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RippeyPlease send your news item to Jean Borgeson at jeanb [at] iowatelecom [dot] net

January 25, 2015

Rippey Lions: The Rippey Lions Club enjoyed food prepared and served by Phyllis Bardole at its meeting Jan. 21. Preparations and serving the roast beef sundaes at the BRR ride on Feb. 6 were reviewed.

Dick Bardole shared an interesting program about the history of the piano and how the many parts work together for the musical sounds. The piano as we know it was developed by Bartolemo Chistofori in Italy around 1700. The “piano forte” allowed the musician to vary the volume with an intricate system of wire, wooden sounding board and other small pieces. Pianos range from the spinets to concert grand pianos

4-H news: The Washington Winners 4-H club met Jan. 10 at the Rippey United Methodist Church. During the meeting the members discussed that if you wanted to go on the CWF trip, registration was already due. Reminders were given that the two other beef project meetings are in the month of March and May.  Also, everyone that wants to show cattle, pigs and sheep have to attend one of the project meetings.

Tyson Blanchfeild and Tyler Schachtner gave a presentation on how to make pudding.  Paige Heaning gave a presentation on how to make an infinity scarf. The next meeting is Feb. 13 at 10:30 am. Everyone is to bring a dozen cookies to make trays for Valentine’s Day plates for older neighbors.  (Ashlyn Frederick, reporter)

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.

REMINDER: When Greene County Schools close because of the weather, so does the Rippey public library.

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. Every Tuesday: quilters 9 am, coffee and fellowship 10 am – everyone welcome.

News in and around Rippey: Nancy and Dale Hanaman travelled to Cleveland for the memorial service for Nancy’s cousin Carolyn Bardole on Jan. 23. Carolyn visited Iowa often over the years to visit her grandmother Alberta Bardole, and her uncles and families, Clark and Paul Bardole.


Jean Borgeson arrived home on Friday evening, Jan. 22, after almost six weeks visiting in the home of her daughter and family, Linda and Blake Hampton, Sierra, Sophia and Jayden, in Chandler, AZ. It was an enjoyable time getting to know the worlds of the 4-1/2 year old and the two 2-1/2 year olds.  Jean was glad she could keep up most of the time!

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