Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle Gary L Barber RULH NHS welcomes new inductees K-9 Units and handlers visit RULH High School EMS members honored for service Road work on Ripley streets to begin Russell K Wolfer SHAC recognizes volleyball all-stars SHAC cross country all-stars take home awards Eastern girls finish runner-up in SHAC golf standings Week 10 football roundup Kathleen J Bright Sister Marjean Clement Veterans Service Office Moves RULH MS students hold first Science Club meeting Bald Eagles spotted 2017 Celebration of Lights being planned Carlos L Beck Georgetown XC teams qualify for regional championship meet Warriors advance to Div. II Regional Meet Lady Rockets reach end to successful volleyball season Week nine football roundup Lady Warriors regional bound Amy J Caudill Bertha Lindsey Bobby S Conley Ripley Council considers insurance changes, will be making repairs on Rankin Hill Road PRC Walk for Life raises $4,600 Mary E Hahn Gary R Cornette Week 8 football roundup Notable soccer season reaches end for G-Men Lady Broncos are SBAAC American Division XC champs SHAC XC title goes to Lady Warriors Arthur Smith Eugene M Jennings Jr Billy R Kilgore Sr Carol D Roberts Thelma L Gray Ripley FFA off to a busy start this year Ripley River Village Christmas adds new events Man found dead in ditch Rev Alvin B Woodruff Jackson L Russell Lady Broncos bring home 11th SBAAC American Division title in 12 years Lady Rockets wrap up regular season Warriors rally for win Broncos make it two in a row Helen L Whalen Veterans saluted at the Brown County Fair Prints available of Eagle Creek Bridge, by local artist Tommy J Stamper Sue Day Broncos move closer to SBAAC American Division title Lady G-Men working hard, showing improvement Sports complex soon to open in Mt. Orab Week 6 football roundup H Ray Warnock Ripley McDonalds robbed overnight Familiar pizzeria in Ripley has new owners Linda Taylor Rene Sizemore-Dahlheimer Eugene Snider Eric Workman Gregory Terry Edith M Moore Eileen Womacks Michael C Jennings Janice K Brunner Cheer squads compete at ‘Little State Fair’ Truck, tractor pulls draw a crowd at Brown County Fair Week 5 football roundup Lady Broncos rise to 11-6 with win over Batavia Broncos buck Clinton-Massie, Goshen James H Boyd Warren A Stanley Jane R Ernst Darrell F Anderson James W Ball Jr June R Paul Robert Kattine Tony W Ratliff Carroll G Boothby Ripley Council addresses roof replacement and paving projects Beasley Farm to remain agricultural forever Janet R Whitt Jacqualine Attinger L Mae Spencer Battle between Broncos, G-Men ends in tie SB Warriors rout Peebles, 60-0 Lady Jays celebrate first victory Lady Rockets on a roll Rockets cruise to 4-0 Broncos celebrate homecoming Sininger wraps up another outstanding regular season of high school golf Joan E Stevens


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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