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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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Dolecheck, Adcock seek House seat

Incumbent Republican Thank you for allowing me to provide a response and for the opportunity to communicate with voters in the 24th House District. It is difficult to choose just three priorities that will specifically benefit the constituents of this House District.  I believe every legislative decision that a legislator makes should have a positive…

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MAC ‘Senior Parade’ Sunday

Even if they can’t have a graduation ceremony on Sunday, members of the Mount Ayr Class of 2020 can still get some recognition, social-distancing style. Senior parents have organized a Senior Parade to begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, the original date set aside for graduation. The parade will begin at the high school,…

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WALTER NEIL JOHNSTON

Walter Neil Johnston was born December 12, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA to George W. and Marjorie (Guthrie) Johnston, and passed away peacefully at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, IA on March 13, 2020 at the age of 93. He was truly a great man, though he certainly never thought of himself as one. Neil…

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Snapshot of History by Mike Avitt

Another high-quality picture postcard donated by Mari McGehee. Notice the streetlight hanging from a wire above the street. That was Mount Ayr’s first form of street lighting as electricity came to town in 1909. On the corner is Iowa State Bank with Bevis Bros. (insurance, real estate, farm loans) located upstairs. The building housing Iowa…

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Girls basketball assignments

  The Raiderettes will host Earlham on February 18 in their first post-season matchup. The winner will advance to Red Oak on Friday, February 21 and play the winner from Logan-Magnolia.

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