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Shaha 113 lb. champ at POI meet

Shaha 113 lb. champ at POI meet The Mount Ayr boy’s wrestling team traveled to Corning and SW Valley High school last Friday for the annual Pride of Iowa COnference meet. There, the Raiders collected one individual champion in Brock Shaha at the 113-pound weight class. The Raiders as a team placed ninth at the…

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History Article~ Mike Avitt

 East side of the Mount Ayr square in 2005. It took me eighteen years to find the construction date of this building on the east side of the Mount Ayr square. The storefront at 122 S. Taylor (the corner store) was built in 1880 for William Timby. The three storefronts to the north were built…

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Looking Back by Lora Stull

One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, September 26, 1923.) O.T. Myers of Afton, Union County, says that a few days ago a letter postmarked Ames, IA and addressed to “Jim Saxon”, an alleged dope fiend who is being held in the county jail, waiting consideration of his case, was received at the…

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Five new teachers join MACS staff

Music and art are being infused with new energy and ideas at the Mount Ayr Elementary School this year thanks to two new teachers. The Mount Ayr Record-News team reached out to get to know them, and welcome them to the community. Sabrina Fox is leading K-6th vocal music this year. Fox has been teaching…

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JOANN NURNBERG

JoAnn Nurnberg, 80, of Creston, died Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A Celebration of Life Service was at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Cynthia Ripperger officiated. The service was live streamed. Open visitation was…

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Mount Ayr downs Lenox, falls to Martensdale

Mount Ayr 45, Lenox 28 The Raiderettes took care of business last Tuesday night, adding another Pride of Iowa win to their season after defeating the Lenox Tigers, for the second time this season. Lenox was without leading scorer Sadie Cox, but that didn’t stop the Tigers from leading after the first eight minutes. The…

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Raiderettes end season in Fort Dodge

Van Meter 12, Mt. Ayr 3 The Raiderettes played a second game at Fort Dodge, entering the consolation bracket after their first round loss to Central Springs on Tuesday. Van Meter (31-10) also fell in the first round, matching up the two squads in the fifth place consolation bracket. Unfortunately, for the Raiderettes, they fell…

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New principal joins Mount Ayr Elementary

By way of Houston, TX and Seattle, WA, a new face greeted Mount Ayr Community Elementary students during registration this week. New principal Amy Bautista began her duties July 1, replacing Chris Elwood, who had been in that position since 2012. Bautista graduated from Jesup Community High School in 1992 and earned her bachelor’s degree…

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Search warrant results in arrests

On Thursday July 14, the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office assisted by Iowa State Patrol executed a search warrant at 304 South Douglas in Mount Ayr,, a rental home owned by Rodney, David, and Don Zollman. Several firearms were seized from the property as well as narcotics and drug paraphernalia. The following individuals have been arrested…

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JEFFREY DAVID JOBE

Jeffrey David Jobe arrived in this world on April 20, 1961, the first born to James and Glenda Jobe in Des Moines, IA. Jeff would be joined a little over a year later by his sister, Denise, and shortly after by his brother, Greg. Jeff grew up with these two playmates always in tow. The…

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