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

April 5, 2017

Friends of Rippey website is down.  The organization has arranged for a new webmaster to start a new website.  Unfortunately, it looks like the current site has been wiped out of existence, so we will try to get the new one up and running with the weekly news, history, special articles, etc. as soon as we can. 

The FOR organization started the Rippey News online in the fall of 2002, so there are a lot of articles, pictures, and history to try to recover.  Please be patient with those who are charged with this project! The FOR organization was formed in 2001 with the purpose of uniting the Rippey community in activities and projects beneficial to the Rippey community. The current officers  are Mary Weaver, president; Dale Hanaman, vice president; Mary Hick, secretary; and Sharon Ulrich, treasurer.

Relay for Life, Team Velda is raising funds in Velda DeMoss’ memory to fight cancer as part of Greene

County’s Relay for Life effort in April. Donations can be made online at: Click on “Donate” “Donate to Team” and enter “Team Velda” as the team name. Donations can also be dropped off to Nikki Uebel, treasurer; Greene County Relay for Life; People’s Trust & Savings Bank,  116 W. State St., Jefferson, IA 50129. Checks should be made out to “American Cancer Society” with “Team Velda” on the subject line. Contact Nancy Hanaman for more information.

Rippey public library:  Librarian Shawneene Kenan; 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.

Toddler Fest April 8: The Rippey library will participate at Toddler Fest. The theme this year is “Bee a Reader.” Parents can mark their calendars for Saturday, April 8, 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 Greene County Community Center in Jefferson. There will be special appearances by Clifford, the Big Red Dog, from the Scholastic series and Martha, from the IPTV series, Martha Speaks.  This annual event is funded by the Greene County supervisors to the Greene County Library Association to promote collaborative programs during the year. Another popular program will be the final summer reading event. Without this funding the libraries wouldn’t be able host these kinds of events by themselves.

April 13: Decorating Easter eggs from 5 to 6:30 pm.

April 20:  The Greene County Reads book “Fates and Traitors,” by Jennifer Chiaverini , is available at the library. A discussion will be a 2 at the Rippey Library and led by Jan Scharingson.

Rippey United Methodist Church:  PO Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235. Pastor: Paul Burrow, Pastor Rosa Soto. Phone: 515-436-7731. Adult Sunday school at 9:30 am; worship at 11 am; THUG youth group at 6 pm. Every Tuesday, quilters at 9 am, coffee and fellowship at 10 am. Every Wednesday, choir practice at 7 pm.

The Lenten study, The God We Can Know continues on Mondays at 7 pm at the Rippey United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend these sessions when they can.

Grandchildren visit: Dale and Nancy Hanaman accompanied their grandchildren Steven, Elizabeth and Andrea Pearson, to Superior, WI, after the children were with them for their school vacation. They all enjoyed a trip to Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University and the butterfly area. On Saturday, they were able to attend a track meet where Steven ran and also their granddaughter Adyara Hanaman from Rice Lake. They also visited with Adrianna Hanaman, a student at the University of Minnesota in Duluth.

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