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The Rippey Libary Board will meet Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:30 in the library. Note the change of date due to Christmas Eve falling on the regular meeting day. The Rippey Library will host a Christmas party on Wednesday, December 19, from 2:30 to 4:30. School is out early that day, so we decided that they can make a gift jar to take home. Candies and a jar will be provided. We’ll also have popcorn, party mix, and a drink while they watch a Christmas movie. I hope there will be several students take advantage of this. Parents are welcome to come if they want to watch the move and eat popcorn, too!

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Rippey Library Board Meeting, Monday, November 19, 2018 at 5:30 Nov 19, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
The Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, November 19, 2018 at 5:30 in the library for their regular meeting. Note change of date.
Janice Jonston recital Dec.9, 2018

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Washington Township, Greene County, IA
Washington Township Trustees: Jean Borgeson, Township Clerk, re-elected November 6, 2018; Mary Hick, Chairman, re-elected November 6, 2018; Roger Norgren, re- elected November 6, 2012 for four years; Tod Contner, elected November 6, 2012 for four years. The Washington Township Trustees fund the Rippey Fire Department. The City of Rippey provides the building and the upkeep of the building. The township buys the trucks, pays for equipment, upkeep and repairs, and insurance on the trucks. The trustees are elected by the voters of Washington Township. Fire Chief: Pete Johnson, The Washington Township Trustees are also responsible for the upkeep of the three cemeteries in the township: Rippey, Old Rippey, and Bowers/Angus. Rippey Sexton: Roger Norgren; Angus and Old Rippey Sexton: Dick Bardole The trustees levy separate taxes for the cemetery and fire department. They are elected by the township voters. Terms are for four years.
Rippey
Destination for BRR riders as well as a place for people with warm hearts any time of the year.
Rippey Iowa City Council
Starting July 2013 the Rippey City Council Proceedings are being published in the Scranton Journal. For past proceedings check the Jefferson Herald or the Globe Free Press. The Jefferson Herald is archived online using the Jefferson Library free web-site. The Globe Free Press papers are in the Grand Junction Library. The Globe Free Press closed in 1999.
Rippey, Iowa City Elections held November 8, 2011
10% of Rippey's vote in the city election, held November 8, 2011.
Rippey City Election Results, November 3, 2009
Rippey City Election Results, November 3, 2009
Rippey City Election November 6, 2001
Voters re-elect Mayor Steve Wilkening, and councilmen, Dan Brubaker and Gary Schmidt on November 6, 2001. Connie Gohn-Ades and Chris Weyer were elected to fill the vacant seats on the council.
Who We Are
Find the demographic profile for our city as provided by the State Data Center.
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WELCOME TO RIPPEY LIBRARY

The meeting minutes, policies and city ordinance concerning the Rippey Public Library are located under the About Our Library tab. The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees governs under the guidelines in the Iowa Trustee's Handbook located at www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ Mandy Easter is the Law Librarian, Iowa Library Services Law Library. The Rippey Public Library is in the Central Iowa District. Maryann Mori is the District Consultant and Doreen Buls is the Library Resource Technician These resources are available to help libraries with any questions that may need to be explained. Training for librarians and trustees are held for the libraries in their district. In Greene County, all six libraries are well represented when the training sessions are scheduled. The libraries take turns hosting these events.

  LIBRARY HOURS  MONDAY-FRIDAY 2-5

Help Wanted Rippey Library is seeking applications for a Part-Time Library Director 15-20 hours weekly If interested contact the library at 515-436-7714 or come by the library at 224 Main Street Rippey Application deadline is Wednesday, September 19. EOE

 The Rippey Library Board of Trustees held an open house for Shawneene Kenan on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in the community room.  The board furnished the goodies and the room, as well as the library, was decorated in fall colors by Maralynn Rinker.  The afternoon was spent visiting with friends and well-wishers who came to thank Shawneene and wish her well.

The Rippey Library Board of Trustees held an open house for Shawneene Kenan on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in the community room.  The board furnished the goodies and the room, as well as the library, was decorated in fall colors by Maralynn Rinker.  The afternoon was spent visiting with friends and well-wishers who came to thank Shawneene and wish her well. Pictured are board members, Jean Borgeson, Nancy Burrow and Dale Hanaman, who presented Shawneene with a gift certificate on behalf of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees.  Unable to attend, but there in spirit, were board members Connie Neese and Brenda Roberts.

Pictured are board members, Jean Borgeson, Nancy Burrow and Dale Hanaman, who presented Shawneene with a gift certificate on behalf of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees.  Unable to attend, but there in spirit, were board members Connie Neese and Brenda Roberts.

August 16, 2018 was the 74th anniversary for the Rippey Public Library

Although Rippey had a library for decades available to it's patrons, a meeting of the Town Council on June 12th, 1944, Ordinance #48 was passed and adopted, establishing a free public library for the Town of Rippey. 

From The Jefferson Herald, August 10, 1944

 The Rippey Library was open to the public for the first time on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1944, although the tax appropriation to support the project was not available until the following spring.  With the spirited interest of the community and their combined efforts, a collection of books and equipment for the reading room was gathered to start the project.  A sizable gift was one of several hundred books of the library of the late W. E. Jenison, given to the library by Mrs. Jenison, who also gave the library a sectional bookcase.  Mrs. Morton Wolfe and Miss Verna Lawton donated magazines to be used by the library, the first in the town of Rippey.

Other information concerning the first year:

Mrs. Mildred Castles served as temporary librarian and in 1945 Susie Wilson became the librarian.The first board included Helen Crumley, Miriam High, Lavina Fry, Nellie Senter, Wilmuth Peters. Later Mrs. Senter resigned and was replaced by Mrs. Millie Castles. Mildred and her husband, Dr. William Castles moved to Dallas Center in early April, 1946. Source: library records and newspaper articles.

 

 

