August 3, 2015



Anniversary Party for Phil and Sharon (Bardole) McBlain on Saturday August 8, 2015!!          

Saturday, August 8, 2015, friends and relatives are invited to a celebration for Phil and Sharon (Bardole) McBlain’s 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p. m. at the home of Nancy and Dale Hanaman, 1956 U Avenue.  Cake and homemade ice cream will be served. 

Rippey United Methodist Church

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

Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a. m.
Worship Service is at 11:00 a. m.  NOTE CHANGE OF TIME.

Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00 - everyone welcome.

Office number is 515-386-4411
Cell: 515-461-3146

During worship on Sunday, August 2, the True Heroes Under God (THUG) youth group reported on their mission trip to the Osage Indian Reservation in OK.  There were six youth members sharing their favorite highlights of the week, as well as input from their leaders, Jason and Angela Abbas.  The group thanked the church members for their long-time support and look forward to the next mission trip.

Rippey Public Library

Andrea Williams, Librarian
Phone: 515.436.7714

Monday 1:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 1:30 - 5:30
Wednesday 3:00 – 8:00
Thursday 12:00 – 6:00

Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees meets Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:00 in the library for their regular meeting.

Summer Reading ended last week with the final party on Wednesday.  Thanks to all who participated during the month of July and those who helped with crafts and treats.  There will be a brief “recess” of organized activities until after school begins.

Bridal Shower held for Lauren King, bride elect of Schyler Bardole.

A community bridal shower was held for Lauren King at the Rippey United Methodist Church on August 1, 2015.  Lauren is the bride elect of Schyler Bardole. They will be married on September 19, 2015.

 The food was served on lovely decorated tables in the fall colors chosen for the wedding.  After introductions of the family members attending, Lauren opened her gifts.   

 Family members present were Lauren’s mother, Karla King; grandmother, Kay Renwanz; great-aunt Verdina Hastings, and cousin Tori Gettler. 

Schyler’s family included his mother, Lori Bardole, grandmothers, Phyllis Bardole and Toni Roberts; aunts, Wendy Burkett, Yvette Bardole, and Allison Bardole; great-aunt Charlene Dorman and great-great aunt, Kathleen Linn. Several cousins also included were Kate Bardole, who helped unwrap the gifts and will be her flower girl, as well as Josie, Addie, and Lily Burkett.

Members of Lauren’s bridal party decorated the tables and assisted in hosting the event included Cassie Bardole, who will be the maid of honor, McKinsey Druivenga and Shelby Storm who will be her bridesmaids at the wedding.

 The kitchen committee consisted of Mary Ann Hick, Lisa Hick, Connie Neese, Jo Bardole, Mary Weaver and Jean Borgeson.

News in and around Rippey  

Recently, Dale and Nancy Hanaman celebrated with their grandson, Steven Pearson on his 14th birthday with his parents, Sarah and Benji Pearson and his sisters, Elizabeth and Andrea. While in Superior, Wisconsin they attended four of Steven's soccer games in nearby Duluth, MN. The following weekend, Nancy and Dale shared in a family reunion in Fond du Lac, WI, hosted by Dale’s, nephew and wife, Tim and Tracy Taylor. Other family members there included, Matthew Hanaman, Adrianna and Adyara, Rice Lake, WI, Sarah and Benji Pearson, Steven, Elizabeth and Andrea, Superior, WI. Steven, Elizabeth and Andrea returned with their grandparents for their annual Iowa summer visit.

 Phil and Toni Roberts visited in the home of Jerry and Vicki Bender in Carroll on Wednesday, July 29.  Later the two couples had lunch at the Santa Maria Winery where they enjoyed a delicious lunch and a tasting of the wines sold there.  On their way home they stopped in Jefferson to visit their son Matthew.

On Saturday, July 25, Phyllis Bardole and Toni Roberts made a “grandma trip” to Churdan for a community shower at the Methodist Church for Lauren King, bride elect of Schyler Bardole.  Also attending from Rippey were Schyler’s mother and sister; Lori Bardole and Cassie.

Sunday afternoon, July 26, Phil and Toni Roberts joined other family members at the New Life Church in Pleasant Hill to celebrate the 90th birthday of his aunt, Simone Andrews. Others attending from Rippey were, Chris Roberts, Tim and Lori Bardole and Cassie, Kathleen Linn and daughter Rebecca Linn of Dana.  Also attending were Tony and Wendy Burkett of Winterset and daughters Josie, Addie and Lily, and Charlene and Gene Dorman of Perry. 

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