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Council sets garage limits, fills park vacancy

October 20, 2021

The passage of two new city ordinances, filling a vacancy on the city’s park board, and finalizing two revolving loan applications were among action items at the Monday, October 18 Mount Ayr city council meeting. Ordinances Two new city ordinances passed on their first reading with the second and third readings waived. The first ordinance…

County plans for Halloween fun

October 20, 2021

It’s about time for the annual visit from ghosts and goblins around Ringgold County, as local groups and communities have announced their plans for the Halloween season. Nightmare on Madison Street The popular Nightmare on Madison Street haunted house attraction returns this year. Located in the Timby Building above Still Smokin’ BBQ on the northeast…

Test scores, resignation on MAC board agenda

October 13, 2021

Elementary test results and an unexpected resignation were among discussion items at the Monday, October 11 meeting of the Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors. Test scores In his report to the board, elementary principal Chris Elwood shared the results of the fall FAST assessments in grades 2-6. (See graph at right.) FAST assessments…

Podium Ink ‘re-brands’ Northwest football facility

October 6, 2021

The artistry of a local business is now featured prominently in the football complex at Northwest Missouri State University. Brad Elliott, a 2004 Northwest alum, and Burt Murphy (Iowa State 2005), co-owners of Podium Ink of Mount Ayr, were contacted by Northwest officials associated with the football program in December 2020 to help create a…

Avitt pens 500th ‘Snapshots of History’

October 6, 2021

Today’s edition of the Mount Ayr Record-News marks a milestone: on page 9 appears the 500th installment of the “Snapshots of History” column researched and authored by local historian Mike Avitt of Mount Ayr. With such a prolific portfolio of historic documentation, one might assume that Avitt has had a life-long interest in area history.…

Council plans street improvements

October 6, 2021

The Mount Ayr City Council approved an agreement between the city and the engineering firm Veenstra & Kim Inc. for a drainage study, street plan and design services. The agreement, at a cost of $5,200, will help develop a 10 year plan for street improvements and designing two initial projects for street improvements. The plan…

Elwood breaks school record as Raiderette runners take third

October 20, 2021

It was a Pride of Iowa cross country meet in Leon Thursday night where the Raiderettes looked to perform well against heavy hitters, such as Central Decatur and Martensdale-St. Marys. As a team, the Raiderettes finished third overall on a course they had ran earlier in the season and finished . Mount Ayr’s Karly Elwood…

Raiderettes advance in Regional play

October 20, 2021

Monday night set the stage for the Pride of Iowa tournament finals seeing Mount Ayr, Southeast Warren, Nodaway Valley and Southwest Valley winning on that Monday night. It was a straight-forward tournament with the winning teams playing for the championship and the other two battling it out for third. Mount Ayr and Southwest Valley would…

Back-to-Back District Champs

October 20, 2021

The Class A District 7 championship game came down to the final, week 8, match-up between the Mount Ayr Raiders and the Southwest Valley Timberwolves Friday night. Just two months ago, the Raiders started their first game with a new head coach in Ryan Victor, formerly of Missouri Valley. In week one, the Raiders fell…

LOIS MARIE TRIGGS

October 20, 2021

Lois Marie (Brand) Triggs was born January 4, 1927, in Union County, IA, to Lewis and Madge (Crittenden) Brand. She was welcomed by brothers Harold, Clyde and Earl. Lois went to school on the ‘bus’ — a horse drawn sleigh, picking up hot stones from neighbors on the way to keep the kids all warm.…

MERLE DAVID TRIGGS

October 20, 2021

Merle David Triggs was born September 25, 1962, to Merle Duane Triggs and Iona (Baker) Triggs at Mount Ayr, IA. Merle attended the Mount Ayr Community School and graduated in 1981. He was actively involved in the wrestling program and qualified and metaled at the State Wrestling Tournament. While in high school, Merle started his…

ROBERT DEAN EVANS

October 13, 2021

Robert (Bob) Dean Evans, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on October 3, 2021 in Mesa, AZ. Robert was born on August 15, 1934 in Mount Ayr, IA to Roland Keith and Ruth Elizabeth (Hathaway) Evans. Bob was one of nine children. Bob entered the military in 1954 and served in the Korean War…

Make your voice heard

October 20, 2021

To the editor: You might be surprised to learn that the upcoming city-school election may have a bigger impact on your daily life than who is elected president, senator, or governor. While races for those higher offices receive greater attention, the locally elected officials play a more direct and immediate role in your community. I…

Stop Puppy Mills

October 13, 2021

To the editor: I am addressing this letter to the Iowa Legislature and the Governor in an appeal for them to outlaw the evil business of “puppy mills,” where thousands of innocent animals suffer daily abuse, neglect and even death. Case in point, the story of the Redding puppy mill operated by Daniel Gingerich, who…

Conspiracy theories

September 15, 2021

To the editor: As conspiracy theories and misinformation continue to flood this country, I feel I have to speak out. The “big lie” and the continuing spread of misinformation is dangerous to the health and well being of our nation. People are dying unnecessarily. Dr. Nicole Linder in Michigan, with permission from her “special” patient…

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

October 20, 2021

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 26, 1921.) After serving the people of Mount Ayr and Ringgold County for 49 years the Slentz store is to pass to other hands and in preparation for the change a stock reducing sale will be held commencing Friday, October 28 and closing…

Snapshot of History

October 20, 2021

BY MIKE AVITT I must begin with a correction. In the October 7, 2021 Record-News I was given credit for securing Orr Fisher paintings and sketches. Bob and Kay Sickels get credit for; I wasn’t a part of that. I was able to identify most of the photos in Fisher’s photo album, and that was…