Rural Heritage Quilt Show winners RULH Elementary first graders take on new technology 2017 DAR Charity Golf Scramble St. Michael students visit “Living Lands and Waters” RULH High School reaches out to those in need Lillian E Cowdrey Catherine A Houk Warriors win Jim Neu XC Invite Week 2 football roundup Broncos unbeaten at 4-0 Lady Broncos compete in Bob Schul XC Invite Ronnie L Day Nettie F Lightner Buildings demolished, Village waits to be paid Ohio Rural Heritage Festival celebrated Henry E Fields Anleah W Stamper Maxine M Garrett U.S. 68 reopens Drought ends for Lady Rockets G-Men rise to 3-1 with back-to-back victories Rockets cruise to 4-0 win over Jays Lady Broncos start off SBAAC American Division play with 3-2 win over Goshen Week one football roundup Preparation begins for Ripley River Village Christmas celebration 3rd Annual Job Fair sponsored by Open Arms*****Always helps Veterans and others Evelyn E Smith Peggy A Wiederhold Thomas P Neary Warriors kick off SHAC play Lady Broncos stand at 2-1 Late Devil goals lead to Lady Warrior loss David R Carrington Sr 2017 Ohio Rural Heritage Festival Ripley DAR contributes towards new village flags Rural Heritage Festival event schedule Betty G Schatzman Robert L McAfee Paul V Tolle Herbert D Smith Helen R Little Eugene M Press Lady Broncos out to defend league title SHAC holds volleyball preview Lady Warriors packed with experience, talent for 2017 fall soccer campaign Georgetown’s Sininger off to excellent start for 2017 golf season RULH BOE recognizes Dr. Naylor for years of service as superintendent RULH Superintendent invites public to district open house Bob Groh Memorial Show set for August 26 at Heritage Festival ‘Support Your Veterans’ Car & Bike Show Danny F Dickson Eva J Smith Michael R Stewart Sr Charles McRoberts III Marsha B Thigpen Michael L Chinn William A Coyne Jr Woman found dead in Ripley A girl’s life on the gridiron Rockets face G-Men in preseason scrimmage 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk draws a crowd William C Latham Over 20,000 pounds of trash picked up in and around Ohio River in Ripley Ripley Village Council approves water plans Steps at Rankin House closed Marilyn A Wren Larry E Carter Virginia L McQuitty Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Ripley officer receives commendation for quick action Bicentennial at Ripley First Presbyterian RULH welcomes new school principals Aberdeen’s Police Dept. continues to grow Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Rickey L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts


More than 100 years ago, the dedicated Progress Club began the process of bringing a truly public library to Ripley. (According to early Ripley Bees, Ripley had variations of libraries as early as the 1850s, some were subscription based, some were just for specific organizations, but none in a building specifically built to be a library, and none that were for everyone, free of charge to use).

First was to have a location, and to purchase a plot of land upon which the library could be built. The Progress Club began raising money in creative ways, one of which was holding ice cream socials. The library wishes to give back to the community that has supported us throughout the years, and we are going to hold an ice cream social just for fun, not fund-raising. The event will be in late September with more details to come, but what I am asking for today is for your memories—your favorite books or library experience, a chance to copy a picture or two of you or a family member reading a book, or being at the library, or some old picture of Ripley. We’ve got 100 years of being part of this town, and we are in a reminiscing mood.

The next two weekends will be very busy for Ripley. First, the Ohio Rural Heritage Festival Aug. 21-22, and then a fundraising concert for the flood victims on Aug. 29. While I love our address on Main Street, when the events come and close down Main, it makes it a bit difficult to be open effectively, so we will be closed the next two Saturdays. We will also be closing an hour early this Friday so that everyone can get a good seat for the Heritage Festival parade.

We will have our branches in Russellville and Aberdeen open both days, so if you need a library fix, please visit them. Ripley’s meeting room will be open for the Quilt Show from 12-4 p.m. Saturday, but the library itself will be closed.

By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Library

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