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Summer Reading with Wilmuth, 1967
Wilmuth Peters is reading to the kids during Summer Reading, 1967
Make A Splash!!! Jun 30, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
This is the last day to "Make a Splash in Your Library"!
Summer Reading Jun 16, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
"Make a Splash in Your Library" continues.
Summer Reading Jun 16, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
"Make a Splash in Your Library" continues.
"Make a Splash in Your Library" Jun 23, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
Summer Reading continues.
Pockets Full of Fun Jun 28, 2010 from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
Lisa and her friends will be presenting a fun-filled program with ventriloquism, magic tricks, stories and music.
Make A Splash!!! Jun 30, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
This is the last day to "Make a Splash in Your Library"!
Celebrate Summer!! Jul 14, 2010 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Martin Park (North of ball field),
Sundaes on Wednesday!
Church, Chow, & Chat Jul 18, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM Rippey United Methodist Church,
Join us for church, a potluck, and an hour of discussion on current topics relevant to the Vision of the Rippey UM Church.
Celebrate Summer August 11, 2010 Aug 11, 2010 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Martin Park (North of ball field),
FREE WATERMELON AND GAMES. Martin Park. (North of ball field) Get to know your neighbors better! Rain location at the Rippey UM Church.
Church, Chow, & Chat Aug 22, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM Rippey United Methodist Church,
All are welcome to attend church, join everyone for a potluck and an hour of discussion on current topics relevant to the Vision of the Rippey United Methodist Church.
Church, Chow, & Chat Sep 19, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM Rippey United Methodist Church,
Join us for church, a potluck, and an hour of discussion on current topics relevant to the Vision of the Rippey UM Church.
May Breakfast May 06, 2010 from 09:30 AM to 11:15 AM Rippey United Methodist Church,
Rippey Ladies Aid May Breakfast, 9:30, May 6.
Rippey Alumni Party May 29, 2010 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Rippey United Methodist Church,
The annual Rippey Alumni Party will be May 29.
Sunday Worship Change Jul 11, 2010 from 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM Perry United Methodist Church,
Joint services will be in Perry this morning at 9:30 to welcome new pastors.
Austrailia and New Zealand Apr 22, 2010 from 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM Rippey Library,
A travelogue program given by LaVere and Bev Derry and Jerald and Janet Fessler about their trip to Austrailia and New Zealand.
Change The World Sunday Apr 25, 2010 from 11:45 AM to 05:00 PM United Methodist Church,
This is an afternoon set aside for the Rippey community, rural and city, to come together to help their neigbors.
Make A Splash
Summer Reading, 2010
Library Miscellaneous Sale from Jul 26, 2010 12:00 PM to Aug 04, 2010 04:00 PM Rippey Library,
The Rippey Library is holding a book/game/video/miscellaneous sale for the next two weeks (July 26- Aug 6). There are many magazines that will be offer for free. Come in and check over the selection that is available.
Gladys Anderson Article, 1965
An article written by Gladys Anderson while she was librarian. She was a great supporter of the library.
Griffith's Alaskan Trip Sep 23, 2010 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
A lively talk about Carson and Betty's trip to Alaska.
Free Community Meal! Sep 29, 2010 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Community Building (former Mason Building),
Where: Community Building (former Mason building) Wednesdays 6-7 p. m. September 29, October 27, December 1 and December 29 Everyone Welcome!
50th Anniversary Celebration For Gail and Carolyn! Oct 02, 2010 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM Rippey United Methodist Church at 1:30 p. m.,
Gail & Carolyn Monthie Married 50 Years!
"Haunting Season Begins!" from Oct 04, 2010 12:00 AM to Oct 08, 2010 12:00 AM Rippey Public Library,
October events begin the week of Oct. 4. Check with Toni!
October 2010 Events at the Library! from Oct 04, 2010 01:00 PM to Oct 08, 2010 04:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
October events begin the week of Oct. 4. Check with Toni!
Greene County Heritage Book Oct 06, 2010 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
Information session about how to submit information for the Heritage Book.
AED Training NOW CANCELLED Nov 20, 2010 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM Rippey United Methodist Church,
CANCELLED! The session for training in the use of the AED, purchased for the church by the Lions Club, will be offered at a later date.
Veterans Day Nov 11, 2010 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM Everywhere!,
Remember our veterans today.
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Services, Nov. 24, 2010, St. Brigid Catholic Church Nov 24, 2010 07:00 PM St. Brigid Catholic Church, Grand Junction, IA,
The ecumenical Thanksgiving church services will be held at St. Brigid Catholic Church at 7:00 on Nov. 24, 2010.
Rippey Lions Club Pancake Supper, March 19, 2011 Mar 19, 2011 from 07:00 AM to 01:00 PM Rippey United Methodist Church,
The Rippey Lions Club 5th annual Pancake Supper will be Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 7:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. in the Rippey UMC. Everyone welcome.
May Breakfast, May 5, 2011 at 9:30 a. m. May 05, 2011 from 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM Rippey United Methodist Church,
The annual Ladies Aid May Breakfast will be held in the Rippey United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a. m. on May 5, 2011.
Summer Reading, Rippey Library, June 8, 1:00 - 2:30 Jun 08, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Rippey Public Library,
"CHECK IN" the library today to get your passport!
Summer Reading, Rippey Library, June 6 - July 1, 1:00 - 2:30 Jun 06, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Rippey Public Library,
"CHECK IN" the library today to get your passport!
Greene County Iowa, Recycling Calendar Project Contest, June 14, 2011
For kids in 1st to 6th Grades. Entries must be returned to the library by June 14. Winners will be awarded gift certificiates.
Summer Reading at the Rippey Library Continues, June 13, 1:00-2:30 Jun 13, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Rippey Public Library,
The travels continue at the Rippey Library. Have your passports ready and get on board for another trip to a different country each session.
Summer Reading at Rippey Library continues, June 15, 1:00-2:30 Jun 15, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Rippey Public Library,
Another destination awaits your adventure! Get on board and join the fun!
Summer Reading Continues at Rippey Library, June 18, 1:00-2:30 Jun 17, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Riooey Public Library,
Another destination to explore. Get your passports and join the fun!
Summer Reading Continues at Rippey Library, June 20, 1:00-2:30 Jun 20, 2011 from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM Rippey Public Library,
Another adventure to another country! Where will Brenda and Sarah take you today?
Summer Reading Continues at Rippey Library, June 22, 1:00-2:30 Jun 22, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Rippey Public Library,
Where will we go today? Come and see!
Summer Reading Continues at Rippey Library, June 24, 1:00-2:30 Jun 24, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Rippey Public Library,
Travel to another country today!
Summer Reading Continues at Rippey Library, June 27, 1:00-2:30 Jun 27, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
Another fun-filled trip is planned! Hop on board!
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meet June 27, 2011, 6:00 Jun 27, 2011 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
The library board will meet for their regular meeting on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:00 in the library meeting room.
Summer Reading Continues at Rippey Library, June 29, 1:00-2:30 Jun 29, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Rippey Public Library,
Another adventure awaits!
Free Blood Pressure Check at Rippey Library, June 22, 2011, 1:00-3:00 Jun 22, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Regency Park will sponsor the free blood pressure check at the Rippey Library on June 22, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00. The community is invited to take advantage of this service.
Rippey Clean-up Days, June 24-25, 2011 from Jun 24, 2011 12:00 AM to Jun 25, 2011 12:00 AM Rippey, IA,
Rippey Clean Up Day is set for June 24-25, 2011. This is free to the City of Rippey residences. Please place approved items on front lawn close to the curb on hard-surface streets. Information flyers will be posted at the banks, post office, and Sparky's in Rippey.
Rippey City Council Meets July 5, 2011 at 7:00 p. m. Jul 05, 2011 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Rippey City Hall,
The Rippey City Council regular meeting at 7:00 p. m. at City Hall.
Summer Reading Ends at Rippey Library, July 1, 2011, 1:00-2:30 Jul 01, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Rippey Public Library,
This is the last day for travel. The passengers are ending their travels!
Rippey Library Closed, Monday, July 4, 2011 Jul 04, 2011 12:00 AM
The library will be closed for the 4th of July holiday. Be Safe!
Rippey Library News, June 10, 2011
A summary of what's happening at the library so far, in June.
Greene County Fair July 11 - 18, 2011 from Jul 11, 2011 08:00 AM to Jul 18, 2011 10:00 PM Greene County Fairgrounds, Jefferson, IA,
Support your Greene County 4-H youth and attend the Greene County Fair. There will be something for everyone!
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.
Rippey Library has started the move! July 2, 2011
Movin' right along! The Rippey Library is in transition!!
Musical Instruments Around The World! July 29, 2011 1:00 Jul 29, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Rippwy Public Library,
A presenter of musical instruments from around the world will be at the Rippey Public Library on July 29, 2011 at 1:00. This will conclude the summer reading events for 2011.
The Rippey Public Library is in their new space, July 2, 2011!!
Many hands helped move a good share of the books and shelves into the new space on July 2, 2011. It will be a while before everything is normal, but the library is operating!!
Rippey Ladies Aid meets January 5, 2012 at 2:00 Jan 05, 2012 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM Rippey United Methodist Church,
Power Point Classes at Rippey Library Continues, June 19, 2012 Jun 19, 2012 from 01:15 PM to 03:00 PM
The second session of learning to create a power point project will be held today, June 19, 2012 from 1:15-3:00
Rippey, Iowa City Council Meets May 7, 2012 May 07, 2012 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Rippey City Hall,
The City Council of Rippey will meet in city hall for their regular meeting.
Rippey Cemetry Walk, June 2, 2012 Jun 02, 2012 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
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.
"Dream Big! Read! Summer Reading at the Rippey Library Begins June 4, 2012 Jun 04, 2012 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
Monday, June 4, 2012 will be the first session of the Summer Reading Program in the Rippey Library. Sarah Killgore, Assistant Director. will be coordinating the sessions. The sessions will last one hour, beginning at 5:00 p. m. Monday, the kids will start their Dream Jounals. Snacks will be provided.
Blank Park Zoo Visits Rippey Library, June 7, 2012 at 10:30 Jun 07, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Rippey Public Library,
As part of the Summer Reading program, representives from the Blank Park Zoo will be visiting the Rippey Public Library on June 7, 2012 from 10:30 a. m. to 12:30 a. m. Come see what kinds of creatures they will share! The Blank Park Zoo visits to the six libraries in the county, are funded by the Greene County Supervisors. Everyone needs to thank the supervisors for the extra funding given to the Greene County Library Association for these shared projects and programs. This is done in addition to the funding for the general budget they provide the individual libraries, each year.
Dream Big at the Rippey Library, June 11, 2012 Jun 11, 2012 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
Summer Reading continues at the Rippey Public Libray on Monday, June 11 from 5:00 to 6:00. This session will including designing a pillowcase, among other fun things. Come join the fun!!
Dream Big at the Rippey Public Library Continues 5:00-6:00 Jun 13, 2012 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
Today's activites include making star jars! All kids are encouraged to attend the summer reading events!
Power Point Classes Offered at the Rippey Library, June 12 & 19 Jun 12, 2012 from 01:15 PM to 03:00 PM
Always wanted to learn about Power Point? This is your chance!!!
Dream Big, Read! Continues at Rippey Public Library, June 18 Jun 18, 2012 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rippey Public Library,
Today's project will be Glo-in-the Dark Chalk. All are welcome to come to the library from 5:00 - 6:00 to Dream Big, Read!
Rippey Methodist Ice Cream Social, June 10, 2012 4-7 Jun 10, 2012 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM Rippey United Methodist Church,
The annual Rippey United Methodist Ice Cream Social will be held June 10, 2012. Serving will begin at 4:00.
Rippey Skating Rink Started, September 1955
Rippey Skating Rink has been started and with all the donations and volunteers working together, should be finished by November, 1955. It will be a great addition to the Martin Park and the town.
Rippey Memories of Gladys Van Horn, by Elaine (Van Horn Swan)
Donated by Elaine (Van Horn) Swan My mother was Gladys Van Horn born 1898 in Des Moines, Iowa. Her father was Dr. U.S.Grant Van Horn and her mother Nevada (Hardenbrook) Van Horn. When she was about ten her dad bought a hotel there with a store and she left a journal with two stories about her stay in Rippey, Iowa. You are welcome to use these stories as you want. I have attatched photos. My mom died Nov 20,1995 in Marysville,Wa. Best Wishes, Elaine Swan
Rippey City Election November 6, 2001
Voters re-elect Mayor Steve Wilkening, and councilmen, Dan Brubaker and Gary Schmidt on November 6, 2001. Connie Gohn-Ades and Connie Gohn-Ades were elected to fill the vacant seats on the council.
Rippey City Election November 6, 2001
Voters re-elect Mayor Steve Wilkening, and councilmen, Dan Brubaker and Gary Schmidt on November 6, 2001. Connie Gohn-Ades and Chris Weyer were elected to fill the vacant seats on the council.
Rippey High School Boys Basketball Team, 1924-1925
The Rippey High School boys 1924-1925 basket ball team finished third in the Round Robin State Tournament.
Rippey Consolidated School Time Capsule to be opened at Alumni Banquet May, 23, 2015
The copper box is found during demolition! The Rippey Alumni will open it at their annual meeting on May 23, 2015.
Armistice Day Blizzard Remembered By Charlie Fritz of Rippey, IA
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City of Rippey Recieves Grant from Greene County Grows, April 16, 2016
Brenda Muir, Board member of Greene County Grows, is presenting $3,500 to City of Rippey on April 4, 2016. Mary Weaver, President of Friends of Rippey, and Janice Johnston, wife of Rippey City Council member, Ned Johnston, accepted the check as the Rippey City Council met at the time of the presentation. The City of Rippey will be using the funds to repair streets and trim overhanging trees. The City of Rippey expresses gratitude to the Grow Greene County Board for these funds….Submitted by Mary Weaver
Rippey Library Building Owners Before 1965
Jay States wrote an article about the building that was given to the City of Rippey for use of the Rippey Public Library in 1965
Rippey IA Improving in 1882!
Rippey, Iowa was improving enough in 1882 to have an article written about it. The farmers were recovering from low land values and continuing to forge ahead, as farmers usually do. As they succeeded, so did the town.
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes August 2912016
Minutes of the regular meeting of the Rippey Board of Trustees meeting held on August 29, 2016. General business taken care of and approval of the Children's Internet Protection Act (IPA). A copy will be sent to Mary Millard so she can continue the e-rate application. Federal funds are used for this, so a policy has to be in place, to receive the funding to reduce the cost for this service.
Doctor Walter Chase Shares Memories of Small Town Doctoring, 1980
Doc Chase wrote an article for the Ne-Sun Newspaper in Sun City, AZ after his retirement. He shared the article with the library, as well as the Jefferson Herald, so the local folks would be able to read it.
Greene County IA Genealogical Society
Washington Winners 4-H Meeting January 14, 2018
Washington Winners 4-H January 14, 2018 meeting was held at the Rippey United Methodist Church. Project deadlines were shared with the members.
Rippey Library Board Minutes December 18, 2017
The Rippey Library Board met on December 18, 2017. This was a change due to Christmas falling on their regular meeting night. Routine business was taken care of.
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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.
Fund-raising begins for Rippey Library Renovation, Dec. 4, 2010

