DONALD LEE STRINGHAM

Donald Lee Stringham was born June 10, 1941 at home in Mount Ayr, IA to Ernest Milton Stringham and Colene Fentress (Vance) Stringham. Donnie grew up with Curtis Ray. He went to school in Mount Ayr up to his first day of his senior year and got expelled for driving his 1941 Chevy Coupe car…

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RICHARD LEE BELL

Richard Lee Bell, 75, of the Hillsboro and Houghton communities passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at his home. Richard was born on February 27, 1944, in Mount Ayr, IA the son of Harold Raymond and Pauline Long Bell. In his youth he was a member of the Baptist Youth Fellowship in Delphos, IA…

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Jones sets new school record in Greenfield

The Mount Ayr harriers took to the course in Nodaway Valley last week that saw great weather and a fast course along with three Mount Ayr medalist and a new school record on that course for the 5K, while seventeen Mount Ayr runners had personal or season best runs. The Raiderettes finished eighth overall as…

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Raiders look to top Van Meter

Friday night the Raiders host the number one ranked (RPI rankings) Van Meter Bulldogs while the Raiders sit at number six. The Raiders rebounded from their Panorama loss with a 35-3 victory over the Clarinda Cardinals last week, whereas the Bulldogs are coming off a 20-0 win over the previously undefeated Panorama Panthers. Van Meter…

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Raiderettes down Wayne before loss to Southwest Valley Monday

SWV 3, Mount Ayr 0 Southwest Valley traveled to Mount Ayr last week for a regular season volleyball match. The Raiderettes attempted to fend off the Timberwolf powerhouse but fell after three sets. In the loss, Mount Ayr was led by Sam Stewart with nine kills on 23 attempts and Channler Henle who had seven…

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Raiders collect nearly 400 yards in win over Cardinals

Mt. Ayr 35, Clarinda 3 The Raiders traveled to Clarinda Friday night, on what was the Cardinals homecoming. The Raiders spoiled the night with a 35-3 victory, shutting out the Cardinals for the last three quarters of the game, allowing the field goal late in the first. “I am really pleased what we did tonight,…

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Snapshot of History

BY MIKE AVITT This photo, which seems to have been taken in the 1950s, shows the Hanoco Oil Co. filling station and cottages on the west side of Highway 69, formerly the Jefferson Highway. The Jefferson Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the U. S. stretching from New Orleans, Louisiana to Winnipeg, Canada. The…

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Looking Back by Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, October 29, 1919.) An accident which the wonder is did not result in a funeral in addition to property damage happened Sunday night about ten o’clock when a Buick car driven by Truman Dulany and an Overland driven by a young man by the name…

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Bedford, Mount Ayr school boards seek public input

The Bedford and Mount Ayr school boards are asking patrons for their input on the search for a new superintendent to be shared between the two districts. Current shared superintendent Joe Drake has announced his retirement at the end of the current school year. To solicit public input, the boards have included a survey inserted…

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School board sets hearing for lighting project

At their regular meeting Monday, October 14, the Mount Ayr Community Schools board of education set a public hearing on a proposed project to renovate lighting at the athletic complex. The hearing is scheduled for Monday, 5:30 p.m. in the board room. With an estimated cost of just over $700,000, the project calls for the…

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