Area News

Board gearing up for school year

Completion of upgrades to buildings and grounds was a main topic of discussion at the Monday, August 14 meeting of the Mount Ayr Community board of education   Full details can be found in the e-edition of this week’s Record-News.

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New restaurant brings taste of Mexico to Mount Ayr

by Curtis Riggs Mount Ayr’s dining options increased significantly earlier this month with the opening of the El Vaquero Mexican restaurant at the northwest corner of Taylor Street and Highway 2 (old site of Lynn’s Texaco).   Full details can be found in the e-edition of this week’s Record-News.

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Road improvement slows industrial expansion

Plans for upcoming commercial development comprised the bulk of discussion at the regular meeting of the Mount Ayr city council Monday, August 7.   Full details can be found in the e-edition of this week’s Record-News.

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Ruth Angus to 4-H Hall of Fame

Ruth Angus will be Ringgold County’s inductee into the 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 20.   Full details can be found in the e-edition of this week’s Record-News.

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Crime spree busted in Benton

The report of a suspicious vehicle resulted in a the solving of a missing person case and arrests for several major offenses.   Full details can be found in the e-edition of this week’s Record-News.

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New football field ready to ‘wow!’

“It’s as good a playing surface as any in the state.” That’s the verdict of Mount Ayr Community activities director and co-head football coach Delwyn Showalter in reference to the recently completed renovation of the high school football field.   Full details can be found in the e-edition of this week’s Record-News.

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Registrations set for county schools

Student registration for the 2017-2018 school year is approaching fast in the Mount Ayr and Diagonal school districts.   Full details are available in the e-edition of this week’s Record-News.

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