Kevin Hick, Friends of Rippey, and Dale Hanaman, library trustee and all around good cooks!

The Friends of Rippey organization and the Rippey Library Board of Trustees hosted the first fundraising event for the remodeling of the former Masonic building on December 4, 2010.

From the Rippey History, page 107: "....On June 4, 1885, a charter was issued and granted as Elmo Lodge No. 465 A. F. and A. M. There were 17 members on the charter". After much discussion and deliberation, the members voted to close their lodge in the beginning of 2010. The building was deeded to the City of Rippey for the use of the library.

Just as in 1965, when Jay States deeded his store to the City of Rippey, for the use of the library, there needed to be some remodeling to accommodate the needs of a library. The community pulled together and held fund-raisers, volunteered their time and talents to complete the front of that building, so the contents of the library could be moved into this site. This was completed in April of 1965. Later improvements were made over the years, all with local volunteers, fundraising, memorials, donations and grants.

As time has passed, the Iowa Legislature has passed legislation to guide library boards and cities, concerning public libraries. After many meetings and much discussion, there is a plan to go forward to complete the remodeling of the former Masonic building into a library. Again, funding this endeavor will depend completely on donations, grants, and support from the community, just as in the past.

How is the library funded, year after year, to keep it open?

Every January, the Greene County Board of Supervisors allocate money to each of the six libraries in the county. Each town funds their library in their own way. Rippey matches the supervisors allocation to Rippey and the city matches this, plus one dollar. This, hopefully, covers heat, lights, phone, Internet, maintenance, and salaries for the year. Books, special programs, Summer Reading, computers, or anything else the library may want or need, are dependent on memorials, donations, and grants. The Rippey Library has been fortunate since the beginning, as the community and former residents are very supportive on projects the budget can’t cover.

Many board members have worked hard over the years to keep this library a viable asset for the community. The current board members are just as dedicated.

MAY THIS BE A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT!!!

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Rippey Library Closed August 22 through 26, 2011

The Rippey Library will be closed August 22-26 while new shelving is installed and the books can be reshelved. Thanks for your patience and understanding throughout this project.
When Aug 21, 2011 12:00 AM to
Aug 26, 2011 12:00 PM
Where Rippey Public Library
Contact Name Toni Roberts
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey, IA, City Elections, Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Polls open at Noon and close at 8:00 p.m in the Rippey United Methodist Church.

Polling place for the Rippey City Election will be in the Rippey United Methodist Church. The polls open at Noon and close at 8:00 p. m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
When Nov 08, 2011
from 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Rippey United Methodist Church
Contact Name Greene County Auditor
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Three candidates are on the ballot for the three council seats up for election:  incumbents Ned Johnston and Richard Liebich and non-incumbent Jon Allen.  Incumbent, Heidi Chapman, is not a candidate.  In-cumbant mayor Dan Brubaker is seeking re-election for another term.

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Friends of Rippey awarded Community Attraction and Tourism Grant from Vision Iowa Board, November 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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Left to Right; Karina Ward, Region XII Council of Government; Gary Weaver, Velda DeMoss, Friends of Rippey; Jessica O'Riley, Vision Iowa Program Manager; Cathy Reese, Vision Iowa Chair; Mary Weaver, Friends of Rippey.

 

The Vision Iowa Board awarded the Friends of Rippey the first CAT, Community Attraction and Tourism grant for Greene County last Thursday November 9th. The Friends of Rippey will be receiving funding to assist in the demolition of a building to the west of the recently remodeled library. In addition the funds will allow the former Masonic Hall to be expanded to the west to establish a community room that will house up to 125 persons. This will include additional bathrooms, and as well as enlargement of the kitchen to handle increased numbers of persons who may be attending wedding receptions, or other large family and community gatherings. It is expected the building demolition will begin prior to the onset of winter, and the community room plans will be finalized to allow a spring construction start.

 

 

Rippey Recollections

Personal memories from contributors.
Rippey Baseball Memories
When Mary Weaver organized a program about Rippey Baseball for the Greene County Historical Society, she decided to share an article for the Rippey News. This site encourages others to share their own memories of Baseball in Rippey!
Jay States Closes Store in Rippey, Iowa
Jay States wrote an article in the January 7, 1965 edition Globe Free Press reflecting on his retirement and memories of being a businessman in Rippey, as well as his family's business history.
Armistice Day Blizzard, November 11, 1940 Remembered by Charlie Fritz, Rippey, IA
Memories of Charlie Fritz: The Armistice Day Blizzard, November 11, 1940.
Doctor Walter Chase Shares Memories of Small Town Doctoring, 1980
Doc Chase wrote an article for the New-Sun Newspaper in Sun City, AZ after his retirement. He shared the article with the library, as well as the Jefferson Herald, so the local folks would be able to read it.
Rippey Memories of Gladys Van Horn, by Elaine (Van Horn Swan)
Donated by Elaine (Van Horn) Swan My mother was Gladys Van Horn born 1898 in Des Moines, Iowa. Her father was Dr. U.S.Grant Van Horn and her mother Nevada (Hardenbrook) Van Horn. When she was about ten her dad bought a hotel there with a store and she left a journal with two stories about her stay in Rippey, Iowa. You are welcome to use these stories as you want. I have attatched photos. My mom died Nov 20,1995 in Marysville,Wa. Best Wishes, Elaine Swan
Rippey Hay Baling Memories by Duane Coon
2005---When Duane and his wife were back visiting in the area last summer, I visited with him while we were attending his uncle and aunt Don and Mary Coon’s 50th wedding anniversary party. He was telling me of his memories of baling for my father-in-law, Karl and my husband, Ralph. I told him I would love to have him write something down, so I could share with my children and grandchildren. He graciously did and the bonus was, he shared the great memories of Judge Hanson. Ralph baled for Judge Hanson and the some of the Hanson boys worked, too. No doubt they, too, were getting a subtle nudge on whether the brain or the brawn would rule their life’s work!!! Duane is right--the smell of freshly cut hay does invoke some pretty special memories. Thanks Duane, for sharing your memories. Jean Borgeson
Rippey, Iowa Old-Timers Baseball Players Pose For Rippey Centennial, 1970
From article published in the Jefferson Herald, September 9, 1970 Rippey old-timers turned back the clock more than 30 years Sunday afternoon when former Rippey baseball players went a few innings for the enjoyment of Centennial participants. Among the veterans of former Rippey teams were (from left) Dwight Crumley, of Rippey, Raymond Crumley of Des Moines, Harold Radebaugh of Des Moines, Joe Fouch of Rippey, Merval Moraln of Ames, Burt Councilman of Ogden, John Rinker of Boone and Steve States of San Jose, CA.
Rippey Merchant, J. F. Thompson Sells Business to L. A. Senter and Son
The L. A. Senter and Son General Store This store, selling groceries, shoes, dry goods, etc. was in business for twelve years in what is now the Rippey Library Building. Some of the storage drawers and the front windows are the same now as when used in the store. Later, in 1940-1954, the Senter Store was located in the first building west of the present town hall. There was a Senter Store in Rippey for twenty-four years. They sold the store to George Brown of Menlo in 1954.
Memories of Rippey Iowa Fireworks by the Rittgers Sisters
Marna Rittgers Parker and Julene Rittgers Hunt share their memories of the fireworks held in Rippey, Iowa.
Derry Grocery Sold to Allen Senter, Oct. 1942
The grocery store operated by Mrs. Floyd Derry has a new owner, Mr. Allen Senter, who took possesion Oct. 1942
Myron and Maralynn Rinker 55th Anniversary Open House, June 25, 2011 Jun 25, 2011 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Rippey United Methodist Church,
Myron and Maralynn will be honored on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 at the Rippey United Methodist Church. The event will be hosted by their family. They were married August 31, 1956. This is your invitation. NO gifts please!
A Tribute to Mary Weaver by her Children
The seventh annual Greene County Impact Award was awarded to Mary Weaver, of Rippey, Iowa, on May 2, 2016. Other media in the area covered the ceremony, but her children, David and Theresa, shared this tribute to their mother.
Rippey Iowa High School Boys Basketball Team, 1924-1925
The Rippey Iowa High School boys 1924-1925 basketball team finished third in the Round Robin State Tournament.

