January 16, 2017

The Rippeycommunity is saddened by the death of Ron Stewart, 59, who passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017.  The funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 18, from 2:00 to 7:00 with family present from 4-7.  A Vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in theRippey Cemetery.  For more information contact Carris Funeral Home in Perry.  http://carrisfuneralhome.com/obituaries/ron-stewart/

Rippey Library Happenings, Shawneene Kenan, Librarian

Things going on at our Library include but are not limited to:
New books and movies! There are new books for children andadults coming in, along with newly released movies. The patrons are excited. I’m still working on weekly events for the kids; they seemto enjoy science experiments! I'm also looking for Lego's for kids to start a "LegoClub" and welcome any donations if your kids have out-grown them.

Rippey News Happenings

Roberts Family Christmases

2016 Christmas Celebration was a bit different for the Roberts family. Instead of one large family gathering, Phil and Toni hosted three separate parties between Christmas day and New Year’s.
On Dec. 26th, Matt Roberts of Jefferson and Sara Morton of Boone along with Marshall Roberts of Emmetsburg came for a soup supper. Later that evening, they were joined by Mallory and Gene Dillavou and children, Jodine, Kylnn and Zavin of Jefferson for a fun time visiting and opening presents.

On Wednesday, they hosted the Bardole family, Lori and Tim and Gabe of Rippey,Cassie Bardole, Jefferson, and Schyler and Lauren Bardole of rural Churdan. Following a meal of ham sandwiches and choice of soups-chili or potato (Phil’s specialty), they gathered in the living room for the gift opening. The entertainment for the night was Cassie’s and Schyler’s very large dogs wrestling playfully in the middle of the room. It was a rowdy, but fun evening.

Friday night the Burkett family of Winterset were guests-Wendy and Tony, Josie, Addie and Lily. Thank goodness Phil had made a triple recipe of the soups for the meals! Dessert was homemade cherry pie by Wendy. The girls entertained their grandparents by performing some of their piano recital pieces plus Christmas carols they had learned. It was an enjoyable evening of visiting and gift giving.

Sarah and Corey Bradley with sons Camdenand Corbyn hosted the final gathering at their rural Winterset home. This was Chris and Brenda’s extended family. Courtney Roberts and daughters, Olivia and Emmalynn, Karen and Gregg Rooney and sons, Dominik and Jordan and of course the great grandparents, Phil and Toni!  After the meal of sup and munchies everyone gathered to open gifts-all 19 of the clan. When the flurry of wrapping paper and bows finally settled, the youngsters happily playing with their new toys, the adults gathered for the big event! First came a game of Pictionary and each winner in turn picking a gift from the center. But before anyone could open their gift, a card game was played to determine whose gift could be exchanged (stolen)!  Some had to wait out a turn while wearing the dreaded blinking “Rudolf” nose. Amid a lot of laughter and some keen competition everyone ended with a gift (sometimes two.)! We came home with a 5# kettle weight and a slingshot set. Looks like weight lifting and hunting are in our future for 2017! Although it was a really busy week, having family close to celebrate made it a blessed one indeed.


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

Rippey Public Library
Shawneene Kenan, Librarian
224 Main Street, PO Box 184
Rippey, IA 50235
Phone: 515.436.7714
Website: www.rippey.lib.ia.us
E-mail: rippeyli@windstream.net

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

Send your news to: jeanb@iowatelecom.net

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