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 Jacqualine Attinger L Mae Spencer Battle between Broncos, G-Men ends in tie SB Warriors rout Peebles, 60-0 Lady Jays celebrate first victory Lady Rockets on a roll Rockets cruise to 4-0 Broncos celebrate homecoming Sininger wraps up another outstanding regular season of high school golf Joan E Stevens

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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