October 5, 2015


Rippey Community Calendar:

Monday, October 5, The Rippey City Council meets for their regular meeting.

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.

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

Rippey Choir practices on Wednesdays at 7:00.  New members always welcome!

October 24:  

Charge Conference will be at 10:00 a.m. at the Minburn United Methodist Church.

Rippey Public Library

Andrea Williams, Librarian
Phone: 515.436.7714
Website: www.rippey.lib.ia.us
E-mail: rippeyli@windstream.net

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

This is Fire Safety Week, so if you see the fire equipment in front of the library, come take a look and talk to one of our fireman.

October 30:  There will be a Flu Clinic at the Rippey Library from 1:30-3:30.

October 8:  Bye, Bye Blues will meet at the home of Doris Brown at 9:30 aam

Greene County Historical Society Met at Rippey October 2, 2015

The Rippey First United Methodist Church hosted the Greene County Historical Society monthly meeting Friday, October 2, 2015.  The tables and church sanctuary were decorated with a fall theme of rusts, orange colors, and pumpkins by Rippey’s very own decorator, Maralynn Rinker. The table grace was offered by former Pastor Dale Hanaman who now resides in rural Rippey. The “last picnic for 2015” was prepared by the people of the church and included maid rites, baked beans, pasta salad, and chips. The desert was homemade ice cream and brownies.  Mr. Roger Aegerter, GCHS Museum Director gave an interesting quiz about the Dragoons, and Rippey to the fifty guests who had enjoyed the lunch.

The group adjourned to the sanctuary where Dick Bardole played background music and then led the membership in singing, “American the Beautiful” and “My Country Tis of Thee”.  The GCHS members like to sing from their memories and from their hearts and those selections were no exception to their love of singing.

 Ces Brunow, President was unable to attend, so Vice President Mary Weaver led the meeting.  She reported the roof was not leaking, and gave highlights to upcoming events, the first special one in October regarding “Journalists from Greene County” to be presented October 18 at 2:00 P.M. at the Greene County Historical Society Museum.

 Mary also gave the program about the Dragoons and how they aided in exploring Iowa and preventing early white pioneer squatters from invading Iowa territory that belonged to the Indians.  Her interest in the Dragoons was initiated by the signage along the Des Moines River from Fort Dodge to Knoxville, that she and others frequently see when they are near the Des Moines River Valley.  It is not clearly documented if the Dragoons were the area now designated as Greene County, but it is known they were very close as they camped in the Beaver Creek Valley west of the Des Moines River, south of Pilot Mound, near the present town of Ogden.

The next meeting of the Greene County Historical Society will be held in Scranton at the United Methodist Church. Dawn Rudolph will lead the program, reviewing Scranton memorable moments….Mary Weaver reporting.

Rippey Lions Club Met October 1, 2015

After a delicious potluck meal, President Dick Bardole called the meeting to order. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Dale Hanaman shared the treasurer’s report which was approved. David Wells and Nancy Hanaman have begun painting the merry-go-round at Osborn Park and will complete the project soon; Keith Devilbiss was elected as a director. The new Rippey Lions Club brochures will be distributed to the Rippey Public Library, Post Office, Rippey UMC, and local business as well as provided to prospective members. Dale Hanaman shared information regarding the duties of the Lions Club offices.

Plans were begun for a spaghetti dinner in November. Randy Vodenik will be in charge.

The next regular meeting will be on October 15, 2015 at the Rippey United Methodist Church and will be served by women from the church. Rick Liebich will introduce Willie Klein, who will provide the program on the annual Britt Hobo Days….Nancy Hanaman reporting.

Friends of Rippey Met October 4, 2015

Friends of Rippey met on Sunday, October 4, 2015 in the community room.  President, Mary Weaver conducted the meeting, with Sharon Ulrich reading the minutes of the last meeting in absence of the secretary, Mary Hick.  Sharon Ulrich, Treasurer, read the financial statement.

In the absence of Keith Devilbiss, Mary gave an update on what is left for completion of the school monument.  There is still time to order bricks for the patio and a bench in memory of Velda DeMoss will be bought and installed after the patio is completed.  After the first of the year, a committee will work on what items will be placed in the new cornerstone.  It is hopeful that these projects will be completed in time for the annual Rippey Alumni gathering on May 28, 2016.

 Dan Brubaker gave a very informative report on the status of the remaining part of the school building and explained the roles of the school and city’s responsibilities at this time. There is a project in the works to plant an area west of the building that he is hopeful will be completed this fall.  Other entities are working together on this project.

The Friends of Rippey are serving refreshments at the ballgames in the Rippey building and the dates left were announced so volunteers could sign up to furnish and/or help.

 The committees were formed for various projects coming up this fall and winter. Volunteers signed up for food, help, and other duties concerning the breakfast that will be heldSaturday,  December 5, 2015, on what has been the traditional Calendar Day at the two banks in Rippey.

There are other projects in the works, so watch your papers, read your web sites, and look for posters around town for more information that will develop! The Friends of Rippey are always looking for volunteers, so don’t be shy! 

 The officers of Friends of Rippey are Mary Weaver, President; Dale Hanaman, Vice President; Mary Hick, Secretary, and Sharon Ulrich, Treasurer. 

News in and Around Rippey

Matt and Theresa Basye, Nathan and Lauryn of Sioux City, were weekend guests of Gary and Mary Weaver. Matt and Nathan attended the Iowa State football game against Kansas, and Theresa, Lauryn, and Emily and Ada Weaver went with Mary to the Deal's Orchard. The little girls enjoyed the many children's activities at the Orchard, and pumpkins were purchased along with apples.

 The afternoon was spent at Squirrel Hollow Park where they enjoyed a picnic on a beautiful fall afternoon.

 Theresa was able to ride in the combine with her brother, as part of her annual fall harvest return. Mary and Gary were pleased because all three grandchildren stayed overnight in the "bunk house" a converted former upstairs bedroom.

 The Basye's returned to Sioux City on Sunday morning.

Here and There

 Nancy Hanaman travelled to Indianola on Tuesday to visit with a Simpson College friend, Bonnie McKinney. After they ate at a local restaurant, Nancy joined other family members at the Simpson College and Buena Vista University volleyball game. Her niece, Maddie Bardole, is a 3rd year member of the Buena Vista team. The Buena Vista Beavers won the match in three sets.

Dale Hanaman drove to Mequon, WI, to visit his sister, Marianne Sprague, who was in the hospital. She will be a rehab facility as she recovers from her broken bones.

Helping Hands from Rippey to Grinnell

 Mary and Kevin Hick, Angel Abbas, Dale and Nancy Hanaman from the Rippey United Methodist Church went to Grinnell on Saturday to help a friend, Rob Yelenich with painting and other project at his home. The Rippey crew met Rob while on a church mission trip to Virginia with people from the Grinnell United Methodist Church. After painting, trim around the bathroom, clearing brush from the backyard, the Rippey group along with local volunteers went to the Grinnell UMC where a meal was provided. The work continued in the afternoon. The Rippey group enjoyed a meal with Rob before returning home.

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