Rippey Ready to Welcome BRR Riders February 6, 2016

Rippey organizations and their volunteers are busy this week as they ready themselves for BRR (Bike Ride to Rippey) on February 6, 2016!! The Rippey Fire Department will be hosting a beer “tent” at the fire station. At the community center, Roast Beef Sundaes, relishes, chili, bars and beverages, all delicious, will be served by the roaring Rippey Lions Club. “We are a fun group, but no plans for a song and dance routine or any other entertainment,” a spokesman said! True Heroes Under God (THUG) will be serving a potato bar, chili, nachos, pie, bars, and drinks at the Rippey United Methodist Church. Remember, you don’t have to ride to enjoy eating and people watching! Some very interesting people ride and are fun to visit with.
When Feb 06, 2016
from 10:30 AM to 04:00 PM
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Rippey United Methodist Church Easter Services, March 27, 2016

8:00 a.m. Rippey Easter Sunrise Service with breakfast following. The regular Worship Service Celebrates Easter at 11:00 a. m. Everyone Welcome!
When Mar 27, 2016
from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Rippey United Methodist Church
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Rippey Fire Department Open House April 9, 2016

The Rippey Fire Department will hold an open house from 9:00 to Noon on April 9, 2016. This will be your opportunity to meet and thank the Rippey firemen who respond to the emergency needs of our community. The fire trucks and equipment will also be on display. Rain date will be April 16.
When Apr 09, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Rippey Fire Station
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Toddler Fest April 16, 2016

The 11th annual Toddler Fest, "Reading Is All The Buzz," will be held Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 until noon at the Greene County Community Center in Jefferson, IA. The event is free for children 2-5 years old and their families. Toddler Fest is a cooperative event sponsored by all six Greene County libraries and the Greene County board of supervisors and supported by many community partners and volunteers
When Apr 16, 2016
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Greene County Community Center, Jefferson, IA
Contact Name Any Greene County Library
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Rippey Library Board Meets April 25, 2016

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board will meet April 25, 2016 at 6:00 in the library.
When Apr 25, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 515-436-7714
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Rippey Library Hosts Open House April 27, 2016 for New Librarian, Katrina Buttler

The Board of Trustees of the Rippey Library will be hosting an open house for our new librarian, Katrina Buttler, who began her duties on April 18, 2016. Please come meet and greet Katrina from 3:30-5:30 on Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2015.
When Apr 27, 2016
from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Rippey Library
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Rippey Library Sex Offender Policy, Adopted April 25, 2016

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the Rippey Public Library is in compliance with Iowa Code Chapter 692A.113(1.f).

Rippey Public Library

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER POLICY

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the Rippey Public Library is in compliance with Iowa Code Chapter 692A.113(1.f).  The Rippey Library Board of Trustees prohibits the presence of sex offenders convicted of offenses against minors upon or within 300 feet of library property without written permission of the Library Director.

The Library Director may only give written permission to registered sex offenders to come unto the real property of the library or to loiter within 300 feet of the library, as the result of a majority vote decision at a meeting of the Board of Trustees with a quorum present.  This written permission will be reviewed annually.

Persons barred from library property under the law remain entitled to library services.  It is the responsibility of the patron to arrange for a courier to select, check out, and return materials to the library through possession of the patron’s card. 

Violations of this policy will be immediately reported to law enforcement.  Violators will also lose all library privileges.

Offenders wishing to attend an open public meeting must apply for written permission to do so.  Whether or not permission is granted is at the discretion of the Library Director.  The Director’s decision can be appealed to the Library Board of Trustees.  Written notice requesting an appeal must be sent to the Library Board within seven days of receiving the Director’s decision.  If no appeal is made within this time frame, the individual waives any further rights to appeal to the Library Board of Trustees.

State law provides for an exception if the library is a polling location, for the purpose of voting.  Persons prohibited from being on library property will be allowed on library property solely for the period of time reasonably necessary to exercise the right to vote in a public election, if the library is their designated polling location.

Privileges may be restored to any offender whose name has been removed from the Sex Offender Registry upon written proof of said removal.  Proof may include presentation of a copy of the written notice or removal.  Removal must be verified by a search of the Sex Offender Registry completed by the Library Director.  The Library Director will have up to 24 hours to verify said removal from the registry.  Upon verification all rights will be reinstated.


Adopted: April 25, 2016

Rippey Public Library Board Meeting Monday, May 23, 2016

The Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:00 in the library for their regular meeting.
When May 23, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 515-436-7714
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Rippey Alumni Meet May 28, 2016 at Noon

The annual Rippey Alumni Party will be at noon on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The meal will be cooked and served by Chef Kevin and his crew of willing helpers! Please call Mary Ann Miller at 515-465-2449 for your reservations, by May 23. The $11.00 check to Kevin Hick for the meal can be paid at the door. There will be a short business meeting after the meal and a time for visiting.
When May 28, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Rippey United Methodist Church
Contact Name Mary Ann Miller
Contact Phone 515-465-7449
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Old Rippey IA Remembers the Fallen Heroes in 1897

Memorial services held at Old Rippey in 1897 were very moving to the local residents. The Kinkead-Martin Legion Post of Rippey continues the tribute to these veterans on Memorial Day each year. The Washington Township Trustees oversee the well-kept cemetery and it is a lovely place to visit.

Jefferson Souvenir  June 5, 1897

 OLD RIPPEY EXCERCISES

 Graves In That Cemetery Decorated Sunday Afternoon.

             After the memorial services were ended at Rippey, a large portion of those in attendance secured conveyances and went to the Old Rippey cemetery, where about 200 people congregated to join with veterans in paying tribute to the cherished memories of the fallen heroes. The Veterans from Rippey, under command of Wm. Patterson formed in procession just outside the cemetery about 4 o'clock and marched to the center of the yard, where short services were held.  A. C. Lovejoy made a prayer and Chas. Burk gave a very appropriate address for the occasion, although having had little previous preparation. Prof. Thompson had been asked to make the address at this place but was detained at home on account of sickness.

            M. Burk said that this cemetery was one of the oldest in the county and many of the veterans lying here were buried during the time when the whole country was rent in twain with the union and anti- union sentiment, when neighbor was arrayed against neighbor and even families were divided, so bitter was the feeling on the subject and so strong the convictions of right by both parties. He said the present generation could little realize the feeling that then existed, nor could they easily appreciate the courage that it took at that time to stand for principles involved and the enlisting in the army where a man took his life in his hands and bid goodbye to home friends and dear ones, never expecting to see them again.

            And it was many of these same boys and men who went away from this spot, which was then the sight of a nourishing town that came back, having died on the battle field or soon after their return.

            He paid tribute to the loyalty of those engaged in the fight for national union, and closed with the thought that it was justly appropriate, that the day should be observed on Sunday, that instead of making a celebration of it, the day should be set apart as one to be given wholly in paying reverent tribute to the memory of those whose graves we decorate this afternoon.

            The soldiers then marched to the following graves and decorated each with a profusion of flowers, they being quite plentiful in that vicinity.  The list was furnished the writer by Dr. Lovejoy and is as follows:

            Brand, Van Buren, 10th Iowa Infantry, and during the  last years of the war was a member of a U. S. Calvary regiment---died in 1865.

            Heater, Jacob, died in 1864

            Rhoads, Walter, died in 1861.  These men served as comrades in the Black Hawk War of 1832.  Mr. Rhoads was also a soldier in the War of 1812.  Number of regiment not known.

            Measures, James, 39th Iowa Regiment Infantry, died 1878 

            Peterman, John, died in 1865 or ‘6 the precise date unknown.  He belonged to the 25th Illinois Regiment.

            Robbins, Elam, Co. E. 39th Iowa, died 1893

            Tolliver, John, Co. E. 39th Iowa Infantry, died at Davenport in 1862

            White, B. F., Iowa Infantry, date of death and regiment unknown.

