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


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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