Area News

Holiday plans taking shape

With the passage of Thanksgiving, the attention of Ringgold County turns to the Christmas holiday, and several events have already been announced in celebration of the season. For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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MACS enrollment down

Certified enrollment numbers for the Mount Ayr Community Schools were announced at the November 13 meeting of the district board of directors. For more on this sign in to the e-edition.

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Turkey trot turns five

For five years now families of walkers and runners both young and old alike have gathered at  Mabel Rice McCullough Park on the morning of Thanksgiving Day to participate in the annual Turkey Trot, which has become a holiday tradition in Mount Ayr. For more on this story sign in to the e-edition.

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Supervisors mull permit ordinance

The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors are reviewing a Building Permit Ordinance that would require all property owners to obtain a County Building Permit to erect, reconstruct, alter, add to, remove from or tear down any building within the county.   For more on this, sign in to the e-edition.

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MACS board gets updates

Updated drawings for a new rest room/concession building at the football complex was among discussion items at the regular meeting of the Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors held Monday, November 13.   For more on this, sign in to the e-edition.

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‘Old Lake’ plans put on hold

There were more questions than answers during a special meeting of the Mount Ayr City Council Monday evening regarding the final disposition of the “Old Lake” property north of Mount Ayr.   For more ont his story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Area election results released

Results are unofficial. Absentee ballots (18) will be counted Thursday, November 9. Results will be canvassed by county supervisors Monday, November 13. Results do not reflect scattering of write-in votes.   For results, sign in to the e-edition.

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RCCB makes pitch for ‘Old Lake’

A new proposal for the future of the “Old Lake,” another high bid for relocation of the water booster station and a proposal for a change in the city’s city-wide clean-up program were items of discussion at the regular meeting of the Mount Ayr city council Monday, November 6.   For more sign in to…

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ENDANGERED IN RINGGOLD COUNTY

While most people would associate the term “endangered species” with animals such as bald eagles, certain wolves and varieties of whales, it may come as a surprise that Ringgold County is home to five species designated as “endangered” or “threatened” by the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). For more sign in to the e-edition.

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