Braby resigns as volleyball coach

Longtime Mount Ayr volleyball coach, Tori Braby, tendered her letter of resignation to the Mount Ayr school board Monday night. Braby cited “personal agendas and politics” as reasons for her resignation stating “I feel defeated, defeated by parents and politics and the fact that me standing my ground on what I believe in has resulted…

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SANDRA SUE CAMPBELL

Sandra Sue (Virden) Campbell was born April 23, 1938 in Kellerton, IA to Rollo Francis and Fornola Maxine (Higday) Virden. Sandy was united in marriage on October 7, 1959 to Larry Joe Campbell in Denver, CO. To this union was born three sons: Kurtis Lyn, Kevin Lee and Darren Ray. Sandy lived all of her…

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Raiders defeat Southwest Valley to go up 2-0 early in season

Mt. Ayr 75, SWV 42 The Raiders faced Southwest Valley in their home opener last Friday night, improving to 2-0 on the season after a 75-42 victory over the Timberwolves. Payton Weehler and Dawson Frost reached the 20s in scoring, with Weehler leading the team with 22, sinking nine-of-16 buckets, including three from beyond the…

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Raiderettes 2-1 after win over Southwest Valley Timberwolves

Mt. Ayr 59, SWV 44 A low scoring affair in Mount Ayr last Friday night saw the Raiderettes come out with a victory to improve to 2-1 on the season. Sam Stewart led the way with 28 points, making 11-of-27 buckets and hitting five-of-11 freethrows and nine steals on the night. The game was close…

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Raiders find success on the mats

The Raider wrestling team is off to a good start this year, with two meets under their belts, but took a big hit to the 120 weight class after Bryce Shaha had a knee injury in Osceola and will be out for an indeterminate time. The Raiders defeated Clarke, 48-36. DrJarrett Webb defeated Kayden Ludington…

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Bowlers split matches Cardinals,Wolverines

The Mount Ayr bowling teams hosted the Clarinda Cardinals last Thursday in Mount Ayr. The Cardinals came prepared and had an astounding victory over the Raiders, scoring 2,754 to Mount Ayr’s 1,762. The Raiderd were led by Tony Daleska, bowling a 140 and 123. Michael McDaniel bowled the second highest totals of the day with…

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Let’s re-imagine Mount Ayr

To the editor: For a young family in Mount Ayr, there are clear perks to living in a small town. Those who chose to put down roots are likely enticed by of the sense of community that existed in their own childhoods. Unfortunately, the changing landscape of rural Iowa, evolving consumer needs, and the decrease…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 7, 1920.) Two young men who attempted to steal automobile, sentenced by Judge Fuller. Thomlinson and Elliott plead guilty to the charge of assault with intent to commit burglary. Each of the young men drew indeterminate sentence of five years, the limit under the law.…

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CGI dissolution vote Saturday

The fate of Community Grocers, Inc. now lies in the hands of the company shareholders. A letter sent to shareholders announces a special meeting to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 14 at the REC Building in Mount Ayr to consider a resolution to dissolve the corporation. At a meeting held November 26, the…

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Diagonal school working to meet DE mandates

The Diagonal Community Schools board of education and administration is currently working to satisfy requirements to retain the high school’s accreditation from the Iowa Department of Education (DE). In a recent report, the DE cited the Diagonal district with a list of infractions that require district action. The district has already satisfied the majority on…

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