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CRAIG A. GRINDSTAFF

Craig A. Grindstaff of Independence, MO, formerly of Clearfield, IA, passed away September 28, 2021. Craig was born March 22, 1963, in Mount Ayr, IA to Rolland and Linda Grindstaff. Craig lived in Los Angeles, CA until he started his school years in Independence, MO. Craig attended Clearfield School until he transferred to Mount Ayr…

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PEARL RUTH GROUT

Pearl Ruth (Sanderson) Grout was born March 26, 1928, in Lorimor, IA to Avery Roy and Lily Florence (Johnson) Sanderson, the fourth of six children. She passed away May 19, 2022 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, IA. In 1936 the family moved to Shannon City and Pearl graduated from Shannon City High School in…

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DANIEL MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Daniel Michael Reynolds passed away peacefully on May 18, 2022, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center at 69 years, 7 months, and 22 days. On September 26, 1952, Danny was born in Mount Ayr, IA, to Alberta (Smith/Blauer) and Manson Reynolds. Danny had five brothers, Dale, Doyle, Dickie, Dean and Darrell, and he also…

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Mount Ayr has record-setting State Meet

The 2022 Iowa High School Co-ed State Track Meet is in the books after taking place at Drake University May 19-21. Mount Ayr took 11 events between the Raider and Raiderette teams and the Mount Ayr athletes performed at a high level in front of almost 30,000 fans. At the State Meet, four school records…

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Raiders excited for 2022 season after sharing conference last year

The Mount Ayr Raiders have had a changing of the guard this season, with head coach Bill Huntington joining head coach Anthony Maldanado in the dugout this season, after the resignation of previous head coach Chris Elwood. The Raiders tied for first in the Pride of Iowa Conference with Martensdale-St. Marys, while boasting a record…

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Softball bringing experience back to roster, along with new faces

The Mount Ayr Raiderettes are set to take the field after a successful track and field season ended on Saturday. The team will return three seniors from last year’s roster with center fielder Payten Lambert, a returning all-conference player, first baseman and Southwestern Iowa Community College softball commit Halsie Barnes, a two-time all-conference infielder who…

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Snapshot of History

BY MIKE AVITT You may have read the Odd Fellows building in Mount Ayr will undergo a restoration effort. I believe I have found the beginning of this historic hall. The 1877 Ringgold Record newspapers are digitized and on the internet, but I could not find the newspapers from 1878. So, I have only half…

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Dodge’s column interesting

To the Editor: RE: May 12, 2022 Darrell Dodge Column. I was glad to read this column “Wading into Roe”. It presented some interesting points that no one seems to address. I am very much for women’s control over their own bodies and choices. I totally agree with men (and women) being held accountable after…

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Give lamb a try

To the editor: Just a thought… Jesus said in Mathew 12:25, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” If the elephant or donkey can’t figure it out, maybe we should give the Lamb a try. Just a thought! G. Bullock Ellston

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Racially motivated

To the editor: Apparently, Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is upset because people believe that she is “angry, or crazy, or unintelligent”. [Of course, she blames the media]. I would suggest that she consider the words of former Diagonal and Mount Ayr Community School coach and teacher O.C. “Pop” Varner. My husband, Karl Gepner, said…

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