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 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Water distribution plans for Ripley move forward Historic Trapp and Wilson building sold RULH graduate wins HFR Scholarship Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann RULH selects Wilkins as new superintendent Corps of Engineer to study erosion issue in Ripley More funds available through Revolving Loans Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Historic home in Ripley is sold following renovations Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Students speak out in support of Skinner Ripley Council to pay half the cost for Air Evac services John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London


By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

Here is my last invitation to our Ice Cream Social in honor of our 100th anniversary— from 2-4 pm. this Sunday. Informal, excellent Graeter’s ice cream, cupcakes, release of our newest brochure, free hand fans (we know the library didn’t have air conditioning back then, so a fan and a bowl of ice cream seems a good way to cool off), Harriet Jackson Groh will sing a few tunes, there will be a little bit of speaking and a chance for anyone to discuss what the library has meant to them, a very, very long banner filled with pictures and articles about the library and the town from 1913-present.

We hope that there will be some people that will wear “period” clothing—1915-2015 is a good span of time to find something fun to wear. There will be balloons, banners and just fun to acknowledge the passing of the century mark. By Ripley standards, not too long, but we are proud of the milestone, and glad we are still here.

Leading up to the event, this week is our special “Food for Fines”—a can or box of non-perishable food will be equal to $3 off your overdue fines, and special $4 off if you bring in canned meat, cereal, crackers or canned fruit. Help us help the food pantry in Ripley.

Other happenings include the starting of story times again on Thursdays. Ripley is for kids three to five year olds at 10:30 a.m., Russellville for toddlers two to three years old at 11 a.m. each Thursday.

Computer classes are also starting again at Aberdeen from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Next Tuesday’s topic is email—how to attach pictures and documents, along with plenty of time to discuss other issues you have had concerning emails.

At Ripley, we have set aside time that you can arrange a one-on-one training on your computer topic of choice from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. It could be setting up your Facebook, learn why your laptop does strange things, organizing files, or whatever. As it is one-on-one, we ask that you call or stop by to make an appointment. We also are having a two session class on eBay, both buying and selling with tips and tricks and strategies. First class was Wednesday, but if you missed it, I think you would still learn some good ideas coming to the second session from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Ripley.

If you want to see what else is happening, we invite you to visit our web page and our Facebook at to see the stuff between the articles.

Thank you for all of your support throughout the years.

By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

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