After settlement, White resigns from RCSO

April 14, 2021

The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Department is short one deputy following the signing of a settlement agreement between the county and sheriff’s deputy Landon White. In the agreement signed by the Ringgold County supervisor chair Ron Landphair on April 5, White agreed to voluntarily resign his employment with the county effective April 9. White was then…

Johnson and Johnson vaccine not administered in Ringgold County

April 14, 2021

Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) has released a statement regarding the suspended usage of the Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine in light of recent reports of side effects. As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are…

Family Resource Center looks to remodel, expand services

April 14, 2021

Two simultaneous projects are in the works at the Family Resource Center (FRC) in Mount Ayr. At their monthly meeting in March, the FRC board decided to undergo an extensive remodel to the center. In addition, the FRC is working to expand its services for children aged 0-3 years of age. Remodel The FRC was…

Personnel, scheduling, purchases top MAC board agenda

April 14, 2021

The Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors covered a wide range of topics at its regular meeting Monday, April12. Personnel The board approved several hiring recommendations: • Dustin and Kinda Larsen as cross country coaches; • Anthony Maldonado as assistant baseball coach; • Derek Lambert as middle school football coach; • Brandie Ruggles as…

Swimming pool concepts top council agenda

April 7, 2021

Swimming pool concepts led the agenda at the Monday, April 5 meeting of the Mount Ayr city council. Two architecture/engineering firms presented concepts for a potential new swimming pool at Judge Lewis Park. Because the lead architects from ISG could not be present at Monday’s meeting due to conflict, the company sent a PowerPoint presentation…

EF4 tornado in 1989 strongest to hit county in past 50 years

April 7, 2021

Ringgold County and the State of Iowa recently observed National Severe Weather Awareness Week. As residents know, Ringgold County is no stranger to severe weather, but the occurrence of tornadoes here is relatively rare. Far more damage is caused annually by thunderstorms, hail, and extreme winter weather than that caused by the dreaded twisters. April…

Golfers hit the links for first time in two years

April 14, 2021

The Raider and Raiderette golf teams were in action Monday night for the first time in two years. In their first outing, the Raiders took third in a triangular with Martensdale-St. Mary’s and Nodaway Valley on the links in Greenfield. Coming in first was Martensdale-St. Mary’s, shooting a 222, while the home team scored a…

Mount Ayr track has strong first outing

April 14, 2021

Tuesday night marked the first time in a year that Mount Ayr athletes took to the track for competition. After missing the previous year to the COVID-19 pandemic, this years seniors were only sophomores in their last competition. They had something to prove on the track and in the field, as well as to their…

After a year off, Mount Ayr eager to compete

April 7, 2021

After a year off due to COVID-19, head track coach Brad Elliott has seen the program take a slightly different look heading into the 2021 season. Elliott will be in the drivers seat of both the boys and girls teams this season after long-time Raiderette head coach, Deb Larsen, retired. Elliott is assisted by Daniel…

VERLA LOUISE REPP

April 14, 2021

Verla Louise (Adams) Repp, daughter of Samuel and Lucille (Hellyer) Adams, was born November 9, 1934 in Iowa. Verla graduated from Mount Ayr High School. Verla was united in marriage to Harold B. Repp on November 29, 1953 at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. They were married for 58 years with many adventures.…

WANDA LYDDON SOBOTKA

April 14, 2021

Wanda Lyddon Sobotka, 76 of Glade Valley, formerly of Hickory, NC passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Alleghany Memorial Hospital. Born in Council Bluff, IA, on May 4, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Donald Wayne and Mary Melissa Smith Lyddon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death…

KRISTINE EMMA HEYER BROWNE

April 7, 2021

Kristine Emma Heyer Browne was born September 21, 1936 in Illinois to Claire and Hazel Heyer. She graduated from Milledgeville High School in 1954. Kris attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in English from Washington University in St. Lewis in 1959. She married James McCrea on June 16,…

Support the Legion

April 14, 2021

To the editor: I would like to thank Lola Link for her well-written letter several weeks ago concerning our local American Legion. She is correct about the American Legion family needing community support and participation. Those who regularly attend breakfasts and dances weekly are greatly appreciated! Thanks also to the organizations and individuals who give…

The Legion needs you!

March 24, 2021

To the editor: I am a proud American Legion Auxiliary member. Why? Because my husband and three brothers served in WWII and Korea. My husband served in the Philippines, my oldest brother served in the India-China Burma theater, my middle brother served in New Guinea and my youngest brother served in Korea. Plus I had…

Only part of the story

March 10, 2021

To the editor: Last week a writer wrote in and gave us a lesson on what commandment from the Bible we would be concerned with. The problem with that is that it only told part of the story. There are more commandments that we should be concerned with in our daily lives. Please allow me…

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…

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…

Looking Back with Lora Stull

April 14, 2021

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 20, 1921.) Prohibition officials and workers all over the country were amazed at the Palmer ruling which would permit the manufacture and sale of beer. It made an ugly leak in the prohibition law and the clear intent of the 18th amendment may…

Snapshot of History

April 14, 2021

BY MIKE AVITT I took this week’s photo while Keith Adams still had his barber shop in the north end. Keith’s Barber Shop closed about the first of February 2008. The Kellerton IOOF Hall stands where the St. Joe Hotel once stood. In my early research, I thought St. Joe Hotel was another name for…