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Sept. 1, 2017

Rippey Happenings:
• Thursday, Sept. 7 – Ladies Aid meets at 2 pm
• Thursday, Sept. 7 – The Rippey Lions Club will resume meetings at the Rippey United Methodist Church. Members are asked to bring meat to grill and a dish to share with the meal beginning at 7 pm. Following a short business meeting, the program will be presented by Roger Aegeter, “Traveling West on the Historic Lincoln Highway.” The program will begin around 8 pm and the public is invited.
• Sunday, Sept. 10 – The Rippey Methodist Church is having its fall ice cream social from 4 to 7 pm. The menu includes homemade ice cream, pie, cake, and loose meat sandwiches. As an added bonus, the Greene County Singers and the Jefferson United Methodist bell choir will perform at 3 pm at the Rippey church. The Singers and bell choir will accept a free will donation.

Maxine Johnson will celebrate her 94th birthday Sept. 9. Cards can be sent to her at Greene County Medical Center, Room 214.1, 1000 W. Lincoln Way, Jefferson, IA 50129.

Ball field update: The Friends of Rippey received $1,908 from the Greene County Community Foundation last March. The requested funds were made available to refurbish the bathrooms at the Walt Anderson Field at the Rippey baseball diamond. The required 25 per cent match of $637 for this project was provided by the Friends of Rippey.

Contributed photo

The Walt Anderson field is currently used by the middle school baseball players of Greene County. The city of Rippey leases the ball park to the Greene County Schools.

This past month Rippey mayor Dan Brubaker and Mary Weaver, Mary Hick, and Sharon Ulrich of the Friends of Rippey gathered at the Ball Park to review the completed upgrade of the bathrooms. In this photo they are admiring the new sink in the women’s bathroom.

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; Every Tuesday, quilters at 9 am, coffee and fellowship at 10 am.

Rippey 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.


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