Lewis recognized by EHS Athletic Dept. Western Brown wrestling team tops Tigers in regular season dual Broncos even at 3-3 Lady Rockets blast past CCP, fall to Bethel-Tate Angela L Shuler John C Otten Grace Pedigo plays cello for class at RULH RULH fourth grade math class hard at work RULH MS students visit Aronoff Center Fifteen indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels RULH HS students visit Jungle Jims Aberdeen Council has busy end of the year River Village Christmas celebration begins SR 41 now open Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short RULH Elementary names ‘Go Green’ Students RE/MAX Local Experts opens in Williamsburg RULH wraps up ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser Eleven indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpson Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Ohio Rural Heritage Association donates to Food Pantry RULH FCCLA attends meeting in D.C. RULH MS students try ‘Tabletop Twitter’ Ripley Village Christmas update Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Formation of new joint Fire & EMS District discussed RULH students learn about ‘Global Food’ Personal financial management class at RULH High School Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death ‘Real Money’ at RULH Middle School Ripley High School celebrates Veterans Day Reward increases for information leading to conviction in Stykes’ murder Ripley Village Christmas update Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks Aberdeen Police Department receives ‘Shop With a Cop’ donation Benefit to take place Nov. 17 for Grace Copple St. Michael students take part in Community Soup Supper Voters return Worley to the bench Ruby A Ratliff Donna J Moore Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17


We’re still looking through the old Ripley Bees for interesting items related to the library to post around for our centennial and one can spend hours and hours reading the tidbits. During the patriotic time period of World War I, I found a short article about a flag raising in 1918 on the library corner. The flag was huge, 8×12 foot (we use a 4 x 6 foot today) with a 38 foot tall flag pole. The flag was made of wool bunting, and had been presented by the Young Ladies Guild. Marshall Gib White offered to look after the flag free of charge.

The column back then was ‘Library Notes’ or ‘Public Library Notes’ and some things don’t change much—new books added were often the subject of the column, or milestones such as reaching 1,000 registered borrowers after being open for only six months, pretty darn good.

We have had some “old” pictures brought in that we’ve made copies of for our centennial celebration, but we have room on our roll of memories for a lot more. Remember, we are covering 100 years so not everything has to be from the early, early days.

Story Time at Ripley starts 10:30 a.m. Thursday for children three to five years old. Patty has some great books and crafts picked out. Back to the old Ripley Bees, the story times in 1917 were also (or still) often 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the morning. Hmmm, quite the tradition!

We have the scarecrow frames at the library, and there are still spaces to sign up to craft a scarecrow to be displayed on the library fence. (we return the scarecrow to you later in the fall). This can be a family affair, a group, or individual project, and we think it will be entertaining and decorative. The scarecrows need to be finished and returned to the library by Sept. 25, and 11 a.m. Sept. 26 we will have a great unveiling along with refreshments.

Of course, I’m hoping that everyone is planning to attend the Ice Cream Social from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at the library. There will be good friends and good ice cream along with lots of things to look at and enjoy.


By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

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