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Raiders down Cardinals, face Timberwolves

The Raiders hosted the Earlham Cardinals on Friday in what was a big game for both teams as they both entered the contest at 3-1 in the conference and 4-2 on the season. Earlham was without their star quarterback, Darrell Matchem, which put the offense in the hands of junior Kaden Kasel. The Raiders received…

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Richards, Mitchell answer Red Cross call

by Brenda Grose Serving others – that’s the common denominator that drives the dedication for two local women, Connie Richards and Cindy Mitchell, in their work as American Red Cross Volunteers. Recently Richards made the trek to Louisiana as part of a team providing meals in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. It was a first…

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In The Ayr makes old new again

Old furniture can find new life thanks to a new business recently opened in Mount Ayr. Bringing her experience restoring old furniture and her hobby of assembling an eclectic collection of vintage odds and ends, Nicole McGinnis has opened the door to “In The Ayr,” a small retail store located in the north end of…

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Raiders shutout St. Albert, 53-0

The Raiders hosted St. Albert last Friday, but had a special guest prior to the game. Diagonal resident and elementary student, Sawyer England, was an honorary captain for the Raiders and participated in the coin toss. England, is battling leukemia and the Raiders, from pop-werner to high school are sporting yellow ribbons on their helmets.…

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Volleyball squad gets one more

It was another successful outing for the Mount Ayr Raiderette volleyball squad Thursday night as they hosted the Essex Trojans. In a best-of-five game, the Raiderettes came out on top, winning three sets in a row to take a 3-0 victory and improve to 3-0 on the season. The first set, Mount Ayr had a…

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Raiders fall in substate final

The Raider baseball team traveled to Oskaloosa on Tuesday night to face a tough New London Tiger baseball team that boasted a 25-1 season headed into the substate final. NL 4, Mt. Ayr 2 It was a pitching dual between New London’s Hecniel Rodriguez and Mount Ayr’s Briar Knapp. Knapp struckout 12 batters in the…

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Raiders suffer conference loss to Central Decatur

The Raiders had a short week with wins over Bedford, Southwest Valley and a loss to Central Decatur. The big game against Martensdale-St. Marys didn’t happen as they were rained out on Wednesday as the junior varsity were playing. Mt. Ayr 14, Bedford 2 The Raiders traveled to Bedford fresh off an appearance at Principal…

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PHYLLIS GOURLEY

Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Phyllis Gourley, age 85, of Lenox, who passed away Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Lenox Care Center was held Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lenox United Methodist Church. Visitation was at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time with the family greeting friends.…

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Mount Ayr sends 14 events to State

Last Thursday teams took to the track and field to qualify for the State Meet that begins today (Thursday, May 20) in district meets scattered across the state. The Raiders and Raiderettes hosted the State Qualifying Meet with the Raiders taking the meet win with 117 points with Lamoni in second with 103 and Lenox…

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Awards given at wrestling banquet

The Mount Ayr wrestling team held their annual banquet recently in which they awarded members of the team for achievements throughout the season, while also naming next years captains. The Raiders ended the 2020-21 season 16-8 in duals while also sending four athletes to the State Tournament which saw Trae Ehlen place sixth and Drew…

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