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BEHIND ENEMY LINES

by Harold Norris In response to several requests, the last from Preston Clark, to give my account of the November 26, 1943, mission to Paris on which Johnny Pyles’ B-17 airplane, The Sweetest One, was rammed by an enemy ship and exploded, I am submitting a description of my experience. I was the tail gunner…

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Fewer students mean fewer funds

The Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors received some potential troubling news  about funding for the 2019-2020 school year at their regular meeting Monday, October 15.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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BEHIND ENEMY LINES

The sacrifices made by U.S. service men and women and their families in World War II are well documented. And while the lives of loved ones were no less precious back then as they are today, it seems the reports of those killed or missing in action bordered on “everyday news.”   For more on…

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County sets engineer interview

The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors gave an update on the search for a county engineer during their “Open Forum” event at the Ringgold County Courthouse Monday evening.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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SOAR presents avian program

Kay Neumann, of SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources), traveled from Carol to Mount Ayr with an adult female bald eagle  and a juvenile female red tailed hawk to give an audience a very unique experience.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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City water project back on track

The water distribution system improvement project is back on track following a special session of the Mount Ayr city council Thursday, September 20.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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RCH trustees discuss billing, building lots

Bundled billing, lowered prices on hospital lots for sale, and updates on both the Concussion Vital Signs program and additional contracted Emergency Department staff were high points at Ringgold County Hospital’s regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting held Monday, September 17.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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RCCB seeking votes on new name for old lake

After much contemplation and discussion, the Ringgold County Conservation Board has decided on two names for the “old lake.” The choices are Option 1 – Liberty Lake Option 2 – Shadow Valley Lake   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition

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