Raiderettes split games against Bedford, Central Decatur

Mt. Ayr 10, Bedford 0 The Bedford Bulldogs came to Mount Ayr to face the Mount Ayr Raiderettes last Tuesday night. The contest went six innings as the Raiderettes climbed their way to 10 runs to end the contest an inning short, not allowing any runs for  Bedford. Senior, Sam Stewart, saw three hits, two…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 28, 1920.) Last Thursday night the bank at Grand River was relieved of the bonds and small change that were in the outer vault by two young men, strangers in the community. The theft was discovered in the morning and the thieves were…

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Sirens, patrol vehicle top council agenda

Two malfunctioning emergency sirens and purchase of a new law enforcement vehicle headed discussion items at the Monday, July 6 regular meeting of the Mount Ayr city council Sirens Ringgold County Emergency Management Director Mel Burton reported problems with two emergency sirens. The siren located behind Casey’s General Store on Cleveland Street had been worked…

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Park board provides COVID guidelines

In response to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Judge Lewis Park Board has implemented some changes at the public swimming pool at Judge Lewis Park. These changes presented at Monday’s city council meeting have been reviewed with Becky Fletchall, director of Ringgold County Public Health. 1.   Plexiglass barriers were placed at both the main counter…

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Sun Valley Lake sales over $13 million in 2019

The Record-News completes its examination of Ringgold County property sales data for 2019 with a look at Sun Valley Lake. The information is  available on the Ringgold County assessor web page (http://ringgold.jel2.com/cgi/wiki.pl?Sales_Property_Cards). In all, 72 property transactions were recorded at Sun Valley Lake in 2019. These include sales to single owners as well as shared…

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Community garden establishes roots here

The Ringgold County Wellness Coalition partnered with Ringgold Outdoor Alliance (ROA) to establish a new community garden on the southwest corner of Monroe and Harrison Street in Mount Ayr.  Their vision is to have a place that anyone in the community can come and enjoy fresh, healthy food. This joint effort was spurred on by…

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KAROL LYNN “MIKE” MATHENY

Karol Lynn “Mike” Bailey was born October 8, 1945, in Creston to George Franklin Bailey, Sr and Lucille Mae (King) Bailey. She attended Elementary, Junior High and High School at Clearfield Community Schools, Graduating High School from Clearfield in 1964. During high school Mike played basketball, ran track, was a cheerleader, a member of the…

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GERALDINE EDWARDS RAMSEY SMITH

Geraldine “Gerri” Edwards Ramsey Smith was the eldest child born to Irving and Adell Edwards at 8:40 a.m. on September 21, 1937 in Cheek, TX. She attended area schools and graduated from Hebert High School in Beaumont, TX, class of 1954. After graduation, Gerri served her country by joining the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) the…

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ESTHER MAURINE JACKSON

Esther Maurine Jackson was born June 3, 1920 to John Franklin and Eva Mae (King) Beal and passed away June 27, 2020 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. She attended the Benton School graduating in 1937. The Benton community had a special place in her heart. In 1938 she married Guy Blunck and this…

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