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 Battle between Broncos, G-Men ends in tie SB Warriors rout Peebles, 60-0 Lady Jays celebrate first victory Lady Rockets on a roll Rockets cruise to 4-0 Broncos celebrate homecoming Sininger wraps up another outstanding regular season of high school golf Joan E Stevens Esther R Kennedy Myrtle Mays Ripley artist to exhibit her works Ripley Police sponsor ‘Night Out in the Park’ Every BIRDY welcome at fish fry Have breakfast with RULH Superintendent Sept. 21 G-Men win streak hits 5 Runners compete at Vern Hawkins XC Invite Lady G-Men stand at 3-2-2 SHAC play begins for Ripley golfers Week 3 football roundup Jays rise to 5-2 with win over Williamsburg Audrey F Staten Rural Heritage Quilt Show winners RULH Elementary first graders take on new technology 2017 DAR Charity Golf Scramble St. Michael students visit “Living Lands and Waters” RULH High School reaches out to those in need Lillian E Cowdrey Catherine A Houk Warriors win Jim Neu XC Invite Week 2 football roundup Broncos unbeaten at 4-0 Lady Broncos compete in Bob Schul XC Invite Ronnie L Day Nettie F Lightner Buildings demolished, Village waits to be paid Ohio Rural Heritage Festival celebrated Henry E Fields Anleah W Stamper Maxine M Garrett U.S. 68 reopens Drought ends for Lady Rockets G-Men rise to 3-1 with back-to-back victories Rockets cruise to 4-0 win over Jays Lady Broncos start off SBAAC American Division play with 3-2 win over Goshen Week one football roundup Preparation begins for Ripley River Village Christmas celebration 3rd Annual Job Fair sponsored by Open Arms*****Always helps Veterans and others

Louis A Koewler

image_551Louis A. Koewler, 79, of Matthews, North Carolina, passed away on December 1, 2016. He was born in Ripley, Ohio, on December 28, 1936 to the late Marion and Helen Koewler. He graduated in 1972 with his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Claire Patricia “Pat” Murphy and their children; son Jim and wife Karen, children Ali and Meg; daughter Jean and husband Kyle Vandewater, children Caitlin, Bailey, Riley, and Hadley; son Rob, children Maddie and Ellie, and special friend Allison; and son Andy; as well as two sisters Rose Rockey and Louise Hauck.
Lou had a successful career in sales and marketing. In retirement he was an active member of his homeowners association as well as bridge, poker, dominoes and breakfast groups. He attended St. Luke Catholic Church, where a service was held in his honor on December 7, 2016.
Lou had a passion for traveling with Pat to visit family members and especially their grandchildren. He enjoyed driving everywhere they went and planned everything on spreadsheets and matrixes.
A memorial service will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 14th of January, 2017 at St. Mary’s in Arnheim, Ohio, with a visitation held at the church one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will follow in the church cemetery which will then be followed by a reception at St. George’s in Georgetown. All are welcome to attend.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave. #100, Charlotte, NC, 28207 or to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.

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