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

Heritage Festival in the books

After a year without a summer festival, the Ohio Rural Heritage Festival debuted last weekend with nary a hitch and entertained large crowds on Friday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 22.

Hundreds of people descended on Ripley on Friday and Saturday for a weekend of fun, entertainment, and education. Children learned about life below the Ohio River water line, visitors were able to watch local bluegrass artist Ben Pedigo and hear a performance from rock group HotRod and the Fast Lane, and overall enjoy the great weather along the river.

The festival began with a parade on Friday night that marched from the Ripley Elementary School to the downtown festival area. Following that, eight young women took part in the first Ohio Rural Heritage Festival pageant, and 2015 Ripley-Union-Le wis-Huntington graduate Shaunee Bruce took home the crown as the first ever Rural Heritage Festival queen,earning the $1,000 first prize. 2014 Georgetown High School graduate Alicia Gifford was named the runner-up.

One of the most popular events of the weekend was the Car and Truck Show which filled Main Street on Saturday morning. Numerous classic vehicles were admired by a constant and steady flow of festival goers. Lower Main Street and part of Ripley’s Front Street were occupied by vendors selling their wares along a with a variety of food choices.

The Ripley Lions Club raised $500 from $1,000 gathered in their split the pot raffle from their booth set up on Main Street.

On Saturday, the Heritage Festival held a baby show in the morning, followed by a kid’s tractor pull, a pizza eating contest, cow pie bingo, a corn hole tournament, and a duck race at 5 p.m. The winner of the duck race earned $500, the runner-up earned $250, and the last duck won $50.

Pictured here is the royalty from the inaugural Ohio Rural Heritage Festival. Crowned the Heritage Festival Queen on Friday night was 2015 Ripley graduate Shaunee Bruce, right. On the left is first runner-up Alicia Gifford,a 2014 graduate of Georgetwn High School.
http://ripleybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Queens.jpgPictured here is the royalty from the inaugural Ohio Rural Heritage Festival. Crowned the Heritage Festival Queen on Friday night was 2015 Ripley graduate Shaunee Bruce, right. On the left is first runner-up Alicia Gifford,a 2014 graduate of Georgetwn High School. Patricia Beech | Ripley Bee

Ripley Elementary second grader Harlie Polley visits the face painting booth during last weekend’s Ohio Rural Heritage Festival.
http://ripleybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_HarliePolley.jpgRipley Elementary second grader Harlie Polley visits the face painting booth during last weekend’s Ohio Rural Heritage Festival. Garth Shanklin| Ripley Bee

http://ripleybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_BenPedigo.jpgGarth Shanklin| Ripley Bee
Ripley hosts inaugural event

By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

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