BECKY GILES

Becky Giles, of Kellerton, IA, passed away on August 8, 2019 at the age of 63. Becky was born July 26, 1956. She was the youngest daughter of Blaine A. and Bonnie (Shackleton) Scott. Becky grew up with an appreciation of animals, especially dogs and horses. Blaine was a farmer when Becky was growing up…

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LEWIS CLAIR JAMES

Lewis Clair James, only son of Victor and Anna Evelyn (Jackson) James was born November 10, 1944 on the family farm near Redding, IA. Lewis passed away August 1, 2019 in San Antonio after a courageous battle with cancer. Lewis married Maria del Carmen Varona in Salamanca, Mexico in 1974. They recently celebrated their forty-fifth…

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ANNA BELLE RINEHART

Anna Belle Rinehart, of Hatfield, MO, passed away surrounded by family on August 11, 2019. She was born to Sadie Mae Hensley and Ernest Eugene Black on June 10, 1936, at their farm south of Mount Ayr. She was the second of their five children, Betty, Anna Belle, Charlie, Mary and Jean. She attended country…

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SCOTT WALTERS

Scott Everett Walters was born February 27, 1970 to Dale Everett and Doris Kay (Sevier) Walters in Mount Ayr, IA. He was raised on a farm near Mount Ayr. Scott graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1988. He loved sports and earned 14 varsity letters. Scott worked several construction jobs through the years. He…

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RAYMOND FISHER

Ray, or “Papa”, was a true jack of all trades and a culinary expert; known as a chicken noodle master chef, a biscuit and gravy extraordinaire and an award-winning pie cruster. He was an avid golfer, bowling champ and a master of wit; a businessman and a social servant. He was a wheeler-dealer, a kind…

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CATHY LOU MCNEAR

Cathy Lou McNear, 57, of Mount Ayr passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home.            Celebration of life will be Saturday, August 24 at the Eagles Lodge in Creston from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Online condolences may…

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Snapshot of History by Mike Avitt

This is the second Methodist Church building in Tingley’s history. The congregation outgrew the first one, so this church was built in 1908 with Herbert Henry Dufty as the construction superintendent. Later, Mr. Dufty’s funeral would be held here. This is the material I’ve been looking for the last several weeks. Jenesse Tull pointed out…

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We can do better

To the editor: This past Saturday I’d planned on getting to the State Fair in the early morning but actually didn’t make it until close to 5 p.m. The reason for my delay was I opted to attend the Presidential Gun Sense Forum sponsored by Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense…

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Appreciates ad work

To the editor: I received a voice  mail last week from a gentleman from Arispe who wanted to compliment me on the color ad in last week’s Mount Ayr Record News which circulated to over an additional 1000 homes, I understand, in their special edition. I want to make sure this compliment gets passed along…

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Looking Back by Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 27, 1919.) Last Friday afternoon the people of Mount Ayr were all in the streets to see the aeroplane which was flying over the city on its way to Ellston where it went to take people for a pleasure ride at the Ellston annual…

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