ROBERT LOREN ENGLAND

Robert Loren England was born November 11, 1928 to Lloyd and Evelyn (Smith) England. He was the oldest of six siblings, Doris, Jim, Myrna, Larry and Bill. Robert attended school in Tingley, graduating with the class of 1946. His dad bought a 1928 Model A Ford and the oldest was the designated bus driver for…

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PHYLLIS RIGGS

Phyllis Riggs passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr, IA. Phyllis Naomi Perkins was born on December 1, 1931 to Claude and Edith (McNab) Perkins in Claremont, SD. She was welcomed by older brother, David, and later joined by brothers, Dalt and Gus and one sister,…

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SHARON KAY PAYTON

Sharon Kay Payton unexpectedly passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 at home in Ohio from an apparent heart attack. She wore many hats during her life which started with her July 31, 1939, birth in Leon, IA to parents Frank Edward and Waneta Edwina (Wadley) Bierlein. She was raised on a farm outside of Kellerton,…

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NORMA JEAN WEBB

Norma Jean (Baker) Webb, 91, of Adel, IA, went to be with the Lord on January 13, 2021, at Adel Acres Care Center. Norma was born on March 5, 1929, to Doyle Mathis and Laura Mae (Barchus) Baker, on a small farm near Knowlton, IA. She was the oldest of five children, later joined by…

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BONNIE MANDERS

Bonnie (Pratt White) Manders passed away January 10, 2021 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, IA. Bonnie Pratt was born on August 5,1934 to Howard and Opal Pratt in Walnut City, IA, now part of West Des Moines. She graduated from Valley High School and married Richard White on June 12, 1953 and they had…

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JACK MORRIS GREENE

Jack Morris Greene was born September 17, 1933 to Orville E. Greene and Opal (Clay) Greene at home in St. Charles, IA where his parents farmed. Jack worked on the family farm until he graduated from Shannon City High School. After high school he worked for the Union County Engineering Departmentt on the Survey crew…

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BERTHA MAE JEZEK

Bertha Mae (Brown) Jezek was born on a farm southwest of Diagonal to Vern Francis and Beatrice Merle (Everhart) Brown, on … well, actually there’s a story here. Bertha, or Bert as so many called her, was born close to midnight in early-1926. She always celebrated and recorded her birthday on February 1, “because that…

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Weehler receives Shrine Bowl nod

Mount Ayr’s Payton Weehler was selected to play in the 2021 Shrine Bowl, one of the highest honors for high school football. Weehler joins a prestigious list of Raiders that have been selected and is the first since Kyle Dolecheck in 2016. Included on the list are Joe Fell 1984, Clint Riggs 1985, Brad Hartman…

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Bowlers split Nodway

Mount Ayr bowling hosted  Nodaway Valley at Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr recently. The Raiderettes only took three bowlers, but each bowler had decent games. Laurie Belzer led the team with 287 total after games of 161 and 126. Stephanie Post scoreda 249 with games of 133 and 116. Andrea Sickels bowled a 213 with…

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Raiderettes finding ways to win with two more victories

Mt. Ayr 58, SWV 28 The Raiderettes had a short week with only one game being played. Mount Ayr hosted Southwest Valley Tuesday, January 12. The Raiderettes were able to improve to 10-2 on the season after a commanding, 58-28 win over the Timberwolves. “Our girls played well tonight,” said coach Thad Streit. “We weren’t…

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