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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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Council wrestles with pool decisions

The pool and streets again topped discussion items for the Mount Ayr city council at their Monday, June 20 meeting. Swimming pool To begin the pool discussion, councilman Mack Greene reported the recommendation from the Pool Committee that the city proceed with the roughly $4 million plan to construct a new pool at the site…

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Mount Ayr track and field has early success

The first outdoor meet of the track and field season was under way March 29 in Earlham with the Earlham Early Bird. It was a fantastic night for the Raiders and Raiderettes as athletes put up times that saw them break records and place themselves on the MACHS All-Time Leaderboards. The Raiders and Raiderettes saw…

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DAVID LEE HUNT

David Lee Hunt was born October 6, 1956, to Maurice “Jake” and Helen Louise Sickels Hunt at the Ringgold County Hospital, Mount Ayr, IA. Thirteen and half months later he was joined by baby brother, Randy Lynn. David attended school in Maloy through the third grade. From the fourth grade through the seventh grade, he…

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LODENE MAY SUBLETT

Lodene May Sublett, daughter of Cecil R. and Dolores Kay (Perry) Sublett, was born in Corning, IA on May 14, 1971. She was the youngest of three children. In her younger years the family lived on a farm near Diagonal, Iowa. Lodene graduated from Creston High School. Prior to and after her graduation from high…

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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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