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

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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