Area News

County Democrats, Republicans brave weather to caucus

Ringgold County political officials reported a relatively low turnout at this year’s Democrat and Republican caucuses held Monday, February 6. A non-presidential election year and inclement weather were cited as probable reasons for the low turnout. For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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GRMC readies opening of clinic at Clearview

The new Greater Regional Mount Ayr Community Health Clinic is scheduled to open Monday, February 12, according to Kayla Hoffman, Public Relations/Marketing Director for Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.   For more on this, sign in to the e-edition.

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Filing for county offices underway

In addition to information concerning next week’s county caucus, Ringgold County auditor and commissioner of elections Amanda Waske wants residents to be aware of requirements and deadlines for filing candidacy papers for four county offices to appear on the ballot in the June 5 primary election.   For more on this, sign in to the…

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Donkey ball coming to Mount Ayr

New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy Donkey Ball Game at Mount Ayr Community High School on Wednesday, Feb. 7 starting at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6 p.m.   For more on this, sign in to the e-edition.

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CASEYS GETS A DRIVE THRU

A one-vehicle accident caused significant damage to the Caseys General Store in Mount Ayr on January 12.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Council predicts tight budget

Heading into the creation of the city budget for 2019 fiscal year, Ringgold County sheriff Mike Sobotka appeared before the city council at its regular meeting Tuesday, January 16 to explain his department’s request to fund law enforcement for the city.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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Area legislators address constituents

The first legislative coffee, sponsored by the Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce, was held Saturday morning as State Representative Cecil Dolecheck (R-Mount Ayr) and State Senator Mark Costello (R-Imogene) took questions from about 25 local residents.   For more on this story, sign in to the e-edition.

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