Council sees wellness center summary

At its Monday meeting the Mount Ayr city council got its first peek at a summary of preliminary results from the recent survey to determine community interest in a wellness facility. (Total results from the survey have not yet been made public by the Wellness Committee.) The summary, provided by the Institute for Decision Making…

Council tackles wide range of issues

Besides receiving preliminary results of the recent survey to gauge community interest in an indoor wellness facility (see separate story), the Mount Ayr city council handled a wide range of topics at its regular meeting Monday, June 17. Temporary stop signs In response to a request received at their June 3 meeting, the council approved…

County development director chosen

The Ringgold County Development Corporation (RCDC) has announced that it has completed its interviews for a county economic development director and has offered a contract to its top candidate. The name of the candidate, however, has not been released pending the acceptance of the contract. The hiring subcommittee had narrowed the field of over 20…

Housing, population, funding all challenges facing rural Iowa

[This is the final installment in a series of articles examining the challenges facing rural Iowa communities. The series is a product of research conducted by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan news service located in Iowa City.] By Randy Pauson and Zoe Seiler In Wayne County, workforce and…

Opera singer to perform at Clearview

Clearview Home will be a stage for an opera singer in June. Samantha Hornback will hold a musical performance on Sunday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the dining room at Clearview Home. Samantha is a 2016 graduate of Simpson College and attended graduate school at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been cast…

Farmers playing catch up as land dries up

Iowa farmers finally got the dryer weather they were looking for with 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork statewide during the week ending June 9, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is the first time this season farmers had more than 5.0 days suitable for field work. This allowed farmers to plant corn…

Raiders end week 5-4

Mt. Ayr 6, SWV 3 The Raiders had a three game week which started off with a game against Southwest Valley. The Raiders struggled the first four innings, down 3-0 before the Raiders kicked it into gear in the top of the 5th inning in which they scored four runs. The Raiders would go on…

Raiderettes end road trip on high note

Mount Ayr 12, SWV 0 Last week the Raiderettes began a long road campaign at Mormon Trail, in which they won 17-0. Their next stop was in Corning as they faced a Southwest Valley Timberwolf team. The Raiderettes won in five after scoring 12 runs, led by Addy Reynolds who scored three runs, including a…

Raiderettes 6-0 after one week of play

The Raiderettes had fallen behind in the schedule after rain caused postponements and cancellations, however, they are now sitting at 5-0 after a full week of play and a tournament on Saturday. Nodaway Valley MA 11, NV 2 The girls first win came against a 2-4 Nodaway Valley team. The Raiderettes started early with two…

CALVIN ADAMS

Calvin Clayton Adams, son of Luther David and Eva Lena (Pottorff) Adams, was born at Hatfield, MO. Calvin grew up around Hatfield and he graduated from Hatfield High School in 1942. Calvin refused a military deferment because of the need on the farm to enlist in the U.S. Army. On April 17, 1943, he entered…

BUTCH CORDELL

A Memorial Celebration of Life Visitation for Butch Cordell, age 85, of Clearfield, formerly of Lenox, who passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston was  held Wednesday, June 19, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 6:45 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in…

CECIL JOHN STEVENS

Cecil “John” Stevens, 69, of Creston died Saturday, June 08, 2019 at EveryStep Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at a later…

Our narcissistic leader

To the editor: Taking questions from reporters at an Oval Office meeting with Polish President Andrzei Duda, our narcissistic leader could not keep from bragging on himself. He boasted that his remarks during a 2017 visit to Poland as “the best speech ever made by a president in Europe.” Trying to appear modest, not an…

Bible Marathon set

To the editor: 2019 weather has been interesting, devastating and challenging. We could probably add a few more descriptive words. The winter was extra cold at times. An abundance of snow fell and drifted in many places. The spring has been wet and flooded and stormy. It makes me think of a time in Bible…

To the Editor

To the Editor, Several months ago my daughter, Anne Harover Yell, paid for my subscription to the Record News. She has enjoyed reading it and knew I would, too. My husband, Bill Harover and our four daughters lived in Mount Ayr from 1954 to 1980. Bill, a pharmacist was the part owner of the Rexall…

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. Friday, June 7 Ringgold County Hospital is looking for an Insurance Clerk. Application deadline is Friday, June 7. Mike and Karen Schaefer are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Cards may be sent to Mike…

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…

Looking Back by Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, July 2, 1919.) Blockton postoffice robbed..When Postmaster Wildman of Blockton came down to the post office Wednesday morning he found his safe had been literally torn to pieces and the pieces scattered over the floor, together with soap and other evidences of nitro-glycerine. In a…

Snapshots of History

BY MIKE AVITT At the Mount Ayr High School Reunion a few weeks ago, Connie (Ryan) Ferguson approached me with a request. Her Class of 1969 would celebrate their fifty year reunion with a walking tour of the Mount Ayr square and would I go along and identify every business as they were in 1969.…