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 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


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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