Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Ripley officer receives commendation for quick action Bicentennial at Ripley First Presbyterian RULH welcomes new school principals Aberdeen’s Police Dept. continues to grow Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Rickey L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Water distribution plans for Ripley move forward Historic Trapp and Wilson building sold RULH graduate wins HFR Scholarship Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann RULH selects Wilkins as new superintendent Corps of Engineer to study erosion issue in Ripley More funds available through Revolving Loans Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Historic home in Ripley is sold following renovations Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Students speak out in support of Skinner Ripley Council to pay half the cost for Air Evac services John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London

Virginia McConnaughey

resized_photogrid_1431998489415Virginia (Mock) McConnaughey, age 91, of the Danville Community, passed away Tuesday morning, September 6, 2016 in Hillsboro.
 She was born May 19, 1925 in Dayton, OH, daughter of the late Herchel Anderson Mock and Nellie Bunn Martin Mock.
 Virginia was a member of Hollowtown Church of Christ and was a pianist and organist for over 70 years. She was also a member of the Cherry Twig for many years, as well as a Pink Lady Volunteer for the Highland District Hospital. She worked as a secretary for Buford Schools, her alma mater, graduating in 1943. Her life was busy serving her community in several different clubs and organizations including; Farm Council, Hamer Township Election Board, and the C.B. Radio Club.
 Surviving are her two daughters, Sandy Richmond of Milford, Nikki (Ron) Tracy, of Sardinia, daughter-in-law, Beverly McConnaughey, of Buford,  nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Also left to cherish her memory are three nieces, Ginger (Ken) Fliehman, Brenda (Jim) Deininger and Breva (Ronald) Harless.
 In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, C. Elwood McConnaughey in 2007, and two sons, Steve McConnaughey in 2010 and Jerry McConnaughey in 2015.
 Services will be held at Hollowtown Church of Christ, Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 11:00 am with Brother Jim Faust officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hamer Township Cemetery.
 Friends will be received at the Hollowtown Church of Christ, 2630 S. Hollowtown Road, Hillsboro, OH, Friday, September 9th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 until the time of the services.
Edgington Funeral Home is serving the family.
 In lieu of flowers, contributions in Virginia’s memory may be made to the Hollowtown Church of Christ or to donor’s choice of charity.  To sign the online guest book, go to www.edgingtonfuneralhomes.com.

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