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 Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Air Evac Lifeteam requests contract with Ripley Council and life squad Odyssey Canvas Works, Inc. is back home working in new building Ripley’s Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29 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

RULH Board approves strategic planning session

By Martha Jacob –

During the Jan. 18 Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Board of Education meeting, Dr. Kevin Boys, president of Southern State Community College, spoke briefly to the board regarding strategic planning.
The board heard the information from Dr. Boys  and agreed to enter into the process. Dates for the event have not been finalized.
“This sounds like something that will be good for RULH School District,” said Dr. Linda Naylor, Superintendent at RULH. “Dr. Boys has held these Strategic Planning sessions already in a couple of other districts. He has had special training in this field and is willing to pass on what he knows as a service to our school.
“The plan concentrates on reviewing the direction the schools have been going in the last 10 to 15 years, then studies what has worked and what hasn’t worked. When all the information is gathered, a small group will clarify how knowing what’s happened in the past will help our district move forward with better goals. There is no cost to the school and the event will take place on a Friday evening, followed by an all day Saturday session.”
Dr. Naylor reported to the board that the Village of Ripley had received an Arbor Day grant in which many of the events will take place at the Elementary School. The school will coordinate with the village on all the events.
The topic of adding a new emergency communication tool called “CrisisGo” to the district was also discussed.
CrisisGo is a comprehensive emergency planning and communications platform that puts emergency response plans on mobile devices and desktops for immediate use when they are most needed.
The program gives schools staff the ability to access evacuation maps, student rosters, emergency contacts, a personal siren and action checklists specifically for that person’s role.
In other business at the meeting the board accepted a bid from Snapper Contracting for mowing and snow removal.
The approved:
• Mary Sonner, elementary art fair
• Joanne May, middle school art fair
• James Gilkison, high school art fair
• Bradley Cannon, Jr. high girls Track
• Richard Applegate, Jr. high boys’ track
• Jason Thompson, high school boys’ track.
Board treasurer, Jeff Rowley update the board regarding the Shelter House Project. He said that members of the Ripley Village Council had approved the construction of a shelter house by Nelson Otto Construction in the amount of $23,800. The shelter will be located in the green area between the elementary school, baseball fields and basketball courts.

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