Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown County communities for economic growth Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter/DAR looking for new members Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Narcan use becoming a source of debate nationwide Rick Eagan Memorial 5K, Saturday, May 20 Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor RHS students experience mock accident caused by drinking and driving Ripley Council discusses new Lidar system during April 25 session Warriors claim SHAC Div. I title in ‘run rule’ fashion Vilvens’ grand slam caps off Lady Rockets’ win over G’town Rockets lead SHAC Div. II at 9-4 WBHS dedicates new softball press box Rodney E Berry Erma D Painter Alma Cordes Ronald D Latham Economic development project planned Gerald P Morel Lady Broncos capture softball program’s 5th straight SBAAC American Division title Warriors on top in SHAC Division I standings Lady Broncos take first in Western Brown Track Invite Rockets leading way in SHAC Div. II James E Newman Paul E Funk Alan Hanselman Robert V Nash III Frances L Poole Minnie E Fisher Donovan M Pope Irvin E Stiens Myrtle L Lane Ralph L Davidson August J Pace Carl R Brown Phyllis J Beard Lady G-Men complete sweep of Tigers in SBAAC Nat’l Division G-Men pluck Cardinals, 6-4 Warriors climb to 4-1 in SHAC with victory over North Adams Broncos rally in 7th for 5-4 win over Batavia Blue Jays still in search of first win Annual meeting of John P. Parker Historical Society April 23 Boy Scout Eagle project underway at Ripley Library National Arbor Day event set for April 28 Higginsport enforcing speed with camera RULH Alumni dinner to be held on May 20th Joseph G Bennington Rockets fall to 4-1 in SHAC with loss to North Adams Bronco tennis team tops Bethel-Tate, 5-0 Lady G-Men rise to 7-4 with win at Goshen Lady Broncos’ big bats hammer out 11-0 win over Batavia G-Men showing improvement Keith Shouse Diane L Steele August Hensley Louise R Murrell 5th Annual Rick Eagan Memorial 5K Run/Walk coming up in May Birds of Prey Grant Days 2017 attractions John H Young II Sally A Gibson Barbara Burris Mary Ann Napier Martha L Newland Marlene Thompson Patricia A Firrell Kellie J Berry Mt. Orab, Hamersville students take part in ‘Hoops for Heart’ Eastern players take part in District 14 All-Star Games RULH Middle School bans cell phones Ripley Painters Spring Show April 7-9

Ripley’s Christmas Candlelight House Tour

By Carol Stivers –

The Dec. 11, Ripley Heritage Candlelight House Tour will include twelve sites.  Hours are from 1-5 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased for $15 at Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second St. in historic Ripley, Ohio.
Ripley Heritage, Inc. will host the Christmas Candlelight House Tour during “River Village Christmas”.
The self guided tour will include twelve sites, most are in Ripley’s 55 acre historic district.  The sites will feature architecture of Federal, Victorian and Prairie design.  The Ripley tour of homes is always a highlight of the holiday season as you are welcomed into some of the most historic and interesting homes in our area.
Listed on the 2016 house tour are:
• (1) Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second Street, an 1850’s Federal style house where tickets for this year’s tour may be purchased.
• (2) The home of Chris and Jill Benintendi, 230 N. Front Street, a 1900’s 21/2  story Prairie brick style
• (3) The home of Jerry and Hylda Strange, 200 N. Front Street, an early 1800’s Federal style home.
• (4) The home of Tom and Jane Zachman, 136 N. Front Street, a 1890’s Italianate style 21/2 story brick.
• (5) The home of Donald & Doris Brookbank, 124 N. Front Street, an early 1800’s row house.
• (6)  The home of Ben & Kim Pedigo, 12 N. Front Street, an early 1800’s Federal style row house.
• (7) The home of Larry & Patty Fithen, 19 N. Third Street, a two story brick bungalow style home built in 1916
• (8) The home of Sara Goldsberry, 106 N. Third Street, a late 1800’s Victorian.
Also featured on this year’s tour will be:
• (9) The Ohio Tobacco Museum, 703 S. Second Street, an early Federal Style, 2 story brick
• (10)The Parker House, a National Historic Landmark ,300 N. Front Street
• (11) St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 16 N. Fourth Street
• (12) Centenary United Methodist Church, Gothic and Romanesque Revival style architecture built around 1867.
Hot spiced tea will be served at Ripley Museum.  Strolling carolers will be heard singing traditional Christmas carols.  At dusk the village will glow with the light of candle luminaries.
This year’s tour features an outstanding group of sites.  Plan to spend Sunday, December 11 at the Ripley Heritage Candlelight House Tour.  The tour starts at Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second Street at 1 p.m.
The Ripley House Tour is for the benefit of Ripley Heritage, Inc. which operates Ripley Museum and Rankin House State Memorial.  For further information about the Dec. 11, Ripley Candlelight House Tour call:  Carol Stivers, 937-392-1135.

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