CGI dissolution vote Saturday

The fate of Community Grocers, Inc. now lies in the hands of the company shareholders. A letter sent to shareholders announces a special meeting to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 14 at the REC Building in Mount Ayr to consider a resolution to dissolve the corporation. At a meeting held November 26, the…

Diagonal school working to meet DE mandates

The Diagonal Community Schools board of education and administration is currently working to satisfy requirements to retain the high school’s accreditation from the Iowa Department of Education (DE). In a recent report, the DE cited the Diagonal district with a list of infractions that require district action. The district has already satisfied the majority on…

School calendar approved

Approval of the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school, approval the engineering contract for the athletic complex lighting project and the resignation of the head volleyball coach were main items on the agenda at Monday, December 9 regular meeting of the Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors. Calendar The board approved the school calendar…

Holiday events galore!

Many county groups and organizations have announced planned for special holiday events. Holiday Lights in the Park Ringgold County Conservation and the Ringgold Conservation Foundation are holding their Holiday Lights in the Park event at Poe Hollow Park. Final dates for the event are December 13 and 14 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. each night.…

CGI board to recommend sale or closure

The board of directors for Community Grocers, Inc. in Mount Ayr will recommend to stockholders that the store either close or be sold to another entity. Community Grocers opened in late 1996 after around 350 investors from Ringgold County or with ties to the county, secured the funds to open. In an advertisement on page…

Council approves design work

The Mount Ayr city council voted to move forward with two street reconstruction projects at their regular meeting Monday, December 1. Garfield, Cleveland The council approved a professional services agreement with Garden and Associates of Creston for design work associated with the Garfield Street and Cleveland Street reconstruction projects. The Garfield project would straighten two…

Braby resigns as volleyball coach

Longtime Mount Ayr volleyball coach, Tori Braby, tendered her letter of resignation to the Mount Ayr school board Monday night. Braby cited “personal agendas and politics” as reasons for her resignation stating “I feel defeated, defeated by parents and politics and the fact that me standing my ground on what I believe in has resulted…

Raiders defeat Southwest Valley to go up 2-0 early in season

Mt. Ayr 75, SWV 42 The Raiders faced Southwest Valley in their home opener last Friday night, improving to 2-0 on the season after a 75-42 victory over the Timberwolves. Payton Weehler and Dawson Frost reached the 20s in scoring, with Weehler leading the team with 22, sinking nine-of-16 buckets, including three from beyond the…

Raiderettes 2-1 after win over Southwest Valley Timberwolves

Mt. Ayr 59, SWV 44 A low scoring affair in Mount Ayr last Friday night saw the Raiderettes come out with a victory to improve to 2-1 on the season. Sam Stewart led the way with 28 points, making 11-of-27 buckets and hitting five-of-11 freethrows and nine steals on the night. The game was close…

SANDRA SUE CAMPBELL

Sandra Sue (Virden) Campbell was born April 23, 1938 in Kellerton, IA to Rollo Francis and Fornola Maxine (Higday) Virden. Sandy was united in marriage on October 7, 1959 to Larry Joe Campbell in Denver, CO. To this union was born three sons: Kurtis Lyn, Kevin Lee and Darren Ray. Sandy lived all of her…

WILMA MARIE CLAYTON TERWILLIGER

Wilma Marie Clayton, daughter of Fred Clayton and Esther Clayton was born April 27, 1935 and passed from this life November 27, 2019. Wilma was born in a farmhouse in Ellston, IA and lived most of her adult life on a farm just outside of Mount Ayr, IA in Ringgold County. She attended school in…

ERMIL MAXINE BAKER HAINLINE

Ermil Maxine Baker was born at home on a farm near Forest City, MO on January 12, 1927 to Minnie Marie (Wake) and George Lewis Baker. She grew up in Forest City and walked to a one room country school and later boarded with relatives to attend high school in town. After completing two years…

Let’s re-imagine Mount Ayr

To the editor: For a young family in Mount Ayr, there are clear perks to living in a small town. Those who chose to put down roots are likely enticed by of the sense of community that existed in their own childhoods. Unfortunately, the changing landscape of rural Iowa, evolving consumer needs, and the decrease…

Don’t move the FRC

To the editor: I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to the Family Resource Center! What a wonderful asset to this community that we have a full time daycare available as well as early childhood learning. The FRC is an economic strength for Ringgold County and it cannot be overstated how important it…

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…

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,…

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…

Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 7, 1920.) Two young men who attempted to steal automobile, sentenced by Judge Fuller. Thomlinson and Elliott plead guilty to the charge of assault with intent to commit burglary. Each of the young men drew indeterminate sentence of five years, the limit under the law.…

Clyde Brand poses on the driveway of Brand’s Standard in Mount Ayr.

BY MIKE AVITT I believe this week’s photo was taken in the early 1950s and shows Clyde Brand wearing a Standard Oil cap. A Red Crown gasoline pump appears on the far right  and the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home can be seen on the upper left. Thanks to Mari McGehee for this great picture. This filling…