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Raiders win invdividual matches but fall in duals due to forfeits

The Raider wrestling team was down an athlete last Tuesday night when they hosted Audubon and Southeast Warren, but the four that were on the mat performed at a high-level that the Raider wrestling community is familiar with. The night began with a bout between the Raiders and Audubon, with Audubon coming out on top…

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New COVID cases continue to rise

  New COVID cases over the past seven days have reached double digits in all six area counties, according to statistics compiled by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). On Monday, IDPH reported the following numbers of total cases since the beginning of the pandemic along with the number of new cases for the…

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City moves ahead with two grants

The Mount Ayr city council formally pledged their support for two grant applications targeted for renovations of the former Odd Fellows Hall building at 106 E. Madison Street. Catalyst grant At their December 20 meeting, the council had approved a project submitted by Matt Hudson as the city’s applicant for a $100,000 Community Catalyst Remediation…

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New COVID cases in double digits

New COVID cases over the past seven days have reached double digits in all six area counties, according to statistics compiled by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). On Monday, IDPH reported these numbers of total cases since the beginning of the pandemic along with the number of new cases for the six-county over…

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MAC board hears Performance Profile results

The Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors covered a relatively light agenda at its meeting Monday, January 10. Mount Ayr 7-12 principal Bill Huntington and elementary principal Chris Elwood both reviewed the latest School Performance Profiles from the Iowa Department of Education. Huntington said he was pleased with the newest profile results that saw…

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MAC Elementary maintains high state performance rating

                The Iowa Department of Education recently released its annual Performance Profile for Iowa schools.In the latest report, Mount Ayr Elementary school received an overall performance score of 62.77, significantly above the state average of 54.70. The latest score of 62.77 is in line with scores of 63.89…

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MACHS improves on performance rating

The Iowa Department of Education recently released its annual Performance Profile for Iowa schools. [This week’s article covers the Performance Profile for Mount Ayr middle/high school. Next week’s article will focus on Mount Ayr Elementary.] In the latest report, Mount Ayr middle/high school received an overall performance score of 56.83, slightly above the state average…

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COVID cases continue to climb

New COVID cases over the past seven days have continued their steady increase, according to statistics compiled by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). On Monday, IDPH reported these numbers of total cases since the beginning of the pandemic along with the number of new cases for the six-county over the past seven days…

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Council considers support of downtown renovation project

A potential urban renewal project was a main item of discussion at the Monday, January 3 meeting of the Mount Ayr city council. [The meeting marked the first by newly elected council member Jessica Bishop.] At their December 20 meeting, the council had approved a project submitted by Matt Hudson to renovate the former Odd…

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Increase in new COVID cases, vaccinations

New COVID cases over the past seven days have continued their steady increase, according to statistics compiled by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). On Monday IDPH reported Ringgold County had recorded eight new cases over the past seven days among those who had been tested. IDPH reported these numbers of total cases since…

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