In the neighborhood

September 25, 2017

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

Upcoming events:

Thursday, Oct. 5 – Rippey Lions Club  regular meeting at 7 pm. A potluck meal will be served with the meeting and program to follow.

Friday, Oct. 6 – The Greene County Historical Society will meet at the church for its regular meeting at 12 pm. The lunch is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. The free program, starting at 1 pm, will be “The Banks of Rippey” presented by Nancy Bardole Hanaman and Cindy Anderson Cole, daughters of Clark Bardole and Walter Anderson, long time bankers in Rippey.

Rippey Lions Club – The Rippey Lions held their regular meeting Sept. 21 at the Rippey United Methodist Church. The meal was prepared and served by Phyllis Bardole and Jo Bardole. After the business meeting, Nancy Burrow presented the program, “Lions, Lions Everywhere.” She gave a short history of the Lions Club organization, noting that there are 1.4 million members in 215 countries around the world. The motto is “We Serve” and was selected in the 1950s from those submitted by Lions Club members.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Lions Club International service organization. She also shared pictures of statues of lions from around the world from Israel to Egypt and England.

The local Lions Club projects have included sponsoring a community picnic each summer and donating to the leader dog program and Camp Hertko, a camp for children with diabetes.

The next meeting will be Oct. 5 with Rachel Sacco coordinating the potluck meal and Harlan DenBeste in charge of the program.

Shawneene’s Corner – Rippey library news – The Rippey library’s second annual car show was a great success. There was good food, awesome cars, motorcycles, a tractor, including a lawn tractor, and a Volvo semi-truck with attached 5th wheel camper.
The day was hot! Who would have thought that it would be 90 degrees on the 23rd of September?

Rippey car show 2018 | Contributed photo

Thank you to all who stuck it out in support of the library. We were definitely “sweatin” with the oldies as we listened to “rockin’ oldies” music by the Big Red Radio 98.9 KDLM Raccoon Valley Radio.

The dash plaques, Peoples Choice and Owners Choice trophies were generously provided by Heartland Co-op of Rippey. The winners were Mike Mentzer of Jefferson, who won the Owners Choice trophy, with Mike Meyers of Grand Junction winning the Peoples Choice trophy, voted by the spectators.

Food, prizes, and giveaway items were provided by Brubaker Tiling of Rippey; Danielson Auto Repair, Hy-Vee,Fareway,Bomgaars, Harrison RV, A&W Family Restaurant, and The Printer’s Box of Jefferson; Tri-County Ag, Fareway, Stokley Lumber Motor Parts, Van Wall Equipment and Casey’s (First Ave) of Perry; 209 Main and Quad County Ag Paton; The Lucky Pig Bar and Grill of Ogden; Reuters Red Power of Grand Junction; and Storey Kenworthy of Des Moines.

Decorating the pumpkins grown by Deal’s Orchard was a great inside activity for the kids. There were many creative results and it was a nice respite from the outside games.

Special thanks to Gary and Connie Schmidt who chaired the car show; Maralynn Rinker, Mary Millard, Mary Weaver, Dale Hanaman and Jean Borgeson for the delicious bars and cookies; and Dan Brubaker for donating the meat, and helping where needed. Another special thank you, to my friend Angela Trent from Granger, who manned the kitchen throughout the day, and my husband and son, Mark and Ty, who were my “right hand men” throughout the planning and until the doors were locked! No fundraiser can be successful without the support of the willing, “worker bees” of any community event.

Thank you to all who attended and volunteered their time. It was very humbling to see your passion for our library. We will use the proceeds from this event to bring new books, programs and updated technology to our library. ~ Shawneene Kenan, librarian

A note from library board member Jean Borgeson: “I was able to visit with people who toured our little one room library. I listened and accepted, on behalf of the community, their praise and amazement at how nice it is for a community so small. I even met the granddaughter of John and Nora Kopaska and was glad to share, when she asked if I was familiar with the name, that they were neighbors of my father and mother-in-law and I had visited with them many times early in my marriage, almost 54 years ago. She had many good memories of visiting them on the farm. It’s a small world sometimes.”

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