Area News

City announces operational changes

The City of Mount Ayr has instituted the following changes to normal procedures in response to the coronavirus outbreak: • City Hall remains closed. Bills and correspondence may be left in the box outside the office door. Anyone needing to meet with a city employee should call ahead. • The city’s recycling service has been…

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Wellness feasibility study compares two more facilities

Stone Planning recently released its feasibility study for potential recreational facilities in Mount Ayr. The 70-page report is comprised of sections devoted to potential facilities, a market analysis, site analysis, case studies of similar facilities, funding analysis, operational analysis, and summary conclusions. In a series of articles, the Record-News is examining each section of the…

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Breakfast with Master going virtual

Breakfast with the Master, Ringgold County’s Annual Easter series of inspirational  messages, will return Holy Week, Monday, April 6 through Saturday, April 11, but with a whole new twist. Breakfast with the Master is going virtual.  They will be posted each morning at 6:30 a.m. on-line on the Ringgold County Ministerial Associations Facebook page and…

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Local restaurants feeling COVID-19 impact

While the restrictive guidelines placed on individuals for dealing with the coronavirus  may be inconvenient or irritating to many, similar restrictions may pose an existential threat to Iowa’s hospitality industry. “The picture is grim,” said Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association, in reference to a recent survey of Iowa’s on-premise food…

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RCCB offering educational programs online

On Monday, March 23,  Ringgold County Conservation began bringing online programs through Facebook Live. The first program featured owls, with Ringgold County Conservation Director Kate Zimmerman showcasing Rufous, a permantley injured screech owl who resides at the Dragoon Trace Nature Center. At the time of writing this article, the first program had 3,000 views, 42…

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Mount Ayr schools react to virus shutdown

In response to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order to close schools for four weeks, the Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors met in special session Thursday, March 19 to set policies and procedures relative to the shutdown that currently runs through April 12. Their first order of business was to pass a resolution assuring…

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County courthouse closed

Effective March 18, until further notice: Due to COVID-19 and public health concerns, all Ringgold County offices are closed to the public. It is the Board’s intent to continue essential public services within each office. Appointments are required should business not be completed online. The Law Enforcement Center and Public Health services will continue with…

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Mayor issues emergency proclamation

On March 19, Mount Ayr mayor Steve Fetty issued the following Proclamation of Emergency: “The Governor of Iowa has proclaimed a disaster emergency for the entire state of Iowa. “Now therefore, I, Steven D. Fetty, mayor of the city of Mount Ayr, by the power invested in me by Mount Ayr Code Section 15.02, do…

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Hospital announces protocols

Ringgold County Hospital officials announced that the hospital is following all the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Iowa Department of Public Health in response to the current Coronavirus pandemic affecting the nation. “We’re healthcare professionals, and along with everyone else in the country, we’re taking this situation…

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MARION ELAINE HERVEY

Marion Elaine Allenspach was born May 7, 1927 in Lynton Devonshire England and passed away at the age of 92 years, 10 months and 13 days at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, IA. Marion lived in Lynton England, the only child of Walter and Lucy. She attended school through high school and later went…

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