 54 Mount Ayr traveled to Greenfield last week to take on the Nodaway Valley Wolverines. “Coming to this place every year, it’s a tough place to play,” said coach Bret Ruggles. “They have state championships, state appearances, I think I may be the winningest coach against them with seven.” The Raiders…

Raiderettes hand Nodaway Valley first loss

Mt. Ayr 65, NV 42 The Raiderettes stunned the Nodaway Valley crowd last Tuesday as Mount Ayr defeated the previously undefeated Wolverines 65-42. Channler Henle was on fire, scoring 11 of the first 13 points and finished the night out with 22, going five-of-eight from downtown and seven-of-12 in total. “Our effot and intensity was…

PATRICIA EDGINGTON

Patricia “Patty” Edgington was called home to Glory on January 7, 2020. Patty was born on February 1, 1959 to Howard and Velda (Clark) Pierson in Council Bluffs, IA. She grew up, and spent her school years, in Mount Ayr, IA. Patty was creative and outgoing in her young years and enjoyed many activities especially…

HELEN MAE JEANES

Helen Mae Jeanes, age 79, was born June 21, 1940, at Iowa City, IA to Ray Charles and Virginia May (Green) Waddell. She died at Lamoni Specialty Care in Lamoni, IA on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Helen went to school in Grand River and Beaconsfield, IA through her junior year. She played basketball for the…

WILLIAM PAUL QUICK

William “Bill” Paul Quick, son of Kenneth J. and Berta G. (Morin) Quick, was born in Mount Ayr, IA October 14, 1955. Bill began his schooling in Delphos, then attended Maloy and Redding schools before graduating from Mount Ayr Community High School; class of 1974. He was united in marriage to Virginia “Ginny” Kaye Elmer…

VCR tapes given away

To the editor: The library would like everyone to know that we have been weeding VCR tapes from our system and we are giving them away. If you have a machine that will play these, we will be glad to give them to you. We have a good selection of adult and children’s movies. Just…

Vote character values

To the editor: Do you remember these. Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship…We taught these in school but now our government’s administration must have forgotten them. Some say it is just politics. However, the Trump administration seems to use instead name calling…lies…bullying ….collusion with criminals…sexual harassment and the list could go on and on….America…

Enjoys the newspaper

To the editor: My name is Jim Sheldon I was born and raised in Des Moines.  I married Carol Shay in January of 1971.  We have lived in the Des Moines area ever since. I just wanted to pass on how much I enjoy your paper.  The articles are a joy to read.  I really…

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, January 16 Alcoholics Annonymous meetings will be  every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center at 306 S. Garfield in Mount Ayr. Friday, January 17 Ringgold County Hospital is looking…

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,…

Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, January 16, 1920.) News of the county southeast Athens: Lots of sickness this week, bad colds, chicken pox, mumps and influenza. Prevalence of the flu has caused to be requisitioned about all the available space on the side track this week. School was dismissed on…

Ellston Building

I took this week’s photo in Ellston on July 23, 2010 after the exterior of the building had been completed. A similar photo appears in the Mount Ayr Record-News dated July 8, 2010. The building is located right on Main Street. The Ellston Centennial Book has a fairly detailed history of the American Legion Post…