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…

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NIEDA RAE CUNNINGHAM

Nieda Rae (Egly) Cunningham, the first-born daughter of John William (Bill) and Ruth Egly, passed away on June 4, 2019 in Burnsville, MN. Nieda was born in Creston, Iowa and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1962. Two daughters, Lizette and Kimberly, left to cherish her memory, reside in Minnesota. Nieda was a gifted…

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Gayle Walters Olson GAYLE WALTERS OLSON

Gayle Walters Olson, 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Grace Lutheran Church, 5201 Urbandale Avenue, Des Moines, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will…

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SARA VIRGINIA GAMBLE

Sara Virginia Gamble, a resident of the Commons at Eagle Crest in Roseville, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2019. She was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa, on April 17, 1920, the first of two children of T. Harry and Fern Liggett. She was a graduate of Mount Ayr High School and Iowa State…

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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…

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Raiders battle through tough week

The Raiders have had a tough time getting the bat to find the ball recently and currently sit at 2-3 on the season. NV 4, Mount Ayr 3 The Raiders first contest came against Nodaway Valley last Tuesday, in which they fell 4-3. Kolben Klommhaus, Connor Eaton and Erik Trujillo each scored for the Raiders…

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Snapshots of History – Allendale Baptist Church

BY MIKE AVITT I think Allendale’s official population is about 55 but something big is happening there and I’ll tell you about that in a minute. Dave Hardy sent me this picture of the Allendale Baptist Church in its early days. I believe the photo was posted on the Facebook group, Worth County Progress Organization,…

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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…

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Looking Back by Lora Stull June 13

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, June 25, 1919.) Judge Fuller grants change of venue to Ringgold County… Trial begins Tuesday, July 8…Roy Emerson indicted by Union County grand jury for first degree murder following the finding of his mother, Mrs. Kate Emerson, at the foot of the elevator shaft in…

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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…

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