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 Lincoln’s Generals to appear at Grant Days Eagle takes new mate Brenda R Harris Ripley Women’s Club announces “My Ohio Hero” essay winners “Chromebook for Every Student” now complete in Ripley Reception honoring Becky Cropper April 2 RULH & G’Town students make anti-drug video Rockets blast past the Blue Jays Georgetown hosts ‘season opener’ track and field invite

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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