            After this part of the program the procession stopped in the center of the cemetery, where a few well-chosen words were spoken by Wm. Patterson.  He referred to the time when he remembered the streets of Old Rippey alive with scenes of preparations for war, when Dr. Lovejoy, as captain of the home guards, organized and drilled Co. H. of the 10th and Co. E. of the 39th Iowa regiments and who, thought he had never claimed to be a soldier had done so much to further the cause of the union at home in caring for the families of those in the field, that at some day in the  future when he was laid to rest in this quiet and shaded spot, his grave would be remembered by those who should each year observe this day.  And in this connection he wished to speak of the further fact that as many of the graves were unmarked and Dr. Lovejoy was the only one who knew where some of the veterans were buried, some provisions should be made for marking these graves.

            As the government furnished stones for the graves of all soldiers, where desired, he thought a committee should be appointed to arrange for securing such monuments.  As it seemed to be the sentiment of all present that this idea should be carried out, he appointed a committee consisting of B. F. Osborn, Chas. Suydam, F. A. Free and J. P. Fowler.

            This closed the day’s exercises, and the procession disbanded.

Rippey IA City Council Meets June 6, 2016

The regular meeting of the Rippey City Council will meet on June 6, 2016 at 7:00 in the community room.
When Jun 06, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Rippey Community Room
Contact Name Mary Millard, City Clerk
Contact Phone 515-436-7713
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Rippey Library Summer Reading Begins June 6, 2016

The Summer Reading Programs at the Rippey Library begins on June 6, during library hours. Activities are listed on the main page on the library website, as well as in the Scranton Journal and the Rippey News website each week.
When Jun 06, 2016
from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Rippey Public Library
Contact Name Katrina Buttler, Librarian
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social, Sunday, June 12, 2016

The annual Rippey United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social is Sunday, June 12, 2016. Serving will be from 4:00 - 7:00.
When Jun 12, 2016
from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey United Methodist Church
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Rippey IA Public Library Board of Trustees Meet June 27, 2016

Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:00 in the library.
When Jun 27, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Recycled Fun Coming to Rippey June 20, 2016

Greene County libraries are hosting the Hanson Family for afternoon ”Recycled Fun” programs. The Hanson Family will perform Monday, June 20, at 4:00 at the Wisecup Gymnasium located at the west edge of Rippey. Their appearances in Greene County are funded by the Greene County Board of Supervisors. Admission is FREE! Treats will be served at the library, afterward. Everyone is welcome to attend. A Big Thank You to Greene County School Superintendent, Tim Christensen, for allowing us to use this space.
When Jun 20, 2016
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Ram Gym west of Rippey
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey City Council Meeting Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Rippey City Council will meet Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7:00 p. m. in the community room. Note change of day, due to the July 4 holiday.
When Jul 05, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where rippey community room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7713
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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meeting July 25, 2016

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:00 in the library. Policy amendment/adoptions will be finalized. Reports of Summer Reading and Fall Programs will be discussed.
When Jul 25, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey Public Library
Contact Name Katrina Buttler, Librarian
Contact Phone 515-435-7714
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Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, August 29, 2016

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6:00 in the library.
When Aug 29, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rippey City Council will meet on TUESDAY, September 6, 2016 at 7:00 p. m. in the community room. NOTE CHANGE OF DAY, DUE TO LABOR DAY.
When Sep 06, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Rippey Community Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7713
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Special Greene County School Election September 13, 2016

The Special School Election for Greene County Community School District will be held on September 13, 2016. The polls will be open from 7:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m in all Greene County Community School District regular polling places. Rippey precinct is located in the community/library building.
When Sep 13, 2016
from 07:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Where Rippey Community/Library Building
Contact Name Greene County Auditor
Contact Phone 515-386-5683
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The Greene County Community Schools will hold a special election on September 13, 2016.  Voters will consider issuing $19.4 million in general obligation bonds for a school construction/renovation project.  Also, voters will elect a board member to fill the remaining term of office that became vacant on the resignation of Susan Burkett last January.  Mike Dennhardt was appointed to fill the position until the next election.  Burkett's term will end in 2017. 

 

Town Hall Meeting on Bond Issue Vote, Monday, August 8, 2016

Town Hall Meeting on Bond Issue Vote will meet at 8:00 in the community room in Rippey. The Pay it Forward committee volunteer will answer questions about the $19.4 million bond issue proposal that will be on the ballot at the special school election on September 13, 2013.
When Aug 08, 2016
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Rippey community/library building
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The Pay it Forward committee, a volunteer committee working to educate voters about the Greene County Schools' $19.4 million bond. Town Hall Meeting on Bond Issue Vote will meet at 8:00 in the community room in Rippey. The Pay it Forward committee volunteer will answer questions about the $19.4 million bond issue proposal that will be on the ballot at the special school election on September 13, 2013.

Information about the bond issue proposal can be found at www.gccsdbondissue.info.

Rippey Iowa City Council Meeting August 8, 2016

The regular meeting of the Rippey, Iowa City Council will be held Monday, August 8, 2016 in the community room at 7:00 p. m.
When Aug 08, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Rippey coumunity room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 515-436-7713
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Rippey Yoga Class

The Rippey Yoga groups meets weekly at the Community Room at 7:15 AM. All are welcome. If there are questions please contact Judy Tomenga at 515-240-9014. Reservations are not necessary.
When Aug 03, 2016
from 07:15 AM to 08:15 AM
Where Rippey Community Room
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Rippey Yoga

The Rippey Yoga groups meets weekly at the Community Room at 7:15 AM. All are welcome. If there are questions please contact Judy Tomenga at 515-240-9014. Reservations are not necessary.
When Aug 10, 2016
from 07:15 AM to 08:15 AM
Where Rippey Community Room
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Rippey Yoga

The Rippey Yoga group meets weekly at the Community Room at 7:15 AM. All are welcome. If there are questions please contact Judy Tomenga at 515-240-9014. Reservations are not necessary.
When Aug 17, 2016
from 07:15 AM to 08:15 AM
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Rippey United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social, Sunday, September 11, 2016, 4-7

The annual Rippey United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social will be Sunday, September 11,2016 from 4:00-7:00.
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from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey United Methodist Church
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Rippey Iowa Library Internet Safety (Children's Internet Protection Act) (CIPA) Policy Aproved September 2016

It is the policy of Rippey Public Library to: (a) prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications; (b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity; (c) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and (d) comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h)].

Internet Safety Policy


Introduction


It is the policy of Rippey Public Library to: (a) prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications; (b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity; (c) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and (d) comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h)].


Definitions


Key terms are as defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act.

Access to Inappropriate Material

To the extent practical, technology protection measures (or “Internet filters”) shall be used to block or filter Internet, or other forms of electronic communications, access to inappropriate information.

Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, blocking shall be applied to visual depictions of material deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any material deemed harmful to minors.

Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may be disabled for adults or, in the case of minors, minimized only for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.

Inappropriate Network Usage

To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Rippey Public Library online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, and other forms of direct electronic communications.

Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage includes: (a) unauthorized access, including so-called ‘hacking,’ and other unlawful activities; and (b) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.


Education, Supervision and Monitoring


It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Rippey Public Library staff to educate, supervise and monitor appropriate usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy, the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act, and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.

Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the responsibility of the Library Director or designated representatives.

Rippey Lions Club Spaghetti Supper Saturday, November 12, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016 the annual Rippey Lions Club Spaghetti Supper will be at Rippey UMC from 5:00 to 7:00. A free-will offering will be accepted. Everyone is welcome to enjoy spaghetti and fellowship as you support our local Lions Club.
When Nov 12, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 07:55 PM
Where Rippey United Methodist Church
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Rippey Public Library wil be Closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 for Veterans Day

THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS FOR THEIR SERVICE.
When Nov 11, 2016
from 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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Rippey Libray Board Meeting December 19, 2016

The Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, December 19, 2016 at 6:00 p. m. for their regular meeting. Note the change of date, due to the Christmas Holidays.
When Dec 19, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey Library Closed Monday, December 26, 2016

When Dec 26, 2016
from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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Rippey Library Closed January 2, 2017

When Jan 01, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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Piano Students Lead Sing-Along at their Recital, December 15, 2016

Students of Janice Johnston lead the audience in a sing-along at their recital on December 15, 2016 in the Rippey Community Room. Piano Recital a Success! Forty people of the Rippey Community were given a musical laden piano and violin recital on Thursday evening December 15. The 6 students of Janice Johnston demonstrated their musical skills as well as an oratory reading. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends gathered at the Rippey Community Room for the event. They were greeted by two of the students who opened the door welcoming guests and distributed the programs. Each student introduced themselves, telling their age, and a bit about their family. They played traditional Christmas songs such as “Hark the Herald”, “Oh Christmas Tree”, and “Silent Night”. A non-traditional but beautiful and appropriate song was “Happy Birthday, Jesus”. For those who can recall their children’s music lessons, “The Cuckoo”, “Brother John”, and “Chopsticks” were also played, sometimes in a duet with their teacher. Midge Vannatta played sing-a-long songs at the program conclusion, “Joy to the World” and “Away in the Manager”. All who had gathered joined to sing. The above photo shows Midge, Janice, and all the students as they had just completed the group sing-a-long. The students under the guidance of Mrs. Johnson had made chocolate crinkle cookies, traditional cut out sugar cookies, ginger cookies, and peanut butter stars. These were served with season punch following the recital.
Piano Students Lead Sing-Along at their Recital, December 15, 2016
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Greene County Historical Society Postpones Program, to Sunday, January 22, 2017

