Wagenknecht continues to serve others

September 30, 2020

by Teresa Weis The pandemic has kept Peggy Wagenknecht sheltering in place for months now.  She used to keep busy doing for others, lending a helping hand, volunteering at the blood bank, visiting the care centers, sitting with the sick, driving others to doctor appointments and playing the piano for the sheltered elderly, but with…

Supervisors address courthouse security

September 30, 2020

During their meeting Monday, September 28, the county supervisors adopted a courthouse security plan that provides protocols and procedures for various security concerns and disaster scenarios. According to wording in Resolution RC20-180, the new protocol “provides that courthouse security plans can be considered confidential documents if disclosure could reasonably be expected to jeopardize life or…

Income, construction, COVID on RCH agenda

September 30, 2020

by Brenda Grose A look at August finances, updates on construction projects and continuing efforts to handle COVID-19 testing as flu season looms filled the agenda at Ringgold County Hospital’s board of trustees regular meeting, Monday, September 20. Missy Walter, CFO, opened the meeting with financials for August.  Walter reported in-patient revenue under budget by…

Absentee voting to begin Monday

September 30, 2020

Ringgold County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Amanda Waske has announced that absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020, General Election are available to be voted in the Ringgold County Auditor’s Office on Monday, October 5. Absentee ballots may be cast in the auditor’s office on the second floor of the county courthouse during regular…

Chapman body has been found

September 16, 2020

The body of a missing Grant City woman has been found in Worth County. According to a report on the northwestmoinfo.com website, a tip to the Worth County Sheriff’s Office was received at approximately 5 p.m. Monday, September 14 about the location of the body of Melissa Chapman. Chapman has been missing since August 23.…

Podium Ink gets award

September 16, 2020

(L-R) Podium Ink co-owners Burton Murphy, Brad Elliott and Iowa Farm Bureau representative Ryan Bailey pose with the Renew Rural Iowa award presented to Podium Ink Monday morning. RRI is an Iowa Farm Bureau initiative that supports new and existing businesses through education, mentoring and financial resources. Since it’s inception, RRI has helped create more…

Raiders stun Eagles in 28-7 victory

September 30, 2020

Mt. Ayr 28, PC 7 The Raiders were short on players Friday night, as multiple starters were not able to be with the team. “I think this is the least amount of guys I have ever suited up,” said coach Derek Lambert. “They did a tremendous job. Those guys knew they were going to be…

Raiderettes down Murray Mustangs

September 30, 2020

The Raiderettes have been struggling on the court after a two-week quarantine took them out of compeitition. Before the absence, the Raiderettes were 2-1, with a loss to Bedford. Since coming back, the Raiderettes are 2-8 and looking for an answer. The Raiderettes were 1-4 in the last week, falling to Clarinda before heading to…

Raiderette runners place second

September 30, 2020

The Raiderettes placed second as a team at the Creston cross country meet recently, falling just behind Earlham and ahead of Nodaway Valley to round out the podium. Running in first for the Raiderettes was Karlie Larsen, finishing with a time of 22:17, just one second faster than MaKayla Jones who fnished eighth overall, with…

ROBERT RUSSELL GRACE

September 30, 2020

Robert Russell Grace was born on December 7, 1957 in Mount Ayr, IA to Lawrence and Lois (Hutchinson) Grace. He lived outside of Bedford until the second grade, when the family moved to Diagonal. Early on, Robert learned the value of work by mowing yards, delivering papers and working for area farmers. These experiences allowed…

MIRIAM RUTH CLUTTER

September 30, 2020

On September 18, 2020, after a brief illness, Miriam Ruth Clutter was welcomed into Heaven. Miriam was born June 4, 1937 in Sheridan, MO, to Ward and Carmen (Barnes) Campbell. The family moved to Corning and then to LeMars where Miriam completed her junior year of high school. The family then moved to Mount Ayr…

EVELYN M. KILGORE

September 30, 2020

Evelyn M. Kilgore, daughter of Neal and Ollie Benson, was born January 13, 1930 on a family farm outside of Diagonal, IA. On November 23, 1946 Evelyn married her sweetheart, Lawrence Kilgore, when he came back from the service. They were married in Troy, KS before moving to North Carolina for a short time. To…

Tingley is thriving

September 30, 2020

To the Editor I have the blessing of living beside this beautiful park (Tingley Memorial Park). It’s the first thing I see in the morning and last I see at night. So many Iowa small towns are fading, but Tingley is thriving. We have much to be proud of. The committee has worked tirelessly to…

Support the Princess

September 30, 2020

To the Editor The Princess Theater Board would like to thank the community for their continued support in keeping the Princess Theater open.  This year in the midst of COVID-19, we are working hard to maintain our theater. You have supported us in drive-up concession sales, outdoor movies, marquee celebrations and donations.  Your support means…

Sixty inch row field day planned

September 16, 2020

To the editor: In 2018 Sport Wade, Inc. sponsored a Practical Farmers of Iowa test plot on Brian and Heather Kessel’s farm near Lamoni. We had some remarkably interesting results which you can view in detail at practicalfarmers.org Farmer-Led Research titled “Planting corn in 60-in. row-widths for interseeding cover crops” published Jan 24, 2019. Our…

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

September 30, 2020

One Hundred-FortyYears Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 20, 1880.) First Families of Ringgold County…Who They Were…Where They Lived and What They Did. CS Palmer- was born in Ashtabula, Ohio in 1850. He tried to enlist but his widowed mother objected. He moved to this county with his mother in 1870. Three years 77-78,…

Snapshot of History

September 30, 2020

I keep forgetting to tell you Tony Mercer has added more digitized newspapers to the website ringgoldcounty.advantage-preservation.com. Many different newspapers covering several decades. Recently, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hosted an informational meeting to encourage the formation of a Ringgold County Historical Preservation Commission. This issue comes up about every fifteen years. I remember…