Area News

Whitson memorial planned for courthouse lawn

One of Ringgold County’s most famous natives, astronaut Peggy Whitson from Beaconsfield, may soon have a memorial on the courthouse lawn to celebrate her record-breaking achievements in space. The brainchild of Ken Robertson of Mount Ayr, the plan calls for a memorial rock, similar to the “Freedom Rock” in Diagonal, honoring Whitson and placed on…

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RCCB again makes pitch for Old Lake

Last fall, the Ringgold County Conservation Board (RCCB) approached the Mount Ayr City Council about the possibility of turning the Old Lake area north of Mount Ayr into a RCCB-run recreation area.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Area state legislators give update on session

State Representative Cecil Dolecheck (R-Mount Ayr) and State Senator Mark Costello (R-Imogene) meet with a good sized crowd Saturday afternoon during the Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce’s “Legislative Coffee” at the Ringgold County Extension Service office.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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45 YEARS OF SERVICE

by Curtis Riggs Rosemary Hullinger, the teller coordinator for US Bank in Mount Ayr, is celebrating her 45th in the banking industry.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Blizzard of ‘73 another April news maker

Last week’s Record-News recalled the tornado that hit Ringgold County April 11, 2001. Most readers also recall another weather news maker that occurred nearly 28 years to the day prior to the tornado – the Blizzard of 1973.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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City moves forward with booster station

A decision on a site for the relocation of the water booster station was among agenda items covered at the regular meeting of the Mount Ayr city council Monday, April 2.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Anniversary of 2001 tornado next week

With the recent abnormally cold weather, it’s hard to imagine that next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11 will mark the 17th anniversary of a major outbreak of tornadoes in Iowa and across the Midwest, the strongest of which passed through Ringgold County.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Primary election ballot set

The June 5 primary election is only two months away, and the slate of candidates who will appear on the ballot has been finalized following last week’s deadline to file nomination papers.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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15th annual Prairie Chicken Day is April 7

The first rhythmic and haunting cooing begins as the night sky fades and sunrise begins. The short grass prairie booming grounds prepares for a display found nowhere else in Iowa.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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