August 22, 2016

A Tribute to Mary Weaver is here.

A history of the Carson piano is here.


Rippey School Memorial Bricks Update

laying bricks

Cindy Devilbiss snapped this picture of Mark and J. D. Devilbiss laying the previous order of bricks.

The next and last order for 2016 for the Rippey School Memorial Bricks will be Thursday September 1st.  Ten bricks are the minimum number that can be ordered and right now eight bricks are in the line waiting to be processed.

Several people have ordered a brick as a memory for someone special in their life, or to show respect and gratitude for that deserving person. For some it was a relative, or a teacher, or a good friend.

The cost is $50.00 per brick, and the checks may be sent to the Friends of Rippey, Box 52, Rippey, Iowa.  The forms are available at the church or the library, or may be down loaded from the Facebook page, "Remembering the Rippey School".

Remember this is the last order for 2016, as Mark Devilbiss will be installing them this fall.


Katrina's Notes


To celebrate the start of school, we'll be showing a Movie in the Grass here at the library.   Friday, August 26th at 8:45 pm, we'll be showing The Angry Birds Movie and serving free popcorn.

Bring your blankets, chairs, bug spray and family friendly drinks and enjoy a fun night with the kids.  (All children must be supervised.)

Book club will be starting September 1st.  Our first book will be Mudbound by Hillary Jordan.  Please message the library on Facebook, send an email or call and let us know you would like to be part of RPL Book Club so I can make sure we have enough books for everyone.

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing you at the movie!

Rippey Public Library
Katrina Buttler, Librarian
Phone: 515.436.7714

Monday 1:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 2:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 3:00 – 6:00
Thursday 2:00 – 7:00
Friday -- 3:00 – 6:00

Rippey United Methodist Church

PO Box 286, 103 West Main St.
Rippey, IA 50235
Pastor Paul Burrow
Pastor Rosa Soto
Phone: 436-7731

Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.

Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00 

Reminder:  Children’s Sunday School, Ladies Aid and Lions Club will resume meeting in in September.

Rally Day, August 28, 2016

The Rippey Methodist church is celebrating rally Sunday August 28, 2016.  We are focusing on “pumping up” the whole church.  This being a little different as we usually focus on the children’s Sunday school.  It will be a church service that will involve the congregation and provide up-lifting music!  We are looking forward to a year of spiritual growth in our church!

 News in and around Rippey

Rippey Native Died

Locals have been notified of the death of Robert Wilson, Rippey High School CLASS OF 1944
Retired SFC Robert “Bob” Eugene Wilson passed away Saturday morning, August 20, 2016 in Weatherford, Texas, after a lengthy illness. 

Robert was preceded in death by his Parents John James and Clara Evelyn Morris Wilson; Brothers George Edward and Errol Arthur Wilson; Sister Bonnie Eilene Wilson Herrig; and Daughters Sandy Lea and Roberta Eilene Wilson.

Robert is survived by his Daughter Betty Mae (Charles E) Martin of Millsap, TX; Son John Charles (Tonya “Toni”) Wilson of Orange, TX; Grandchildren Nora Renae Martin Hazelhurst of Millsap, TX; Tammy Dawn Martin (Gene) Payne of Millsap, TX; Bret Ryan Wilson of Aledo, TX; Darren Dean (Barbara) Wilson of Missouri; Kara Michelle Wilson (Simon Carr) Sosko of Elgin, TX; Great-Grandchildren Charles James “CJ” Hazelhurst of Weatherford, TX; Robert Joseph “Joey” Hazelhurst of Millsap, TX; Sydney Estell Payne of Millsap, TX; Tyler Wilson Sosko and Jake Austin Sosko of Elgin, TX; Cameron Wilson and Harper Reese Wilson of MO;  Great-Great-Grandson Robert Joseph “RJ” of Mineral Wells, TX.

Graveside Service 11:00am Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Community Greenwood Cemetery, 3150 Greenwood Rd, Weatherford, TX 76088. Brother Ray Loftis will officiate. Pallbearers for WWII Veteran SFC Robert Wilson are Bret Wilson, Darren Wilson, Kara Sosko, CJ Hazelhurst, Joey Hazelhurst and Sydney Payne. Visitation 6-8pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N Elm St, Weatherford, TX 76086.

Family Reunions

Nancy and Dale Hanaman hosted the annual Hanaman-Bardole-Huber Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 13. Iowa sweet corn was part of the menu. Those attending included: Jeff Huber and Dan Huff, Philadelphia, PA; Dr. John Bardole; Lindsey Bardole, Des Moines; Jordan Bardole and Tatum, Round Rock, TX; Scott Bardole and Maddie, Granger; Shelley and Randy Prati, Urbandale; Sarah and Benji Pearson, Steven, Elizabeth, Andrea, Superior, WI; Matthew Hanaman, Adrianna and Adyara, Rice Lake, WI; Shannon Bardole, Ames; Dick and Jo Bardole, Mary and Kevin Hick, Rachel Sacco, Rippey; John and Barb McBlain, Lauren and Scott, Chicago, IL.

 The following day Dale and Nancy, Matthew and girls, Sarah and Elizabeth and Andrea accompanied Jeff Huber and Dan Huff to the Iowa State Fair. It was Dan’s firsts visit to Iowa and the state fair. They all enjoyed the various tasty treats including the giant dill pickles, lamb burgers, mini doughnuts and pork chops on a stick.

Sarah and Elizabeth and Andrea spent another week with Dale and Nancy and helped with tree trimming projects, weeding and enjoyed a trip to the Science Museum of Iowa. They also enjoyed trips for ice cream and swimming before returning home on Sunday.

Jean Borgeson joined other relatives for a family reunion at the home of her niece, Dave, Dena and Anna Losen in Urbandale.  The gathering was in honor of the visit of her nephew, Phillipp Darling, of Austria and her brother and his daughter, Floyd and Sarah Hope Darling of Montgomery, TX.

Other family members and friends attending the festivities were Tyler Losen and his friend Hayley Eicheid of Urbandale, Dean and Elayne Bice, Johnston, Chris, Beth, and Maggie Bice, Ankeny, Judy (Darling) Wilson, Paton, Mike, Lara, Maya, Aria and Will Lissick of Inver Heights, MN, Michael, Jill and Seth Borgeson, Alan, Sarah, Kane and Kale Borgeson all of Rippey, and Robert Borgeson of Jamaica and Mel Scearce of Minburn.

The group was able to skype with Phillipp’s parents and brother, Wayne, Heide, and Benny Darling, of Austria.  The last time some of the relatives had seen each other was at the funeral of the Darling sibling’s mother’s funeral, Hope Darling, in 2003.  There have been several family members born since then, so they met for the first time.

Phillip left Monday to continue traveling with some friends, touring the southwest United States before returning home to continue his studies to become a medical doctor.  Floyd and Sarah headed home on Wednesday.  It was a fun-filled few hours with three generations enjoying each other’s company.


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