Area News

Council doesn’t buy nuisance argument

When it comes to nuisances, what is the definition of “property”? That question comprised much of the discussion at the Monday, June 11 regular meeting of the Mount Ayr city council. For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Case completes Nebraska Tractor Relay

Riding a 1967 Ford 3000 tractor for 400 miles across the plains of Nebraska… If this isn’t your idea of fun, you might change your mind if you talk to Diane Case of Mount Ayr.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Water emergency nearing its end

As of Tuesday at 3 p.m., the water warning/boil order remained in effect in Mount Ayr, but there’s hope that the boil order may be lifted by the time that you read this on Thursday.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Water back next week?

Portions of eight counties, including all of Ringgold County, have been placed under a “boil order” due to a malfunction at the water treatment plant operated by the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA) east of Creston.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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City faces water challenges

The effect of the water warning on city services and a preview of potential swimming pool renovations were among discussion items at the regular meeting of the Mount Ayr city council Monday, June 4.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Dykstra, Shaha square off in primary

Next Tuesday’s primary election features only one contested local race: Republican voters will be asked to choose between incumbent Ringgold County supervisor Paul Dykstra and challenger, former supervisor Kurt Shaha, with the winner to face Democrat Ron Landphair in November’s general election. (Landphair is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.)   For more on this…

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