Greene County Historical Society will present, "Reflections on a career in journalism, covering politics and the state of the nation in the week of the inaugural" by David Yepsen, Jefferson native and newly appointed host of IPTV's "Iowa Press." The program will begin at 2:00 p. m. in the museum on January 22.
When Jan 15, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Greene County Historical Museum
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7684
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Greene County Historical Society Presents Program, Sunday January 22, 2017

Greene County Historical Society will present, "Reflections on a career in journalism, covering politics and the state of the nation in the week of the inaugural" by David Yepsen, Jefferson native and newly appointed host of IPTV's "Iowa Press." The program will begin at 2:00 p. m. in the museum on January 22, 2017.
When Jan 22, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Greene County Historical Museum
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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meet January 30, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:00 p. m. in the library.
When Jan 30, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Contact Name Shawneene Kenan, Librarian
Contact Phone 515-436-7714
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BRR Ride (Bike Ride to Rippey) is February 4, 2017

Rippey is geared up for the 40th BRR! Remember, you don't have to ride a bike to Rippey to enjoy the different places to eat and people watch!! It's always entertaining!
When Feb 04, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Rippey
Contact Name Perry Chamber of Commerce
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Rippey City Council Meeting, February 6, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey City Council meets, Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:00 in the community room.
When Feb 06, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Contact Name Mary Millard, Clerk
Contact Phone 436-7713
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Greene County Historical Society Presents 90 Years of Local History in 45 Minutes

The Greene County Historical Society will meet at noon in the Cooper Methodist Church on April 7, 2017. The program, entitled, "90 Years of Local History in 45 Minutes," will be presented by Chuck Offenburger, with Stephen Molle, Willard Hostetler and Bob Burnell. For more information, contact https://www.greenecountyiowahistoricalsociety.org/
When Apr 07, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Cooper Methodist Church
Contact Name Greene County Historical Society
Contact Phone 515-386-8544
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Toddlerfest "Bee a Reader" Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Toddlerfest theme this year is " Bee a Reader" Parents can mark their calendars for Saturday April 8th starting at 10 am until noon. This is a come and go event for children 2-5 years old and their families. There will be about 20 stations for the kids to visit. This is a FREE event held at the Jefferson Rec Center. There will be a special appearance by IPTV's Clifford the Big Red Dog. This annual event is funded by the Greene County Supervisors to the Greene County Library Association. Contact your local libraries for more information.
When Apr 08, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Jefferson Rec Center
Contact Name Local Librarians
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Rippey Lions Club Meet Thursday, February 2, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Lions Club will be Thursday, February 2, 2017. Rachel Sacco is the coordinator for the potluck meal. Final plans for BRR will be discussed.
When Feb 02, 2017 07:00 PM to
Mar 02, 2017 08:30 PM
Where Rippey United Methodist Church
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Rippey Lions Club Meeting, February 16, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Lions Club will be on February 16, 2017. After the 7:00 meal the members will begin their business meeting.
When Feb 16, 2017
from 07:00 AM to 08:30 AM
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Rippey Rippey Library Board Meeting, Monday, February 27, 2017

The Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:00 for their regular monthly meeting.
When Feb 27, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey, IA City Council Meeting, March 6, 2017

Rippey City Council will hold a special meeting at 7:00 to consider the resolution to convey property to Heartland CO-OP. The regular monthly meeting will follow. Council meetings are held in the community room.
When Mar 06, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Rippey Community Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7713
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Rippey UMC Joins Perry UMC for Ash Wednesday Services, March 1, 2017

The Perry, Fairview and Rippey Ash Wednesday services are in Perry, March 1, 2017 at 7:00 p. m.
When Mar 01, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Perry UMC
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Rippey Ladies Aid Meet Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Rippey United Methodist Ladies Aid will meet Thursday, March 2, at 2:00 p. m.
When Mar 02, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Rippey UMC
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Rippey Lions Club Meeting, March 2, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Lions Club will be held Thursday, March 2, 2017. The meal will be served at 7:00 with the meeting and program to follow.
When Mar 02, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meet March 27, 2017

Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, March 27, 2017 at 6:00 for their regular monthly meeting in the library.
When Mar 27, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey Library Fundraiser, Saturday, March 25, 2017

Soup Lunch Fundraiser! Saturday March 25th 11 am - 1 pm at the Rippey Public Library. Free Will Donation. Come and enjoy a hot bowl of soup! Vote on a favorite! Proceeds will help fund the library and the Summer Reading Program.
When Mar 25, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Rippey Community Room
Contact Name Shawneene Kenan, Librarian
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey City Council Meeting, April 3, 2017

The Rippey City Council will meet for their regular meeting, Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00 p. m. in the community room.
When Apr 03, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Rippey Community Room
Contact Name Mary Millard, Clerk
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Rippey Library History

Highlights of the many decades of a library in Rippey, Greene Co., IA
Rippey Iowa P. T. A. Library Reopens September 1933
Jefferson Herald, Thursday, September 7, 1933: Starting in September, 1933, the P. T. A. Library hours are the same as they have been during the summer months. It is hoped that everyone who enjoys good reading will patronize the library in the Rippey Mercantile store.
Rippey Iowa P. T. A. Reopens Library October 1940
Jefferson Herald, October 24, 1940 Rippey Library Reopened The P.T.A. library has been reopened in the rear room of the Pelley store. A committee appointed by the president of the P.T.A has selected books from the traveling library in Des Moines and will soon be available to the people of the community. Arrangements are being made to have a girl appointed by the N. Y.A. (National Youth Administration) to be in charge during the library hours, which will be Tuesday afternoon and Saturday evening during the school year.
Rippey IA Ordinance #48 Established a Free Public Library June 12, 1944
At a meeting of the Town Council on June 12th, 1944, Ordinance #48 was passed and adopted, establishing a free public library for the Town of Rippey.
Rippey, Greene Co., IA Public Library, First Board and Year
News articles describing the first year since the ordinance was passed by the Rippey Town Council in June of 1944.
Mildred Castles, Temporary Rippey Librarian, 1944, Board Member 1945-1946
The library was formally organized in 1944-45 and the city council was asked to budget $298 for the library. The Rippey Savings Bank leased a small building on Main St.for $50 a year in which to house the library. Mrs. Mildred Castles served as temporary librarian and in 1945 Susie Wilson became the librarian.The first board included Helen Crumley, Miriam High, Lavina Fry, Nellie Senter, Wilmuth Peters. Later Mrs. Senter resigned and was replaced by Mrs. Millie Castles. Mildred and her husband, Dr. William Castles moved to Dallas Center in early April, 1946. Source: library records and newspaper articles.
Helen Crumley Rippey Iowa Library Board Member 1944 - 1963
Helen Crumley served on the board from the beginning in June 1944 and was president when she passed away on September 13, 1963.
Rippey Library Moving Day, April 17, 1965
Volunteers, young and old, help move the Rippey Library to its new location, April 17, 1965. This day will be remembered for a long time as one of Rippey's finest community effort.
Wilmuth Peters, Rippey Library Board Member, 1944 - 1979
Wilmuth Peters resigned from the Rippey Library Board in June, 1979 after serving in this capacity for 35 years. She was appointed to the board when the library was formally created by ordinance in June, 1944.
Lavina Fry, Rippey Library Board Member 1944 - 1979
Lavina Fry was one of the first board members appointed to the Rippey Library in 1944. She resigned in June, 1979 after serving 35 years.
Rippey Library Board Members, 1944 - 1979, Wilmuth Peters and Lavina Fry, Retire
The Rippey Library honored Wilmuth Peters and Lavina Fry, charter members of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees, who served their last terms on June 30, 1979.
Rippey Library Fundraiser March 2, 1980, Enjoyed by Many Great Supporters
At least 250 people enjoyed the Rippey Library Fundraiser on March 2, 1980. It seems everyone in the community shared the talents of many for this project for library repairs. It was so much fun watching and working together for this common cause in Rippey. I miss those days. Jean Borgeson, Library Board Member
Jerry Gillett Obituary, November 1980
Jefferson Herald November 27, 1980 Funeral services for Jerry P. Gillett were held Friday, Nov. 14, at the Carson Funeral Home in Ogden with the Rev Harry Smith officiating. Mr. Gillett died Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the North Grand Care Center in Ames at the age of 79.
Jerry Gillett Remembers Rippey and Grand Junction 1983
Jefferson Herald March 24, 1983 Jerry Gillett estate aids Grand Junction, Rippey By Bev Lehman The late Jerry Gillett lived out his life on a farm east of Rippey. He never married. When he drew up a new will in 1978 he chose to leave his estate to non-profit organizations in two Greene county towns, Grand Junction and Rippey.
Rippey Iowa Library Open House, April 26, 1981, Celebrates Retiring Trustee, Miriam High, Remodel Project and National Library Week
An open house honoring Miriam High after 37 years on the Rippey Board of Trustees. She, along with Wilmuth Peters and Lavina Fry were appointed to the board in 1944 by the Rippey City Council when they passed the ordinance creating a public library for Rippey. National Library Week and showing the completed remodeling on the library was also celebrated this day.
Rippey IA Library Celebrates 60 years; Honors Virgene Morse, Trustee, Nov. 2004
The Rippey public library will celebrate its 60th anniversary with an open house Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the library community room. Long-time board member Virgene Morse will be honored for over 25 years of service. Other past board members to be recognized included Doris Tipton, Janice Johnston, Colleen Norgren and Pam Odin.
Rippey Library Open House December 2, 2006 a Great Success!
The library open house and Christmas party was a great success. Held on December 2, 2006, there were 89 children and adults in the library and 75 gifts were given. Peoples Bank provided books for each child and there was a drawing for an adult gift. Mark Kenan, with Golden Harvest Seeds provided some of the funds for the treats.
Soup Contest Held At Rippey Library, Jan. 15, 2011
Good soup, by former board members, provide close contest!
Toni Roberts, Rippey Librarian Retirement Party, Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A retirement party for Toni Roberts, Rippey was held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
Toni Roberts Retires September 22, 2012
Rippey Library Board members and Assistant Librarian wished Toni well in her retirement, as the community helped celebrate on September 19, 2012.
Andrea Williams, Rippey Librarian, March, 2015 to March, 2016
Rippey welcomed their new librarian. In spite of problems with the septic tank, Andrea Williams weathered her first week well. The community was encouraged to stop in and welcome Andrea to Rippey. Williams grew up in Pocahontas and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in English literature with minors in technical communication and history. She is currently taking courses online through the University of Wisconsin-Madison to earn her master’s degree in library and information studies, and hopes to graduate in August of 2016. She married in August of 2014, and currently lives with her husband in Boone. Andrea was honored at a farewell open house on March 24, 2016. Andrea has accepted a new, full time job in Boone. Many came to say goodbye and wish her well as she takes this new path in her life. The library board thanked her for her year at Rippey.
Rippey Library Board Honors Katrina Buttler October 29, 2016
Katrina Buttler, Rippey Librarian, was honored on Saturday, October 29, 2017 as she is leaving to pursue other ventures in her life. They thanked her for the time she devoted to the Rippey Library. Katrina began her duties as Rippey Librarian on April 18, 2016.
Shawneene Kenan Honored August 30, 2018
Shawneene Kenan, who recently resigned as the Rippey Librarian, was honored on August 30, 2018 at an open house at the library.
Rippey Librarian, Phyllis Bardole, Begins Duties, October 1, 2018
The Rippey Library Board of Trustees are pleased to welcome our new librarian, Phyllis Bardole, who began her duties on October 1, 2018. We hope the community will support Phyllis in her new position and show her the same kindness and patience they have shown our other librarians, as she becomes comfortable with her new job.

