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

Ripley River Village Christmas draws closer

By Martha Jacob –

The excitement continues to grow in the Village of Ripley as the Ripley River Village Christmas event draws closer, set for Friday, Dec. 9, Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11.
Homes throughout the village will be decked out for the event as well as for the holidays. Residents have been picking up free greens courtesy of the RVC Committee, and can be picked up through Thanksgiving.
A brief recap of just some of the events available during the Ripley River Village Christmas include:
• Make a donation of household goods, clothing or a gift item for those in need at The Ripley Assembly of God on Sunday (513) 427-0633;
• Christmas Tree lighting at 5 p.m. on Friday at the Library;
• Harriett Groh performing at 7:30 p.m. at Cohearts Riverhouse Restaurant Friday night;
• Santa will be at First State Bank from 9 a.m. to noon;
• Donuts and Danish with coffee and other treats Saturday morning at Citizens Deposit Bank;
•Rockin’ Robin’s pancake and sausage breakfast 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday;
• St. Michael’s Rosary Alter Society’s annual bake sale at Rockin’ Robbins;
• Olde Piano Factory Antique Mall open on Saturday;
• LuLu’s Suds at the Church of the Nazarene Craft Bazaar on Saturday;
• Special events at Judith’s Attic Antique, The Ripley Church of the Nazarene, Friends of the Library Book Sale and Old Barn Primitives Shop offering free fudge.
• Tiny’s Shop store wide Christmas Sale, River Valley Antique Mall, Clarcy’s Embroidery and Crafts, The Ohio Valley Manor Gift Shop;
• Ripley Museum Angel Tree and Holiday exhibits;
• Historic St. Michael Church featuring newly restored murals;
• Santa will visit the Tobacco Museum on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.;
• Community Concert Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church;
• Ripley Heritage will host a Christmas Candlelight House Tour on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
• All new this year is the “Sing-Off” set for Sunday afternoon, sponsored by the GFWC Ripley Women’s Club, Jeff Groh, and Songs for all Occasions, Harriett Groh. The ‘Sing-Off” is open to anyone regardless of age is eligible to participate.
To learn more about the Ripley River Village Christmas, please contact Fred Dengler at (937) 392-4576.

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