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Aug. 10, 2015

News in and around Rippey:

Jason and Allison Bardole, Levi, Kate, and Chase arrived Friday, July 31, to visit in the home of Roy and Phyllis Bardole.  Pete, Yvette, Arthur, Avery and Aden arrived home from a quick vacation to Kansas City about the time they arrived. Tim, Lori, Schyler, Cassie, and Gabe stayed for supper.

Saturday several family members were over.  After a quick noon meal, Yvette, Allison, Kate, and Phyllis went into the church for a shower for Lauren King, bride-elect of Schyler Bardole. It was a fun afternoon. In the afternoon, the “guys” cut down a tree, and the boys had fun riding the go-cart.

Sunday morning, the THUG group told about its mission trip.  Arthur Bardole was one of the members.  The family ate lunch together with whoever was available. Later in the afternoon, the older ones went over to Boone to play paint-ball. There were a few welts to show for the time spent.  Yvette took Aden, Levi, and Kate to the pool in Jefferson and Jason and Allison joined them later.  Several family members helped eat leftovers Saturday night. They said good-bye to Jason and family as they were heading back home on Monday.  It was a fun weekend, but there is never have time to get everything done. They were suffering with the heat and humidity since they are dry up there and the temperature has not been above 90 degrees.  Their lawn is brown, unlike Roy’s which has to be mowed every week.


Pat and Steve McPherson were hosts to a dinner party for Ben and Midge Vannatta last weekend at their home. Others in attendance were Jeff and Lori Grow; Kristy McPherson; Jenni and Brandon Lauer, Ali, Cain, and Weston; Melissa and Luke Gannon, Landon, and Braylon; and Myschelle and Matt Silbaugh and Mati.  A grilled fish dinner was prepared. The fish came from one of Jeff and his girls’ trips to Minnesota.

Jeff froze ice cream, Lori made her famous “Twinky Cake,” and the rest brought lots of food. The kids furnished the entertainment and a large Memory Jar was given to Midge.  Midge celebrated her birthday on Aug. 8.

Hanaman-Bardole-Huber reunion: Nancy and Dale Hanaman hosted the annual Hanaman-Bardole-Huber family reunion on Aug. 8. In addition to the family gathering, those present and others who came later celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary of Sharon and Phil McBlain of Hamden, CT.

Those attending the gathering included  Kristina and John Beckley, Claire and Anne of Carlisle, MA; Sarah and Benji  Pearson, Steven, Elizabeth and Andrea of Superior, WI; Matthew Hanaman and Adrianna of Rice Lake, WI; John and Dena Bardole of Des Moines;  Robert Huber of Cedar Falls; John and Barb McBlain, Lauren and Scott of Chicago, IL; Ginny and David McBlain of La Vista, NE; Evan McBlain, Kelsie, Megan, Andrew and Gwen of Papillion, NE; Shannon Bardole of Ames; Erin and Owen Englin, Nicholas, Geoffrey, Ben and Emma of Rockwell City;  Scott Bardole of Granger; Dick and Janice Schlitz of Ogden; Norman Devilbiss of Cheyenne, WY; Harold and Carol Hill of Minburn; and Connie Neese, Roy and Phyllis Bardole, Dick and Jo Bardole, Rachel Sacco, Kevin Hick, Haven and Henry Hick of Rippey. Kristina Beckley, Sharon and Phil’s daughter, and her cousin Kathryn Jensen provided a banner and other treats for the celebration.

Sarah Pearson and the children will remain at the Hanaman home through next week. Sharon and Phil McBlain will remain also before returning to their home in Connecticut.

Rippey United Methodist Church:  PO Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235. Pastor: Paul Burrow. Phone: 515-436-7731

Adult Sunday school at 9:45 am. Worship service at 11 am. NOTE CHANGE OF TIME. Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 – Coffee and fellowship 10:00 – everyone welcome.

Sunday, Aug. 16:  All-Parish Worship service at 10:30 at the Perry First UMC.  There will be a special service to greet Pastor Rosa Pachas Soto and to welcome Pastor Paul as our senior pastor, with a potluck to follow for all to enjoy.

Sunday, Aug. 23:  Bring a Pack/Bless a Pack – All school-age children are invited to bring their backpack or book bag to church to be blessed.  Also, all are invited to bring a backpack to give to those who cannot afford one. The backpacks will be blessed and given to the school for distribution.

Rippey public library: Librarian Andrea Williams. Phone: 515.436.7714; Website:; E-mail: rippeyli [at] windstream [dot] net

HOURS: Monday 1-6 pm; Tuesday 1:40-5:30 pm; Wednesday 3 to 8 pm; Thursday 12-6 pm.

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