Rippey Lions Club Meeting April 6, 2017

The Rippey Lions Club will meet on April 6, 2017 for their regular meeting. Rick and Mary Liebich are coordinators for the potluck meal and Chris Roberts is in charge of the program.
When Apr 06, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Rippey United Methodist Church
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Rippey, Iowa High School State Basketball Team, 1925

The Rippey, Iowa High School boys basketball team placed third in the state, after a very successful 1924-25 season.

 

Rippey Iowa High School Boys State Basketball Team 1924-1925

Top row, left to right:  Dwight “Joe” Fouch, Hans Nelson, Coach Ellis Clough, Lucian “Lowie” Aubertin, Edwin “Squeak” Thornburgh, Bruce Cain; bottom row, left to right:  Donald “Shark” McClune, Glen “Mutt” Grow, Captain Everett “Percy” Thornburgh, Harold “Rady” Radebaugh, and Ray “Gap” Johnson.

    The Rippey Boys Basketball Team completed a successful season—of the 28 games played, they won 22.  At the Sectional Tournament in Dallas Center, Everett Thornburgh was awarded one of the three “I’s” given by the Register and Leader for good sportsmanship and clean playing.

    At the Tournament in Menlo, two of the players, Harold Radebaugh and Donald McClune were given places on the All-Tournament Team, while Everett Thornburgh was placed on the Second All-Tournament Team at the contest in Boone.  This team won the Sectional and District Tournaments, and played three games in the “Class B” Round Robin State Tournament, finishing in Third Place.

Rippey Library Board Members, 1944 - 1979, Wilmuth Peters and Lavina Fry, Retire

The Rippey Library honored Wilmuth Peters and Lavina Fry, charter members of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees, who served their last terms on June 30, 1979.

Jefferson Bee, August 16, 1979

Rippey News Report by Mrs. Paul (Ferne) Holmes

The trustees of the Rippey public library sponsored a tea in the library community room Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11, to honor Mrs Wilmuth Peters and Mrs Lavina Fry, who recently retired from the library board. Around 70 people registered during the afternoon and visited with the two women about the growth of the library from a few small shelves of books in the grocery store to its present size. Mrs Cleone Killam presented each woman with a charm, indicating 35 years of service as a trustee, and thanked them for their work over the years. The present trustees are Mrs Killam, Mrs Miriam High, Mrs Dorothy Scharingson, Mrs Phyllis Bardole, Mrs Dee Ann Thompson, Mrs Mary Von Behren and Mrs Darwin Grow. Mrs Helen Rice is the librarian and Mrs Margaret Wallace is her assistant. Mrs Mary Weaver, a friend of the library, had charge of the tea, and was assisted by Mrs Margaret Dorris, Mrs Helen Thompson, Mrs Bernice Cain and Mrs Dorothy Grow. The cookies were furnished by the trustees and the Amitie Club, and the colorful poster was made by Mrs Lori Gannon. Mrs Peters and Mrs Fry were given corsages when they represented the library that morning in the Rippey Fun Day that morning in the Rippey Fun Day parade.

Wilmuth Peters resigned from the Rippey Library Board in June, 1979 after  serving in this capacity for 35 years.  She was appointed to the board when the library was formally created by ordinance in June, 1944.    Wilmuth Peters    Lavina Fry was one of the first board members appointed to the Rippey Library in 1944.  She resigned in June, 1979 after serving 35 years.  Lavina Fry

All-Parish Maunday Thursday Services at Fairview United Methodist Church

Fairview United Methodist Church will host the Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 13, at 7:00 for the three churches in the parish. Everyone is welcome to attend.
When Apr 13, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Fairview UMC North of Perry
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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meeting, April 24, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:00 in the library.
When Apr 24, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey Libray
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Contact Phone 433-7714
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Rippey Library Hosts Greene County Reads Book Discusion Thursday, April 20, 2017

There will be a Greene County Reads Book discussion led by Jan Scharingson Thursday, April 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Rippey Library. The book chosen for this year is, "Fates and Traitors, " by Jennifer Chiaverini, who will join us via Skype during the discussion! The book is a novel of John Wilkes Booth, who is often portrayed as a shadowy figure whose single murderous act made him the most hated man in America. This is the story of the four women whom he loved and who loved him in return. It is a must read!
When Apr 20, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Rippey Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey City Council Meeting May 1, 2017

The The regular meeting of the Rippey City Council will be Monday, May 1, 2017 in the community room at 7:00.
When May 01, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Rippey Commuinity Room
Contact Name Mary Millard, City Clerk
Contact Phone 436-7713
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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meet May 22, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6:00 in the library. NOTE CHANGE OF DAY DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY
When May 22, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
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Contact Phone 436-7714
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Meals from the Heartland

Volunteers fill food bags on May 4, 2017
Meals from the Heartland
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Rippey City Council Meeting, June 5, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey City Council will meet Jun 5, 2017 at 7:00 in the community room.
When Jan 05, 2017 07:00 PM to
May 05, 2017 08:00 PM
Where Rippey Community Room
Contact Name Mary Millard, Clerk
Contact Phone 436-7713
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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meet Monday, June 26, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:00 in the library.
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from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
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Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey City Council Meeting July 5, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey City Council will meet July 5, 2017 at 7:00 in the community room.
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Friends of Rippey Baseball Field Fundraiser a Success

Mary Weaver, President of Friends of Rippey reports a successful fundraising effort enjoyed by many generous donors on June 24, 2017.
Friends of Rippey Baseball Field Fundraiser a Success

The Town and Country Band lived up to their fine reputation, giving an entertaining concert for the crowd attending the fundraising even at Rippey, June 24, 2017t

Friends of Rippey and others gathered on the lawn of the Rippey Community Room on Saturday evening June 24 to listen to a rousing Town and Country Band concert.  Traditional Sousa and Karl King marches were played along with a 60’s medley. A favorite from that was “YMCA” and several of the listeners participated in making the usual letter moves.   There were some serious pieces including “Halleluiah” that were very much appreciated by those in attendance.  The Town and Country Band directed by Snowy Chargo was at its finest.

The evening kicked off with a summertime picnic held in the Community Room. Food items were donated by Shawn and Lori DeMoss in loving memory of late Velda, DeMoss the former President of the Friends of Rippey, (FOR). Additional sweets were donated and the meal was served by Friends of Rippey members.

During the concert Mary Weaver Friends of Rippey leader announced that $850 was donated by those who enjoyed the meal.  (Additional funds were received after the announcement).  In addition she announced a former coach of the East Greene Hawks had left over funds remaining from a ball field fund raiser and he will be donating $750.00 to the project of remodeling the Grand Stand Bleachers. The evening well exceeded the $1000 goal established with that donation.

Total contributions to date are $2500, of the $3000 needed to complete the refurbishing.  Local contractor, John McConnell intends to begin work on the bleachers this week, in anticipation of having them repaired and painted by the Odd/Even, Rippey/East Greene Alumni game to be held July 15 at the Ball Park.

Anyone wishing to donate for repair of the Grand Stand Bleachers may submit the check to Friends of Rippey, Box 52, Rippey, Iowa  50235.  The FOR group is a 501 c 3, so all donations will be tax deductible. 

