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Fundraising for renovation of building has begun!!!

Friends of Rippey Organized April 22, 2001

Who are the friends of Rippey? Any one who is interested in the town and making it a better place to live! This group had their first meeting April 22, 2001, with a few interested people. Since then we have added many people that have an interest in our little town and have started fund raisers and activities for the town and community!

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Fund-raising begins for Rippey Library Renovation, Dec. 4, 2010

Fund-raising begins for Rippey Library Renovation, Dec. 4, 2010

Friends of Rippey hosts breakfast and tour of former Masonic building that is to be renovated to accomodate the Rippey Public Library.

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Heartland CO-OP & Land O'Lakes  Donates to Community Project December 17, 2010

Heartland CO-OP & Land O'Lakes Donates to Community Project December 17, 2010

Heartland CO-OP and Land O'Lakes, donates $10,000 to the Rippey Library and Community Room Project, Dec. 17, 2010.

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Rippey, IA Council Approves Library Move, Dec. 23, 2010

Special Meeting of Rippey City Council, December 23, 2010 approves moving the library into the former Mason meeting room of the former Masonic building.

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Rippey Library Progress Continues! May 2011 Update.

Rippey Library Progress Continues! May 2011 Update.

Work has begun! The funds received for the Rippey Library has been adequate to begin remodeling of the former Masonic Lodge Building given to the City of Rippey October 10, 2010.

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Rippey Library gets $500 for Disc Holder, June 2011

Rippey Library gets $500 for Disc Holder, June 2011

The Rippey Library recently received $500 frm the Central Iowa Library Service Area for the purchase of a CD disc holder.

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Rippey Library Begins Relocation, July 1, 2011

Some books have already been moved to the new library site but starting at 3 pm on Friday, July 1 an effort will be made to move more books.

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Rippey Library has started the move! July 2, 2011

Movin' right along! The Rippey Library is in transition and is up and running!! There is still lots to do, but come on in and utilize your library! Volunteers are always appreciated. There's always something to do.

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Midland Power Donates to Rippey Community Room, September 2011

Midland Power Donates to Rippey Community Room, September 2011

Midland Power Cooperative recently presented the Friends of Rippey President, Velda DeMoss a $500 donation for the expansion of the Rippey Community Room.

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Alliant Energy Donates to the Rippey Community Room Project, September 2011

Alliant Energy Donates to the Rippey Community Room Project, September 2011

September 2011 Rippey Community Room Update: Alliant Energy recently donates $2,000 to the Rippey Community Room project.

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Rippey Library and Community Room Update, September 2011

The Rippey Library is in our new space! What a wonderful place for the Rippey community! Fundraising still going on for expansion of the community room.

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Friends of Rippey Awarded $3,000 from KCCI for Pergola, October 2011

Friends of Rippey Awarded $3,000 from KCCI for Pergola, October 2011

The KCCI Main Street project awarded the Friends of Rippey a check for $3,000 to be used to build a pergola as part of the re-New Rippey activities. The pergola will be built after the demolition of the buildings on Main Street and is being built to honor and recognize past veterans from the Rippey area.

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Rippey, Iowa: City Council Commits to Community Center Expansion Progect, October 3, 2011

CITY OF RIPPEY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES October 3, 2011 F.O.R presented CAT Grant Update for the Community Center Expansion Project A motion was made by Rick Liebich, seconded by Ned Johnston to pass Resolution 11-103: City of Rippey Pledge to the Community Center Expansion Project "Be It Resolved by the City of Rippey, IA. that the City of Rippey commits to the Community Center Expansion Project. The City of Rippey pledges to maintain the entire Building housing the Community Center and Library. In addition, the City of Rippey pledges the sum of $24,000.00 towards the Expansion Project." This resolution has been complied and signed by the City Clerk, be hereby approved Passed and approved by the City Council this 3rd day of October, 2011 Ayes. Higgins. Monthei. Liebich, Johnston. Nays none Passed

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Friends of Rippey Awarded Community Attraction and Tourism Grant (CAT) Nov. 9, 2011

Friends of Rippey Awarded Community Attraction and Tourism Grant (CAT) Nov. 9, 2011

The Vision Iowa Board awarded the Friends of Rippey the first Community Attraction and Tourism Grant (CAT) to help finish the demolition and expansion of the community room, west of the newly remodeled library.

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Black Hills Energy Donates to Friends of Rippey, March 2012

Black Hills Energy Donates to Friends of Rippey, March 2012

Black Hills Energy made a pledge of $2500 last year to the Friends of Rippey project, remodeling the library and enlarging the community room. This payment completes their pledge.

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Rippey Library Recieves Gift of Bridal Wreath Shrubs, May 5, 2012

Rippey Library Recieves Gift of Bridal Wreath Shrubs, May 5, 2012

Several volunteers gathered at the Rippey Library grounds on Saturday, May 5, 2012, to plant six bridal wreath shrubs as a memorial for the late Jean McElheney. The plants were given by her daughters, Phyllis, Karilyn, and Marilyn.

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Rippey Cemetery Walk, June 2, 2012

Rippey Cemetery Walk at 4:30 on Saturday, June 2, 2012, where six "actors" will portray the lives of selected early settlers of the Rippey. A $10.00 charge will cover the supper at the Rippey UMC at six. Proceeds will go to the Friends Of Rippey to help furnish the kitchen of the community room when that project is completed! All donations to this project are welcome, even if you can't attend any of the fundraisers that will be needed over the next few months.

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Rippey Community Room Going up March 28, 2013

Rippey Community Room Going up March 28, 2013

The community room expansion has begun. The rafters were being raised on March 28, 2013. The hope is it will be completed by the end of May, 2013. Additional funds for this project are always welcome. There will be a new kitchen to furnish!!!

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Rippey Community/Public Library Open House Nov. 3, 2013, 3:00-5:00

The Friends of Rippey will be hosting an open house of the facility on Sunday, November 3rd from 3-5:00 P.M. Persons and businesses who contributed to the project, along with members of the Greene County Board of Supervisors, the Rippey Mayor, and Rippey City Council members, current and former Rippey Library trustees, and the current as well as former librarians are invited to attend this celebration.

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Rippey, Iowa Farmer Directs Funds To Friends of Rippey, March 31, 2015

Rippey, Iowa Farmer Directs Funds To Friends of Rippey, March 31, 2015

Area farmer, Janice Johnston, directs funds to Friends of Rippey from America's Farmers Grow Communities donation that supports local organizations.

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Friends of Rippey Dedicates Gift of Piano on December 5, 2015

Friends of Rippey accepted the gift of the personal piano of her late husband, Carson Griffith, a long-time East Greene Vocal Music Teacher.

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