TRAVIS VAUGHN

Travis Vaughn, age 38, of Leon, Iowa was killed Friday, April 12, 2019, in an accident on his farm. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Trinity Christian Church, west of Decatur, Iowa. Burial is in the Leon Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Kendra (Jones) Vaughn, formerly of Mount Ayr; sons, Connor Mahan,…

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GLENDA ROSE HALL-MARLOW

Glenda Rose Hall-Marlow, daughter of Albert Hall and Cora Fertig-Hall was born on September 22, 1938 in Benton, IA. She departed on November 1, 2018 in Lodi, CA at the age of 80 years old. Glenda was number nine of eleven children and grew up in Benton, IA on their family farm known as Happy…

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LEROY A. WILMES

LeRoy A. Wilmes, 88 of Maryville, MO passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his home. LeRoy was born on February 28, 1931 in Bedison, MO to Herman and Agnes (Kohmetscher) Wilmes. He worked in sales most of his life. LeRoy graduated from Horace Mann High School and was a member of St. Gregory’s…

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Mount Ayr golf still undefeated

The Raider golf team recently improved to 4-0 on the season after defeating Wayne and Nodaway Valley. The Raiders won with a score of 180 with Wayne finished 2nd with 202 and Nodaway Valley at 288. Senior Raider, Myles Greene, had a four over par with a 39 to medal with runner-up Seth Sheriff from…

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Raiderettes run away with Lenox meet

Despite a very windy night, the Raiderette track team ran ahead of the competition in Lenox Monday night. The Raiderettes scored 156 team points to win the meet. Immediate results were not available at time of press, however, the girls placed first in multiple events. Addy Reynolds continued to show speed, winning the 100 meter…

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Mount Ayr spring sports continue to win

The Raiders traveled to Leon last week to participate in the Central Decatur Cardinal Relays. The Raiders won, scoring 141 points to knock out Woodward Academy who scored 118 points. Chase Henry started off the night with a win in the shot put and second in the dIscus. On the track, Isaac Timmerman ran to…

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The First Hy-Vee

BY MIKE AVITT This week’s picture should look familiar. It was painted onto the Peggy Whitson rock on the southwest corner of the Mount Ayr square by Bubba Sorensen. Ken Robertson emailed me some time ago asking for a picture of Beaconsfield for Bubba to use on the rock. I sent this photo and forgot…

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Looking Back April 18

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, April 30, 1919.) With the soldiers at Camp Dodge: April 28, 1919. The principal interest in military and patriotic circles, centers in paying tribute to the fighting 168th regiment of the famous “Rainbow Division” which is expected to reach Camp Dodge early in May. The…

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Council approves park employees

The Mount Ayr city council approved the list of summer workers for the Judge Lewis park and swimming pool and discussed ongoing projects at their regular meeting Monday, April 15. Pool employees The council approved the hiring of the following park employees and hourly wages as recommended by the city Park Board: Rhett Murphy –…

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