WILLIS DAIN ALLEN

Willis Dain Allen, (Turk), 84, died Monday March 23, 2020 at Mount Ayr Health Care Center, Mount Ayr IA. Born July 27,1935 and raised in rural Diagonal, Turk was the son of Cecil and Lois (Baker) Allen and a lifelong resident of Ringgold County where he did not know a stranger. On August 6, 1960…

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ALAN SCHLONER

Alan Schloner, 69, of Mount Ayr, died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville, AR.  As a gift from his family, Alan, his son, Jacob, and grandson, Joseph, had been returning from a bucket list trip to see the ocean. While visiting the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana Alan was able…

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Mount Ayr baseball team

A nice and old group photo made better because the names are on the back. Mount Ayr High School’s baseball team of 1908 has some interesting young men so let’s see who they are. Back row, left to right: Paul Spurrier (Captain), Clint Allyn, Stanton Tennant (Manager), Grant Hayes, Arlo Moore, and Charlie Horne. Front…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, April 28, 1920.) Two young men were arrested Friday evening after they had entered the “Palace of Sweets” on the north side of the square and were in the act of replenishing their supply of candy, tobacco and cigars. For several weeks Mr. Collins…

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City announces operational changes

The City of Mount Ayr has instituted the following changes to normal procedures in response to the coronavirus outbreak: • City Hall remains closed. Bills and correspondence may be left in the box outside the office door. Anyone needing to meet with a city employee should call ahead. • The city’s recycling service has been…

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Wellness feasibility study compares two more facilities

Stone Planning recently released its feasibility study for potential recreational facilities in Mount Ayr. The 70-page report is comprised of sections devoted to potential facilities, a market analysis, site analysis, case studies of similar facilities, funding analysis, operational analysis, and summary conclusions. In a series of articles, the Record-News is examining each section of the…

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Breakfast with Master going virtual

Breakfast with the Master, Ringgold County’s Annual Easter series of inspirational  messages, will return Holy Week, Monday, April 6 through Saturday, April 11, but with a whole new twist. Breakfast with the Master is going virtual.  They will be posted each morning at 6:30 a.m. on-line on the Ringgold County Ministerial Associations Facebook page and…

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Local restaurants feeling COVID-19 impact

While the restrictive guidelines placed on individuals for dealing with the coronavirus  may be inconvenient or irritating to many, similar restrictions may pose an existential threat to Iowa’s hospitality industry. “The picture is grim,” said Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association, in reference to a recent survey of Iowa’s on-premise food…

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JAMES J. FEEBACK

Per his request there will be no services for James J. Feeback. He died on March 22, 2020. Jim was born on June 27, 1934 on a farm near Shannon City, IA to W.C. “Clyde” Feeback and Orpha Estella (Kelly) Feeback. He was one of seven children. He married Jane Lee Dukes on July 5,…

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BETTY LU RULLESTAD

Betty Lu Rullestad was born December 22, 1927 near Fonda, IA. She was the third child, first daughter, born to Melvin and Fern (Thompson) Abbott. Betty grew up in Ames, IA and she graduated from Ames High School. She furthered her education at the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, IA. On August 11,…

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