Area News

School program decision questioned

The recent school assembly by the Todd Becker Foundation sparked a response from a community member at the Monday, January 14 meeting of the Mount Ayr Community school board meeting.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Despite threat, the show goes on

[Editor’s note: The following article concerns an event that took place after publication time Tuesday afternoon. The information included is accurate up to that time, but last minute changes in plans may have altered the outcome.] Pressure from an out-of-state organization nearly prompted the cancellation of a student assembly and public meeting in Mount Ayr…

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DOT says county may have violated Iowa Code

The Ringgold County board of supervisors has received a letter from the Iowa Department of Transportation alleging possible violations of Iowa Code and other problems related to the continuing vacancy in the office of the county engineer.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS

If you have driven down North Taylor Street in Mount Ayr this last week, you may have see an interesting sign hanging on the old Early Bird location.      For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Raider stats through seven games

The Raiders currently sit at 5-2 through seven games as they headed into the break. They are currently shooting 45.9 percent and average 61.9 points per game along and have a 53.7 percent free throw average.   For more on this story, and more stats, sign in to the e-edition.

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‘Performance report’ positive news for MACS

Each school year the Iowa Department of Education releases data reflecting the performance of each school in the state. Since 2015, that data has been presented in what was known as the Iowa School Report Cards. However, with the adoption of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), this year the Iowa School Performance Profiles…

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RCH board approves walk-in clinic

Plans to develop and implement a dedicated walk-in clinic, discussion on providing a board representative to be part of a community wellness group and new pharmacy regulations requiring space modifications all highlighted the Monday, December 17 Ringgold County Hospital Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting.   For more on this story, sign in to the…

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