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 Jacqualine Attinger L Mae Spencer

Ripley Tree City U.S.A. celebrates Arbor Day

Arbor day rip 1By Martha Jacob

The Ripley Tree Committee was organized when the Village of Ripley was designated a Tree City USA about 10 years ago.
Since that time, each year, the committee, along with the Village of Ripley holds an Arbor Day celebration which includes a tree planting.
Chair of the Tree Committee Tim Wilson met with 2nd graders and 4th graders from Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Elementary School, and students from St. Michaels School, in the middle of the Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley in front of the Veterans Memorial to take part in a tree planting on April 29.
“A couple years ago this cemetery lost an old sugar maple tree that was over 100 years old which stood right in front of the monument,” Wilson told the kids that had organized in front of the monument. “A storm went through and took the old tree down.
“For over 142 years, there has been an annual Arbor Day celebration all around the country, with speeches and tree plantings just like this one. “I’d like to remind you all about how important trees are in all our lives.”
Wilson told the kids that trees are responsible for giving mankind oxygen, shelter, food, beauty and shade.
“I’m a history buff,” he continued, “The first Arbor Day was in 1874. Ripley was a very young town in 1874, only about 58 years old. In 1874 the civil war had been over for about 10 years, then in 1885, 10 years later, this beautiful monument was put up to honor all veterans.
“This is an important part of our history. This huge stump here, of an old sugar maple tree, could have been planted around the very first Arbor Day celebration, more than 100 years ago. It provided shade and beauty for everyone around.”
Wilson also reminded the students that trees don’t live forever, “So today, as we honor this old tree that was here on the very first Arbor Day, we start over, by planting another maple wood tree, here at the Maplewood Cemetery. Our hope is that this new tree will have a long life providing beauty, shade and comfort.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© Copyright The Ripley Bee