ROBERT RUSSELL GRACE

Robert Russell Grace was born on December 7, 1957 in Mount Ayr, IA to Lawrence and Lois (Hutchinson) Grace. He lived outside of Bedford until the second grade, when the family moved to Diagonal. Early on, Robert learned the value of work by mowing yards, delivering papers and working for area farmers. These experiences allowed…

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MIRIAM RUTH CLUTTER

On September 18, 2020, after a brief illness, Miriam Ruth Clutter was welcomed into Heaven. Miriam was born June 4, 1937 in Sheridan, MO, to Ward and Carmen (Barnes) Campbell. The family moved to Corning and then to LeMars where Miriam completed her junior year of high school. The family then moved to Mount Ayr…

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EVELYN M. KILGORE

Evelyn M. Kilgore, daughter of Neal and Ollie Benson, was born January 13, 1930 on a family farm outside of Diagonal, IA. On November 23, 1946 Evelyn married her sweetheart, Lawrence Kilgore, when he came back from the service. They were married in Troy, KS before moving to North Carolina for a short time. To…

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CHARLES EMERY PICKERING

Charles Emery Pickering, age 74, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home in Mount Ayr, IA surrounded by his family. Charles was born October 1, 1945 at the family home in Worth, MO. He was the son of the late Emery Carol and Ethel Lucille (Holmes) Pickering. Charles attended rural elementary school in…

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Raiders stun Eagles in 28-7 victory

Mt. Ayr 28, PC 7 The Raiders were short on players Friday night, as multiple starters were not able to be with the team. “I think this is the least amount of guys I have ever suited up,” said coach Derek Lambert. “They did a tremendous job. Those guys knew they were going to be…

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Raiderettes down Murray Mustangs

The Raiderettes have been struggling on the court after a two-week quarantine took them out of compeitition. Before the absence, the Raiderettes were 2-1, with a loss to Bedford. Since coming back, the Raiderettes are 2-8 and looking for an answer. The Raiderettes were 1-4 in the last week, falling to Clarinda before heading to…

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Raiderette runners place second

The Raiderettes placed second as a team at the Creston cross country meet recently, falling just behind Earlham and ahead of Nodaway Valley to round out the podium. Running in first for the Raiderettes was Karlie Larsen, finishing with a time of 22:17, just one second faster than MaKayla Jones who fnished eighth overall, with…

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Snapshot of History

I keep forgetting to tell you Tony Mercer has added more digitized newspapers to the website ringgoldcounty.advantage-preservation.com. Many different newspapers covering several decades. Recently, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hosted an informational meeting to encourage the formation of a Ringgold County Historical Preservation Commission. This issue comes up about every fifteen years. I remember…

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Tingley is thriving

To the Editor I have the blessing of living beside this beautiful park (Tingley Memorial Park). It’s the first thing I see in the morning and last I see at night. So many Iowa small towns are fading, but Tingley is thriving. We have much to be proud of. The committee has worked tirelessly to…

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Support the Princess

To the Editor The Princess Theater Board would like to thank the community for their continued support in keeping the Princess Theater open.  This year in the midst of COVID-19, we are working hard to maintain our theater. You have supported us in drive-up concession sales, outdoor movies, marquee celebrations and donations.  Your support means…

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