Georgia E Smith Jonathan C Gee Ripley’s JROTC program is ‘School of Distinction’ RULH Board looks to purchase 2 new buses Inductees into National Honor Society recognized at RULH High School Mary A Brauns Lynn V Augline Denise A McCleese Tommy E Vaughn Beulah Maxine White Anthony Dozier Ripley Council moves on cleaning up village Ripley residents to vote on fire protection levy Ripley Museum receives Presentation Sword from Rankin descendant Big plans in the works Ripley River Village Christmas Anthony R Traylor Caryl J Eyre Jays clinch 2nd in SHAC Division I Week 7 football roundup Battle between Eastern, Ripley ends in tie Broncos are SBAAC American Divison champs Lady Rockets enter final game of regular season on 3-game win streak Lady G-Men claim wins over Manchester, Bethel-Tate Lady Broncos win at New Richmond, rise to first in SBAAC American Division standings Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Aberdeen council discusses water pressure in the village Ripley’s Gourmet Tortillas strives to make a difference Joyce A Mignerey George W Kilgore Vernon Creighton Brittany A Perkins Sister Jane Stier Jeff Bess Russell Rockwell Lady Warriors looking to get back to winning ways G-Men rise to 2nd in SBAAC Nat’l Division Western Brown volleyball team jumps to 12-6 with wins over Norwood, CNE Week six football roundup Track champions determined at MRP in an exciting night of racing action Sectional tourney play begins for Western Brown girls tennis Phillips, Sininger advance to district golf tourney Christopher W Baker Sherry A Napier Betty L Kelley Virginia E Deininger Shirley J Carr Ripley Federal merges with Southern Hills RULH board discusses Leadership Team meeting Ohio River offers communities beauty Jackie Garrison Kathy S Jordan Rockets rally for first league win Lady Broncos rise to 10-6 with win at Wilmington Broncos begin quest for SBAAC American Div. title Lady G-Men looking to bounce back from recent losses SHAC golf season in the books Lady Rockets top Whiteoak Ripley Police make substantial heroin bust New K9 unit now on the job in Ripley 2016 Brown County Fair is underway RUCK March to fight soldier/veteran suicides Alex K Miller Denvil Burchell Maneva H Teague Vincent A Cluxton Stanley J Brannock Robert L Dyer Mary L Phillips Broncos gallop to 9-0-1 with win over G-Men Tight battle continues for SBAAC American Division volleyball title Jays rally for win over Rockets Week 4 football roundup Sininger is SBAAC Nat’l Division Golfer of Year Lady Rockets top CCD, fall to CNE Janet R Reveal Paul D Hines New officer in Ripley; police plan to address unlicensed vehicles Ripley’s ORHF Garden Tour enjoyed by attendees Scarecrows on the Fence coming to Ripley library Four sentenced in Common Pleas Court Cheryl L Sams Aaron S Cartwright Tommie E Stout Rockets soar past the Warriors, 5-0 G-Men place runner-up in Vern Hawkins XC Invite Lady Warriors cruise to victory over Fayetteville Broncos remain unbeaten at 6-0-1 Lady G-Men win at Ripley Week 3 football roundup Broncos lead after round two of SBAAC American Division play Ripley Council approves contract for new wells Life on the Ohio River through the eyes of a Ripley resident Lifetime Ripley resident named as Ripley Postmaster Author Keith Maginn at Ripley Library Sept. 20 Jay R Crawford Kenneth James Verne Wisby, Sr Kenneth J Barber Olivette F Corbett David E Kelsey, Sr

Georgia E Smith

image_227Georgia Etta Smith, age 85 of Fayetteville, Ohio died Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, Ohio. She was a waitress and a member of the Mt. Orab First Baptist Church. Georgia was born March 1, 1931 in Corbin, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Charles and Maude (Bunch) Hart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands – Dewey Smith and Harold Smith; one daughter – Rita Clausing; one son – Daniel Smith; six brothers and sisters – Otis Hubbs, Charles Hubbs, Roscoe Hart, Kenneth Hart, Bertie Hubbs and Ruby Roberts and one grandson – Kevin Thery.

Mrs. Smith is survived by seven children – Joan Smith of Seaman, Ohio, Jeannie Thery and husband Michael of Fayetteville, Ohio, Patricia Pitts and husband Dennis of Minford, Ohio, Dewey Smith, Jr. and wife Beth of Indiana, Robin Shope and husband Greg of Portsmouth, Ohio, Robert “Lucky” Smith of Ashland, Kentucky and Mark Smith and wife Tracy of Portsmouth, Ohio; one sister – Cecil McFarland of Corbin, Kentucky; thirty-one grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Mt. Orab First Baptist Church in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Rev. Jonathon Lawler will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Interment will be in the Mt. Orab Cemetery in Mt. Orab, Ohio.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Orab First Baptist Church, 704 S. High Street, Mt. Orab, Ohio  45154.

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Jonathan C Gee

Jonathan Christopher Gee, age 38, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Hamersville, Ohio passed away at his home on September 30, 2016 after a 15 ½ year battle with cancer (Ewing’s Sarcoma). He is preceded in death by his grandparents Jesse and Gloria (nee Cahall) Smith, and Wayne and Virginia (nee Darling) Gee as well his […]

Ripley’s JROTC program is ‘School of Distinction’

By Martha Jacob – In early October, Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC was notified of its selection as a “Regional School of Distinction,” for Region 3 schools with Marine Corps Junior ROTC programs. “Annually, schools with MCJROTC programs compete for “Naval Honor School” designation,” said Colonel James Clark, instructor for the RULH JROTC, […]

Inductees into National Honor Society recognized at RULH High School

By Alexandra Carrizalez, Honor Society Secretary – On Friday Oct. 14, the current members of Ripley High School’s Fielder Pitzer, Jr. Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted an elite group of students who qualified for membership this year. The National Honor Society is a premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More […]

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