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Christmas in the Ayr Dec. 1

The annual Christmas in the Ayr celebration is set for Saturday, December 1 with a full evening of activities planned by the Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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MACS enrollment down 31 students

At last week’s Mount Ayr Community school board meeting, superintendent Joe Drake shared the certified enrollment numbers for 2018. For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Wellness group seeks stakeholder discussion

Dreams of a wellness center with an indoor pool and other fitness facilities in Mount Ayr are not dead. At Monday’s school board meeting, Kim and Dara Greenland, representing the Ringgold County Wellness Coalition, appeared before the board to gauge the board’s interest in participating in discussions toward the creation of a wellness center.  …

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Good news, bad news for MACS board

The latest ACT scores and certified enrollment offered “good news/bad news” for the Mount Ayr Community board of education at their regular meeting Monday, November 12.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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County elects Landphair, Dolecheck

Ringgold County Supervisor (1 seat) Ron Landpahir (D)    1,153 Kurt Shaha (R)    969 Paul Dysktra (write-in)    96 Iowa House District 24 (1 seat) Cecil Dolecheck (R)    1,384 James Uhlenkamp (D)    930 Iowa Governor (1 seat) Kim Reynolds (R)    1,475 Fred Hubbell (D)    804 Jake Porter (L)    26 Gary Siegwarth (CWP)    10 U.S. House Third District…

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Haley appointed county sheriff

At a special meeting held Thursday, November 1, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors met to discuss options available to lead county law enforcement following the retirement of current sheriff Mike Sobotka.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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BEHIND ENEMY LINES: Part IV: Close calls with Nazis

He [Norris’ French government guide) had me in tow for three or four days [in Paris]. I never stayed with him at night. I stayed in an office on a weekend. He imposed on a doctor friend to let me stay a night and a day, the day he met François Allard. He said when…

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Sobotka: Anonymous allegations ‘the final straw’

Last week the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors announced that they had become “aware of allegations of workplace issues at the law enforcement center” and had instigated an investigation into those allegations.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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