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LOIS MARIE TRIGGS

Lois Marie (Brand) Triggs was born January 4, 1927, in Union County, IA, to Lewis and Madge (Crittenden) Brand. She was welcomed by brothers Harold, Clyde and Earl. Lois went to school on the ‘bus’ — a horse drawn sleigh, picking up hot stones from neighbors on the way to keep the kids all warm.…

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MERLE DAVID TRIGGS

Merle David Triggs was born September 25, 1962, to Merle Duane Triggs and Iona (Baker) Triggs at Mount Ayr, IA. Merle attended the Mount Ayr Community School and graduated in 1981. He was actively involved in the wrestling program and qualified and metaled at the State Wrestling Tournament. While in high school, Merle started his…

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Elwood breaks school record as Raiderette runners take third

It was a Pride of Iowa cross country meet in Leon Thursday night where the Raiderettes looked to perform well against heavy hitters, such as Central Decatur and Martensdale-St. Marys. As a team, the Raiderettes finished third overall on a course they had ran earlier in the season and finished . Mount Ayr’s Karly Elwood…

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Raiderettes advance in Regional play

Monday night set the stage for the Pride of Iowa tournament finals seeing Mount Ayr, Southeast Warren, Nodaway Valley and Southwest Valley winning on that Monday night. It was a straight-forward tournament with the winning teams playing for the championship and the other two battling it out for third. Mount Ayr and Southwest Valley would…

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Back-to-Back District Champs

The Class A District 7 championship game came down to the final, week 8, match-up between the Mount Ayr Raiders and the Southwest Valley Timberwolves Friday night. Just two months ago, the Raiders started their first game with a new head coach in Ryan Victor, formerly of Missouri Valley. In week one, the Raiders fell…

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Snapshot of History

BY MIKE AVITT I must begin with a correction. In the October 7, 2021 Record-News I was given credit for securing Orr Fisher paintings and sketches. Bob and Kay Sickels get credit for; I wasn’t a part of that. I was able to identify most of the photos in Fisher’s photo album, and that was…

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Make your voice heard

To the editor: You might be surprised to learn that the upcoming city-school election may have a bigger impact on your daily life than who is elected president, senator, or governor. While races for those higher offices receive greater attention, the locally elected officials play a more direct and immediate role in your community. I…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, October 26, 1921.) After serving the people of Mount Ayr and Ringgold County for 49 years the Slentz store is to pass to other hands and in preparation for the change a stock reducing sale will be held commencing Friday, October 28 and closing…

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Council sets garage limits, fills park vacancy

The passage of two new city ordinances, filling a vacancy on the city’s park board, and finalizing two revolving loan applications were among action items at the Monday, October 18 Mount Ayr city council meeting. Ordinances Two new city ordinances passed on their first reading with the second and third readings waived. The first ordinance…

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County plans for Halloween fun

It’s about time for the annual visit from ghosts and goblins around Ringgold County, as local groups and communities have announced their plans for the Halloween season. Nightmare on Madison Street The popular Nightmare on Madison Street haunted house attraction returns this year. Located in the Timby Building above Still Smokin’ BBQ on the northeast…

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