Area News

MAC fall play Friday, Saturday

The Mount Ayr Community High School fall play will be presented Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. both nights. The annual pie auction will be held at intermission. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. A total of 94 students are involved in the production of “The Island of…

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Official election results

Mount Ayr Mayor    Steve Fetty    151 Council (3)    Brad Elliott    144 Ken Robertson    128 Jordan Stewart    148 School board    Brandi Shay    422 PJ West    407 Craig Winemiller    419 Diagonal Mayor    Lowell Johnson    49 Council (3+1)    James Norris    49 Shon O’Kelley    48 Doug Ruby    48 Bradley Bentley (fill vacancy)    48 School board    Becky Stamps    91 Pam…

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MAC board holds hearing on lighting project

A public hearing on the athletic complex lighting project and details about current enrollment numbers were main items of discussion at the Monday, November 11 meeting of the Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors. Public hearing Due to a new state law, a public hearing was required before the district could use any portion…

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Modest enrollment growth for MACS

Certified enrollment numbers for schools in southwest Iowa have been released by the Green Hills Area Education Agency. The enrollments are split into two categories: “certified” and “served.” “Certified” students are resident students  in each district that generate funding through the state formula. This number would include any student who open enrolls out to a…

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Preliminary election results

Mount Ayr Mayor    Steve Fetty    151 Council    Brad Elliott    144 Ken Robertson    128 Jordan Stewart    148 School board    Brandi Shay    422 PJ West    407 Craig Winemiller    409 Diagonal Mayor    Lowell Johnson    49 Council    James Norris    49 Shon O’Kelley    48 Doug Ruby    48 Bradley Bentley (vacancy)    48 School board    Pam Grace    89 Becky Stamps    91 Gina…

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Lower bond interest to save Mount Ayr thousands

At their regular meeting Monday, November 4, the Mount Ayr city council finalized plans to borrow up to $2.4 million for future infrastructure projects and approved a change in the policy for connecting new homes to the city sewer service. Bond purchase agreement Michael Maloney of the financial services firm of D.A. Davidson appeared before…

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Special events will honor veterans

Veterans Day observances have been set for Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12. Hy-Vee breakfast Hy-Vee will host a free breakfast for veterans and their spouses from 6-10 a.m. Monday at the Mount Ayr American Legion building. Additional guests may purchase breakfast for $6. Mount Ayr school The Veterans Day observance in the Mount…

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County touts redesigned website

Ringgold County now has a redesigned website to provide information about county government as well as items of interest in the county. The website can be found at https://www.ringgoldcounty.us. Featuring a beautiful sunrise photo by county photographer Amanda Jackson, an introduction to the county on the homepage states: “Ringgold County is helping redefine Small Town,…

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USDA issues safety-net payments to area farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Iowa is processing $ 42,735,299 in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2018 crop year. In our area, Ringgold County will receive $56 per acre, Clarke County $52 per acre, Decatur County $60 per acre and Taylor County $62…

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RCH board receives annual audit report

Financials from the 2019 Ringgold County Hospital audit and September monthly figures were the focus at the regular Board of Trustees meeting held Monday, October 21. Marty Dubas, CPA and audit partner with Seim Johnson, audit and consulting firm for the hospital presented the prepared audit. Dubas reported to the board on RCH performance compared…

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