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 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

Margaret G Newkirk

Margaret G Newkirk , of Bethel, after 95 years of life, love and service to her family and friends and church, Margaret G. Newkirk has gone to rest with her maker. She departed this life on May 17, 2017 at the age of 95 years, 2 months and 3 days.

Margaret was born March 14, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Margaret Skevnozski and Eugene Stein. She had one sister, Rose Wenker, deceased, and one brother, Eugene Joseph Stein. Also one step-brother, Michael Weiterschan, deceased, and two step-sisters, Pauline Ogden and Eva Van Winkle, both deceased. The family moved to New Harmony, Ohio when Margaret was 6 years old and she attended New Harmony Mount Orab schools.

Margaret married Hubert Wesley Newkirk on January 2nd, 1946. To this union two children were born: Cheryl Lynn Bryan & Ronald Wesley (Brenda) Newkirk. She was a caring step-mother to Hubert’s two daughters, Alberta Jean Densford and Donna Mae Stamm. Hubert proceeded Margaret in death on October 16th, 1982.  Margaret leaves 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews that have been very special and good to her. She was a member of the Bethel Church of the Nazarene.

Visitation is planned for Monday May 22, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 50 East Water Street, Bethel, Ohio. Services will follow the visitation Monday at 1:00 PM at the church. Interment will follow the services at Tate Township Cemetery in Bethel, Ohio.  www.ecnurre.com

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