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

Libraries are full of facts and fictions. Sometimes I just wander through the library trying to imagine a first-time visitor and how they would see the library and the “stuff” we have. I didn’t really get past the magazine shelf before writing this, and I found some pretty interesting material.

The Ohio Woodland , a magazine that has been donated to us for several years caught my eye—the Fall 2015 issue had some pertinent articles for around this area—“Making Places for Little Turkeys to Grow Up,” “Pin Oak—Worthless or Wonderful?” and “The Red-Shouldered Hawk” are just three articles of interest in this slim but informative magazine.

While sitting at the reference table looking at the magazine, I noticed there was a copy of the pages pertaining to Brown County from “List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1883; giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, The Post-Office Address, The Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance, as Called for by Senate Resolution of December 8, 1882.” While most of the pensioners are from the Civil War, I was surprised at the number of widows and survivors of the War of 1812. Also interesting were the towns listed besides the expected—De La Palma, Bernard, Burlington Junction, Maple, Sheep Run and more.

People have asked about “food for fines” again this year. We’ve already done one earlier for our Centennial celebration, but we will do a few days this year, next week, week of Thanksgiving we will accept the following in lieu of fines. The pantries need the following: canned fruit, baked beans, canned or boxed potatoes, cereal or rice. Only these items will be accepted and each item equals $3 off your overdue fines, or cold hard cash to help the pantries purchase perishable goods will be accepted at the bargain rate of $1 equals $3 off overdue fines. This does not go towards lost item replacement costs. So during Nov. 23-28 this will apply and we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Lastly, the library Board of Trustees has taken the time to recognize the staff, both on the front line and behind the scenes, for a job well done and you may see a sign out front of each of our buildings at different times. We are always striving to serve the public well, and hope that you find the library useful and friendly.

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By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

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