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WELCOME HOME PEGGY!

by Chanse Hall Many Iowans may not have heard of Beaconsfield outside of neighboring towns and counties, but you can bet most Iowans have heard of Hy-Vee grocery stores and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, both of whom got their “start” in Beaconsfield. Details may be found at www.mtayrnews.com.

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Overflow crowd urges rejection of county permit idea

The overflow crowd of Ringgold County residents attending a public hearing Monday evening regarding the proposed county permit ordinance made it clear to the board of supervisors they wanted no part of such an idea. Details may be found at www.mtayrnews.com.

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Building projects continue

The Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors covered a light agenda at its regular meeting Monday, December 11.   Details may be found at www.mtayrnews.com.

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Council closer to TIF agreement

TIF support for the Mount Ayr Inn and further discussion about the water booster station topped the agenda of the Mount Ayr city council Monday, December 4.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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An 1880’s sales pitch for Mount Ayr

Ringgold county is situated in the south tier of counties in the state being the seventh west of the Mississippi river, and the fourth east of the Missouri river. Within her borders are numerous streames, all bearing south, and finaly empting into the Missouri river. We thus have excellent drainage, and water in abundance for…

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THE LITTLE RED WAGON

Longtime Mount Ayr resident John Campbell has a traditional way of getting into the holiday spirit. Every year since 2012 the heavy equipment operator has had a Christmas program in place where children 10 years old and younger can sign up to win a Radio Flyer wagon.   For more on this story, sign in…

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GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

With the passage of Thanksgiving, the attention of Ringgold County turns to the Christmas holiday, and several events have already been announced in celebration of the season.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Medicaid changes, healthcare coverage top RCH board meeting

“A slower month of October” reported by Chief financial officer, Teresa Roberts, changes moving forward in the state Medicaid program, as well as shrinking healthcare coverage options for Iowans topped discussion at the regular monthly meeting of the Ringgold County Hospital Board of Trustees held Monday, November 20. For more on this story, sign in…

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