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WILLIAM LONG

William “Randy” Long, 74, of Savannah, MO, formerly of Creston, IA passed away at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, MO on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Services was at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Creston, IA with Rev. Mary O’Riley officiating. Family received friends from 12:30-1:30…

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ARLENE LOUISE WORTHINGTON

Arlene Louise (Richman) Worthington, 59, of Mount Ayr, IA passed away on November 11, 2021. Arlene was born June 18, 1962, the eighth child, to William Junior and Jessie B (Akers) Richman in Portland, OR. At the age of one, the family moved back to Iowa and lived mostly in Southern Iowa. Arlene attended Grand…

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Reynolds signs with ‘dream school’

Another Mount Ayr Raiderette is set to head-off to play collegiate sports this next season after Addy Reynolds signed her letter-of-intent to play softball, with the University of Northern Iowa, this last week. “I defnintely love volleyball and track and I don’t know what it is about softball, maybe since I have been doing it…

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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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