Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpson Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Ohio Rural Heritage Association donates to Food Pantry RULH FCCLA attends meeting in D.C. RULH MS students try ‘Tabletop Twitter’ Ripley Village Christmas update Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Formation of new joint Fire & EMS District discussed RULH students learn about ‘Global Food’ Personal financial management class at RULH High School Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death ‘Real Money’ at RULH Middle School Ripley High School celebrates Veterans Day Reward increases for information leading to conviction in Stykes’ murder Ripley Village Christmas update Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks Aberdeen Police Department receives ‘Shop With a Cop’ donation Benefit to take place Nov. 17 for Grace Copple St. Michael students take part in Community Soup Supper Voters return Worley to the bench 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

Library Talk

It’s almost Halloween. Since Ripley’s official “trick or treat” time is this Saturday after the library closes, the Friends of the Library will not be sitting at the library. We know we aren’t in the “high density” candy district, so while we will miss the cute and scary costumes, I don’t think the library stop is an important one. We will have a basket of treats available Saturday, but you don’t have to be in costume to partake.

One of the great things about your public library is we get to purchase materials on a large variety of subjects. This week, we are adding some from Hollywood and some from Clermont County—a few miles apart in a lot of ways, but they will be fun and useful. The Hollywood additions include “Sinatra: The Chairman” by James Kaplan to honor the crooner’s 100th and “Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show” by Daniel de Vise.

Before Brown County was Brown County, the land was either Clermont or Adams, up until 1818. While our local history collection has a respectable Adams County collection, we don’t have all that many Clermont County books to help out. We have just added “Moyer’s Clermont County Ohio Marriage Index 1800-1849” and “Clermont County Ohio, Marriages 1850-1874” to help our regular and visiting genealogists.

Due to the popularity of the scarecrows, by the people that took the time to create them as well as everyone who walks or drives by to see them, we are going to try snowmen for the fence this winter. We are in the process of preparing 16 wooden cutouts and we will have them primed white and ready to go—some very classic three ball snowmen, some blocky, some a little more “primitive” in shape, four to six feet tall. As with the scarecrows, you will get your creation back after they have been displayed. If you are interested, please let us know.

As for all that contributed scarecrows, we will be taking them down after Halloween, and we hope that you can come in and pick them up.

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By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

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