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May 9, 2016

The annual Rippey alumni party will be Saturday, May 28, at noon. 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  reservations by May 23.

The $11 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.

Memorial Day dinner will be after the 11 am ceremony at the cemetery.

Rippey Lions Club: The Rippey Lions Club enjoyed a potluck meal at its May 5 meeting. The Lions received a thank you from Janice Johnston for the donation to help support her piano lessons for Rippey young people. Work at Osborn Park will include cement around the memorial rock and painting the merry-go-round.

Following the meal, Dick Bardole introduced Don Van Gilder, “unofficial” historian for the Greene County courthouse, who presented an interesting and informative program regarding the history of the courthouse, past and upcoming celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its completion in October 2017.

He shared photos of the construction of the current courthouse and pictures of the previous building. There is an event Sunday, May 15, to commemorate the laying of the cornerstone and will feature singing by the Greene County Singers and a Masonic ceremony.

For more information, he suggested checking out the “Courthouse 100 Greene County Iowa” page on Facebook.

The next meeting of the Rippey Lions Club will be on May 19 at the Rippey United Methodist Church at 7 pm.

Rippey public library:  Librarian, Katrina Buttler; phone: 515.436.7714; website:; E-mail: rippeyli [at] windstream [dot] net

HOURS: Monday 1-6 pm; Tuesday 2-6 pm; Wednesday 3-6 pm; Thursday 2-7 pm; Friday 3-6 pm.

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.

Sunday, May 15: 11 am – worship. 5 pm – SPLASH middle school youth at Grand Junction; 6:30 pm – THUG high school youth at Rippey.

Sunday, May 1, the Rippey United Methodist Church had the privilege of having two young men confirmed into the church. Confirmed were Dylan Ades, son of John and Connie Ades, and Avery Bardole, son of Peter and Yvette Bardole. They have been attending class once a week for six months with Pastor Paul Burrow. They have learned about the Methodist church and how to be a good church member. During the morning services they shared their faith statements. Dylan Ades was also baptized during the service.

It is always a joy to welcome young men progressing in their faith walk, to the Rippey Methodist Church family!

News in and around Rippey: Jean Borgeson is visiting in the Blake and Linda Hampton household in Chandler, AZ. She enjoyed a musical salute of Disney songs performed by the 3- and 4-year-old classes of Gethsemane Lutheran Church School on Thursday, May 5.

Granddaughter Sierra is in the 4-year-old class. On May 6 the children of the pre-school entertained their mothers and grandmothers at a mother’s tea. They shared favorite pictures of themselves as babies, while their mothers related favorite stories about their child. The children shared their skill at pouring each of their guests drinks, using colorful tea kettles. Yes! It was just too darned cute!

Gary and Mary Weaver traveled to Sioux City on Thursday afternoon, May 5, for two soccer matches and a baseball game. Their grandchildren, Lauryn and Nathan, had simultaneous soccer games, so they watched one half of each game, and then proceeded to Nathan’s baseball game. Nathan pitched two innings and had an RBI.

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