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Raiders round-up Cowboys Friday

Mount Ayr 56, Sidney 6 Friday night marked Homecoming for Mount Ayr in which the Raiders faced the Sidney Cowboys. The first quarter saw the Raiders score from the first play of the game, handing off to Braydon Pierson who took it 48 yards for six. Jaixen Frost split the uprights and the Raiders were…

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Raiderettes go 1-3 in Bedford

The Raiderettes took to the road on Saturday morning to compete in the Bedford Volleyball Tournament. Stanton 2, Mount Ayr 0 Mount Ayr first faced the Stanton Vikqueens (14-4) who defeated the Raiderettes after a two sets of 21-6 and 21-4. The Raiders had five kills in the two sets, with Tegan Streit leading with…

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Snapshot of History

BY MIKE AVITT In October 1882, The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors purchased land in sections 17 and 20 of Liberty Township for the purpose of constructing and operating a county Poor Farm. Ringgold County’s population was increasing rapidly at this time and that meant the population of poor, feeble-minded, widowed, and orphaned was increasing,…

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Hypocrisy in term limit ads

To the editor: As the 2022 midterm elections get closer, the political ads ramp up. And, we are all tired of them but one in particular has caught my eye due to the obvious hypocrisy of the group and their ad. I am referring to the Washington based advocacy group, U.S. Term Limits, working to…

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Help grandma with children

Letter to the editor: When a grandmother opens her home and agrees her grandchildren may come over after school, you might/could/should provide snacks and drinks as grandmother is likely on fixed income. Friends of grandchildren are welcome occasionally. If this happens more than once a week, the friend’s family might/could/should also provide snacks and drinks…

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Think for yourself

To the editor: I have followed, with equal parts of dismay and amusement, the series of letters submitted to the Mount Ayr Record News these past few months, written by Mr. Sickels. It appears obvious to me that Mr. Sickels is an individual who allows individuals and organizations to think for him, rather than taking…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, October 4, 1922.) The demand for a suitable place in Mount Ayr in which to hold public sales is to be met by the conversion of the H. Middlesworth barn, one block east of the NE corner of the square into a sale pavilion. For some…

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County allots ARPA funding

by Chanse Hall Ringgold County received ARPA funds back in 2021, in the amount of $950,602, but what is ARPA? ARPA stands for American Rescue Plan Act. The American Rescue Plan Act was signed on March 11, 2021 by President Joe Biden, giving $1.9 trillion to State governments to aid public health and economic recovery…

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Some early harvests have farmers ‘pleasantly surprised’

By: Jared Strong Iowa Capital Dispatch It might be weeks before agriculture experts can say with confidence how the state’s corn and soybean yields fared this year, but some of the early harvesters are relieved their yields are better than expected. “The first fields that get harvested are hardly a barometer for what things are…

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Penalties plague Raiders in 41-13 loss

AHSTW 41, Mount Ayr 13 The Raiders suffered their first loss of the season to the AHSTW Vikings last Friday night. On the opening drive, the Raiders punted which gave the Vikings the opportunity to go ahead early. The Vikings led by 14 before the Raiders scored their first points of the contest, coming on…

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