Area News

Chickens to roost in Mount Ayr

Chickens, fireworks and streets comprised the majority of the discussion at the regular meeting of the Mount Ayr city council Monday, June 19.   [For full details, please refer to the e-edition of this week’s Record-News.]

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Soldier’s amazing story told in old newspaper clippings

[Editor’s note: The following two articles were submitted to the Record-News by Margaret S. Dickson-Dykman of Tucson, AZ. The articles recount the amazing story of Margaret’s father, Ervin G. Dickson, who was mistakenly reported as killed in action during World War I, only to make his triumphant return to his native Ellston after the conclusion…

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A Soldier’s Story

Submitted by Margaret Sue Dickson Dykman Tuscon, AZ With the 100th anniversary of WWI, I have been going through the photos and artifacts my family has collected of that period in my Dad’s life. I would like to share his unique story, to remind us all of the sacrifices that many generations of soldiers and…

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School board approves projects

Preparations for the 2017-2018 school year and accepting bids and quotes for various purposes were main agenda items at the regular meeting of the Mount Ayr Community board of directors Monday, June 12. For full details please access the online edition.

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Record News website upgraded

The online presence of the Record-News is getting a new facelift as of this week. The redesigned website, available at mtayrnews.com, will continue to provide access to the online edition of each week’s paper as well as highlights from the print edition. Obituaries and top local sports stories will also now appear on the home…

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Supervisors seek roadside manager

At their regular meeting Monday, June 12, the Ringgold County board of supervisors approved the creation of a “roadside manager” position. For full details please subscribe to the Record-News – call 641-464-2440 today.  

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Dragoon Trace Nature Center grand opening nears

The Ringgold County Conservation Board invites the public to the grand opening of the new Dragoon Trace Nature Center in Mount Ayr on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m. There will be a grand opening ceremony, followed by a ribbon cutting that officially opens the building to the public. The Dragoon Trace Nature Center will…

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Water, chickens, projects keep council busy

The first reading of the ordinance that applies increased rates for the water utility, an about-face on allowing the raising of chickens within the city limits and updates on a number of ongoing and upcoming projects were main items of discussion at the Monday, June 5 regular meeting of the Mount Ayr city council. Water…

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New engineer hired by county

Ringgold County has secured the services of a new county engineer. Travis Malone of Kansas officially signed a contract with the county board of supervisors to assume duties as the full-time county engineer effective September 1. Malone is currently employed as an engineer with Bettis Construction of Topeka, KS. Before that, he served as an…

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