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 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


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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