March 30, 2015




    Baseball field Rippey           

  Coaches, players, fathers, and other volunteers were spotted working on the Walt Anderson Baseball Field in Rippey on Sunday, March 15, 2015. A spokesman reports there are several pre-season games scheduled before the regular season begins. A sign of spring, for sure!

NOTE: Change of DAY: The Rippey City Council wil meet Tuesday April 7 at 7:00 in the community room.

Rippey United Methodist Church

Rippey United Methodist Church 
PO Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235
Pastors:  Enna Antunez and Paul Burrow
Phone: 436-7731

Adult Sunday School at 9:00 a. m.
Worship Service is at 10:30 a. m.

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

Wednesday: Practice for Maundy Thursday services at 6:30, Choir Practice at 7:30.

March 29th Palm Sunday - weather permitting we are going to have a parade in front of the church with a donkey, palms, and singing.  YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!!!

April 2nd Maundy Thursday - 7:00 at Rippey.

Easter Sunrise service will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a breakfast served afterwards.  The regular Easter service will begin at 10:30

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

April 1 will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the library at 4:00.  Contact Andrea for more details and if you want to help!!

Looking ahead at the Library:

Greene County Reads Book is still available at the library.

Copies of Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline, are available at the Rippey Public Library.  This book was selected by the Greene County Librarians for their 2015 Greene County Reads.  All six county libraries have copies and discussions will be held Thursday, April 16 at theses libraries:

            9 am at the Churdan public library
            2 pm at the Rippey public library,
            7 pm at the Scranton public library.

   Jan Scharingson will once again lead the discussions. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all the sessions and is free to all readers.
Greene County Reads is a cooperative project of the Greene County Library Association and the Greene County Board of Supervisors.

Rippey Lions Club Plans Completed for Mother-Daughter Banquet on April 9, 2015

The Rippey Lions met and enjoyed a potluck on Mar. 26. Plans were completed for the Mother-Daughter Banquet on April 9 at 6:30 pm at the Rippey United Methodist Church. Banquet tickets are available from Lions Club members and at the two banks. Kevin and Mary Hick will head up the cooking crew for this event and the Washington Winners 4-H Club and others will help serve the meal.

The evening’s entertainment will be Toby the Kid Clown.  He is an internationally known entertainer from Ogden and has performed for the International Clown Hall of Fame as well as stand-up comedy in hundreds of clubs across the nation.  Doors open at 6:00 PM with the meal at 6:30. 

A thank you note was received from the Leader Dog Program which provides training free of charge for the dogs and persons needing the dogs. Work will resume at Osborn Park, including work around the monument stone and painting playground equipment. Keith Devilbiss has repaired the picnic table for the park. John Mills presented the program about with pictures of his recent trip to Colorado, including time at the General Palmer’s Castle. 

 The second meeting in April will be on April 16 with the meal being prepared by DeAnn Thompson and Phyllis Bardole. Dale and Nancy Hanaman are in charge of the program. 

News in and around Rippey

Jeff and Laura Spartz, Eagan, MN were house guests of his sister Connie Neese, Rippey.  They were also spending their weekend traveling on to Missouri Valley to see the display of the ship BERTRAND artifacts.  Laura’s friend is the curator of this project and was recently featured in the Sunday Des Moines Register and a copy of the article was found.  The ladies also belong to a “Jane Austin” society. The  Spartz’ then traveled on to Lincoln, NE  to visit family.

 Ben and Midge Vannatta attended a birthday party for their two great-granddaughters, Rylee, age six, and Nora, age three, daughters of Kyle and Jaimee Mower of Rippey. The color pink was prevalent for these two “princesses!”  Dinner was served and a beautiful pink cake was served with ice cream.  The presents were opened and the girls received pink bicycles with training wheels.  Rylee’s had a pink basket on the handles and Nora’s had a basket behind the seat to hold a Barbie Doll.  Grandparents, Gary and Kathi Hoskins of Jefferson and Bryan and Teresa Mower of Guthrie Center; Great-grandparents Wendell and Darlene Hoskins of Jefferson, and also, Uncle Jake and Aunt Becci Butcher, and baby Will, of Rochester, IL, attended the festivities.

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