DENNIS WEBB

Dennis Webb from Jefferson, TX passed away February 4, 2020. Dennis was born August 19,1941 in Mount Ayr, in Ringgold County, IA to Charlie Dee Webb and Jessie Mae (Marshall) Webb. Dennis was the youngest of seven; two sisters and four brothers, who with his parents proceeded him in his death. Dennis attended school in…

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RICHARD RAY GRAHAM

Richard Ray “Dick” Graham was born March 13, 1938, on his family’s farm southwest of Diagonal, IA, to Roy Edward and Gladys Fern (Brown) Graham. Dick attended Harmony Country School in Grant Township, a year each in the Diagonal School and Mount Ayr School and graduated from Benton School as Valedictorian of his class in…

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Boys basketball assignments

The Raiders will receive a first round bye and play the winner of Clarinda Academy and Essex in Mount Ayr on February 20 at 8 p.m. The winner will play the victor of Sidney and Fremont-Mills in Mount Ayr as well.

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Girls basketball assignments

  The Raiderettes will host Earlham on February 18 in their first post-season matchup. The winner will advance to Red Oak on Friday, February 21 and play the winner from Logan-Magnolia.

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Bowlers staying busy on the lanes

Lenox, Lamoni, MA Lenox took first with 2,058 pins to Mount Ayr’s 1,748 and Lamoni’s 1,489 pins. Leading the Raiderettes was Kaitlyn Dolecheck with a total score of 304 followed by Andrea Sickels with a 301. Dolecheck finished with games of 156 and 148, whereas Sickels bowled a 146 and 155. In the bakers, the…

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Raiderettes fall to Wolverines, down Bulldogs, Roadrunners

NV 61, Mt. Ayr 46 Mount Ayr fell out of the rankings last week after a shocking loss to the Nodaway Valley Wolverines. The Raiderettes and Wolverines were neck and neck in the beginning, with Nodaway Valley slowly pulling away throughout the night. Sam Stewart led the Raiderettes in scoring with 23 points, however, it…

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Mount Ayr vs Interstate-35 to be known as ‘Beat Cancer’ game

Mt. Ayr 60, I35 39 On Monday night, the Raiders hosted the Interstate-35 Roadrunners. Before the game began, the Raiders introducted Roadrunner head coach Nate Rankin’s wife, Katy Rankin, who was recently diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. The Raider team was sporting new warm-ups in the form of t-shirts that read “4KTY” on the…

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Wrestlers make Regionals for first time since ‘98

Mount Ayr grapplers had a nice outing in Truro last Saturday during sectionals. With seven teams in the tournament, all 11 Raider wrestlers placed in the top six with Drew Ehlen, Bryce Shaha, Trae Ehlen and Jaydon Knight placing first. Jarrett Webb and Donovan Morales placed second. Those six wreslters will advance to Districts February…

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High Point Methodist Episcopal Church around 1910.

I’m back from Costa Rica where I joined the MOVE (Men Of Vision Evangelize) Ministry team to build an Open Bible Church at Nazareth, Costa Rica. I hope to write about this effort next week. The High Point M. E. Church was located five miles east of Wishard Chapel or one mile west of Blackmore…

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Support the state fair!

To the editor: Thank you Iowa for making the 2019 Iowa State Fair a record-breaker in so many ways! And thank you, too, for your support of the Blue Ribbon Foundation that for the past 27 years has put your generous donations to work preserving barns and buildings across the fairgrounds. From the first fair…

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