Axne to visit Mount Ayr Wednesday

Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne will be at the Mount Ayr Public Library Wednesday, April 24 from 4:15-5 p.m. to meet with constituents. Everyone is invited to attend.

Council approves park employees

The Mount Ayr city council approved the list of summer workers for the Judge Lewis park and swimming pool and discussed ongoing projects at their regular meeting Monday, April 15. Pool employees The council approved the hiring of the following park employees and hourly wages as recommended by the city Park Board: Rhett Murphy –…

Who was Judge Lewis?

With the arrival of spring, the name “Judge Lewis” has again become associated with little league baseball and softball, swimming at the public pool, climbing on the playground equipment, pleasure walking, playing tennis or just spending time outdoors with family and friends. But who was this “Judge Lewis”? Charles J. Lewis was born January 13,…

Holy Week services set around county

A number of county churches have announced special plans for Holy Week observances. United Baptist-Presbyterian Church Sunrise Easter service at UBP in Mount Ayr begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow at 8 a.m. Wishard Chapel Wishard Chapel Community Church north of Mount Ayr will hold a Good Friday service April 19 beginning at…

RCSO investigates vandalism incidents

The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office is investigation a series of vandalism incidents caused by a motor vehicle. According to the incident report, sometime between  11:30 p.m. on April 8 and 1 a.m. April 9 someone ran over a stop sign at J20 and 255th Ave. and another stop sign at J20 and 260th Ave. just…

Sticker shock on valuations

Last week property owners in Ringgold County received their updated tax valuations from the assessor’s office, and while some received a degree of tax relief, others were hit with double-digit increases which triggered many to question the causes behind the new valuations. The Record-News reached out to county assessor Melinda England for answers to several…

Mount Ayr golf still undefeated

The Raider golf team recently improved to 4-0 on the season after defeating Wayne and Nodaway Valley. The Raiders won with a score of 180 with Wayne finished 2nd with 202 and Nodaway Valley at 288. Senior Raider, Myles Greene, had a four over par with a 39 to medal with runner-up Seth Sheriff from…

Raiderettes run away with Lenox meet

Despite a very windy night, the Raiderette track team ran ahead of the competition in Lenox Monday night. The Raiderettes scored 156 team points to win the meet. Immediate results were not available at time of press, however, the girls placed first in multiple events. Addy Reynolds continued to show speed, winning the 100 meter…

Mount Ayr spring sports continue to win

The Raiders traveled to Leon last week to participate in the Central Decatur Cardinal Relays. The Raiders won, scoring 141 points to knock out Woodward Academy who scored 118 points. Chase Henry started off the night with a win in the shot put and second in the dIscus. On the track, Isaac Timmerman ran to…

TRAVIS VAUGHN

Travis Vaughn, age 38, of Leon, Iowa was killed Friday, April 12, 2019, in an accident on his farm. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Trinity Christian Church, west of Decatur, Iowa. Burial is in the Leon Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Kendra (Jones) Vaughn, formerly of Mount Ayr; sons, Connor Mahan,…

GLENDA ROSE HALL-MARLOW

Glenda Rose Hall-Marlow, daughter of Albert Hall and Cora Fertig-Hall was born on September 22, 1938 in Benton, IA. She departed on November 1, 2018 in Lodi, CA at the age of 80 years old. Glenda was number nine of eleven children and grew up in Benton, IA on their family farm known as Happy…

LEROY A. WILMES

LeRoy A. Wilmes, 88 of Maryville, MO passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his home. LeRoy was born on February 28, 1931 in Bedison, MO to Herman and Agnes (Kohmetscher) Wilmes. He worked in sales most of his life. LeRoy graduated from Horace Mann High School and was a member of St. Gregory’s…

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: Is a co-op lineworker career in your future? Those of us who work for electric cooperatives pride ourselves on powering lives and empowering communities, but we tend to shy away from boasting about the great career opportunities that co-ops provide. For decades, Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative with offices in Corning, Mount…

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: In a recent “Legislative Coffee” State Senator Mark Costello responded to comments regarding the failing privatization of Medicaid as just a political ploy by Democrats. That, in fact, the privatization is a great success.  He was wrong on both counts. It is true Iowa Democrats were, and still are, against the privatization.…

A ‘whackadoo’ week

To the editor: This has been another “whackadoo” week, i.e. nutty or just plain crazy, in American politics.  On the congressional level, 4th District Congressman Steve King, Iowa’s long time national embarrassment, spouting off about what would happen if Red States and Blue States were involved in another Civil War.  Sorry, Steve, really glad you…

Community Calendar March 22-30

NOTICE – If you would like your organization’s meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact  Record-News staff at 464-2440. Friday, March 22 Agribusiness is like no other! In appreciation of Ag Week Great Western Bank will be serving brats and chips from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 24 Sunday dinner at…

Community Calendar March 14-30

NOTICE – If you would like your organization’s meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact  Record-News staff at 464-2440. Thursday, March 14 Food for Though, learn the value and benfits of hypnotherapy presented by Ruth Smith, DPT at 5 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. Sun Valley Sanitary District proposed budget hearing at 9…

March 8-30

NOTICE – If you would like your organization’s meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact  Record-News staff at 464-2440. Friday, March 8 Mount Ayr Park Board is now taking applications for lifeguards interested in the 2019 pool season and Little League Coaches and umpires. See ads for more details. Miss Teen Beauty Queen…

Looking Back April 18

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 30, 1919.) With the soldiers at Camp Dodge: April 28, 1919. The principal interest in military and patriotic circles, centers in paying tribute to the fighting 168th regiment of the famous “Rainbow Division” which is expected to reach Camp Dodge early in May. The…

The First Hy-Vee

BY MIKE AVITT This week’s picture should look familiar. It was painted onto the Peggy Whitson rock on the southwest corner of the Mount Ayr square by Bubba Sorensen. Ken Robertson emailed me some time ago asking for a picture of Beaconsfield for Bubba to use on the rock. I sent this photo and forgot…