Grace Pedigo plays cello for class at RULH RULH fourth grade math class hard at work RULH MS students visit Aronoff Center Fifteen indicted by Brown County Grand Jury 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

What’s happening at the Ripley Library

By Alison Gibson –

Thanks to everyone who came to the Kilee Brookbank event last week. I am pleased that we had such a great turnout.  If you missed it, we did purchase a couple of signed copies of the book “Beautiful Scars” that are available for purchase.
Next Tuesday June 21st at 7:00 p.m. we are looking forward to the genealogy program provided by Melody Kokensparger. As a professional genealogist, Melody knows the ins and outs of the courthouses, cemeteries, libraries as well as a wealth of databases now available.
She will be talking about some of the resources both print and online as well as start everyone off with a few ancestry sheets. Since she will be discussing some of the online databases,  if you want to bring your laptop or tablet along, please feel free to do so. This is a free program and everyone is welcome.
I couldn’t decide what little history tidbit to write about this week, so I used the random method of opening a drawer and pulling a file out. This week will be a few Civil War veteran obituaries.
Some are quite lengthy, so here are some abridged obits:
John B. Gaddis, son of Rev. John Gaddis, died in hospital near Farmington, Army of the Mississippi July 23 (1862). Born in 1834, John was a teacher of common schools. For more than ten months he labored and suffered as a soldier, during which time he was wounded in three different engagements, the last being so severe he was removed to hospital, and contracted fever.
Napoleon Shackelford, colored, died last Sunday evening (April 14, 1906) at his home in the West End of town after a long illness. He served as a soldier in the Civil War.
Fred Rutz, native of Germany born in 1835, came to America when he was 15 years old. He was a shoemaker by trade as well as a large retail dealer in boots and shoes. He was a Union soldier in the late civil war (sic) and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. (Ripley Bee July 3, 1889)
Battle At Pittsburg Landing! The German Band! Death of Lieut. Henry Sacher. Capt. Cockerill’s Battery. (Long article on the battle in the April 17, 1862 Ripley Bee) “Nearly all the officers were killed and wounded, among whom is Lieut. Sacher, of Ripley, who was killed while making a gallant charge and encouraging his men.”

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