September 19, 2016

A Tribute to Mary Weaver is here.

A history of the Carson piano is here.

Funeral notice for Rippey native, Leon McDowell:

Hastings Funeral Home in Perry is in charge of arrangements for Leon McDowell, 83, of Perry. Leon died September 17, 2016 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be after 1:00 p.m.Wednesday, September 21, 2016 with family present at 4:00, with Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the First Christian Church in Perry.  Courtesy of Hastings Funeral Home.

Ellen Johnston

Ellen Johnston Speaks to Rippey Lions

The Rippey Lions Club met with the meal provided by Mary Hick and Jo Bardole. President Randy Vodenik led business meeting, Ellen Johnston and her parents Ned and Janice were guests. Ellen shared her experiences teaching in Wales, China, Austria, and Taiwan and currently in Nigeria. Ellen commented on the Lions Club programs in Nigeria assisting with education projects, eye testing and other community activities.  She will be returning to Nigeria in October as one of a number of United States State Department Fellows and has a 10 monthly contract to teach English to students at the college level who are planning to be teachers or journalists. She feels it is important to learn about the culture of the country and meeting those who live there. She finds it a great learning experience to teach young people in various parts of the world.

    The next Lions Club meeting will begin with a potluck meal at 7 p.m. on October 6, 2016.

Rippey United Methodist Church

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

Adult and Children’s Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.
THUG Youth Group 6 p. m.
Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00
Every Wednesday:  Adult Choir Practice at 7:00 p. m.

* Reminder:

Pastor Paul will be on vacation starting September 21 through October 4.  During his absence, the Rev. Dale Schoening from the Woodward United Methodist Church will be covering Pastoral Emergencies and funerals.  Pastor Dale’s phone number is: 515-290-7737.  His e-mail address


Rippey Public Library Katrina Buttler, LIbrarian
224 Main Street, PO Box 184
Rippey, IA 50235
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

Katrina's Notes

It's not too late to read "Mudbound" for the book discussion. A date will be decided for the discussion soon.

 News in and around Rippey

Phil and Toni Roberts drove to Algona on September 11th for a surprise birthday party for Toni’s sister Joyce Macek.  Toni had coordinated the party with her niece Stacy Barber of Algona also.  On the way they picked up Toni’s sister-in-law, Veronica Averill in Fort Dodge.  Other members of the family attending from Rippey were Tim and Lori Bardole and Chris and Brenda Roberts.  Their grandson, Marshall Roberts of Emmetsburg and Toni’s nephew Tim Averill of Fort Dodge were also able to attend.  It was a great surprise and after refreshments of cake and ice cream the group had fun “catching up” on family news.  The event was held in the community room of Huscamp Haven, the assisted living facility where Joyce resides. 

The very next day they did a “birthday run” to Winterset to deliver presents for their granddaughters Sarah Bradley and Josephine Burkett.  Sarah’s birthday was Sep 8th and Josie’s birthday was the following Thursday Sep 15th.  Although the visits were short they were able to see Sarah and Corey Bradley new place of residence-a nice acreage north of Winterset where Corey teaches school.  Josie was between activities and got to open her gift while they were there.

On Sunday the couple attended a combination House Warming and Baby Shower at the home of Gregg and Karen Rooney in Churdan. Other family attending were Tim and Lori Bardole and Chris and Brenda Roberts of Rippey, Schyler and Lauren Bardole of Adaza, Corey and Sarah Bradley and sons Camden and Corbyn of Winterset and Courtney Roberts and daughters Olivia and Emmalynn of Urbandale.  Many of the couple’s friends also attended to see the couple’s new “digs” and celebrate the upcoming birth of their baby. After leaving the party Phil and Toni stopped in Jefferson on the way home for a brief visit with their son Matthew who was on call for EMS thus unable to leave town for the party.


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