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


Thank you to everyone that helped with our centennial party, from all the people that pitched in to all the people that came to enjoy the festivities and honor the library, from Harriet Jackson Groh’s singing and memories of the library to the fantastic ice cream “scooper” team, Patty’s popular memory scroll to tent set up and take-down, there were enough people to make it work smoothly and well, and I’m pleased that so many people came out on an event-filled Sunday to spend time with us.

During the event, some people asked if the Friends of the Library would have the just released stationery cards available for sale after the event. Yes, they are available now at the library as well as our sun catchers. We also have a good many of the fans left. To get the best price we had to purchase quite a few, so if you want an extra, or didn’t get a chance to pick up one of these mementos, we still have them.

We are jumping into fall this week with our scarecrow line-up—if you took a scarecrow frame to decorate for us, we’d like it back by this Friday, as 11 a.m. Saturday we will be having the unveiling. We will have refreshments, including some Graeter’s Ice Cream. We purchased enough not to run out on Sunday, so we have some left, and we want to share it.

Now for some regular library stuff, such as what books are coming out. James Patterson has his late summer stand-alone with “Murder House,” set in the decadent Hamptons. Jan Karon pulls from the Mitford well again with “Come Rain or Come Shine,” this time focusing on Dooley Kavanagh, all grown up and getting married.

Popular inspirational fiction author Kim Vogel Sawyer finishes her Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy with “When Love Returns,” and Iris Johansen continues the Eve Duncan saga with “Shadow Play.” Nonfiction books include Bill O’Reilly’s latest “Killing Reagan,” and a rather serious book purchased recently is “Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution For A Water-Starved World” by Seth Siegal.

I realize after the earlier part of this summer water shortages don’t seem likely, but the fight for water out west, and then having enough clean water for agricultural purposes is not a given any more. As always, this is just a tiny sampling of what we add. I can forecast that there will be lots of new juvenile books added as well this week.

By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

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