Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels RULH HS students visit Jungle Jims Aberdeen Council has busy end of the year River Village Christmas celebration begins SR 41 now open Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short RULH Elementary names ‘Go Green’ Students RE/MAX Local Experts opens in Williamsburg RULH wraps up ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser Eleven indicted by Brown County Grand Jury 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

Library Talk

Thanks to the generous lending of a few fragile newspapers, we have a few more dates on microfilm than we did before. It is expensive to have just a handful filmed—same as a full year’s worth of new newspapers, but it has been our mission to have the best collection of local papers and we haven’t had any old papers to add for quite awhile.

From the Oct. 3, 1894 paper, we have a long obituary for Captain C.W. Boyd—an absolute treasure trove of genealogical material as well as information on the Boyd lumber mills in Levanna, Higginsport and Ripley. In the May 26, 1897 Ripley Bee, Capt. Boyd’s wife Margaret’s passing is recorded.

Another name of interest was in the May 13, 1896 Ripley Bee—Mrs. Elizabeth F. Leggett—again lengthy and informative, written by Chambers Baird. The last treasure found in a very quick overview was the obituary for Frank X. Frebis in the Aug. 4, 1897 Ripley Bee. All of these names have been researched over the years by various visitors and my files will be just this much richer with this latest edition to our collection.

Books to be added this week from best-selling authors that don’t write as frequently as some include John Irving’s “Avenue of Mysteries.” John wrote “A Prayer for Owen Meany,” “Cider House Rules,” and “The World According to Garp.”

Mitch Albom gives readers “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto”,” author of “Tuesdays with Morrie” and “Five People You Meet in Heaven,” and Isabel Allende’s “The Japanese Lover.” Allende wrote “The House of Spirits,” among others.

Don’t worry, we are still purchasing books by the more prolific authors, including Nora Roberts’ first in a new trilogy “Stars of Fortune,” Jonathan Kellerman’s “The Golem of Paris,” Katherine Spenser continuing the Thomas Kinkade series Cape Light with “Together for Christmas.”

Also, our three libraries will be closed in observance of Veterans Day next Wednesday, Nov. 11.


By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

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