School board hears student performance profiles

The latest Student Performance profiles from the Iowa Department of Education took center stage at the Monday, February 3 meeting of the board of directors of the Mount Ayr Community Schools. Elementary report Elementary principal Chris Elwood reported that for the third consecutive year, Mount Ayr Elementary was rated as a “high performing” school, the…

Almost perfect

Chloe Saville, a sophomore at Mount Ayr Community High School, scored 297 out of a possible 300 at an archery competition at East Union recently. She placed first among 121 girls competing at the meet. Saville, a member of the Diagonal High School archery team, is the daughter of Joe Saville of Mount Ayr and…

County caucus results released

Dem. Candidate    Total SDEs*    %  SDEs* Joe Biden    101    33.7% Pete Buttigieg    75    25.0% Amy Klobuchar    56    18.7% Elizabeth Warren    49    16.3% Bernie Sanders    19    6.3% All others    0    0.0% * SDE – state delegate equivalent GOP Candidate    Votes    % Vote Donald Trump    106    99.06 Bill Weld    1    0.93

PICKLEBALL!

What is Pickleball you ask?  Pickleball is a mix between tennis, badminton, and table tennis.  It is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S.  According to the USA Pickleball Association, the sport has grown 650% in interest and numbers in the past 6 years. It’s such a fun, fast sport that doesn’t require…

Trump top choice of county Republicans, Democrat results incomplete

Like those throughout the state, voters across Ringgold County participated in the Iowa Caucus Monday, February 3. On the Republican side, President Donald Trump received all but one vote at the county caucus. Trump collected 106 votes to one vote for Bill Weld. On the Democrat side, it was a much different story. By press…

MACS Hall of Fame class announced

              The 2020 induction class into the Mount Ayr Community Schools Hall of Fame was announced Friday, January 31 between the girl and boys basketball games during Foundation Night. Kim McGinnis Foster Kim McGinnis graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1988. She was a talented multi-sport athlete,…

Boys basketball assignments

The Raiders will receive a first round bye and play the winner of Clarinda Academy and Essex in Mount Ayr on February 20 at 8 p.m. The winner will play the victor of Sidney and Fremont-Mills in Mount Ayr as well.

Bowlers staying busy on the lanes

Lenox, Lamoni, MA Lenox took first with 2,058 pins to Mount Ayr’s 1,748 and Lamoni’s 1,489 pins. Leading the Raiderettes was Kaitlyn Dolecheck with a total score of 304 followed by Andrea Sickels with a 301. Dolecheck finished with games of 156 and 148, whereas Sickels bowled a 146 and 155. In the bakers, the…

Raiderettes fall to Wolverines, down Bulldogs, Roadrunners

NV 61, Mt. Ayr 46 Mount Ayr fell out of the rankings last week after a shocking loss to the Nodaway Valley Wolverines. The Raiderettes and Wolverines were neck and neck in the beginning, with Nodaway Valley slowly pulling away throughout the night. Sam Stewart led the Raiderettes in scoring with 23 points, however, it…

DENNIS WEBB

Dennis Webb from Jefferson, TX passed away February 4, 2020. Dennis was born August 19,1941 in Mount Ayr, in Ringgold County, IA to Charlie Dee Webb and Jessie Mae (Marshall) Webb. Dennis was the youngest of seven; two sisters and four brothers, who with his parents proceeded him in his death. Dennis attended school in…

RICHARD RAY GRAHAM

Richard Ray “Dick” Graham was born March 13, 1938, on his family’s farm southwest of Diagonal, IA, to Roy Edward and Gladys Fern (Brown) Graham. Dick attended Harmony Country School in Grant Township, a year each in the Diagonal School and Mount Ayr School and graduated from Benton School as Valedictorian of his class in…

ROBERT JAMES GREEN

Robert James Green passed from this life into heaven on January 27, 2020, at the age of 91.     Bob, the eldest of six children, was born to James Carl and Hazel Irene (Sexton) Green on July 11,1928, at their home in Gravity, IA. At the age of five he started first grade, otherwise the…

Support the state fair!

To the editor: Thank you Iowa for making the 2019 Iowa State Fair a record-breaker in so many ways! And thank you, too, for your support of the Blue Ribbon Foundation that for the past 27 years has put your generous donations to work preserving barns and buildings across the fairgrounds. From the first fair…

Stop animal abuse

To the editor: I would like to address the issue of increasing penalties for animal abuse which came up at the town hall meeting. Neither Representative Dolecheck or Senator Costello believe that we should enact  meaningful legislation to protect those who cannot speak for themselves.  Senator Costello said we already have laws to addressing this…

Please caucus for Sanders

To the editor: Please caucus for Bernie Sanders. He will create a Medicare for All, single-payer, national health insurance program to provide everyone in America with comprehensive health care coverage, free at the point of service. No networks, no premiums, no deductibles, no copays, no surprise bills. Medicare coverage will be expanded and improved to…

Community Calendar: January 25-February 8

NOTICE – If you would like your organization’s meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact  Record-News staff at 464-2440. Saturday, January 25 State Legislative Coffee at 1 p.m. at the Ringgold County Extension office, 101 N. Polk St. Mount Ayr. Friday, January 31 Card Shower for Lila Bonebrake on her 99th birthday. Please…

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, January 16 Alcoholics Annonymous meetings will be  every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center at 306 S. Garfield in Mount Ayr. Friday, January 17 Ringgold County Hospital is looking…

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…

Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, March 10, 1920.) Parent-Teachers Association formed. A fine audience of fathers, mothers, teachers and children were present at the first Parent-Teachers meeting held Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium. The teachers were in the rooms from 7-8 o’clock receiving the parents. Shortly after 8,…

High Point Methodist Episcopal Church around 1910.

I’m back from Costa Rica where I joined the MOVE (Men Of Vision Evangelize) Ministry team to build an Open Bible Church at Nazareth, Costa Rica. I hope to write about this effort next week. The High Point M. E. Church was located five miles east of Wishard Chapel or one mile west of Blackmore…