The Friends of Rppey thank those who came and enjoyed the evening,  as well as those who have supported the fundraising efforts for this project.  Mary Weaver, President of Friends of Rippey

Rippey Farm Festival Features Balloon Rides, 1908

Rippey Farm Festival October 1908 featured balloon rides.
Rippey Farm Festival Features Balloon Rides, 1908
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Rippey Holds Farm Festival, October 1908

Crowds Were Large and Entertainment as Good as Ever Offered In Central Iowa, as the two days "Farm Festival" for which the city of Rippey has long been planning, occurred last Wednesday and Thursday. The weather was fine and everything was beyond expectations.
Rippey Holds Farm Festival, October 1908

The balloon ascension was a great attraction at the October 1908 Rippey Farm Festival

Jefferson Bee Oct 14, 1908

THE RIPPEY CARNIVAL BIG DOINGS OF LAST WEEK

Crowds Were Large and Entertainment as Good as Ever Offered In Central Iowa.

Rippey, October I8:—-The two days "Farm Festival" for which the city of Rippey has long been planning, occurred last Wednesday and Thursday. The weather was fine and everything was beyond expectations.

The Festival opened Wednesday at 1:00 p. m. by a selection from the Grand Junction band; next the Rippey Glee Club sang "Autumn," much to the delight of all who were present.

The invocation was given by Rev. Koser. Hon. B. F. Osborn gave the address of welcome in his usual pleasing manner, and it was very much enjoyed by an appreciative audience.

Prof. R. E. Drennan, of Ames Agricultural College, gave a plain, common sense talk how the farmer should keep his farm and not sell it by the load. Clover was recommended as one of the main crops to keep the farm good. On an ordinary farm fifty or more sheep can be kept at very little expense; also other stock that the crop may be used and not sold.

Home talent sang "Milk Maid's Song," which was very much enjoyed.

                Miss Jessica BeSack, of the Agricultural College, Ames, gave an interesting talk on home life. The largest, most airy and pleasantest rooms in the house should be the ones the family occupy, and the dining room and kitchen should be made most attractive and could be made so with little expense. Her talk was practical and fine.

Prof. W. J. Spillman, of the National Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C, who is associated with Secretary Wilson then gave an interesting account of his work. He sends men to visit farmers through the country, who have made farming a success and gains ideas and writes up their experiences and methods, and copies of the reports are kept at Washington. Any one sending their names in to Washington can get a bulletin each month which gives much valuable information.

Prof. G. R. Bliss' address on forestry and crop rotation was excellent and practical.

The grand parade, Thursday, was worth coming to see; it was a success, consisting of decorated rigs, double and single drivers, draft teams, stallions, colts of all ages, and Shetland ponies. The next great attraction was the balloon ascension each day and it was witnessed by an immense crowd that was held spell bound. 

The art hall was very attractive with a fine display of each kind as will be seen by the premium list now given. The corn and poultry exhibits were also fine. Following is the list of premiums:

HORSES.

Best draft team, Burton Rittgers;  second, R. Penningtcn.

Best driving team, W. G. Scott;  second, Lennard Lofstedt.

Best all-purpose team, Geo. Fouch;  second, D. C. Fessler.

Best single driver, Wm. Phillips;  second, L. Robins.

Best 2-year-old colt, Jim Blair;  second, A. L. Grow.

Best yearling colt, Chas. Davenport;  second, no entry.

Best suckling colt, R. Pennington;  second, Burton Rittgers."

Best saddle horse, Jim Woltz;  second, Earl Munson.

Best Shetland pony, Ed. Heater;  second, Jim Blair.

Best decorated rig, Earl Munson; second, F. C. Emerhiser.

 SWINE.

 Best thoroughbred hog any age or breed, M. J. Foley.

Best male 8 months or under, Jim Walker; second Patton & Ford.

Best thoroughbred gilt,  J. Walker;  second, Orrie Stevens.

 CORN.

Best 10 ears yellow corn, W. Zeller;  second, John Randolph.

Best 10 ears white corn, T. Fitzsimmons;  second, Miles Morain.

Best 10 ears other corn, J. Laidley;  second, J. A. Kever.

Best ear corn, John Burk.

Tallest stock of corn, Mr. Sweeny.

(The balance of the premium Hat will be published next week.)

Jefferson Bee, October 21, 1908

The Rippey Festival. continued

 Following is the remainder of the list of awards at the Rippey Farm Festival of October 8 and 9:

 Vegetables.

 Best assortment garden vegetables raised by one person, Geo. Naylor.

Best peck potatoes. F. McDonald; second, Wm. Bardole.

Corn pumpkin, John Burk.

Pie pumpkin, Lyman Gilliland.

Sweet pumpkin, Wm. Bardole.

Head cabbage, N. P. Burk.

Watermelon, George Turpen.

Squash, Fred Lofstedt.

Gourd, Clinton Riggen.

Peck onions, Alice Naylor.

Fall apples, Grimes Golden, A. Burk.

Winter apples, Baldwin, Thomas Chambers.

Winter apples, Jonathan, J. Calahan.

Home grown pears, T. Chambers.

Home grown peaches, Art. Drakley.

Fancy Work.

Quilted quilt, Mrs. E. E. Robinson;

second, Mrs. J. E. Rohrer.

Pieced quilt, Mrs. D. Gonder;

second, Mrs. D. Gonder.

Leather sofa pillow, Mrs. Jackson. ,

Embroidered pillow, Mrs? H. Lovejoy.

Fancy pillow, Kate Porter.

Hand painting, Mrs. Jas. Walker.

Crochet article, Lizzie Wilson.

Knitted article, Mrs. Shrayer.

Darned hosiery, Mrs. J. Crumley.

Hardanger work, Mae Peak.

Shadow embroidery, Mrs. Ida Cook.

Eyelet embroidery, Anges Kupfer.

Wallachain embroidery, Mrs. H. Davis.

Drawn work, Mae Peak.

Handkercihef, Mrs. H. Davis.

Battenburg, Dorothy Meyers.

Tatting, Mrs. Sperry.

Apron, Mrs. H. Davis.

Waist, Kate Porter.

Burnt wood, Kate Porter.

Child's Department.

Dress doll, Grace States.

Handkerchief, Callis Shipley.

Needle work, Fern Johnson ; second, Ruth Emberling.

Mechanical Work.

Hammer, Claud Fleetwood.

Canned Fruits.

Pears, Mrs. B. F. Osborn.

Blackberries, Mrs. Chas. Holmes.

Apple butter, Mrs. A. S. Burk.

Peach butter, Grace Free.

Tomato preserves, Mrs. I. J. Burk.

Pear preserves, Mrs. B. F. Osborn.

Pine apple preserves, Mrs. B. F. Obsorn.

Tomatoes preserves, Mrs. A. S. Burk.

Watermelon preserves, Rena Jackson.

Apple preserves, Mrs. J. N. Gilmore.

Strawberry preserves, Mrs. J. N. Gilmore.

Peach preserves, Mrs. J. N. Gilmore.

Apple pickles, Mrs. T. E. Dugan.

Bean pickles, Mrs. J. Lysinger.

Mixed pickles, Mrs. B. F. Oabron.

Cherry pickles, Mrs. B. F. Osborn.

Beet pickles, Mrs. J. N. Gilmore.

Peach pickles, Mrs. B. F. Osborn.

Cucumber pickles, Mrs. J. L. Hoshal.

Onion pickles, Mrs. Miles Morain.

Home grown peaches. Mrs. I. Burk.

Grapes, Mrs. E. Robinson.

Cherries, Mrs. E. Robinson.

Plum preserves, Mrs. J. N. Gilmore.

Cherry preserves, Mrs. J. N. Gilmore.

Sorgbum, Mrs. C. Battles.

Apple Jelly, Mrs. Miles Morain.

Plum jelly, Rena Jackson.

Grape jelly, Mrs. T. E. Dugan.

Blackberry jelly, Mrs. I. J. Burk.

Rippey Library Board Meets August 28, 2017

The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees will meet for their regular meeting on Monday, August 28, at 6:00 in the library.
When Aug 28, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rippey Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 515 436 7714
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Rippey Library Board Meets September 26, 2017

The Rippey Library Board will meet Monday, September 26, 2017 at 6:00 in the library for their regular meeting.
When Sep 26, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey Library Sponsors Car Show Saturday, September 26, 2017

Rippey Library fundraiser will be a Car Show, lunch and games. This will be a great way to have a little fun and support your local library!
When Sep 23, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7714
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Rippey City Council Meeting October 2, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey City Council will meet at the community room on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:00.
When Oct 02, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Rippey community room
Contact Name Mary Millard, City Clerk
Contact Phone 436-7713
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Greene County Historical Society Meets at Rippey on October 6, 2017

The Greene County Historical Society will meet at the church for their regular meeting, Friday, October 6. The noon lunch is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. The free program, starting at 1:00, will be “The Banks of Rippey” presented by Nancy Bardole Hanaman and Cindy Anderson Cole, daughters of Clark Bardole and Walter Anderson, long time bankers in Rippey. For more information contact https//www.greenecountyiowahistoricalsociety.org
When Oct 06, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Where Rippey United Methodist Church
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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meeting November 27, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00. Note change of time.
When Nov 27, 2017
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Rippey Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 436-7714
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