MAC fall play Friday, Saturday

The Mount Ayr Community High School fall play will be presented Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. both nights. The annual pie auction will be held at intermission. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. A total of 94 students are involved in the production of “The Island of…

Official election results

Mount Ayr Mayor    Steve Fetty    151 Council (3)    Brad Elliott    144 Ken Robertson    128 Jordan Stewart    148 School board    Brandi Shay    422 PJ West    407 Craig Winemiller    419 Diagonal Mayor    Lowell Johnson    49 Council (3+1)    James Norris    49 Shon O’Kelley    48 Doug Ruby    48 Bradley Bentley (fill vacancy)    48 School board    Becky Stamps    91 Pam…

MAC board holds hearing on lighting project

A public hearing on the athletic complex lighting project and details about current enrollment numbers were main items of discussion at the Monday, November 11 meeting of the Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors. Public hearing Due to a new state law, a public hearing was required before the district could use any portion…

Modest enrollment growth for MACS

Certified enrollment numbers for schools in southwest Iowa have been released by the Green Hills Area Education Agency. The enrollments are split into two categories: “certified” and “served.” “Certified” students are resident students  in each district that generate funding through the state formula. This number would include any student who open enrolls out to a…

Preliminary election results

Mount Ayr Mayor    Steve Fetty    151 Council    Brad Elliott    144 Ken Robertson    128 Jordan Stewart    148 School board    Brandi Shay    422 PJ West    407 Craig Winemiller    409 Diagonal Mayor    Lowell Johnson    49 Council    James Norris    49 Shon O’Kelley    48 Doug Ruby    48 Bradley Bentley (vacancy)    48 School board    Pam Grace    89 Becky Stamps    91 Gina…

Lower bond interest to save Mount Ayr thousands

At their regular meeting Monday, November 4, the Mount Ayr city council finalized plans to borrow up to $2.4 million for future infrastructure projects and approved a change in the policy for connecting new homes to the city sewer service. Bond purchase agreement Michael Maloney of the financial services firm of D.A. Davidson appeared before…

POI All-Conference volleyball announced

The Raiderettes had a lone nomination for the Pride of Iowa All-Conference team this year. Jaycee Knight was selected as an honorable mention. Knight, a senior, played in 61 sets this 2019 season and was 114-for-126 with 14 aces and led the team in assists with 303. Knight also recorded three blocks, 58 digs and…

Timmerman joined by mother at ultrathon

Have you ever thought of running for six hours straight? How about 12? That is exactly what this mother and son duo accomplished this past Saturday in Witchita, Kansas. Isaac Timmerman and his mother Cortney Wilson competed in an ultrathon in which Timmerman competed in the 12 hour race, while Wilson competed in the six…

Raiderette volleyball season stats told

The Raiderettes finished out there season with 12 wins and 15 losses, falling in the second round of regional play against Nodaway Valley. Sam Stewart, a staple on the team in recent years, played in all 72 sets  and led the team in kills (168), serves(260-of-273), aces (39) and digs (255). Channler Henle stepped up…

ALICE MAE JOHNSTON

Funeral services for Alice Mae Johnston were held Monday, November 11, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. Interment was held in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Visitation will be at Cummings Funeral Home in Bedford on Sunday, November 10 from 2-4 p.m. Instead of flowers, the family requests…

JEAN MARIE WALTERS

Jean Marie (Rusk) Walters, 79, passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City on Sunday, November 10, 2019. She was born May 18, 1940. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, children, Kelly Liddell and Kevin Walters, and her husband of 59 years, Keith. Survivors include daughter, Kristy (Wayne) Heffner of North…

CHARLES WILLIAM HOGUE

Charles William Hogue, 92, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his home in Toledo under the care of his family and Iowa River Hospice. Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Pastor John Christianson officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in…

Trumps never served in military

To the editor: As we pause to remember and honor America’s veterans, here in Mount Ayr, we can be proud of the beautiful Ringgold County Veterans Memorial. This beautifully carved black granite monument and the benches that surround it, honors the service of veterans from the Civil War through Desert Storm. Carved onto the black…

Support Wounded Warriors

To the editor: The other day, my wife and I were watching television. A commercial came on and they were looking for sponsors for the Wounded Warrior Project. This is a wonderful organization that helps our veterans. I told my wife though that there should not be a need for this sort of organization. She…

Questions Benton’s leadership

To the editor: The upcoming city election is important to vote for not only to decide the mayor and city council for the next 4 years but it is also important to decide who you put in charge of your city’s resources.  I write this because in the past 8 years the Town of Benton…

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,…

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 12 Fall’s in the Ayr – Ladies’ Night Out, 4-7 p.m. Friday, September 13 Come congratulate Ginny Eighmy on her ritrement on Friday, September 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the…

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, August 29 State Auditor, Rob Sand, will be speaking at the Mount Ayr Public Library at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 31 Diagonal Lions Labor day Celebration beginning with a Fogle Lake Fun Run…

Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, November 14, 1919.) With the thermometer registering 22 degrees below zero and no prospect in sight for securing more coal within a month; with a splendid system devised in operation for the relief of the situation in Mount Ayr, but with insufficient wood choppers to…

Entrance to the Mt. Ayr Tourist Park in the early 1920s.

BY MIKE AVITT I must apologize for spelling Rodger Gatton’s name wrong in last week’s article. And I made an omission. Hanoco Oil Co. was a big distributor of welding supplies. People from many miles away came for their large inventory of welding supplies and equipment. So, last week I highlighted Hanoco Oil Co. of…